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by Dave Gross
On a mysterious errand for the Pathfinder Society, Count Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard Radovan journey to the distant land of Tian Xia, on the far side of the world. When disaster forces him to take shelter in a warrior monastery, “Brother” Jeggare finds himself competing with the disciples of Dragon Temple as he unravels a royal mystery. Meanwhile, Radovan—trapped in the body of a devil and held hostage by the legendary Quivering Palm attack—must serve a twisted master by defeating the land’s deadliest champions and learning the secret of slaying an immortal foe. Together with an unlikely army of beasts and spirits, the two companions must take the lead in an ancient conflict that will carry them through an exotic land, all the way to the Gates of Heaven and Hell and a final confrontation with the nefarious Master of Devils!
From fan-favorite author Dave Gross comes a new fantastical adventure set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
416-page mass market paperback
Chapter Sixteen of Master of Devils is available as a free download. (57 KB zip/PDF)
I love Pathfinder tales. I also live Dave Gross' work like the Prince of Wolves book as well as some of his earlier novels. But this was a bit off.
I like the dynamic of the two main characters at that was completely missing here. The novel takes place in Tian Xia, but there seemed to be no real flavor of the land itself, which was disappointing. In Prince of Wolves, the flavor of Ustalav and its people were a real strong point of the story. Not true here. The plot itself was somewhat convoluted.
I don't want to be a Debby Downer, so I will point out some good stuff, too. The action sequences are well done. The two main characters continue too be strong and well voiced by the author. Both characters are narrators at points and each voice is very distinct.
I'm not saying don't get the book, just don't expect as good a read as some other stories in this line.