A new novel in the fantasy world of the bestselling successor to the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop role playing game.
Aristocratic Pathfinder Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard Radovan (Pathfinder's answer to Holmes and Watson) return for their fifth standalone novel. When Varian is bequeathed a dangerous magical book by an old colleague, he and Radovan are pulled into a mystery and set on the path of a powerful necromancer seeking to become the new avatar of an ancient and sinister demigod — one of the legendary Runelords. But in saving the world, will Varian and Radovan lose their souls?
Dave Gross is the author of the Radovan & the count novels for Pathfinder Tales, including Prince of Wolves, Master of Devils, Queen of Thorns, King of Chaos, and Lord of Runes. After teaching English and working as a technical writer, Dave joined TSR, Inc. as editor for Polyhedron Newszine. He moved successively from Dungeon Adventures to Dragon Magazine, then to Star Wars Insider and Gamer, and finally to Amazing Stories. He has dabbled in writing for computer games and still contributes to a roleplaying book now and then.
Dave’s first professional publications were short stories in Forgotten Realms anthologies. While he has continued to write short fiction, he has since published novels for the Forgotten ... (more)