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Pathfinder Tales: Plague of Shadows

****½ (based on 29 ratings)
Pathfinder Tales: Plague of Shadows
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by Howard Andrew Jones

The race is on to free Lord Stelan from the grip of a wasting curse, and only Elyana, his old elven adventuring companion and former lover, has the wisdom and reflexes to save him. When the villain turns out to be another of their former companions, Elyana and a band of ragtag adventurers must set out on a perilous race across the revolution-wracked nation of Galt and the treacherous Five Kings Mountains, bound for the mysterious Vale of Shadows. But even if they can succeed in locating the key to Stelan’s salvation in a lost valley of weird magic and nightmare beasts, the danger isn't over. For Elyana's companions may not all be what they seem.

From sword and sorcery icon Howard Andrew Jones comes a fantastic new adventure set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

384-page mass market paperback

ISBN–13: 978-1-60125-291-3
ePub ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-333-0

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****½ (based on 29 ratings)

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I'm not sure why shadow magic is automatically evil?

Fun, with great potential for the future

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I liked a lot in this book (even though there is a continuity error with Zon-Kuthon) but felt like the best part was the setup for a few of the character's further adventures.

Through Deepest Lands and Darkest Hearts of Man


This book is, simply put, beautiful. The story, just like the characters within, is a slow burning candle, picking up speed till it comes at you like a raging inferno of depth and emotional torque. There was not a single non well written character in the book, Arcil I can safely say is my favorite Tales character I have read of to date. I could see myself going along the way he did with his motivations for going about things.

Along with Plane of Shadow, which is described awesomely, large parts of this story take place in Galt, which, if you did not hate before alongside its insane moronic Citizens you will after reading this Tale.

Very much recommended.

Well worth the read


This book was very enjoyable. I appreciate books that provide unexpected story developments. The characters are well thought-out and the plot is interesting from cover to cover. H.A. Jones is one of my favorite Pathfinder Tales authors. I'm currently reading the sequel, Stalking the Beast, and it is just as good (perhaps better) than the first!

Excellent Read


This book really drew me in. Elyana is a well-developed and extremely strong female lead. The backup characters were also well written.

Some of the strong points in the story included:

1) the depiction of the anarchy, violence and corruption of the nation of Galt

2) the clever way in which the contemporary action is interwoven with the history of the main character and her former adventuring companions

3) the mature look at racism (both overt and subtle)

4) the clever way that the Pathfinder RPG rules informed the plot without overwhelming the story

I can't recommend this book strongly enough.

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