A pirate captain of the Inner Sea, Torius Vin makes a living raiding wealthy merchant ships with his crew of loyal buccaneers. Few things matter more to Captain Torius than ill-gotten gold—but one of those is Celeste, his beautiful snake-bodied navigator. When a crafty courtesan offers the pirate crew a chance at the heist of a lifetime, it’s time for both man and naga to hoist the black flag and lead the Stargazer’s crew to fame and fortune. But will stealing the legendary Star of Thumen chart the corsairs a course to untold riches—or send them all to a watery grave?
From award-winning author Chris A. Jackson comes a fantastical new adventure of high-seas combat and romance set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
This is one of the best Pathfinder Tales novels I have ever read.
If you have liked the movie Ocean's 11 then you'll absolutely love this book. But there's more to it than planning a huge heist. There is a great amount of romance and trouble.
Plus the characters are VERY memorable and you grow into loving the whole Stargazer crew.
This is a must read and I guarantee it!
Adventuring, treasure hunting, sword fighting, betrayal, love, and more
I really enjoyed first that the book had strong female characters that were equal to the men, representing the hero and the foe in the novel. Second, I was surprised how versatile the book was in the direction it went. I had prepared myself for a straight up adventuring book but this novel offered so much more.
Celeste, the navigator of a pirate ship, struggles with the basic human emotion involved in her relationship with the Captain, Torius Vin, although she herself is not human. Emotions such as love, trust, deception, betrayal, and humility come into play on more then one occasion.
Torius Vin, a captain you'll quickly relate with and be routing for, has a little more than honor as he protects his crew like family. After being betrayed by his first mate he must find another one not to mention another job to pay the crew and more. but Vin is after all human and well, a man, so certain distractions and challenges arise that keep you wondering what will happen next.
Verva, a crafty courtesan will have you ready to jump into a cold shower. The woman is hot and a seductress like no other. 50 shades of Verva anyone? Any scene with her in it is definitely worth the read! She was easily one of my favorite characters in the book.
Speaking of favorites, Snick a gnome is another character who had me giggling and shaking my head as I read her interactions. She provides just enough chaotic excitement and sarcasm that any adventuring party needs.
The half orc bosun lives up to his name in every manner. He saves Vin's butt in more ways than one. But the handsome merchant Benrahi Ekhan will keep you guessing right until the end.
Truly a great book full of excitement, adventuring, treasure hunting, and sword fighting; not to mention betrayal, love, and vengeance. In conclusion, a must read!
There was a blog post last year asking the public what they would like to see in future novels. I remember posting my desire for a Pirate Novel, as a fan of pirates both in films and books since I was a boy, Treasure Island being my favourite book and film, I was quite surprised to see that my wish had come true.
Pirate’s Honour was slow to start with, but as I finished each chapter I found myself getting more sucked into the dilemma the crew of the Stargazer found themselves in. What I loved about this novel was the interaction of the characters namely Torrius and Celeste. Their personal story was heartbreaking at times and the desire to keep reading late into the night to find out what happened next was strong and easily given into.
Even though I loved the story I did feel that it didn’t really give one character a good chance of screen time, which was the Stargazer herself. I guess after reading the The Liveship Trader Trilogy by Robin Hobb, I felt that the ship would have had more of a presence then it did.
I hope that the crew of the Stargazer return for another adventure on the High Seas of Golarion.