Rating: 5 out of 5
(This review is for the entire series as of May 2020, which includes up to the 7th novella)
I’m finding that as I get older, I treasure more and more books about people who are - at their core - kind. That would be most of the protagonists from Ursula Vernon in her T. Kingfisher persona, Maia from Katherine Addison’s The Goblin Emperor, Martha Wells’ Murderbot.
Let’s add Penric to that list.
Not that there isn’t drama, and bad things that happen, and sad things. But Penric isn’t an action hero, he isn’t cruel, and he isn’t self-centered.
It’s such a breath of fresh air, I could read stories about him all day (and have).
Highly, highly recommended.