Dust jacket illustration by Lauren St. Onge
Some eight months after the events of Penric and the Shaman, Learned Penric, sorcerer and scholar, travels to Easthome, the capital of the Weald. There he again meets his friends Shaman Inglis and Locator Oswyl. When the body of a sorceress is found in the woods, Oswyl draws him into another investigation; they must all work together to uncover a mystery mixing magic, murder and the strange realities of Temple demons.
Limited: 450 signed numbered leatherbound copies
Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover edition
From Publishers Weekly:
“Bujold adds mystery to the wry humor that runs through her Penric and Desdemona fantasy series with this entertaining novella… Their unique relationship is full of good-natured banter, all within one physical body. Intriguing secondary characters round out the cast and enliven this unusual fantasy whodunit.”
“Penric and Desdemona are back with friends last encountered in Penric’s Mission… Bujold’s fans will be delighted with this latest adventure featuring Penric and his resident demon”.
From Library Journal:
“With each novella adventure, Bujold continues to expand her ‘Five Gods’ world, reviving familiar faces along the way. The fascinating relationship between Penric and Desdemona is especially fun.”
From Manhattan Book Review:
“As always, Lois McMaster Bujold develops her characters engagingly, her scenarios with imagination, and her plots with malicious forethought. Again, engaging and tempting, her world of the Five Gods is an intriguing place to be, its strictures and alternate realities seizing on the imagination and on a reader’s thinking.”
- Lauren St. Onge
- Lois McMaster Bujold
- 200 pages
- United States
- In Print