Penric’s Progress by Lois McMaster Bujold
Paperback – Baen – Jan 2021 – 462 pages
Footloose nobleman Penric journeys from young lord to sorcerer and scholar in the Bastard’s Order&;and solves mysteries along the way.
Penric’s Demon: On the way to his betrothal, young Lord Penric happens upon a riding accident and stops to help. But the victim is a Temple divine, servant to the five gods of the world. Her avowed god is The Bastard, “master of all disasters out of season.” As she lies dying, she passes her strange powers to Penric – and changes the course of his life forever.
Penric and the Shaman: Now a divine of the Bastard’s Order as well as a sorcerer and scholar, Penric must accompany a Locator of the Father’s Order assigned to capture a runaway shaman charged with the murder of his best friend.
Penric’s Fox: When Penric – sorcerer, scholar, and divine in the Bastard’s Order – travels to Easthome, the capital of the Weald, he once again finds himself embroiled in a mystery. The body of a sorceress has been found in the woods, and it is up to Penric and his friends, Shaman Inglis and Locator Oswyl, to unravel a mystery mixing magic, murder, and the strange realities of Temple demons.