The Wizard of Karres
by Mercedes Lackey
Baen Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 1416509267
Date: 06 December, 2005 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: It just wasn't fair! Captain Pausert had foiled the deadliest of space pirates and eliminated the threat of the Worm world, yet his troubles just kept coming. The Empress herself sent him on a secret mission to stop the nanite plague, but someone somehow convinced the Imperial Fleet that he was actually a wanted criminal, which led to a battle leaving his ship in urgent need of repairs. And while Goth and the Leewit, two of the notorious witches of Karres, could do amazing things, ship repair was not in their line.
There was only one thing to do--join the circus! An interstellar traveling circus, that is. All the galaxy loves a clown...as long as the makeup stays on. The show must go on--or the galaxy is doomed!