Liar's Island

Liar s Island Having unseated Dungeons Dragons Pathfinder RPG is the world s bestselling tabletop roleplaying game now available in a series of novelsIn the the tradition of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser if one were

  • Title: Liar's Island
  • Author: Tim Pratt
  • ISBN: 9780765374523
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • Having unseated Dungeons Dragons, Pathfinder RPG is the world s bestselling tabletop roleplaying game now available in a series of novelsIn the the tradition of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser if one were a talking magical sword Rodrick and his blade Hrym are accomplished con artists and occasional adventurers as long as it means easy money When they get called to tHaving unseated Dungeons Dragons, Pathfinder RPG is the world s bestselling tabletop roleplaying game now available in a series of novelsIn the the tradition of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser if one were a talking magical sword Rodrick and his blade Hrym are accomplished con artists and occasional adventurers as long as it means easy money When they get called to the court of an exotic southern island, they become pawns in a dangerous game of political intrigue The only way to survive is to locate and liberate a legendary artifact.Paizo Publishing is the award winning publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels.

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    1. I love these books, but wish they were easier to find. I first stumbled on Pathfinder Tales at BEA in 2013. And loved them. They are so hard to find though. NO library in the entire state of Maine owns ANY. So the only way for me to get any is to buy them, and while I love supporting authors, books are expensive. Anyway, this is a sequel to Liar's Blade, which I picked up at BEA. This story picks up a little over a year after Liar's Blade. It is very much a fantasy adventure story, but not the o [...]

    2. Rodrick and his magical sword, Hrym, have been making a living through thievery and tricks for a long time, but they’re about to face their biggest challenge yet when they arrive on the island of Jalmeray. The ruler there wants to buy Hrym as a gift for a friend, but the chief advisor has darker plans of assassination and chaos. Before long, Rodrick and Hrym have been sucked into a deeper plot, and it’s up to them and a few allies to stop an evil cult from taking over the island!Author Tim P [...]

    3. The earliest fantasy fiction was essentially a roguish person (often with a foil, the character type, not sword) who wandered around the fantasy world getting into trouble usually doing something nefarious. Conan, Elak of Atlantis, The Grey Mouser, Jirel of Joiry, etc. Unfortunately the popularity of Lord of the Rings pretty much squished this sort of fantasy in favor of ultra long (and my mind mind, boring) epics. Tim Pratt's Pathfinder novels hark back to the old style of fantasy, in this case [...]

    4. entertaining fantasy fare with jungles, genies and sultans.The ending was a bit hurried, but the characters are well fleshed out and easy to follow in them falling from one problem into the next.

    5. a slow start, where I felt the writer was trying too hard to be funny. But it got better as the story progressed and the plot wasn't too predictable

    6. Very strong, very enjoyable, enough twists and turns to keep any fan of adventure fiction interested. The banter between Rodrick and his sword, of course, is the best part of this series.

    7. This book is part of a series of novels based on the roleplaying game Pathfinder.I haven't played Pathfinder, but played a lot of Dungeons & Dragons, and read my fair share of novels based on roleplaying games, so I was sure any knowledge of the setting wasn't necessary. And indeed: This story is easy to follow without any knowledge of the world (or roleplaying in general), and even without having read Liar's Blade, an earlier Pathfinder novel that also features Rodrick and Hrym.The story be [...]

    8. Previously Published at TheQwilleryTim Pratt knows how to write a fun fantasy. Liar's Island was just what I needed after reading a stinker. It's light and refreshing, like a palette cleanser for my soul and a reminder of why I love fantasy. It has great characters, an interesting story and a great pace. This is my first Pathfinder novel, but it reminds me a lot of the Forgotten Realms novels I started reading in middle school.Pratt's characters are easy to like and have personality without tryi [...]

    9. Taking a welcome break for horror novels, I decided to pick up some novels based off the tabletop gaming system that I partake in: Pathfinder. Liar's Blade is my first dive into the Pathfinder Tales series. I found the book to be quite enjoyable, driven by some fun characters. Liar's Island begins with a heist interrupted as our main protags (protagonists) on the run from a posse of houseguards. Just as Rodrick and his talking sword of ice magic, Hrym are about to be captured, a djinn appears to [...]

    10. What's a man and his sword to do when they're invited by a Djini to the Impossible Island of Jalmeray to meet the king? When the man is Rodrick and his sword is the intelligent magical sword Hrym, they of course accept the offer, with every intention of finding a way to bilk the king for as much gold as possible while doing as little work as possible. The second entry in their series is another delightful romp of a mostly harmless but utterly selfish duo. Of course they wind up in far more troub [...]

    11. This is a book in the Pathfinder Tales series. It features Rodrick (a con-man) and his magical, intelligent sword made of ice, Hrym. The story centers around the pair’s travels to the island nation of Jalmaray, where they become embroiled in some serious politics between a cult of a goddess of destruction and deceit and the thakur, the ruler of Jalmaray. Throw in some of the Indian legendary creatures like rakshasas and a couple of were-tigers, and you have an interesting situation. Can Rodric [...]

    12. It was awesome! I love the Pathfinder world as a whole and seeing it brought to life in such an awesome way is great! And the story; in retrospect I realize happens over the course of a few weeks at best, is so action packed! The chemistry between Hrym and Rodrick is great, shows off how deep their friendship runs. Great book overall, left me wanting to read more, can't wait until their next adventure!

    13. Rodrick and Hrym are the recurring characters that I find least interesting in the Pathfinder novels. The stort was decent, but my disinterest in the characters makes it less enjoyable to read.

    14. The book has a slow start, but once the story blends together the plot is very good & introduces some ideas for use in actual Pathfinder play.

    15. Quite a nice book. It is set in Jalmeray, which is a different area of the Inner Sea area, more of an Indian theme. It was fun to see that area and the adventures and characters were good.

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