Penric’s Fox by Lois McMaster Bujold audiobook

Penric’s Fox: A Fantasy Novella in the World of the Five Gods

By Lois McMaster Bujold
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing

The Penric & Desdemona Series: Book 3

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Some eight months after the events of Penric and the Shaman, Learned Penric, sorcerer and scholar, travels to Easthome, the capital of the Weald. There he again meets his friends Shaman Inglis and Locator Oswyl. When the body of a sorceress is found in the woods, Oswyl draws him into another investigation, and they must all work together to uncover a mystery mixing magic, murder, and the strange realities of Temple demons.

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Summary

Summary

Some eight months after the events of Penric and the Shaman, Learned Penric, sorcerer and scholar, travels to Easthome, the capital of the Weald. There he again meets his friends Shaman Inglis and Locator Oswyl. When the body of a sorceress is found in the woods, Oswyl draws him into another investigation, and they must all work together to uncover a mystery mixing magic, murder, and the strange realities of Temple demons.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Supernatural sleuthing with finely drawn characters and a panoply of emotions…This is a wonderful expansion of her World of the Five Gods.” Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Penric and the Shaman
“A satisfying blend of strong characters and wry humor.” Publishers Weekly on Penric’s Demon

Reviews

Reviews

by Kat @ FanLit 3/4/2021
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Another murder mystery for Penric

Penric’s Fox is the third (according to internal chronology) novella in Lois McMaster Bujold’s PENRIC AND DESDEMONA series, a spin-off from her well-decorated FIVE GODS trilogy. Each of these novellas is essentially a chapter in Penric’s story and I assume that someday they’ll be combined together in one volume.

This particular story takes place after the events of Penric and the Shaman, so I would recommend reading it after that story and before Penric’s Mission. While visiting the capital city, Penric gets involved in helping his friend Inglis investigate the murder of a temple sorceress (yes, another murder mystery!). The two men must discover who killed the sorceress and find out what happened to her demon.

Bujold’s FIVE GODS world is so rich and compelling. It’s always a treat to read a new story set in this world because each time we learn a little more of its expansive and interesting history, geography, culture, and theology. As for the murder mystery in Penric’s Fox, it’s really not too clever or exciting but, as the title and cover art suggests, it does involve a fox and her cubs, which is a lovely little touch. And it’s always a pleasure to spend time with Bujold’s delightful characters.

This is not Bujold’s best work but she is such a great writer and character developer that anything she writes is worth reading. I especially enjoy listening to her stories on audio because they’re narrated by the wonderful Grover Gardner who always seems to “get” Bujold’s sense of humor and what she is trying to do with her characters. Penric’s Fox was produced by Blackstone audio and it’s 4.5 hours long. I listened to this one on a flight to Mexico and it was a nice diversion.

Author

Author Bio: Lois McMaster Bujold

Author Bio: Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of the most honored writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy. In 2019 she was named a Damon Knight Grand Master by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, one of science fiction’s highest honors. She has won seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. In 2011 she was awarded the Skylark Award for her significant contribution to science fiction. Hugo awards for Best Series were received by the Vorkosigan Saga in 2017, and the World of the Five Gods in 2018.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 4.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English