Summary

In this sequel novella to Mira's Last Dance, Temple sorcerer Penric and the widow Nikys have finally reached safety in the duchy of Orbas when a secret letter from a friend brings frightening news: Nikys's mother has been taken hostage by her brother's enemies at the Cedonian imperial court, and confined in a precarious island sanctuary.
Their own romance still unresolved, Nikys, Penric, and of course Desdemona must infiltrate the hostile country once more, finding along the way that family relationships can be as unexpectedly challenging as any rescue scheme.
©2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By AMG, London on 21-03-18

perfect tale-telling, perfect reader - as always

Lois and Grover are as good a combination as Des and Penric. Thank you, both.

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4 out of 5 stars
By M. Warren on 23-05-18

Good story, but the pricing is off...

I am a lon-time Audible listener and also a fan of this author and narrator. Usually, I use one of my monthly credits on a 20-40 hour work, which lasts me mist of the month. However, after listening to the first longer book, there was a series of 4-5 hour separate books each costing $9.95 or 1 credit. I ended up buying each instead of using the credit I would need for a more expensive book. But with each book being so short, I ended up spending a lot. Frankly, all of these short volumes chronicle the tails of the same person and mostly the same characters. There is no reason I can see that they were not all part the f the same book, which would have made sense to use 1 credit on. So feel a bit cheated due to the strange pricing model.
Otherwise, the content and performance were good.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tera on 06-08-18

Lois McMaster Bujold and Grover Gardner are my fav

This author and narrator pair are my go-to when I want a listening experience as cozy and relaxing as flannel pajamas and hot soup on a snow day. I turn to these stories again and again in between new listening experiences and they never get boring. Lois McMaster Bujold writes some of my favorite characters and mesmerizing escapades, while Grover Gardner is THE BEST at balancing interesting character voices with an even relaxing overall narration. I love how the volume doesn't jump from loud to soft so I can set a listening volume and just enjoy the story. Most of my listening is while I am relaxing into sleep at night but these stories are also grand on long car trips.

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