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The Sharing Knife, Volume Four: Horizon
     

The Sharing Knife, Volume Four: Horizon

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by Lois McMaster Bujold
 

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“An engrossing, satisfying read and a fitting conclusion to the series.”
Anniston Star

 

One of the most respected writers in the field of speculative fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold has won numerous accolades and awards, including the Nebula and Locus Awards as well as the fantasy and science fiction genre’s most

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“An engrossing, satisfying read and a fitting conclusion to the series.”
Anniston Star

 

One of the most respected writers in the field of speculative fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold has won numerous accolades and awards, including the Nebula and Locus Awards as well as the fantasy and science fiction genre’s most prestigious honor, the Hugo Award for Best Novel, four times (most recently for Paladin of Souls).With Horizon, Bujold brings her remarkable Sharing Knife saga to its magnificent conclusion, as Fawn Bluefield and Dag Redwing Hickory must keep their love strong in the midst of an ever-changing world--even as Dag’s apprehensions and abilities increase along with the malevolent threat surrounding them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061984815
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Series:
Sharing Knife Series , #4
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
104,351
File size:
849 KB

Meet the Author

One of the most respected writers in the field of speculative fiction, Lois McMaster Bujold burst onto the scene in 1986 with Shards of Honor, the first of her tremendously popular Vorkosigan Saga novels. She has received numerous accolades and prizes, including two Nebula Awards for best novel (Falling Free and Paladin of Souls), four Hugo Awards for Best Novel (Paladin of Souls, The Vor Game, Barrayar, and Mirror Dance), as well as the Hugo and Nebula Awards for her novella The Mountains of Mourning. Her work has been translated into twenty-one languages. The mother of two, Bujold lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Horizon (Sharing Knife Series #4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Lisa_RR_H More than 1 year ago
I recently have read the first 3 books in this series, and they just keep getting more intriguing. I'd read and loved Bujold's other fantasy series that started with "The Curse of Chalion," and found them a great read. I'd call that one High Fantasy, this is a series though that has hints of science-fiction in it that could explain the magical world, and is set in what could be the far future, but has a 19th century American frontier feel. The first book plays somewhat like a conventional romance book (somewhat May/November, the heroine is 18, the hero 55, but they work well together), only far better written than the books I find in the romance aisle. The first "Sharing Knife" book, Beguilement, is more a set up for the books to follow, which pull you closer and closer into this world. Bujold is wonderful at world-building and at creating characters you can fall in love with, and even her more unsympathetic characters are rounded and understandable. All are certainly page-turners, and this one is arguably the best of the four and did not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A delightful well written story. The author tells a great story with descriptions that are delightfully erudite while involving the imagination.
GerreK More than 1 year ago
The little party of players was assembled in book 3 and now is the payoff. Fawn and Dag go on a journey toward a new way of life, a new family and and a new home. Dag has to discover a way to channel his new and frightening abilities. This involves visiting a nearby Lakewalker camp to convince a mage instructor to take on an unconventional student. During the course of the story, old prejudices and injustices have to be overcome. Human and inhuman monsters are encountered along the way. Every person, Farmer, Lakewalker, and Half-blood) on the journey is tested, and all have important roles to play in the final outcome. I liked the way that all the characters have developed during the course of this series. I hated to leave the world LM Bujold had created.
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Good plot and carry thru from the previous books in the series. Now the world can start afresh!
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oregondiva More than 1 year ago
The entire series is a wonderful, and engrossing world to escape into for several evenings of enjoyment and great story-telling. The only tning I regret about this book is that it is the end of a series where I came to care about the characters and loved the world where they lived.
Duck More than 1 year ago
I don't actually know if this is the last of the sharing knife books, but it was really enjoyable. I always look forward to Bujold's books, but I'm reluctant to get involved in a series whose books consistently end with cliffhangers. When I started Horizon I worried that I would be left unsatisfied, hanging and waiting for what came next in the lives of Fawn and Dag, but Bujold made this book feel like a conclusion, while leaving plenty of things to wonder about in the lives of her characters. I'd love to see a fifth book, but the ending to this one made me hold it for awhile and sigh after. It reads like a combination western and great trek novel, which is interesting and new in a fantasy/scifi setting.
Katdancin More than 1 year ago
This book was just as good as the first in the series. The characters come alive and you feel like you are right in the situation with them. I love her writing style. This book started out a little slow, in my opinion, but picked up as the story went along and from then on I had a hard time putting it down. I hope she continues with this series. It is a unique storyline and I love all of the characters she has created...even the bad guys are interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book 4 takes twists and turns and keeps you glued to it for the last 100 pages! Very realistic characters, events and plot, as are all of her stories. Book 4 brings the conclusion in an unexpected way, every little detail building from book one to the end of book four. Every adventure contributing. Action, Adventure, Romance and charactors point of veiw.