Or, the novella formerly known as Penric 7. Those four words took two weeks to devise, a very slow production rate, but they had to be the right words.
Cover art and design, again, by Ron Miller.
Vendor page copy will be, roughly:
When the ship in which they are traveling is captured by Carpagamon island raiders, Temple sorcerer Penric and his resident demon Desdemona find their life complicated by two young orphans, Lencia and Seuka Corva, far from home and searching for their missing father. Pen and Des will need all their combined talents of mind and magic to unravel the mysteries of the sisters and escape from the pirate stronghold.
This novella follows about a year after the events of “The Prisoner of Limnos”.
E-publication before the end of the month, I'm pretty sure; this week or next, maybe. I still have some last polishing and fretting to do on the text file, and then there is the vexing question of a map.
Later on, I hope to do an illustrated post about the development of the cover art.