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Beguilement

(2006)
(The first book in the Sharing Knife series)
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Young Fawn Bluefield has fled her family's farm hop-ing to find work in the city of Glassforge. Uncertain about her future and the troubles she carries, Fawn stops for a drink of water at a roadside inn, where she encounters a patrol of Lakewalkers, enigmatic soldier-sorcerers from the woodland culture to the north. Fawn knows the stories about the Lake-walkers: they are necromancers; they practice black sorcery; they have no permanent homes and own only the clothes they wear and the weapons-;mysterious knives made of human bone-;they carry. What she does not know is that the Lakewalkers, as a whole, are engaged in a perilous campaign against inhuman and immortal magical entities known as "malices," creatures that suck the life out of all they encounter, and turn men and animals into their minions.

Dag is an older Lakewalker patroller who carries his past sorrows as heavily as his present respon-sibilities. When Fawn is kidnapped by the malice Dag's patrol is tracking, Dag races to rescue her. But in the ensuing struggle, it is not Dag but Fawn who kills the creature-;at dire cost-;and an uncanny accident befalls Dag's sharing knife, which unex-pectedly binds their two fates together.

And so now the misenchanted knife must be returned to the Lakewalkers. Together, Fawn and Dag set out on the long road back to his camp. But on the journey this unlikely pair will encounter danger and delight, prejudice and partnership, and maybe even love. . . .

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, Book 1)
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN: 0-06-113758-8 / 978-0-06-113758-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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July 2007 : Paperback
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Title: [Beguilement] (By: Lois McMaster Bujold) [published: September, 2011]
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
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September 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, Book 1)
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN: 0-06-113907-6 / 978-0-06-113907-9 (USA edition)
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2007 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, Book 1)
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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July 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sharing Knife, Vol. 1: Beguilement (Sharing Knife Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN: 1-4708-2476-0 / 978-1-4708-2476-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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July 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sharing Knife, Volume 1: Beguilement
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2007 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Sharing Knife, Volume 1: Beguilement
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
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July 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sharing Knife, Volume 1: Beguilement
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
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July 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sharing Knife, Volume 1: Beguilement
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2007 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Sharing Knife, Vol. 1: Beguilement
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN: 1-4332-0622-6 / 978-1-4332-0622-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Sharing Knife, Vol. 1: Beguilement
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN: 1-4332-0623-4 / 978-1-4332-0623-8 (USA edition)
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July 2007 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Sharing Knife, Vol. 1: Beguilement
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
ISBN: 1-4332-0624-2 / 978-1-4332-0624-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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April 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Beguilement (The Sharing Knife, Book 1): Volume 1 (The Wide Green World Series)
Author(s): Lois McMaster Bujold
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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