A review by badmc
The Physicians of Vilnoc, by Lois McMaster Bujold

informative medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


Penric is called to deal with a disease nobody knows about. Will he prevail upon old trauma, and find the cause? 
Delightful as always, Bujold brings characterization about with so little words. I would like more Penric-Desdemona interactions, and the short length is always a minus for me.