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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
ePub ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-332-3

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).

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Excellent Read


This story hooked me from the beginning and never lost me. I read it through in one sitting.

I felt Ellasif's loss of her sister, but at the same time understood the fear that drove the Ulfen to destroy things experience had taught them were dangerous.

Ellasif was a strong and determined female lead, and Declan was somewhat clueless, but interesting nonetheless.

The dialogue was really engaging, and the resolution was highly satisfying.

Wonderfully Written


I can't really recommend this book enough. Engrossing writing style, good characterizations, and two very strong main characters. The first chapter really grabs you, and I frequently find that when that happens there is relatively little left of the story. Not so with this book. I devoured this over a handful of days, and got hooked on Pathfinder Tales because of this one. A must read!

Ulfen splendid!


I find the book simply fascinating and wonderfully depicts the Ulfen culture and the hardships of the northern most regions of Golarion. Reign of Winter is one of my favorite campaign scenarios and is a great read for roleplaying inspiration.

I wanted more...

****( )

This is an enjoyable read. I love the flavour of Irrisen and the Peoples of the North.

The twists are nice; I enjoy that the story doesn't conform to others out there.

The Pathfinder Novels are an easy way to get more understanding and colour in the worlds we bring PC's into and through.

Well written fantasy litterature

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I enjoyed the book - it's clear that the authors know their craft. It's also liberating free from the "save the whole world in a day" - plots. It's more down-to-earth person/family interacting. Full of peculiar and interesting campaign specific descriptions that make Varisia come alive. As the story unfolds I do however sit back missing some empathy on the characters: I for one, would have liked to get to know them a bit better, and I don't have that clarifying " ..ahh, that's it" - experience when the plot unfolds in the last chapters.

Nevertheless definitely worth a read and thanks for bringing back the legendary eastern Europe's Baba Yaga! :-D

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