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Pathfinder Tales: Death's Heretic

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Pathfinder Tales: Death's Heretic
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by James L. Sutter

A warrior haunted by his past, Salim is a problem-solver for a church he hates, bound by the death goddess to hunt down those who would rob her of her due. Such is the case in the desert nation of Thuvia, where a merchant on the verge of achieving eternal youth via a magical elixir is mysteriously murdered, his soul stolen from the afterlife. The only clue is a magical ransom note offering to trade the merchant’s spirit for his dose of the fabled potion. But who could steal a soul from the boneyard of Death herself ? Enter Salim, whose unique skills should make solving this mystery a cinch. There’s only one problem: The investigation is being financed by the dead merchant’s stubborn and aristocratic daughter—and she wants to go with him. Together, the two must embark on a tour of the Outer Planes, where devils and angels rub shoulders with fey lords and mechanical men, and nothing is as it seems.

From noted author and game designer James L. Sutter comes an epic mystery of murder and immortality, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

400-page mass market paperback

ISBN–13: 978-1-60125-369-9
ePub ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-370-5

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Mystery and Mayhem on the Prime and Planes

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A captivating story of one man's personal struggles with his beliefs, his occupation, old sins and new mysteries, set against the backdrop of lavish scenery, exotic locales both mundane and alien, and the universal struggle of order against chaos. Very entertaining. Lots of very good funny moments - Sutter knows his humor.

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This book gives great descriptions of the outer planes and how they are linked together. It's very vivid and detailed. The problem is the descriptions of what your seeing can tend to drag on and leave the characters and plot behind. Especially in the early chapters.
The later chapters do get back to the characters, and has an interesting plot twist.

If this was a Pathfinder chronicle for the planes, like City of Strangers, my favorite Pathfinder chronicle that is also written by James L. Sutton, it would be an awesome companion to reference for what exists on each plane, and interesting characters you meet there.
For a novel, the character plot seemed to be secondary.

Though I did love his religious differentiation of native Rahadoum, and people that move there. Explaining, it's not that they are angry or vengeful against the gods, like people who move there. They just don't want to give the gods any power or authority over their lives. After playing multiple clerics, that gave me a new perspecitive of Rahadoum. Of course, the author worded this much better than I just did, so read the book for this and a couple other good thought provoking ideas.

A solid anti hero story

****( )

Death's Heretic was and exciting and facilitating read. The book worked very well with the interaction of the relationship between mortals and the gods and our dealing with the multi universe.

The story had interesting characters and the reluctant / anti hero was nicely developed with a very dark back story.

I think the story did get lost a bit while traveling between plains, but other wise a enjoyable read.

Very good story


Very good read... story is really good and easy to read. Wish there were more books about main character.

This is the plane jumping novel I've been looking for


Ready to learn about the planes? Want to know what the first world is all about? This is it. James L. Sutter is a phenomenal writer. Absolutely 5-stars.

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