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Pathfinder Tales: Song of the Serpent

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Pathfinder Tales: Song of the Serpent

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A Reluctant Hero

To an experienced rogue like Krunzle the Quick, the merchant nation of Druma is full of treasures just waiting to be liberated. Yet when the fast-talking scoundrel gets caught stealing from one of the powerful prophets of Kalistrade, his only option is to undertake a dangerous mission to recover the merchant lord's runaway daughter—and the magical artifact she took with her. Armed with an arsenal of decidedly unhelpful magical items and chaperoned by an intelligent snake necklace happy to choke him into submission, Krunzle must venture far from the cities of the merchant utopia and into a series of adventures that will make him a rich man—or a corpse.

From veteran author Hugh Matthews comes a rollicking tale of captive trolls, dwarven revolutionaries, and serpentine magic, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

400-page mass market paperback
ISBN–13: 978-1-60125-388-0
ePub ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-389-7

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Okay, but not great

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Unlike some of the other reviewers I enjoyed the characters & I would like to see other stories with them in it, especially the pensive troll. It was the story line that bothered me the most.
It reads like the story has been forcibly superimposed upon a Golarion background and spliced to fit the world.
The explanation of the ending is unnecessarily convoluted. It could have benefited from some serious editing.

Nice setting, terrible characters

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This game has become a pain for me to read, as the characters are simply boring. The thief is an obnoxious money grabber, the troll... well, most of the points went to STR score, the dwarf is an inflexible boulder and the serpent is allmighty. If at least their banter was somewhat witty, but nope, not in this book. At least the surroundings seem interesting, but I'd prefer characters that are a bit more plastic and aren't set on iron rails from start to the end. It felt a lot like a bland game where even the players weren't having much fun, rather than a good book.

Never really grabbed me

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This feels like two books: an absurd introduction in the style of Vance and then a serious story for the follow through. There are some good ideas in the second half, but I never really got over the shift in tone.

Aside from a few name drops, this also doesn't really feel like Golarion. It really read more like an unrelated fantasy novel, which is fine in itself, but sort of weird for a Pathfinder Tales novel.

The Troll King Cometh


Ever get that feeling your being railroaded? Well it sucks, but when it's not happening to you it's quite funny. Poor sardonic Krunzle finds this out the hard way when he ends up being the wrong guy at the wrong place at the right time. A very good and humorous read with an interesting cast of characters. I recommend it with the caveat that you don't take it too seriously.

Also, F%!% OKENO, seriously.

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The characters don't do anything. Everything seems like it is on rails taking you from point A to point B. Also, the main character is a terrible thief, and doesn't seem too bright.

EDIT: This really seems like a story written for another world and adapted for Golarion.

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