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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It's an exciting day over here in the Pathfinder Tales department! Not only does today introduce the final chapter in Erik Mona's "Two Pieces of Tarnished Silver" (which you can read right here for free), but it's also the release date of two things that folks have been anxiously awaiting for a while now.

The Worldwound Gambit
Illustration by Daren Bader

The first is Robin Laws' The Worldwound Gambit, a rollicking heist novel set in the demonic madness of the Worldwound. Hitch a ride with veteran con man Gad as he gathers the perfect team of scoundrels and thieves to infiltrate a cult's living tower deep in demon-held territory. Together they'll attempt to pull off the biggest job of their lives, saving their home from destruction and keeping business booming. Along the way, they'll have to deal with insufferable paladins, a dangerously seductive priestess, their own quirks and faults—and of course, plenty of demons. By turns hilarious and disturbing, Robin's new book is a dark, witty romp that will show you Mendev and the Worldwound like you've never seen them before.

The Compass Stone
Illustration by Jason Engle

The second thing we're proud to unveil is the latest batch of Pathfinder Tales ePubs, which includes not just several of the web fiction stories, but the first three Pathfinder's Journals from Pathfinder Adventure Path, available now in compiled electronic form, complete with all their original illustrations! For years, people have been asking for compiled versions of the journals for ease of reading and transportation—in fact, before he worked here, Mark Moreland compiled all the Eando Kline stories into a self-printed chapbook to read on his commute—and we're glad to finally be able to oblige. Appearing in this first batch are "Hell's Pawns" by Dave Gross, which marks the first appearance of Varian Jeggare and Radovan; "Dark Tapestry" by Elaine Cunningham, which follows the adventures of half-elven Pathfinder and desert druid Channa Ti; and "The Compass Stone: The Collected Journals of Eando Kline," which presents the entire epic journey of Pathfinder Eando Kline from his first appearance in Pathfinder Adventure Path #1 to the stunning conclusion in #18. Much longer than a typical web fiction story, both "Hell's Pawns" and "Dark Tapestry" are full-length novellas, while Eando's story is roughly as long as a Pathfinder Tales novel! "The Compass Stone" also comes complete with a new foreword by yours truly, discussing the evolution of the Pathfinder's Journal, and of Eando's story in particular. Joining these journals are the compiled web fiction tales "Lord of Penance" by Richard Lee Byers and "The Secret of the Rose and Glove" by Kevin Andrew Murphy.

And this is just the beginning! We hope to unveil the next novel in the Pathfinder Tales line fairly soon, and you can look forward to seeing further batches of web fiction stories and Pathfinder's Journals compiled for your electronic reading enjoyment at regular intervals. Because when it comes to Pathfinder fiction, more is better!

James Sutter
Fiction Editor

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Tags: Council of Thieves Curse of the Crimson Throne Daren Bader Dave Gross Elaine Cunningham James Sutter Jason Engle Legacy of Fire Pathfinder Adventure Path Pathfinder Tales Rise of the Runelords Robin D. Laws Second Darkness Web Fiction The Worldwound Gambit
Andoran

Getting into WW Gambit...it is a great read!

I support the unveiling of more PF fiction !!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Grabbed them all before I even saw the blog post.

Taldor

Don't forget to check out the Pathfinder fiction over at Pathfinderchronicler.net for even more pathfinder fiction!

Taldor

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Modules, Tales Subscriber

Eando Kline is the best guide to Golarion that anyone could hope for. I'm glad to see him available in the fiction line.


Any chance they will be available in the Kindle Store on Amazon any time soon?

Paizo Employee Managing Editor

Filios wrote:
Any chance they will be available in the Kindle Store on Amazon any time soon?

We haven't yet managed to make the jump to Kindle, but we're continuing to look into it!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Filios wrote:
Any chance they will be available in the Kindle Store on Amazon any time soon?

There are free applications to convert ePubs for use on your Kindle; Calibre is one that gets a lot of praise.

Osirion

Any ideas as to when the new books / ePubs will be available in the UK via iBooks?

I've purchased everything up to Plague of Shadows so far and haven't been disappointed yet.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Horus wrote:

Any ideas as to when the new books / ePubs will be available in the UK via iBooks?

I've purchased everything up to Plague of Shadows so far and haven't been disappointed yet.

Apple has an approval process that can take anywhere from a couple days to a couple weeks, and they just asked us for some revisions yesterday. We'll resubmit them as soon as we can, but I'm not sure if that restarts the clock on the approval process or not. If so, it could take another couple of weeks.

Osirion

Vic Wertz wrote:
Horus wrote:

Any ideas as to when the new books / ePubs will be available in the UK via iBooks?

I've purchased everything up to Plague of Shadows so far and haven't been disappointed yet.

Apple has an approval process that can take anywhere from a couple days to a couple weeks, and they just asked us for some revisions yesterday. We'll resubmit them as soon as we can, but I'm not sure if that restarts the clock on the approval process or not. If so, it could take another couple of weeks.

Revisions? Not to content I hope.

Thanks for getting back to me.

Paizo Employee Managing Editor

Horus wrote:

Revisions? Not to content I hope.

Thanks for getting back to me.

Nah, just technicalities. The stories are all there. :)

Osirion

James Sutter wrote:
Horus wrote:

Revisions? Not to content I hope.

Thanks for getting back to me.

Nah, just technicalities. The stories are all there. :)

Cool. I've been getting a great vibe from the books so far, reminds me why I used to like gaming fiction.


Vic Wertz wrote:
Filios wrote:
Any chance they will be available in the Kindle Store on Amazon any time soon?
There are free applications to convert ePubs for use on your Kindle; Calibre is one that gets a lot of praise.

Definitely. I use it to convert my ePubs to Mobi and it does a great job.

I've also set it up as an RSS feed compiler for the Pathfinder Web Tales which turns it into a neat little book for my Kindle so that I can read them on the go.

My only problem lately has been the Paizo site's RSS feed server freaking out and needing to be kicked by one of their IT guys in order for it to behave properly again.

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