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Pathfinder Tales: Winter Witch

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Pathfinder Tales: Winter Witch

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by Elaine Cunningham

In a village of the frozen north, a child is born possessed by a strange and alien spirit, only to be cast out by her tribe and taken in by the mysterious winter witches of Irrisen, a land locked in permanent magical winter. Farther south, a young mapmaker with a penchant for forgery discovers that his sham treasure maps have begun striking gold.

This is the story of Ellasif, a barbarian shield maiden who will stop at nothing to recover her missing sister, and Declan, the ne’er-do-well young spellcaster-turned-forger who wants only to prove himself to the woman he loves. Together they’ll face monsters, magic, and the fury of Ellasif’s own cold-hearted warriors in their quest to rescue the lost child. Yet when they finally reach the ice-walled city of Whitethrone, where trolls hold court and wolves roam the streets as men, will it be too late to save the girl from the forces of darkness?

From New York Times best seller Elaine Cunningham comes a fantastic new adventure of swords and sorcery, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

368-page mass market paperback.

ISBN–13: 978-1-60125-286-9

Download a free sample chapter by clicking here! (84KB zip/PDF)

Winter Witch is sanctioned for use in Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Its Chronicle Sheet and additional are a free download (229 KB zip/PDF).

Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Tales Subscription.

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Osirion RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Awesome! :D

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
flash_cxxi wrote:
Awesome! :D

Can't wait!

BTW...

The description says, "Note: This product is part of the Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscription."

Needs to be fixed. ;)

Paizo Employee PostMonster General

Fixed.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Awesome

Qadira

Congrats Elaine! Now stop hiding behind that book on Facebook!


More fiction awesomeness!

Cheliax Contributor

Hurrah! Can't wait to read the finished work.


Pathfinder fiction needs its own separate subscription.


Twin Agate Dragons wrote:
Pathfinder fiction needs its own separate subscription.

I'm pretty sure that's their intent ... months from now...

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Urizen wrote:
Twin Agate Dragons wrote:
Pathfinder fiction needs its own separate subscription.
I'm pretty sure that's their intent ... months from now...

Or sooner.


Yes, yes, yes, oh, fricking awesome, yes. And also . . . yes!

Spoiler:
Not, not my most eloquent post, but I'm extremely happy with this announcement.


Urizen wrote:
Twin Agate Dragons wrote:
Pathfinder fiction needs its own separate subscription.
I'm pretty sure that's their intent ... months from now...

The sooner it becomes available, the sooner I subscribe.

Shadow Lodge

Vic Wertz wrote:
Urizen wrote:
Twin Agate Dragons wrote:
Pathfinder fiction needs its own separate subscription.
I'm pretty sure that's their intent ... months from now...
Or sooner.

What pace do they expect the books to come out? 2-4/ year? or more than that?


0gre wrote:
What pace do they expect the books to come out? 2-4/ year? or more than that?

He mentioned it on a diffrent thread when I asked the same question. After the first initial two, they're looking at one every 3 months...

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

0gre wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Urizen wrote:
Twin Agate Dragons wrote:
Pathfinder fiction needs its own separate subscription.
I'm pretty sure that's their intent ... months from now...
Or sooner.
What pace do they expect the books to come out? 2-4/ year? or more than that?

After the first pair, which are a month apart, we'll be going to every three months or so.

Osirion

Does happy dance of joy


wow, just wow

that will be the first fantasy novel I will be buying in years

Qadira

I like how you guys rewarded the authors that wrote for the Adventure Paths. Thank you for giving them the honor of starting off your Pathfinder Fiction line. You guys rock.

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32

Zuxius wrote:
I like how you guys rewarded the authors that wrote for the Adventure Paths. Thank you for giving them the honor of starting off your Pathfinder Fiction line. You guys rock.

I'm pretty sure it's less reward and more a matter of working with people they know and trust instead of a bunch of unknowns.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Tales Subscriber

This is too awesome. I'm definitely subscribing to this.


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

Mass market paperbacks for $9.99? That seems a bit...steep, no?

Contributor

Way to go Elaine :D

and Way to go Paizo! :D

Shadow Lodge

DaveMage wrote:
Mass market paperbacks for $9.99? That seems a bit...steep, no?

I figure the money that I am not spending on Realms products can now go to these novels.=]


Todd Stewart wrote:

Way to go Elaine :D

and Way to go Paizo! :D

So, when will we see the first Planar Novel written by a certain Todd S. (wait, people could figure that out, let' call him T. Steward!)?

Paizo Employee CEO

DaveMage wrote:
Mass market paperbacks for $9.99? That seems a bit...steep, no?

It is a bit on the high end but not out of line with newer books, but it is where we needed to be to make these books a go. I wish we could have hit $7.99 but that just wasn't possible unless we could print a LOT of books. Here is to hoping that this line is so successful that on subsequent books we can print a LOT of books and lower the price!

-Lisa

Contributor

Lisa Stevens wrote:
DaveMage wrote:
Mass market paperbacks for $9.99? That seems a bit...steep, no?

It is a bit on the high end but not out of line with newer books, but it is where we needed to be to make these books a go. I wish we could have hit $7.99 but that just wasn't possible unless we could print a LOT of books. Here is to hoping that this line is so successful that on subsequent books we can print a LOT of books and lower the price!

-Lisa

From your lips (or would that be fingers?) to the gods' ears.

I'm glad Paizo chose the mass market format rather than the larger and more expensive trade paperback.

Contributor

Zuxius wrote:
Congrats Elaine! Now stop hiding behind that book on Facebook!

Why? It's a very good book, and quite appropriate to WINTER WITCH. ;)


Elaine Cunningham wrote:

From your lips (or would that be fingers?) to the gods' ears.

I'm glad Paizo chose the mass market format rather than the larger and more expensive trade paperback.

If it's fingers, it's eyes, too.


I'm looking forward to this. Elaine's story was the first Pathfinder fiction I actually read (having skipped over it in previous Adventure Paths).

As I grow older I find myself more finicky about the fantasy I read (which is a shame because I used to love everything, and I almost resent whatever it is that's changed about me). Nevertheless, her half-elven water druid was a real treat.

And Irrisen's a real winner in chpoice of location and topic!

Go Elaine! You won me over the first time, I have no doubts you'll do it again!

Cheliax

Congrats, Elaine! Now, stop wasting your time on FaceBook and get to work... your fans are waiting! ;)


Elaine Cunningham wrote:
Zuxius wrote:
Congrats Elaine! Now stop hiding behind that book on Facebook!
Why? It's a very good book, and quite appropriate to WINTER WITCH. ;)

Wait: You hide your face behind a book on a page called facebook?

How very appropriate.


Hmm. Looks interesting. Something very bad is about to happen when someone selling what they thought were fake maps that they'd made up start bringing back satisfied customers wanting more such maps...
My only problem is lack of bookshelf space. Hmm, clear out some of the old Cormyr stuff to make space for this?

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

OMFG! sorry, hem can't wait! Elaine Is one of my all-time-favorite authors!

Cheliax

Boerngrim wrote:
OMFG! sorry, hem can't wait! Elaine Is one of my all-time-favorite authors!

Me neither -- like yourself, I think Elaine's novels and short stories have been amazing! And her ability to write dialogue and believable characters of all walks of life is almost uncanny. I've immensely enjoyed her writing from 'Elfshadow' and 'Windwalker' to 'City of Splendors' and 'The Dark Tapestry' (to name just a few examples), and not only that, but they've also left a lasting impression on my GMing. Go, Elaine! :)

For a bug-lover from Osirion, you have a surprisingly good taste, Boerngrim! ;P


If one were to read both Winter Witch and The Witchwar Legacy, would you recommend reading them in a particular order? (I'm guessing that the module might contain spoilers for the novel...)

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8

Yes...

The sooner you set up the subscription, the sooner I subscribe.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Tales Subscriber

It won't happen today. Presidents' Day my shiny green ass...
;)


I need to see a subscription link on this ASAP!

Please and Thank you.

As a collector of RPG fiction I can't wait to sink my teeth into more Pathfinder lore.

Paizo Employee Managing Editor

Aaron Bitman wrote:
If one were to read both Winter Witch and The Witchwar Legacy, would you recommend reading them in a particular order? (I'm guessing that the module might contain spoilers for the novel...)

Don't worry, you may see some level of easter-egging between the two, but we'd never put spoilers for one in the other.


Thank you for the reply!

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

Aaron Bitman wrote:
If one were to read both Winter Witch and The Witchwar Legacy, would you recommend reading them in a particular order? (I'm guessing that the module might contain spoilers for the novel...)

We haven't even outlined Witchwar Legacy yet and Elaine is still writing The Winter Witch. The two products (one a module and one a novel) both take place in the same nation at roughly the same time period, but deal with vastly different elements. I think it will be fun to throw some novel Easter eggs in the module, but you will not need to read one to enjoy the other, and you needn't approach them in a specific order.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Where's the subscription option?

Paizo Employee Publisher, Chief Creative Officer

It's not ready yet.

Do keep checking back, please.

But don't wait too long...

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

I can't wait. And $10 is great; to my way of thinking that's $5 for a hard copy and $5 for an ebook.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

This is awesome!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Tales Subscriber
Erik Mona wrote:

It's not ready yet.

Do keep checking back, please.

But don't wait too long...

*HAW* *HAW*

*squeaky-squeaky-squeaky*

Look at that shine...

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Pathfinder Fiction Subscriptions are now available.


Zuxius wrote:
Congrats Elaine! Now stop hiding behind that book on Facebook!

Shes on facebook?

Holy ----!


I can't wait. Elaine's writing is fantastic and so is the subject matter!

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Modules Subscriber

You know, it looks fine on the full-size picture, but that barbarian's fur just looks inappropriate at thumbnail size.

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