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“The Prisoner of Limnos”: a Penric & Desdemona novella in the World of the Five Gods. Book 6.

In this sequel novella to "Mira's Last Dance", Temple sorcerer Penric and the widow Nikys have reached safety in the duchy of Orbas when a secret letter from a friend brings frightening news: Nikys's mother has been taken hostage by her brother's enemies at the Cedonian imperial court, and confined in a precarious island sanctuary.

Their own romance still unresolved, Nikys, Penric, and of course Desdemona must infiltrate the hostile country once more, finding along the way that family relationships can be as unexpectedly challenging as any rescue scheme.

“Bujold is not just a master of plot, she is a master of emotion.” 

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Bujold's "work remains among the most enjoyable and rewarding in contemporary fiction.” 

- Publishers Weekly

“Bujold couldn't characterize badly if threatened with a firing squad.”

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“A superb craftsman and stylist, Ms. Bujold is well on her way to becoming one of the great voices of speculative fiction.”  

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"Boy, can she write!"

- Anne McCaffrey

“Bujold has a gift.”  

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Lois McMaster Bujold was born in 1949, the daughter of an engineering professor at Ohio State University, from whom she picked up her early interest in science fiction.  She now lives in Minneapolis, and has two grown children.  She began writing with the aim of professional publication in 1982.  She wrote three novels in three years; in October of 1985, all three sold to Baen Books, launching her career. Bujold went on to write many other books for Baen, mostly featuring her popular character Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, his family, friends, and enemies.  Her books have been translated into over twenty languages.  Her fantasy from Eos includes the award-winning Chalion series and the Sharing Knife series.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
October 26
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Marina Ariadne ,

How does one not love Desdemona?

I think Penric and Desdemona have enhanced each other over the years.

We meet a pair who don’t realize each loves the other. They fear a formal pairing will be disrupted or met with extreme disapproval, due to differing stations.

Nikys is trying to figure whether she herself can share Penric with Desdemona if she marries him. Very delicate subject. Desdemona approves of her.

Nikys has an unlooked-for and unexpected encounter with a goddess.

Penric gets dyed and is disguised as a woman again.

Lots of fun for the reader!

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