Penric and the Shaman
by Lois McMaster Bujold
Cover Artist: Lauren Saint-Onge
Review by Mel Jacob
Subterranean Press Deluxe Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596068155
Date: 28 February 2017
Book Description: Young Lord Penric now wears the white robes of the Bastard's Order, complete with shoulder braids makring him as a divine and sorcerer, while he pursues scholarly studies in the court of the Princess Archdivine. His demon of disorder, Desdemona, is, or course, present, accounted for, and offering clever commentary, particularly when she grows bored. And so when a Locator of the Father's Order shows up on the Archdivine's threshold in need of a sorcerer for a journey and she volunteers Penric, at least Des is thrilled with the prospect of an adventure. As they travel into the mountains to locate Inglis, a shaman accused of murdering his best friend, the situation grows into a test for of Penric's developing talents.
Multiple award winner and bestselling author Lois McMaster Bujold retuns to her World of the Five Gods, the setting of her acclaimed novels The Curse of Chalion, Paladin of Souls, and The Hallowed Hunt. Set four years after the events detailed in the Hugo and Locus Award finalist for Best Novella Penric's Demon, Bujold's newest installment of Penric and Desdemona's tale is a breaktaking must read for her legion of fans.
(Source: Subterranean Press)