Passage continues a wonderful series but ultimately its story is fairly singular in purpose. If the author had added something more I think this book would have really stood out amongst the others in the series.
Penric's Mission lifts the main character to new heights in terms of his confidence and maturity. This is the Penric I've been waiting for and the one which makes this fourth book in the series a must read.
This next installment in the Penric and Desdemona series goes a little deeper than previous stories, but not deep enough to rise above a three rocket rating. Still, it's a good read and a nice addition to the ongoing saga.
This second novel in Bujold's Sharing Knife series brings to a close events set in motion in Beguilement. A slow and steady pace (much like a Robin Hobb novel) ensures a long, enjoyable read as Bujold always impresses.