The Prisoner of Limnos cover sneak peek

So, as promised, here is the e-cover of the new Penric & Desdemona novella. It will be #6 in the current internal chronology (and publishing order.)



Cover art and design by Ron Miller.

The vendor-page copy will read:

"In this sequel novella to "Mira's Last Dance", Temple sorcerer Penric and the widow Nikys have reached safety in the duchy of Orbas when a secret letter from a friend brings frightening news: Nikys's mother has been taken hostage by her brother's enemies at the Cedonian imperial court, and confined in a precarious island sanctuary.

Their own romance still unresolved, Nikys, Penric, and of course Desdemona must infiltrate the hostile country once more, finding along the way that family relationships can be as unexpectedly challenging as any rescue scheme."

I don't have a firm release date yet, though I'm hoping for launch in not more than a few weeks. I will, of course, post the news here when it goes live.


Ron, by the way, has two books of his own out this month:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

and

https://www.amazon.com/Aliens-Complet...


Ta, L.
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Published on October 21, 2017 17:58
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message 1: by Jerri (new)

Jerri I like the cover art. Interesting plot device. I look forward to seeing more of Penric and Desdemona and Nikys interacting together. I love the way the three interacted in their previous adventures.


message 2: by Softness (new)

Softness Yeee! Pretty cover! ^^


message 3: by Louann (new)

Louann Miller *swoons* I was certainly hoping for a continuation of the story with Nikys, and this seems very quick in coming.


message 4: by Ron (new)

Ron Miller Softness wrote: "Yeee! Pretty cover! ^^"

Thank you very much! Lois is a friend of mine from very, very far back. It is always a pleasure to do these covers.


message 5: by Softness (new)

Softness Ron wrote: "Thank you very much! Lois is a friend of mine from very, very far back. It is always a pleasure to do these covers."

You're very welcome! Beautiful work. These covers add some lovely atmosphere. ^^


message 6: by Lois (new)

Lois Bujold Ron wrote: "Softness wrote: "Yeee! Pretty cover! ^^"

Thank you very much! Lois is a friend of mine from very, very far back. It is always a pleasure to do these covers."



You do realize it's 50 years this year...?

(Only Lillian beats you, at 56.)

Ta, L.


message 7: by Christina (new)

Christina I am so happy there is going to be more from Pen & Des!
Hope there will be still more to read, many more adventures and stories! Best regards from Austria, C


message 8: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Beautiful cover! I love it!
Meanwhile, I'm enjoying The Sharing Knife again.


message 9: by Tricia (new)

Tricia Lovely cover and more Pen and Des and Nikys!! Yay!
I hope her doubts about him are assuaged in this adventure. Ha.


message 10: by Celtic (new)

Celtic The cover reminds me of both Edinburgh Castle and Eilean Donan; the first perched on a volcanic plug, the second sea-girt.
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=edi...
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=eil...


message 11: by Carro (new)

Carro I very much like the picture, but I found the title not to show up as crisply as I prefer titles to do - so lacking a bit of readability on my screen. I also was bugged by the capital L butting in at the top of the mast of the sailing dingy. I can see the dinghy pennant in front of the L, but it that detail just made it all feel a little cramped.


message 12: by Lois (new)

Lois Bujold Carro wrote: "I very much like the picture, but I found the title not to show up as crisply as I prefer titles to do - so lacking a bit of readability on my screen. I also was bugged by the capital L butting in ..."

Heh. That was one of my debates with the artist. He thought it made the cover feel more three-dimensional, I thought much as you do. We tried it both ways, I decided it wasn't a fine point I greatly cared about one way or another, and ceded it to him as I was getting a different point my way ("sequel" note left-justified or centered? I wanted centered...)

Covers are hard.

Ta, L.


message 13: by Carro (last edited Oct 26, 2017 07:20AM) (new)

Carro :D
I'm with you on centred - I like the pyramid effect.

Further to previous - I think the 3D thing would work a lot better if it was more obvious. As in the picture a lot bigger, the overlap a bit larger, the flag big. The pennant is a little red squiggle over the letter at the size I saw it.


message 14: by Schnekk (new)

Schnekk Lookin' good! I gotta catch up on these penric books! <3


message 15: by Lois (new)

Lois Bujold Schnekk wrote: "Lookin' good! I gotta catch up on these penric books! <3"

Ayup!

Keep in mind, they are not novels, but novellas, a fifth to half the word count of a novel, depending. Which, despite some reader kvetching, is a perfectly legitimate length for a story, although back in the print-only era novellas had limited market slots. E-books have really opened up a viable market for less-standard lengths.

Ta, L.


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