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,... show more
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.
Set in the fantasy world of the author's acclaimed novels THE CURSE OF CHALION, PALADIN OF SOULS and THE HALLOWED HUNT, this novella has the depth of characterization and emotional complexity that distinguishes all Bujold's work.
Publish date: 2015-07-06
Pages no: 109
Edition language: English
Series: Penric & Desdemona (#1)
Penric's Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold Wow, I hadn't realized just how much I missed Bujold. If you're familiar with Lois McMaster Bujold, you probably know her through her iconic Vorkosigan Saga and may not even be aware of her high fantasy series. While the style, worldbuilding, and characters a...
Let me start by saying that Penric's Demon is set in the universe where one of my all-time favourite fantasy books (Paladin of Souls) is also set, though a hundred or so years earlier, so this novella was never going to be a hard sell for me. For anyone who doesn't know this universe, the main pre...
After a string of DNFs, this little gem was a pleasure to read. Set in a fantasy world, it tells a story of a young naive man Penric, a nineteen-year-old lordling from an impoverished noble family, accidentally acquiring a demon. For those unfamiliar with Bujold’s fantasy realm, a note of explanatio...
Oh, I liked this one. It a novella set in the world of her Chalion series. In this one a young man named Pen is on his way to his wedding and, through a series of unfortunate events, finds himself possessed of a Demon. If you are familiar with this world & its religious mythology and especiall...
I do like this world that Bujold has created. This was a cute addition to it.