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Review of Penric’s Fox

Review of Penric’s Fox by Lois McMaster Bujold

In the interests of full disclosure, I was sent an ARC of this novella by the publisher through NetGalley for review purposes. All my reviews, good, bad, or indifferent, are based on my own opinion and from my personal viewpoint. They are also spoiler free.

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of my all-time favorite authors and I will read anything she writes. That being said, she rarely disappoints.

This story of the World of the Five Gods starts with an attempt at relaxation which doesn’t last long. Penric and his associates are quickly involved in a murder mystery.

The investigation requires knowledge and skills from investigators, sorcerers, and shamans to resolve.

A lovely addition to the Penric tales.

It might be a bit difficult to enjoy as a stand-alone story without any background. I recommend you start at the first tale Penric’s Demon and catch up. It will be worth your time.

I give it 4 stars.

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Penric's Fox
Lois McMaster Bujold

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Review of Penric’s Mission

Review of Penric’s Mission by Lois McMaster Bujold

 

In the interests of full disclosure, I was sent an ARC of this novella by the publisher through NetGalley for review purposes. All my reviews, good, bad, or indifferent, are based on my own opinion and from my personal viewpoint. They are also spoiler free.

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of my all-time favorite authors and I will read anything she writes. That being said, she rarely disappoints.

The adventure starts early and continues at a breakneck pace through the end.

Along the way, new characters and a new area are introduced to the World of the Five Gods. Once Madame Nikys Khatai strides boldly onto the stage, she grabs the reins, and never lets loose. Nikys is one of the best characters I have been introduced to in quite some time. She introduces us to sides of Penric and Desdemona we have not yet seen, and has emotional depths yet to be plumbed, I am certain.

A wonderful addition to the Penric tales which explores new territory both geographical and emotional. While it would read reasonably well as a stand-alone story, I recommend you start at the first tale Penric’s Demon and catch up. It will be worth your time.

I give it 5 stars.

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Penric’s Mission
Lois McMaster Bujold

From Lois McMaster Bujold’s blog:

A Reader’s Companion to A Civil Campaign free online
It’s been a while since I mentioned this bit of arcane fun…

http://www.dendarii.com/accc.html

Due to, among other things, the complexity of its multiple authorings, it’s not something that can be commercially published, so it is given away instead.