Winter Witch Preview

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Winter Witch
Illustration by Jesper Ejsing

As you may have already noticed if you're a regular follower of the free weekly Pathfinder Tales web fiction—and if you're not, you should be—this week's offering is a little bit different. Normally, each Wednesday brings you a serialized chapter in a brand-new Pathfinder Tales short story by a promising new author or established fan favorite.

This week, however, we're trying something new. We realized recently that while the web fiction stories have hopefully been rousing some enthusiasm for Pathfinder fiction as a whole, we've ironically shown off very little of our flagship novels. To that end, from now on, each time a new novel releases, we'll choose one of the book's chapters and reprint it here in its entirety as a free sample (usually with additional art—we didn't come up with the idea quite in time to order new art for this round). After that, we'll make the sample chapter available in perpetuity both here and as a free downloadable PDF from the product page.

First up in this new plan is the just-released Winter Witch, for which we've selected the prologue as a perfect example of the kind of barbaric fun this book has to offer. Back when Elaine was first pitching the story to us, this chapter was the first thing she wrote and sent to us as an example of where she was headed. Once you've read it for yourself, I think you'll understand why we immediately knew we had to publish this book.

Normal web fiction will return next week with Ed Greenwood's explorations into the corrupt and combustible politics of Alkenstar, but for now, head over to the web fiction and get a first glimpse at Winter Witch! And as always, don't be afraid to comment on this blog or head over to the Pathfinder Tales messageboards to tell us exactly what you think.

James Sutter
Fiction Editor

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Very Nice-preordered for months!


I'm reading Winter Witch at the moment - it's cracking along! It's a fine romp so far.


Bah i'm jealous...Amazon Germany needs until mid-January for delivery...

Sczarni

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forbinproject wrote:
I'm reading Winter Witch at the moment - it's cracking along! It's a fine romp so far.

In the future, would it be possible to have these before they ship to subscribers? finished winter witch almost 2 weeks ago

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Cpt_kirstov wrote:
forbinproject wrote:
I'm reading Winter Witch at the moment - it's cracking along! It's a fine romp so far.
In the future, would it be possible to have these before they ship to subscribers? finished winter witch almost 2 weeks ago

Yeah, that's the plan, but we didn't have the idea until after WW was already shipping, and didn't want it to be left out. In the future, we'll aim to have these show up right around the release date.

Sczarni

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James Sutter wrote:
Cpt_kirstov wrote:
forbinproject wrote:
I'm reading Winter Witch at the moment - it's cracking along! It's a fine romp so far.
In the future, would it be possible to have these before they ship to subscribers? finished winter witch almost 2 weeks ago
Yeah, that's the plan, but we didn't have the idea until after WW was already shipping, and didn't want it to be left out. In the future, we'll aim to have these show up right around the release date.

Thanks! anything new on the web fiction pictures being added to the CUP?

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I finished it awhile back, but then i read it as a Eformat. I liked the book and hope future books are as good.

I did note the local Borders stores don't seem to carry them in stock. I have checked a couple of times just to see, but then to be fair. If it is not a modern vampire, supernatural type thriller then it is not likely to be there. Seems like anymore over half the scifi/fantasy fiction is modern supernatural stuff. Err done with my mini rant I guess... for now.


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I thought this novel was great! It grabbed my attention span well and has great character development.

Must read!!

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I would encourage folks (especially those who enjoy our books) to post reviews here on Paizo.com and (especially) on Amazon.com, where customers routinely shun books with very few reviews.

Thanks!

Sczarni

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Dark_Mistress wrote:

I finished it awhile back, but then i read it as a Eformat. I liked the book and hope future books are as good.

I did note the local Borders stores don't seem to carry them in stock. I have checked a couple of times just to see, but then to be fair. If it is not a modern vampire, supernatural type thriller then it is not likely to be there. Seems like anymore over half the scifi/fantasy fiction is modern supernatural stuff. Err done with my mini rant I guess... for now.

DM - My local borders carries them... you need to go to the end of the scifi area where all the shared world books are every Borders I've checked in CT area has had 1 or 2 copies of Prince of Wolves.

Dark Archive

Yep I know, they have FR, and all the other WotC IP setting books, they have world of warcraft, Warhammer and just about everything else. What they don't have is Pathfinder novels. Oh they will order them, i asked out of curiosity. They just don't carry them for some reason.


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Erik Mona wrote:

I would encourage folks (especially those who enjoy our books) to post reviews here on Paizo.com and (especially) on Amazon.com, where customers routinely shun books with very few reviews.

Thanks!

I'll post one here and on Bokus.com (Swedish internet-bookstore). Once I'm not using up all energy for snow-trudging at least.


Oh man I definitely liked the preview chapter; I'll have to put it on my christmas list, hahaha. I <3 my mommy and her need to buy me things.

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Erik Mona wrote:

I would encourage folks (especially those who enjoy our books) to post reviews here on Paizo.com and (especially) on Amazon.com, where customers routinely shun books with very few reviews.

Thanks!

I'll happily post 4 or 5 star reviews. In support of the line, however, I'll refrain from posting any that are below that.

Thus, I'll review Prince of Wolves (which I'll give 4 stars), but I'll pass on reviewing Winter Witch - I'd only give that 3 stars at best. Not that it's bad - it's just nowhere near as good as Prince of Wolves.

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