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.
Penric and Desdemona must face off against a rogue shaman wanted for murder. As always, Bujold's writing draws you into her world and her characters never disappoint.
A fun, fast, enjoyable read that sets the stage for many adventures ahead as we explore the intriguing relationship between Penric and Desdemona.