The Fury of the North

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Illustration by Michal Ivan

Due to the holiday madness, your regularly scheduled web fiction—Chris Willrich's adventures of Gideon the bard, star of The Dagger of Trust—has been postponed for two weeks, but I couldn't pass up the chance to talk about Pathfinder Tales. Specifically, I want to show off the cover art for Wendy N. Wagner's book Skinwalkers, which comes out in late February.

We've had a lot of great covers over the years, but I won't lie: Michal Ivan knocked this one out of the park, and created hands-down my favorite cover Pathfinder Tales has ever had. His vision of Jendara is one of the most badass heroines I've ever seen, from the messy braid all the way down to the skull and crossbones tattoos on the backs of her hands. Yet at the same time, she also looks realistic—there's no over-the-top comic book superhero here, just a pissed-off Viking mother ready to show a raider why you do not mess with the people of the Ironbound Archipelago. Similarly, the cold, forbidding beauty of the mountains and longships in the background perfectly matches my vision of the Lands of the Linnorm Kings.

Of course, if you want to know why Jendara's kicking ass in the frozen north, you can preorder Skinwalkers today!

James L. Sutter
Fiction Editor/Senior Editor

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Wow, that is an awesome piece of artwork. I agree: best of the lot.


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Great pic!
Now to build a skinwalker as PC...

Ruyan.


golem101 wrote:
New desktop!

I actually did the same thing earlier when it got posted to facebook! :D

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Tirisfal wrote:
golem101 wrote:
New desktop!
I actually did the same thing earlier when it got posted to facebook! :D

Ditto on my laptop.

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the awesome... it is burned into ma eyes!


I'll admit, I LOVE it when Paizo posts art, especially beautiful, detailed art like this. I agree that I now have a new desktop background.

I'm looking forward to Skinwalkers with great anticipation. Maybe I'll go reread Mother Bears to get myself into the mood!

-Aaron


Very impressive work.


It's unfortunate that the Web Fiction for The Dagger of Trust has been postponed for 2 weeks. This is a wonderful substitute for the first week. Maybe next week we can get the cover art for The Dagger of Trust or for Redemption Engine!

*Crosses Fingers*

-Aaron


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Wow! I could not agree more. Ivan FTW!

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