by Lois McMaster Bujold
Cover Artist: Lauren St. Onge
Review by Gayle Surrette
Subterranean Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596067691
Date: 31 May 2016 List Price $25.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Product Description: On his way to his betrothal, young Lord Penric comes upon a riding accident with an elderly lady on the ground, her maidservant and guardsmen distraught. As he approaches to help, he discovers that the lady is a Temple divine, servant to the five gods of this world. Her avowed god is The Bastard, "master of all disasters out of season", and with her dying breath she bequeaths her mysterious powers to Penric. From that moment on, Penric's life is irreversibly changed, and his life is in danger from those who envy or fear him.