Apologies if a thread already exists for noting potential errors in Blood of Shadows, but after an extensive search for existing threads on Blood of Shadows errors/errata and Dwarf and Gnome bonus feats, I couldn't find anything, so here goes -- apologies in advance if such a thread actually exists, and apologies in advance if the following is an error specific to www.d20pfsrd.com instead of an error in the quoted sources.
The Shadowhunter alternate racial trait for Dwarves and Gnomes (but not Halflings or Elves) is listed as replacing the Bonus Feat. One small problem: Dwarves and Gnomes don't have a bonus feat. Is this supposed to be a feat that can only be taken at 1st level? (Actually, even if it is, it's still really good -- you get to be not completely helpless against Incorporeal creatures, AND you get free Iron Will.)
Shadowhunter (2 RP): Characters with this trait deal 50% weapon damage to incorporeal creatures when using non-magical weapons (including natural and unarmed attacks), as if using magic weapons. They also gain a +2 bonus on saving throws to remove negative levels, and recover physical ability damage from attacks by undead creatures at a rate of 2 points per ability score per day (rather than the normal 1 point per ability score per day). Dwarves can take this trait in place of their bonus feat, also gaining Iron Will as a bonus feat. Source PPC:BoS
(The text for Gnomes is the same except for saying Gnomes instead of Dwarves.)
I haven't yet exhaustively searched to see if other races have the same problem, but as noted above, Halflings and Elves don't have this problem.
Note: Although Archives of Nethys mentions Blood of Shadows in its sources (Player Companion), it doesn't seem to have been updated with anything from there.
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d20pfsrd got this one wrong. The correct text is "Dwarves, elves, gnomes, half-orcs, and halflings can take this trait in place of weapon familiarity." They accidentally copied and pasted the human version of this trait here.
Thanks -- good to know. Unfortunately, I think that Blood of Shadows is one of the books that WON'T appear in the Paizo PRD, and Archives of Nethys seems to be out of commission. I see that other people put in this complaint for Elves (which strangely was fixed, even though others were not), Dwarves, and Half-Orcs, so I added it for Gnomes.