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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Society Member. 19 posts. 2 reviews. 1 list. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 1 alias.

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Not a fan of the writing style

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I got about 1/3 of the way through the book and enjoyed the story, but the style of writing really put me off. The author uses 1st person and this wouldn't be so bad, but he switches from person to person and sometimes it takes a few pages to realize who you're reading the thoughts of. To top it off, the person you're reading the thoughts of is sometimes talking to someone in their thoughts (not a quoted conversation), and it takes some time to figure out who that person is (ie "I want you to know that..."). Very frustrating. I would have like to have finished it, but just couldn't bring myself to get past the writing style.

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Well worth reading


This is my first Pathfinder novel, and I'm glad to have picked this one up first. I've ready many, many fantasy books and to me the setting, plot, characters, etc all take a back seat to the writing style of the author. For example, I love Terry Brooks' world of Shannara, but he tends to ramble for pages at times on a description of one action. Bernard Cornwell's many books of historical fiction are stellar and great reads, but his pace is quick and can jump around. Sutter's style is fantastic, and to have an author hitting all cylinders in the Pathfinder setting is a home run. The only drawback to the book is the's your average sized paperback just under 400 pages, which most of this type go for $6 or so. I gladly support Paizo because I use their products, but it's my hope the novels come down in price to get other readers into seeing what Paizo/Pathfinder is all about and maybe winning them over as gamers too.

Back to the positives: this can be read in a few sittings and it leaves you wanting more from him. I'm so glad to have found these novels to look to when I don't have time to play the game. I just hope the other books are as good as this one.

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