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Prince of Wolves Sample Chapter!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Prince of Wolves
Illustration by Dan Scott

Free Pathfinder fiction is everywhere! In the interest of showing off the premiere novel in the new Pathfinder Tales book line, we've decided to post up a free, downloadable sample chapter from Dave Gross's Prince of Wolves! If you haven't already been following the excitement, Prince of Wolves follows Dave's mystery-solving duo of half-elven Pathfinder Varian Jeggare and his tiefling bodyguard Radovan as they adventure through the eerie, gothic landscape of Ustalav in pursuit of a deadly secret. For even more of a preview, see Dave's new story in the free Pathfinder Tales Web Fiction, starring the same characters in an adventure of assassination among the Chelish nobility...


James L. Sutter
Fiction Editor

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Cheliax

Cry Gross ! And let slip the Wolves of Warg !


I can't read it! It will spoil the book! But the layout looks nice and clean. I'm also intrigued by the chapter title. Beyond that, I can't comment on the content. Can the book just come out already so I can read the whole thing?


Patience, you must have, young contributor.

Cheliax Contributor

yoda8myhead wrote:
I can't read it! It will spoil the book! But the layout looks nice and clean. I'm also intrigued by the chapter title. Beyond that, I can't comment on the content. Can the book just come out already so I can read the whole thing?

I don't think this chapter will spoil anything, since it's Chapter Two, preceded only by a short prologue and a chapter told from Jeggare's point of view, which won't be spoiled by the events in this one. In fact, this passage was almost Chapter One in the early outline.

Go for it, Yoda!


That's not fair... I want the entire book now! Great teaser chapter Dave, can't wait to see the finished product.

While we're waiting get part 2 of the Web Story posted ASAP please!


Will there be Kindle versions the Pathfinder Tales novels?

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

Not at present, no. We're hoping Amazon revises its terms in light of the Apple Store and the iPad, but until they do it is unlikely we will be providing content for the Kindle. They simply want too much of the pie for themselves, and it doesn't make financial sense for us to jump in at this time. We're watching it closely, though, and I am hopeful that they will revise their terms in the relatively near future.


Any chance of an ePub format? As the new owner of a Nook, I can attest that pdfs are usable on the Nook, but how glitchy (or just downright ugly) they are varies greatly from pdf to pdf. I'd love to have pretty versions of the new Tales on my Nook.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Erik Mona wrote:

Not at present, no. We're hoping Amazon revises its terms in light of the Apple Store and the iPad, but until they do it is unlikely we will be providing content for the Kindle. They simply want too much of the pie for themselves, and it doesn't make financial sense for us to jump in at this time. We're watching it closely, though, and I am hopeful that they will revise their terms in the relatively near future.

It really is too bad, but at least if the subscriber PDF has the same security and formating (with the added watermark of course) it will at least be convertible to PRC which can be read on the kindle. Although it looks as if it will still take a bit of work to in some of the formatting for the glorified HTML file that e-readers use.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

PRIMUS of Pathfinder Fiction wrote:
Any chance of an ePub format? As the new owner of a Nook, I can attest that pdfs are usable on the Nook, but how glitchy (or just downright ugly) they are varies greatly from pdf to pdf. I'd love to have pretty versions of the new Tales on my Nook.

We're exploring that right now. At the moment, I think there's a *very* good chance that Pathfinder Tales will be available as an EPUB product. (Note that this only applies to Tales—the EPUB format is really only practical for text-heavy books with perhaps an occasional illustration; the best electronic format for our other books continues to be PDF.)


WOO-HOO!

Contributor

I'm very, very much looking forward to seeing the final book.

Cheliax

Not real big on the first person story telling in this book. It also seems to be written for the young generation to me. I will probably stick to my Salvatore books. His Corona novels are superb.

Cheliax Contributor

Julius Bedawin wrote:
Not real big on the first person story telling in this book. It also seems to be written for the young generation to me. I will probably stick to my Salvatore books. His Corona novels are superb.

It never occurred to me that anyone would be too old for this book, but there you go. I'll cross my fingers that it goes over big with the younger generation. :)


Fairy tales can come true...
It could happen to you...

Silver Crusade Owner - Subcultures

Well that sample chapter is surely well written, looking forward to the entire thing.

Not too big a fan of the cover art alas.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
PRIMUS of Pathfinder Fiction wrote:
Any chance of an ePub format? As the new owner of a Nook, I can attest that pdfs are usable on the Nook, but how glitchy (or just downright ugly) they are varies greatly from pdf to pdf. I'd love to have pretty versions of the new Tales on my Nook.

You can pick up a PDF and just use an ePub conversion program to make the change. Works great on products that DON'T have a lot of graphics though and less good on graphic heavy products.

And there are a few out there that are free, though I expect the paid programs do a better job on graphics.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Krome wrote:
PRIMUS of Pathfinder Fiction wrote:
Any chance of an ePub format? As the new owner of a Nook, I can attest that pdfs are usable on the Nook, but how glitchy (or just downright ugly) they are varies greatly from pdf to pdf. I'd love to have pretty versions of the new Tales on my Nook.

You can pick up a PDF and just use an ePub conversion program to make the change. Works great on products that DON'T have a lot of graphics though and less good on graphic heavy products.

And there are a few out there that are free, though I expect the paid programs do a better job on graphics.

Sad part is, I've already tried it on the sample PDF and it requires a large amount of formating to make it look presentable.

Lantern Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Any new word on pdf´s?
I´m planning to buy a kindle and it would be supergreat if the pdf´s would be usable with that.

Note that im not saying sell them in the kindle store. I just resold something on amazon and fully understand what´s that about the piece of cake they want. You could sell those pdf´s here without any problem, it´s really more about layout and such things. Fixed pdf´s don´t show good on devices that are not DIN A4 friendly resolution.

Something like that will surely raise pdf´s sells.

Combine that with german pdf´s and Pathfinder will eventually raise to its deserved potential in Germany and Europe.
It would for sure let me buy a lot more pdf´s!

Paizo Employee Senior Editor/Fiction Editor

Hayato Ken wrote:

Any new word on pdf´s?

I´m planning to buy a kindle and it would be supergreat if the pdf´s would be usable with that.

Note that im not saying sell them in the kindle store. I just resold something on amazon and fully understand what´s that about the piece of cake they want. You could sell those pdf´s here without any problem, it´s really more about layout and such things. Fixed pdf´s don´t show good on devices that are not DIN A4 friendly resolution.

Something like that will surely raise pdf´s sells.

Combine that with german pdf´s and Pathfinder will eventually raise to its deserved potential in Germany and Europe.
It would for sure let me buy a lot more pdf´s!

Never fear--you can totally read Pathfinder Tales on a Kindle! I wouldn't recommend using the PDF, but our ePubs are super easy to put on a Kindle, especially if you use a free program like Calibre to convert it. Let us know if you have any problems and we'll walk you through it!

Lantern Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Actually my vision was more like i can have all my Pathfinder stuff there. The rulebooks, adventures etc.

Paizo Employee Senior Editor/Fiction Editor

Hayato Ken wrote:
Actually my vision was more like i can have all my Pathfinder stuff there. The rulebooks, adventures etc.

Ah! Well, in that case, there's still not a really good way to put the PDFs on a standard Kindle--it can be done, but the platform's just not really optimized for it. So sayeth my wife, who's on the Kindle tech team. :\


The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game has me jonesing for the lore. I was disappointed to find Paizo still has not made their novels available on the Kindle store.

Please reconsider your stance on making your books available directly from the Kindle store.

I don't want to convert epubs. I want to use my Amazon gift cards to buy Pathfinder Tales Kindle books.

At the very least provide .mobi versions of your books for download like Black Library does for Warhammer novels.

Thank you.

Paizo Employee Senior Editor/Fiction Editor

Chad Ries wrote:

The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game has me jonesing for the lore. I was disappointed to find Paizo still has not made their novels available on the Kindle store.

Please reconsider your stance on making your books available directly from the Kindle store.

I don't want to convert epubs. I want to use my Amazon gift cards to buy Pathfinder Tales Kindle books.

At the very least provide .mobi versions of your books for download like Black Library does for Warhammer novels.

Thank you.

We're actually closer to that possibility than ever before at the moment--I can't say more, but we're working on it!


Excellent. Thank you!

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