Novels Lois Mcmaster Bujold by Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155233123

Published: May 2nd 2010

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66 pages


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Novels  by  Lois Mcmaster Bujold by Books LLC

Novels by Lois Mcmaster Bujold by Books LLC
May 2nd 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 66 pages | ISBN: 9781155233123 | 6.53 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Vorkosigan Saga, Ethan of Athos, Horizon, Beguilement, PaladinMorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Vorkosigan Saga, Ethan of Athos, Horizon, Beguilement, Paladin of Souls, the Curse of Chalion, Passage, the Spirit Ring, the Hallowed Hunt, Legacy, Diplomatic Immunity, the Sharing Knife.

Excerpt: Beguilement The Sharing Knife: Beguilement is a fantasy novel by Lois McMaster Bujold , published in 2006. It is the first book in the The Sharing Knife series. Plot Introduction Beguilement is part one of Lois McMaster Bujolds latest novel series and setting, The Sharing Knife.

In it she establishes a fictional space inspired by the part of North America she has spent her life in: the country south of the Great Lakes. (However, this fantasy universe is not and has never been our own.) Recovery from a grand collapse of a prior high magical culture has brought population and technology back to roughly the state of the early 1800s American frontier -- minus gunpowder.

The grand collapse is accounted for in terms of hubris, though not in technology but in spirit, for lack of a clearer term, with a caste of near-magical aristocrats all but wiped out in a series of wars with their spirit-eating creation and its hatchlings, termed malices or blight bogles .

A malice feeds on life force or, in the novels terms, ground -- which includes not only the internal order of living beings, but also the structural integrity of all matter, the emergent properties of form and function. It is able to mold man-like agents out of wild animals, called mud-men, and to absorb the knowledge and skills of humans that it kills. The role of the clans of Lakewalkers, descendants of the said near-magical aristocracy, is to patrol the lands around the Dead Lake (remnant of the several Great Lakes) and to kill newly-hatched malices as early in their careers as may be. This they do with knives made from the thig...



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