This scenario was a great jaunt through the City of Strangers. The combats were varied and interesting. I really enjoyed the beginning investigation, even though I was playing a Barbarian, and the interactions with the people of Kaer Maga.
Absolute, 100% best Pathfinder Tale you can buy. Great use of the setting, well written characters, and great action and plot. Started reading it and 400 ish pages and hours later, I was done and wanted a sequel.
If no sequel presents itself, we will riot in the streets! :P
Or just read Scimitar Moon. Which I plan on doing as soon as possible.
You know how you hate when Chase Scenes show up in Pathfinder games? This entire novel is basically one huge chase scene. I was very disappointed by this one, and it is probably my least favorite of the Tales. It has some good points, but is completely overshadowed by the bad points. Had it's reading not been required to get the permanent Pirate's Honor (which is the best Tale, by the by) boon for PFS, I would have stopped reading this one very early on. The repetition and inability to hold my attention was very unlike any of the other Pathfinder Tales, so I would definitely give this one a pass, especially if there are other Tales you haven't read.
Fantastic, and a bit grittier than previous tales. I didn't find it overly gross out violent, but I am a fan of Game of Thrones, so maybe I'm just used to it? I love the character of Jendara and the more serious tone of this one. Looking forward to seeing more from this author!