Penric and the Shaman e-launches today

The new novella is up:

At Nook:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/penri...

and iBooks:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/penr...

and Kindle:

https://www.amazon.com/Penric-Shaman-...

Unfortunately, the Amazon 'bot automatically inserts "book" before the series number, which I think may engender more confusion than it settles. NOVELLA. I wanted a simple "#", which implies nothing about length but does give the order, which some readers find useful. I'll let it run this way a few days and see how it works. (It's going to be a pain if I decide to jump around in the timeline in future, but we'll cross that bridge later.)


Our vendor-page description:

"In this NOVELLA set in The World of the Five Gods and four years after the events in “Penric’s Demon”, Penric is a divine of the Bastard’s Order as well as a sorcerer and scholar, living in the palace where the Princess-Archdivine holds court. His scholarly work is interrupted when the Archdivine agrees to send Penric, in his role as sorcerer, to accompany a “Locator" of the Father’s Order, assigned to capture Inglis, a runaway shaman charged with the murder of his best friend. However, the situation they discover in the mountains is far more complex than expected. Penric’s roles as sorcerer, strategist, and counselor are all called upon before the end.

Bujold delivers an astonishing tale that is not soon forgotten."




My work always seems to get plenty of reviews on Amazon -- B&N and iBooks reviews are generally thinner on the ground. But best of all are reviews or mentions out and about on the net, where people who don't already know about the work might learn about it.

Ta, L.
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message 1: by Janet (last edited Jun 24, 2016 07:45AM) (new)

Janet Yay! Do you know if it will be available on Kobo?


message 2: by Peter (new)

Peter Great news!


message 3: by Lois (new)

Lois Bujold Janet wrote: "Yay! Do you know if it will be available on Kobo?"

No Kobo, sorry.

Ta, L.


message 4: by Jerri (new)

Jerri I just bought it on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Penric-Shaman-...

Look forward to reading it ASAP.


message 5: by Just (new)

Just A. Bean Lacking kobo or an e-pub version I can put on my kobo, I think I'll hold out for the audiobook like last time. I loved the last story!


message 6: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Barnes and Noble version are epub.


message 7: by Just (new)

Just A. Bean But you can't buy them outside the US.


message 8: by Linda (new)

Linda I have read it and enjoyed it, after my usual struggle with Amazon and its apps and password sytem.


message 9: by Anja (new)

Anja Read it - liked it! Thanks! I hope you will be writing more stories about the adventures of Penric and Desdemona :)


message 10: by Anne (new)

Anne Bought it, read it, loved it. Contacted Subterranean Press to see if there was going to be a hardcover edition (I bought the hardcover of PENRIC'S DEMON) and was happy (no, thrilled) to get the response that one was in the works. Yay!

Anne in Virginia


message 11: by Sherwood (new)

Sherwood Smith Woo hoo! Bought.


message 12: by Woman Who Weaves (new)

Woman Who Weaves Very lucky me! I was reading reviews for Hugo-nominated works yesterday and stumbled across this review. http://www.rocketstackrank.com/2016/0...

So now I've bought, and read. Still digesting.


message 13: by Lois (new)

Lois Bujold Woman Who Weaves wrote: "Very lucky me! I was reading reviews for Hugo-nominated works yesterday and stumbled across this review. http://www.rocketstackrank.com/2016/0...

So now I've ..."


(Slight spoilers)

Nice review!

I disagree viz his take on Penric, though; I think Pen does have a significant story arc, and not one I'd been expecting back when I'd started the tale, of his having to step up to the plate for the first time to his duties as a divine. (As contrasted with his duties as a clerk or sorcerer or even scholar, which he'd been getting around pretty well.) Own those braids, Penric...

Ta, L.


message 14: by Jerri (new)

Jerri I found a map of Chalion, but is there any maps available for the events of the Hallowed Hunt or the area involved in the Penric novellas?

By the way, read and enjoyed the new Penric tale (and agree that Penric does learn and develop in this story), and am now most of the way through a re-read of the Hallowed Hunt, to be followed by the rest of the series in internal chronological order, which will have me re-read the new Penric soon. Your works are endlessly re-readable. Some people ask me why I re-read books, and I say "if it isn't worth reading twice (or more) it probably isn't worth reading once."


message 15: by Lois (new)

Lois Bujold Jerri wrote: "I found a map of Chalion, but is there any maps available for the events of the Hallowed Hunt or the area involved in the Penric novellas?

By the way, read and enjoyed the new Penric tale (and ag..."


No, I haven't devised a map for the latter tales. If they expand geographically, I may have to, but not yet.

I somewhat disagree on the read once/twice metric; there are books worth reading once that a person wouldn't want to reread -- too harrowing, perhaps, or, in the sciences, too soon out of date. But for pleasure reading, yeah, pretty much.

Ta, L.


message 16: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Wilcox [spoilers]

I heard a podcast once interviewing a cook, who said he avoided using salt and olive oil in his recipes, because "pretty much anything could be made to taste good by adding salt and oil", and that made it too easy :)

I was reminded of this when I noted the story is enthralling *with no villain* :-)

Um, would you like typos in the Kindle version? First scene with Oswyl: "Huh, said Des, less unimpressed" (should that be "less impressed"); scene on the ledge: "Inglis flopped out its hand" (should that be "his hand")

Already read twice: first in a ravenous gulp, second in a leisurely delightful peruse ^_^

Andrew


message 17: by Lois (last edited Jun 27, 2016 01:04PM) (new)

Lois Bujold Andrew wrote: "[spoilers]

I heard a podcast once interviewing a cook, who said he avoided using salt and olive oil in his recipes, because "pretty much anything could be made to taste good by adding salt and oil..."


Thank you!

The first (missing end-quotes) is a real typo, which we will pick up later (with luck when all have been collected); the others are the intended words. Des was unimpressed, now she is less so; double negative for mild humor/wordplay. The hand, at this moment, belongs to Inglis's body not to Inglis. Arguable construction, I suppose, but the one that seemed clearest to me. (Pronoun use can become deeply weird when dealing with certain kinds of magic.)

Ta, L.


message 18: by Andrew (new)

Andrew Wilcox "Des less unimpressed" ooooh, I get it :)

> The first (missing end-quotes) is a real typo

Oops, no, that beginning quote was my quoting the text; in the text it was Des's internal voice in italics without quotes, so not a typo :)

"its hand" aha Now that I see that "its" refers to the previous "Inglis's body", that makes perfect sense. If it had been "Inglis flopped out his body's hand", I would have followed along fine (Though how one would phrase it without the awkwardness of repeating "body" twice in a row, I have no idea ^_^)


message 19: by Susan (new)

Susan J Thank you for another great book.


message 20: by DebL (last edited Jun 30, 2016 05:55PM) (new)

DebL I've read it three times so far! Thanks for a lovely story.

I found one typo:

"Some ten miles down the road the cavalcade approached a handsome castle, built on an islet a little out from the lakeshore, that *had had* been growing in Oswyl's eye and interest."


message 21: by Lois (new)

Lois Bujold DebL wrote: "I've read it three times so far! Thanks for a lovely story.

I found one typo:

"Some ten miles down the road the cavalcade approached a handsome castle, built on an islet a little out from the l..."


Drat, you are right. And I just sent in the corrections list two days ago. Well, we'll see if we can catch this one on another pass sometime.

Ta, L. Too efficient, apparently.


message 22: by Aidan (new)

Aidan Ah ha! Your Bow Street Runners of the Father finally found a story! You mentioned them on the Legacy release tour :)


message 23: by Lois (new)

Lois Bujold Did I? Goodness, that was a while back.

But yes, that notion had been circling the field in the fog for a very long time.

Ta, L.


message 24: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Waiting impatiently for the audio. Then patiently for the print version. Hurry up, Grover.


message 25: by Lois (new)

Lois Bujold Margaret wrote: "Waiting impatiently for the audio. Then patiently for the print version. Hurry up, Grover."

Blackstone hasn't made an offer yet. It's possible they don't yet know it exists. Well, my agent will catch up with them in due course.

Which is to say, more patient waiting may be advised.

Ta, L.


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