Summary

In this novella set in the World of the Five Gods and four years after the events in Penric's Demon, Penric is a divine of the Bastard's Order as well as a sorcerer and scholar, living in the palace where the Princess-Archdivine holds court. His scholarly work is interrupted when the Archdivine agrees to send Penric, in his role as sorcerer, to accompany a "Locator" of the Father's Order, assigned to capture Inglis, a runaway shaman charged with the murder of his best friend. However, the situation they discover in the mountains is far more complex than expected. Penric's roles as sorcerer, strategist, and counselor are all called upon before the end.
Bujold delivers an astonishing tale that is not soon forgotten.
©2016 Lois McMaster Bujold (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ian Goodban on 21-04-18

Another short bite of a tale with the five gods

I am enjoying the development of Penric through these stories, and already looking forward to the next installment.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Patrick on 18-02-18

Penrick grows

I loved it

I particularly like the happy relationships with the gods.
Penrick has developed and likes to mystify the other characters.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jerri C on 13-12-16

Another fun Penric adventure

I love Bujold's writing and have very much enjoyed the novella length tales about Penric and Desdemona (the Demon of Chaos with whom Pen is partnered). The audiobook readings by Grover Gardner add another dimension to the story. I understand that the third novella in the series, Penric's Mission will come out on audio in February, and I can hardly wait!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Obistat on 02-02-17

Shamans and sorcerers, may the five gods help us

Lovely short story, a continuation of 'Penric and his demon'. Penric has finished his studies a year ago and is working for the Princess who paid for them. She has a little side job for him, which is not quite going as expected.

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