Pathfinder Tales: Starspawn Paperback | Kindle
By Wendy N. Wagner
Cover Art by Jesper Ejsing Tor Books
Release Date: August 9, 2016
I was having a crisis of faith, folks. Specifically a loss of faith in the extended world of Pathfinder. For you see, I have read at least a half dozen of the Pathfinder Tales over the last few months and had become discouraged that I would find any that would please me. Luckily, I picked up Pathfinder Tales: Starspawn, for it has made everything okay again. Blending classic sword and sorcery with tales of the Old Ones, this novel more than makes up for some of the shortcomings I’ve seen in other books from this series. It is not without its flaws, but the tale itself is amazing and well written, two essential components in any fictional story.
Everyone understands the concept of good versus evil; it’s a tale as old as time itself. But how about lawful good, neutral good, and lawful evil versus chaotic evil? That puts a twist on things, right? Especially when you take into account the fact that the chaotic evil is long dead. Pathfinder Tales: Hellknight is a story of love, redemption, and the undead.
Don’t worry, no necrophilia here; just a lot of death and destruction. You know, exactly what you expect from a fantasy novel based on a roleplaying game. Want to know more? Keep on reading!
I love heroic fantasy. There’s just something about the quintessential “hero’s journey,” set in worlds inhabited by various races, where good stands against evil on an epic and magical scale.
I also love shared-world anthologies. Not only are they a great way to find new authors, but they’re also an excellent avenue for gaining a broader understanding of the particular fantasy setting. When I stumbled across the Kickstarter campaign for Champions of Aetaltis, created by Marc Tassin, it didn’t take me long to realize the potential for the stories set in this new fantastical land, or all of the fascinating world-building possibilities.
Already having successfully funded phase one of the world of Aetaltis — a 44 page Pathfinder compatible RPG called The Temple of Modren — Tassin has gathered a group of 17 highly accomplished authors to tackle the Champions of Aetaltis anthology. With the likes of Mel Odom, Larry Correia, Elizabeth Vaughan, Ed Greenwood, and Bill Willingham involved, this is likely to be an amazing collection! Continue below for more info and to watch the Kickstarter video.
Each and every week “Just a City Boy” MK2Fac3 and “Born and Raised in South Detroit” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of August 15, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
MK2FAC3 has been called away to be a special counselor at Wrestling Camp, so it’ll just be the Hench flying solo this week. He’s got fantasy, horror, aliens, and a Hulk to keep you entertained. You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, The GoD List!