Michaeline: Treat Myself with The Assassins of Thasalon

It has been a hard week of gardening, muscle recovery from gardening, and dentistry, and I haven’t opened my computer for days. So, it’s quite a treat to find that Lois McMaster Bujold’s new ebook, The Assassins of Thasalon, came out May 10th! Believe it or not, it’s book 10 of the delightful Penric and Desdemona series, about the life of a young man who contracts a demon — a demon with the accumulated memory and personalities of 11 women, a mare and a lioness.

A rope breaks and a person in black plunges one story to a tiled stone floor, where an older man is looking up at the person.
The Assassins of Thasalon is the 10th Penric and Desdemona story from Lois McMaster Bujold. Image via Goodreads Blog; the cover art is by Ron Miller.

Lois’s work has touched my life in so many ways, and shaped my thinking. It’s a rare week that goes by that I don’t think of a quote from her collected canon to describe something going on in life or politics.

The other Penrics are novellas, while this one’s word count launches it into the book arena. Most of Lois’s stories can be read as stand-alones, and since this takes place two years (in book time) after “The Physicians of Vilnoc”, I think it’s safe to say you don’t need to read all nine to enjoy the tenth . . . however, you may want to!

So, off I go for an afternoon and evening of good reading! See you next Saturday!

4 thoughts on “Michaeline: Treat Myself with The Assassins of Thasalon

  1. Enjoy your Saturday, Michaeline! There’s nothing more satisfying than spending time with the work of a favorite author. And this one’s been getting some buzz, too. It sounds good!

  2. Love Penric and Des! I read this latest adventure yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. The weather was grey and rainy here, and I spent the whole afternoon on the sofa with a grin on my face. Such a treat 🙂

    • Just the best way to spend a rainy afternoon! I read until late in the evening at the kitchen table on my computer, with lots and lots of water. Excellent recovery device!

      I got the paperback of the first three Penric and Desdemona stories eariler this spring, and I want to re-read from there, I think. I believe the paperback of the next three is also out this month. I’m thinking about getting extra loaner copies, too. A lot of my friends have been talking about needing fresh reading material, LOL.

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