World of the Five Gods: Penric & Desdemona
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  • 1
    Penric's Demon: A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Penric's Demon: A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods

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    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    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.

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  • 2
    Penric and the Shaman: The Penric & Desdemona Series, Book 2 | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Penric and the Shaman: The Penric & Desdemona Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    In this novella set in the World of the Five Gods and four years after the events in Penric's Demon, Penric is a divine of the Bastard's Order as well as a sorcerer and scholar, living in the palace where the Princess-Archdivine holds court. His scholarly work is interrupted when the Archdivine agrees to send Penric, in his role as sorcerer, to accompany a "Locator" of the Father's Order, assigned to capture Inglis, a runaway shaman charged with the murder of his best friend.

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    Penric's Mission: A Novella in the World of the Five Gods: Penric & Desdemona, Book 3 | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Penric's Mission: A Novella in the World of the Five Gods: Penric & Desdemona, Book 3

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    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Learned Penric, a sorcerer and divine of the Bastard's Order, travels across the sea to sunlit Cedonia on his first covert diplomatic mission, to attempt to secure the services of a disaffected Cedonian general for the Duke of Adria. However, nothing is as it seems. Penric is betrayed and thrown into a dungeon, and worse follows for the general and his kin.

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    Mira's Last Dance: A Penric & Desdemona Novella in the World of the Five Gods | Lois McMaster Bujold

    Mira's Last Dance: A Penric & Desdemona Novella in the World of the Five Gods

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Lois McMaster Bujold
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    In this sequel to the novella Penric's Mission, the injured Penric, a Temple sorcerer and learned divine, tries to guide the betrayed General Arisaydia and his widowed sister, Nikys, across the last 100 miles of hostile Cedonia to safety in the Duchy of Orbas. In the town of Sosie, the fugitive party encounters unexpected delays, and even more unexpected opportunities and hazards, as the courtesan Mira of Adria comes to the fore with her own special expertise.

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