Penric's Demon
, written by Lois McMaster Bujold and self-published in July, 2015, is a novella in the World of the Five Gods Series.

Publisher's SummaryEdit

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. From that moment on, Penric's life is irreversibly changed, and his life is in danger from those who envy or fear him.

Plot SummaryEdit

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Major charactersEdit

Supporting charactersEdit

Minor charactersEdit

  • Rolsch kin Jurald - Penric's eldest brother, baron of the valley of Greenwell
  • Lady Jurald - Penric's mother
  • Princess-archdivine of Martensbridge - aunt of the Hallow King of the Weald, head of the Temple in Martensbridge, managing the considerable lands held by the Temple
  • Learned Ruchia - a sorceress-divine of the Bastard's Order
  • Cosso - servant of Tigney
  • Learned Lurenz - chief divine of Greenwell Town Temple, of the Father's Order, taught Penric arithmetic and geography
  • Wilrom - Temple guardsman of Learned Ruchia’s train, assigned to her in Liest
  • Marda - servant to Learned Ruchia
  • Trinker- senior Temple guardsman of Learned Ruchia’s train, assigned to her in Liest
  • Gans - groom of the kin Jurald household, accompanies Penric to Martensbridge
  • Preita - Penric's intended betrothed
  • Drovo kin Jurald - older brother and tormenter of Penric, died of camp fever in Adria

The godsEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

The events in Penric's Demon take place approximately 150 years after those in The Hallowed Hunt.