The Prisoner of Limnos
A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods
by Lois McMaster Bujold
Pub Date 31 Jan 2019
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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.
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):
“While the rescue lives up to Bujold’s high standards of action and has its own droll comedy as well, the real highlight here is the romance between Penric and Nikys as the two explore their growing love and how that can coexist with Desdemona, the demon who lives in Penric’s mind. This is another winner in Bujold’s already strong series.”
“Fast action and dialog create a humorous and satisfying story that shows the intriguing connection between sorcerer and demon.”