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Pathfinder Tales: Plague of Shadows

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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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Plague of Shadows 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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****½ (based on 26 ratings)

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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.


A very strong finish

****( )

This is a pretty good book, with some moments that really shine. The first half of the book plods a little, and at times seem to be both flat and to adhere a little to strictly to the Pathfinder rules. At times I could just almost feel the mechanics going on behind the scene. And the combat scenes can go on a little long.

All that said, the story picks up nicely in the back half, and the characters become much more fully realized. There are interesting twists and some unanswered questions, and the last several chapters are really quite good, particularly the falling action.

So I was a bit iffy on this one at first, but the last handful of chapters make this a solid 4-star book. I'd recommend.


Exiting read

****( )

Good adventure, well written - nice elven portraits, I particular like Elyana's dialogs. Many cliff-hanging moments and a surprising turn of events. The book gives a good overview and history of some of Golarions deities, but I could've wished for a bit more about Taldor and Galt. 4 large stars from me :)


Plague of Shadows

*****

I really loved this novel. This is what I have been wanting see in Pathfinder Tales. I love the writing style and the characters and how it felt very much like an OGL story to me. I read game themed novels because I want to see the game elements in them and live in the game world for just a little while. I hope to see more like this book and more from this author.


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