New Treasures: Pathfinder Tales: Reaper’s Eye by Richard A. Knaak
I’m not much of a fan of game tie-in fiction, to be honest, but I’ve been consistently intrigued by the Pathfinder fiction line, Pathfinder Tales.
Tim Pratt’s tales of Rodrick the thief have been called “Fafhrd-and-Grey-Mouser-style sword and sorcery adventure” (SF Signal), and Lightspeed and Nightmare Managing Editor Wendy N. Wagner has been praised for her “Pathfinder meets Lovecraft” series featuring the notorious pirate Jendara, and Black Gate‘s own Managing Editor, Howard Andrew Jones, has produced four highly regarded Pathfinder novels, including Beyond the Pool of Stars and Stalking the Beast.
The latest Pathfinder Tales novel comes from Richard A. Knaak, author of the bestselling Legend of Huma series for Dragonlance, the War of the Ancients trilogy, the Aquilonia trilogy for Age of Conan, and much more. It was published in trade paperback by Tor on December 6th.
Daryus Gaunt used to be a crusader, battling to protect civilization from the demons of the Worldwound, before a battlefield mutiny forced him to flee or be executed. Pathfinder Shiera Tristane is an adventuring scholar obsessed with making the next big archaeological discovery. When a talking weasel reveals that a sinister witch is close to uncovering a long-lost temple deep within the Worldwound, the two adventurers are drawn into the demon-haunted lands in order to stop him from releasing an ancient evil. Now both fame and redemption may be at hand… if they can survive.
From New York Times bestselling author Richard A. Knaak comes a novel of exploration, betrayal, and deadly magic, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
As an added bonus, the book also contains a chapter from Howard Andrew Jones’ upcoming fourth Pathfinder Tales novel, Through the Gate in the Sea, scheduled for release February 21st.
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Our recent Pathfinders Tales coverage includes over a dozen novels, stories, and excerpts. Check them out below.
Pathfinder Meets Lovecraft: Starspawn by Wendy N. Wagner
Liar’s Bargain by Tim Pratt
Liar’s Island by Tim Pratt
Sample the New Pathfinder Tales Soundclips from Macmillan Audio!
Sample Three New Pathfinder Tales Soundclips from Macmillan Audio!
Hellknight by Liane Merciel
Pirate’s Prophecy by Chris A. Jackson
Taming the Massive Beast of Pathfinder: An Interview with F. Wesley Schneider
Plague of Shadows by Howard Andrew Jones
Nick Ozment’s review of Plague of Shadows by Howard Andrew Jones
Stalking the Beast by Howard Andrew Jones
Beyond the Pool of Stars by Howard Andrew Jones
Nick Ozment’s review of Stalking the Beast by Howard Andrew Jones
Read a Free Pathfinder Tales Story by Howard Andrew Jones
Pathfinder Tales: Lord of Runes by Dave Gross
My Overly Conscious Love for Pathfinder by Gabe Dybing
Fantasy Metaphysics with Pathfinder Tales: The Redemption Engine by Andrew Zimmerman Jones
Black Gate Online Fiction: Pathfinder Tales: King of Chaos by Dave Gross
Black Gate Online Fiction: Pathfinder Tales: Queen of Thorns by Dave Gross
See all of our Pathfinder coverage here.
Pathfinder Tales: Reaper’s Eye was published by Tor Books on December 6, 2016. It is 336 pages, priced at $14.99 in trade paperback and $9.99 for the digital version. The cover is by Vincent Proce.
Read the first chapter at Tor.com.
See all of our recent New Treasures here.
They’re also doing comics that tie John Carter, Tars Tarkus, Tarzan and other pulp and comic characters. If they wentbthst way with Pathfinder novels I’d likely be all over those.