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Infernal Sorceress (Trade Paperback)

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by Gary Gygax, with an introduction by Erik Mona

Gygax's Final Fantasy!

Action abounds in this new, never-before-published novel from the author who redefined a genre!

The underworld of the Iberian Peninsula is a dangerous place, filled with cutthroats and swindlers, and no pair is more infamous than the gaunt man known as Ferret and the broad-shouldered mercenary Raker. Yet when the swashbuckling comrades are framed for the one crime they didn’t commit, the scoundrels are faced with a choice: bring the true culprits to justice, or dance a gallows jig. In order to do so, they’ll need to pull out all their tricks, stretching magic and muscle to their limit as they invade castles, battle subterranean monsters, and bluff their way through courts of nobles and shape-shifters in their search for revenge. Yet can even this canny, ruthless duo prevail against the beautiful witch that plots their downfall?

The father of fantasy roleplaying and the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, Gary Gygax has had more influence on modern fantasy than any author since J. R. R. Tolkien. Now, in the last novel written before his death, dive into Gygax’s lavishly imagined version of medieval Europe and discover a sword-swinging romp of high adventure and loose morals.

“A pioneer of the imagination.” —The New York Times

“One of America’s most talented writers.” —The Guardian

Infernal Sorceress takes place on Aerth, a fantastic planet informed by Earth in the Dark Ages and medieval period. It's also the setting for Gygax's novels The Anubis Murders and The Samarkand Solution, also available from Planet Stories.

264-page softcover trade paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-117-6

About the Author

In 1974, Gary Gygax (1938–2008) co-created the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, forever changing the face of fantasy. The hand-assembled first print run of 1000 boxed rulesets sold out in nine months, and by 1978 the game’s explosion in popularity warranted a three-volume harcover rules expansion called Advanced Dungeons & Dragons authored by Gygax. The release of AD&D coincided with the explosive popularity that catapulted the game into a true cultural phenomenon, introducing fantasy to a generation of new readers. D&D’s literary roots drew upon the sword and sorcery work of authors like Fritz Leiber, Jack Vance, and Robert E. Howard, and by the mid-1980s D&D’s publisher, TSR, began to release their own line of fantasy fiction.

Thus was born Gord the Rogue, Gygax’s rakish, metropolitan thief whose daring adventures span seven novels: Saga of Old City, Artifact of Evil, Sea of Death, City of Hawks, Night Arrant, Come Endless Darkness, and Dance of Demons. Years later he introduced a new character, the crime-solving Ægyptian wizard-priest Magister Setne Inhetep, in a trilogy of novels: The Anubis Murders, The Samarkand Solution, and Death in Delhi.

Gygax's importance to American popular culture was solidified with an animated cameo alongside Al Gore, Stephen Hawking, and Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols in a 2000 episode of Futurama.

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Product Discussion (12)
Liberty's Edge

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

Now that Gary has passed away the product description ought to be updated...

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Nikosandros wrote:
Now that Gary has passed away the product description ought to be updated...

Sigh. We updated all the others on that fateful day, but failed our spot check on this one. Thanks for the catch.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

Is that Seoni on the cover?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Zaister wrote:
Is that Seoni on the cover?

Yes, but it's just placeholder art until the real thing comes in.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Vic Wertz wrote:
Zaister wrote:
Is that Seoni on the cover?
Yes, but it's just placeholder art until the real thing comes in.

The final cover is in! If you don't see two dudes in front of a veiled woman, clear your browser's cache.

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2008 Top 6, Contributor , Dedicated Voter 2013

Hmm. Why does my copy say "Advanced Reader's Copy" on the cover?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Russ Taylor wrote:
Hmm. Why does my copy say "Advanced Reader's Copy" on the cover?

Seriously? That's a print-on-demand edition that was produced to send to reviewers. We shouldn't be sending those out.... Do you want us to swap it?

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2008 Top 6, Contributor , Dedicated Voter 2013

Vic Wertz wrote:
Russ Taylor wrote:
Hmm. Why does my copy say "Advanced Reader's Copy" on the cover?
Seriously? That's a print-on-demand edition that was produced to send to reviewers. We shouldn't be sending those out.... Do you want us to swap it?

Strange but true - here's the cover

No need to swap it, I was just curious if it was some weird printing oops or if I just got an out-of-place copy.

Edit: fixed it so you don't need a Facebook account to see the cover. No need to waste any more time on this, I just thought it was interesting.

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber

I also received an Advanced Reader's Copy. I wonder how many of these were inadverdantly sent out?


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I realize that this discussion is a little old, but I just wanted to put my two cents in. I got this book for Christmas (this morning), and I have absorbed over half so far. I've never read any of Gygax's fiction before. It is awesome. I can't wait to get the Inhetep trilogy with the gift cards I got.


In my copy of this book page 144 is followed by page 161. Is this a known printing error?

Paizo Employee Customer Service Dire Care Bear Manager

Printing errors sometimes happen during the manufacturing process that only affect a few books.

If you purchased this from paizo.com, email us (customer.service at paizo.com) with your order number and a description of the problem and we can send you a replacement. If you purchased it from another retailer, you'll want to bring it back to them.

thanks
sara marie

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