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My Goodreads review: Penric's Mission

Posted on 2017.02.23 at 16:30
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Penric’s Mission (World of the Five Gods, #3.7)Penric’s Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This third entry in Bujold's Penric & Desdemona series (long may it prosper!) has a distinctively darker tone than the two previous novellas, though it never veers into grimdark territory.

When the young Temple sorcerer and his much more experienced demon find themselves betrayed during a diplomatic mission, they must use all their skills to escape from almost certain death. The action and interpersonal intrigue never stop after that. Bujold delivers a coherent magical system, well-crafted fight scenes, and even a touch of honest romance in this one, and any fan of her World of the Five Gods will find this a must read.

Those new to these novellas should definitely start with Penric's Demon, since the plot is quite serialized. A fourth adventure -- Mira's Last Dance -- should be available soon, and I'll be preordering that for my Kindle at the earliest opportunity.




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Tales of a Shoggoth Wrangler
vulpine137 at 2017-02-24 00:56 (UTC) (Link)
Happy spawning day :)
Amy H. Sturgis
eldritchhobbit at 2017-03-01 13:45 (UTC) (Link)
I've got this queued up to read shortly, and I'm even more excited about it after reading this review. Thank you!
ankh_hpl
ankh_hpl at 2017-03-01 18:50 (UTC) (Link)
Just saw that it's up on Amazon. Yum!!!!!!
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