The Orphans of Raspay by Lois McMaster Bujold

The Orphans of Raspay

Penric & Desdemona #8

Lois McMaster Bujold with Grover Gardner (Narrator)

5 hours, 4 minutes first pub 2018 (editions)

fiction fantasy adventurous fast-paced


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 t...

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Community Reviews Summary of 335 reviews


adventurous 96%
funny 42%
hopeful 39%
tense 32%
emotional 25%
lighthearted 21%
relaxing 7%
dark 3%
reflective 3%


fast 73%
medium 23%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 42% | Character: 31% | A mix: 26%

Strong character development?

No: 78% | Yes: 21%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 94% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 84% | No: 15%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 86% | Yes: 13%

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