The Physicians of Vilnoc Summary É 9

Lois McMaster Bujold Õ 9 Download

The Physicians of Vilnoc Summary É 9 î When a mysterious plague breaks out in the army fort guarding Vilnoc the port capital of the duchy of Orbas Temple sorcerer Penric and his demon Desdemona are called upon by General Arisaydia to resurrect Penric’s medical skills and solve its lethal riddle In the grueling days that follow Pen will find tDedicated new colleagues and the god of mischance“The Physicians of Vilnoc” is the eighth Penric Desdemona novella following about a year after the events of “The Orphans of Raspay”. Timely story of a contagion that is hard to unravel with a look at the issues facing physicians

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When a mysterious plague breaks out in the army fort guarding Vilnoc the port capital of the duchy of Orbas Temple sorcerer Penric and his demon Desdemona are called upon by General Arisaydi. The endless parallels between the real world COVID pandemic and the epidemic in this fantasy novella published in May 2020 is disturbing Maybe that’s why I waited for so long before finally reading the story In the beginning Penric is happy His beloved wife loves him His newborn daughter is flourishing His studies and translations afford him the deepest scholarly satisfaction His demon Desdemona has settled into a happy routine alongside with him when this domestic idyll is rudely interrupted Penric’s brother in law General Arisaydia needs his help in his capacity as a physician There is an outbreak of deadly fever in the military fort Arisaydia commands He asks Penric to ride to the fort with him and try to figure out the causes and the cures of the fever Penric’s struggles magical and mundane to contain the disease heal his rapidly multiplying number of patients and find the source of the killer malady fills most of this book After watching the scary news about the pandemic reading this fantasy is unsettling It echoes everything in the news so precisely you would think the author was prescient I heard she wrote the story before the pandemic unfolded to its current global level What did she know I wonder to be able to hit all the key horrors of the today’s grim reality in her short fantasy tale about demons and magic Or maybe she just proved once again that she is a very gifted writerA powerful and profoundly emotional story

Review The Physicians of Vilnoc

The Physicians of VilnocA to resurrect Penric’s medical skills and solve its lethal riddle In the grueling days that follow Pen will find that even his magic is not enough to meet the challenges without help from. From almost anyone else I don't think I could read a story about a plague right now Especially not a story about medical personnel pushing themselves way past a reasonable effort and like being surrounded by death etc But I will take all the Penric and Desdemona I can get I will also take all stories I can get about competent people who actually give a damn about doing the right thing being in charge This is the sort of story that you know will have a happy ending going in I couldn't handle a plague story without a happy ending right now even from Bujold but everyone works hard for it and it feels totally earned The important uestion isn't will Penric stop the disease it's how is it spreading and how will Penric stop the disease