Pathfinder Tales: Prince of Wolves

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Howls in the Dark

For half-elven Pathfinder Varian Jeggare and his devil-blooded bodyguard Radovan, things are rarely as they seem. Yet not even the notorious crime-solving duo is prepared for what they find when a search for a missing Pathfinder takes them into the gothic and mist-shrouded mountains of Ustalav. Beset on all sides by noble intrigue, mysterious locals, and the deadly creatures of the night, Varian and Radovan must use both sword and spell to track the strange rumors to their source and uncover a secret of unimaginable proportions, aided in their quest by a pack of sinister werewolves and a mysterious mute priestess. But it'll take more than merely solving the mystery to finish this job. For shadowy figures have taken note of the pair's investigations, and the forces of darkness are set on making sure neither man gets out of Ustalav alive...

From fan-favorite author Dave Gross comes a new fantastical mystery set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

300-page mass market paperback
ISBN–13: 978-1-60125-287-6
ePub ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-331-6

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A solid first entry in the campaign setting.

****( )

Prince of Wolves is the first in a line of novel-length fiction set in the world of Golarion, home of the Pathfinder role-playing game. Written by Dave Gross, the book consists of alternating chapters told from two points of views: an aristocratic Pathfinder (professional explorer and knowledge-hunter) named Varian Jeggare and his bodyguard, a rough-and-tumble streetsmart Hell-touched bodyguard named Radovan. The pair are on a mission in Ustalav (a land of mists, moors, and the undead reminiscent of Ravenloft) in order to find out the fate of another missing Pathfinder. Both of the main characters are interesting, as neither fits squarely into an "adventuring class" and they have distinct but likable personalities. The plotting seems a bit rough in spots, but was solid overall. Gross wasn't shy about littering the book with references to Golarion, so fans of the campaign setting should be happy. After reading the book, I learned there were some short stories published on the Paizo website that gave a great deal of backstory to the characters--I wish the novel would have mentioned them!


A trip to Ustalav

*****

I really liked Prince of Wolves. I bought it in digital format and I really enjoyed the reading. I wanted to read this before the beginning of our Carrion Crown adventure (as a player) and it was really a good investment: I learned so much about Amaans and some of its inhabitants that the GM was impressed. My character will come from Kavapesta area and, as a Pharasma Inquisitor, I will have many stories to tell about the region. Moreover, I really enjoyed the story, the protagonists and their link with the history of Ustalav. I also suggest this book for non-native English readers (like me) because it was quite an easy lecture, I found it easier to read than some short Pathfinder tales which appear inside the Adventure Paths.


Good read, fun story, overall great

****( )

I admit that I haven't quite finished this book at this time...but I'm already enjoying it. This is the kind of book that you think of when people say "fantasy": a half-elf and half-demon in a strange kingdom in an adventure with werewolves. Honestly, if that description doesn't at least make you curious, then you're not the kind of person who would enjoy this book. If you are at least vaguely intrigued by the concept, then I'd recommend this book. The protagonists are likable, the lore isn't too hard for people who are new to Pathfinder (thanks partly to the index at the back and the fact that Ustalav is like every classic horror movie rolled into one gothic place), and the pacing is actually pretty good.


*****


All around fantastic

*****

(suggestion - read Hells Pawn, and The Lost Pathfinder first, but this is not required)

Having already read two stories and a novella, I was hooked on Radovan and Jeggare. This work started off a little slow for me, since i was used to hopping right in the action. Now that i have finished it, I wouldnt have it any other way. All of the early stuff sets up the later parts beautifully, and also gives the final mad dash an extra sense of drama.

I won't go into detail to avoid spoilers, but this book has one chapter that is an all-time classic. We are used to Gross alternating points of view between Radovan and Jeggare chapter by chapter, but without warning we have a Chapter where Jeggare is writing a letter to someone that is clearly not Radovan. You may do a double-take to see if you missed something, nope - just trust Gross, and hold on for the ride! You'll be blown away!


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Guess that answers what Radovan chooses!!!


Soo.......... where's the subscriber option?

The Exchange

Ooo...Bad doggies!

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

Sounds promising

The Exchange

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Release your inner wolf!

Dark Archive Contributor

Small correction: "half-elven Pathfinder Varian Jeggare." I won't mention the comma. :)


Hot damn! (~literally, it looks like from the cover...)

Am soooo buying this (and all future PF fiction...)

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Dave Gross wrote:
Small correction: "half-elven Pathfinder Varian Jeggare."

Fixed.

Sovereign Court

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Urizen wrote:
Soo.......... where's the subscriber option?

+1, just like band aid, let my bank account have it quick.

Paizo Employee Chief Creative Officer, Publisher

Subscriptions are coming soon.

Liberty's Edge

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Is this the cover or is this one of the other products? I love the art, and I don't remember seeing it before. Of course with the ever expanding pathfinder products, it may just be slipping my mind.


Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

It's a mock-up, Mr Baron.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

We have some good news—you won't have to wait until September for the first book in our Pathfinder Fiction line to arrive!

Dave Gross has turned in a fantastic manuscript for Prince of Wolves, and we've been able to adjust the release schedule so that his novel will now kick off the line at Gen Con Indy in August! Elaine Cunningham's Winter Witch will move to fill the October slot that Prince of Wolves previously occupied.

We've already adjusted subscriptions so that subscribers will receive Prince of Wolves as their starting volume in August, and Winter Witch will be ship to them in October. Subscribers don't need to do anything... except count the days to August!

Keep your eye on paizo.com—we'll be unveiling final cover art for both of these novels in the near future, and in just a few months, we'll be announcing more books and authors for 2011!


Looking forward to these novels.


So, since this is coming out early, will we get to see the cover soon?

Also, will Dave be signing the copy of the first subscriber? ;)

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

PRIMUS of Pathfinder Fiction wrote:

So, since this is coming out early, will we get to see the cover soon?

Also, will Dave be signing the copy of the first subscriber? ;)

We will probably be revealing the cover within the next month...

...and Dave will be signing in our booth at Gen Con.


Nice redirect.

I look forward to seeing the cover.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

I've updated the product description—though it's only a teeny-tiny bit different from the one that was there.

Sadly, I can't show you the cover yet. (It's done, but it would spoil an upcoming announcement about the line, so it'll have to wait a bit longer...)


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
It's done, but it would spoil an upcoming announcement about the line, so it'll have to wait a bit longer...

Tease!


Hmmm, It's got Ustalav, but someone had to go use the 'crime-solving duo' descriptor. I find myself at an impasse.


I bet it will soon be revealed that it's part 1 of a trilogy that has yet to be announced.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

yoda8myhead wrote:
I bet it will soon be revealed that it's part 1 of a trilogy that has yet to be announced.

I can neither confirm nor deny that. Except for the deny part.

Although, who knows—if you guys read it, love it, and demand that we turn it into a trilogy, it could happen. I know James Sutter will be right there with you...


Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
I know James Sutter will be right there with you...

I am often shocked to feel a presence at my elbow, and turn just in time to see Sutter right there before he disaparates. It's pretty unnerving, even after it becomes a frequent occurrence.


Doug OBrien wrote:
Hmmm, It's got Ustalav, but someone had to go use the 'crime-solving duo' descriptor. I find myself at an impasse.

Have you read the stories in the Council of Thieves AP? There is no need to be off-put by such a descriptor. Surely Holmes-Watson isn't off-putting? For what it is worth, the two characters get the "Mairkurion Seal of Approval." I might even give them double honors...

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

I've updated the page count in the product description. (It's slightly longer than we thought.)

Note to Dave, re: the title of the last chapter:

I see what you did there.


I probably would've bought it if it was about Radovan and Pavanna instead of Radovan and Jeggare....-_-


Interesting. The guy on the cover reminds me of Gene Simmons.

Paizo Employee CEO

Tensor wrote:

Interesting. The guy on the cover reminds me of Gene Simmons.

It is just a mock-up cover. The real cover is kick butt, and a little imp told me that all will be revealed on Wednesday! :)

-Lisa


Why Wednesday? What's Wednesday?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

yoda8myhead wrote:
What's Wednesday?

It's the day between Tuesday and Thursday.

And it's a day that I think you're going to be looking forward to with regularity.


I say there's a connection with Woden's day.


Vic Wertz wrote:
It's a day that I think you're going to be looking forward to with regularity.

Me in particular, or the entire Paizo community?

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

yoda8myhead wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
It's a day that I think you're going to be looking forward to with regularity.
Me in particular, or the entire Paizo community?

You and much of the community.


Wertzian Wednesdays?


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:
yoda8myhead wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
It's a day that I think you're going to be looking forward to with regularity.
Me in particular, or the entire Paizo community?
You and much of the community.

Alright! Free beer days!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

DaveMage wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
yoda8myhead wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
It's a day that I think you're going to be looking forward to with regularity.
Me in particular, or the entire Paizo community?
You and much of the community.
Alright! Free beer days!

Nope. One last clue before you find out for sure tomorrow:

It's actually *not* off topic for this thread.


So, we'll be getting previews? Author interviews?


Vic Wertz wrote:

I've updated the product description—though it's only a teeny-tiny bit different from the one that was there.

Sadly, I can't show you the cover yet. (It's done, but it would spoil an upcoming announcement about the line, so it'll have to wait a bit longer...)

My guess... "Pathfinder Chronicles" is going to be renamed "Pathfinder Campaign Setting" so that the novels can be called the former.

It would make more sense that way anyhow.


Wednesday is getting pretty far along here in NYC. I hope it ends well.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
yoda8myhead wrote:
Wednesday is getting pretty far along here in NYC. I hope it ends well.

And still no free beer!!!!!

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

We've updated the product image to reflect the finished product.

We've also posted the first installment of our weekly serialized Pathfinder Tales Web Fiction, beginning with the first chapter of Dave Gross's four-part story, "The Lost Pathfinder." Look for new Pathfinder Tales each Wednesday!


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:

We've updated the product image to reflect the finished product.

We've also posted the first installment of our weekly serialized Pathfinder Tales Web Fiction, beginning with the first chapter of Dave Gross's four-part story, "The Lost Pathfinder." Look for new Pathfinder Tales each Wednesday!

I do not have permission to access that page....

Or rather:

Sorry
The requested URL was not found on this server, or you do not have permission to access this area.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

DaveMage wrote:

Sorry

The requested URL was not found on this server, or you do not have permission to access this area.

Sorry! Fixed now.


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Vic Wertz wrote:
DaveMage wrote:

Sorry

The requested URL was not found on this server, or you do not have permission to access this area.
Sorry! Fixed now.

Much better. :)


Vic Wertz wrote:

We've updated the product image to reflect the finished product.

We've also posted the first installment of our weekly serialized Pathfinder Tales Web Fiction, beginning with the first chapter of Dave Gross's four-part story, "The Lost Pathfinder." Look for new Pathfinder Tales each Wednesday!

Boingy! Boingy!

I guess my alias doesn't get updated...

So, no tiefling on the cover?


PRIMUS of Pathfinder Fiction wrote:

So, no tiefling on the cover?

The blond guy in the back is Radovan.

A great example that tieflings come in all shapes and sizes!


*Squints*

Silver Crusade

I like this new logo.

Dr. Double Honors, Ph.D. wrote:
*Squints*

IIRC, the main tieflingy thing about Radovan were his scary messed up teeth. Some tieflings just have less obvious, more easily hidden quirks than others.


like the cover, kind of old school Forgotten Realms to me

Silver Crusade

MerrikCale wrote:
like the cover, kind of old school Forgotten Realms to me

It does have that kind of feel, like a TSR-era novel from the late 80's/early 90's.

I'd love to see that the range of art styles that includes this and the more stylized cover for Winter Witch continue, really. One single style would just be a killjoy.

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