Review: Legacy – Lois McMaster Bujold

Series. The Sharing Knife #2
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Pages: 356
Published: 2007
Publisher: EOS
Source. Library

Fawn Bluefield, the clever young farmer girl, and Dag Redwing Hickory, the seasoned Lakewalker soldier-sorcerer, have been married all of two hours when they depart her family’s farm for Dag’s home at Hickory Lake Camp. Having gained a hesitant acceptance from Fawn’s family for their unlikely marriage, the couple hopes to find a similar reception among Dag’s Lakewalker kin. But their arrival is met with prejudice and suspicion, setting many in the camp against them, including Dag’s own mother and brother. A faction of Hickory Lake Camp, denying the literal bond between Dag and Fawn, woven in blood in the Lakewalker magical way, even goes so far as to threaten permanent exile for Dag.

Before their fate as a couple is decided, however, Dag is called away by an unexpected–and viciously magical–malice attack on a neighboring hinterland threatening Lakewalkers and farmers both. What his patrol discovers there will not only change Dag and his new bride, but will call into question the uneasy relationship between their peoples–and may even offer a glimmer of hope for a less divided future.

My thoughts:
This time I knew it was romantic fantasy, but honestly, how can so little happen? 
They came to the camp, peeps hated his farmer wife, tension -> tension -> and more tension. He went to fight. -> silence. More tension and then the end. 
Sure I still enjoyed it, but I think it is the world that saves it for me. It is a splendid world. I am so angry at the farmers for their stupidity. I think the lakewalkers should let those idiots get eaten. They save the farmers and do not even get a thank you. I am happy to get more explanations of times long gone. So yes the world is good. 
Ok, let’s get back to the reason why it was icky in book 1. Spoiler warning but that you gotta take if you are reading a review of book 2. Dag is in his 50s, Fawn is 18 and is short as a kid. He mistook her for one the first time they met. Sure lakers live longer and therefore he looks to be in his 40s. Coughs, not much better now is it…. 
But I will read more, because I want to know how this story unfolds. A lot may not happen, but she still got me reading.
Suits the book (nothing happens in it ๐Ÿ˜‰

27 thoughts on “Review: Legacy – Lois McMaster Bujold

  1. Jenny says:

    Hm. While I really enjoy tension, it's not all that interesting to read about when there's not much else going on around it. Glad the world is at least interesting though!

  2. Melissa (Books and Things) says:

    Not good. SHE should be in her 50s and HE should be 18. Still a bit creepy to me, but I get tired of the old men getting the young chickie… needs to be the other way around. LOLNot a book for me. Needs to be more story with the tension.

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    ChrisWell..yes ;)MissieThat sure worked and I am so curious about this worldJennyNo, I can't say that that would be interesting :/ Still I read this book, so freaky

  4. Blodeuedd says:

    DanaLol, yes I am not really selling these am I ;)MelissaLol! Ok cool it there Miss. Let's make him 24 instead ๐Ÿ˜‰ But yes always the old menJennyi know! Nothing happens still I am pulled in to read more

  5. Blodeuedd says:

    CarolI am with you thereCarrieIt's..oh who am I kidding, it's a bit boring.SimchaI do plan to read it (call me a sucker for punishment). I just want to know how it ends.NaidaOh yes and back in that one I did not tell you all, but yes this was the how old he truly was.BuckyI could have dealt with him being a 100 year old elf, it's just that he looks old. And even if they live a bit longer, he is still old. And everyone called her his childbride…

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    margAnd book 3 them being out on their own..I wonder what book 4 is aboutStephA 50 year old warrior with a hook for a hand ;)AmusedHe was married for the first time before she was even born..yup icky.CaroleI will keep you all updated ;)AurianLol, maybe I will surprise you all with book 3

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