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About the Author

HOWARD JONES was instrumental in the rebirth of interest in Harold Lamb s historical fiction, and has assembled and edited 8 collections of Lamb s work for the University of Nebraska Press. His stories of Dabir and Asim have appeared in a variety of publications over the last ten years, and led to his invitation to join the editorial staff of Black Gate magazine in 2004, where he has served as Managing Editor ever since. He blogs regularly at the Black Gate website.
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Product Details

  • Series: Pathfinder Tales
  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: PAIZO, INC (March 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601252919
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601252913
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 4.1 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #725,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As the first Pathfinder Tales book written by Howard Andrew Jones, Plague of Shadows does not disappoint. It is a fast-paced sword and sorcery romp, combining interesting characters, exciting story lines and descriptive writing to ensure that you will not want to put this book down.
As a great adventure with a mix of romance, there are plenty of golden nuggets throughout the book to keep you happy!
Plague of Shadows is now on my list of favorites, and I encourage you to join Elyana and Drelm on their first of what I hope will be many adventures to come.
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This is my favorite book of the Pathfinder Tales so far. It earns a solid PG under the MPAA rating system. This book was a fun quest. As I read it, I felt like I was running through an adventure. There are some mature themes in it (racism, love/loss, violence, death, quest for power), but nothing that you wouldn't find in any novel read in a Jr High/High School English class. This book has a very strong female lead. I would rate this as a Teen+ book, highly enjoyable to all ages above 13.
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Plague of Shadows by Howard Andrew Jones

This is another Pathfinder novel, the main character is Elyana a elven adventure. Most of her former adventurer friends are now dead, she stayed and lived near her friend Stelan who become a Lord. When her friend becomes ill with a shadow plague magical disease brought on by one of their former friend a shadow wizard named Acril. She goes on a quest to find a cure and eventually ends up searching for the Crown of Shadows. She travels with Stelan's son, Renar, Drelm a half orc loyal to the Lord, Kellius a Wizard, and Vallyn a bard that use to travel with Stelan and Elyana.

It starts with them trying to track down Acril and force him to remove the plague. Eventually they are forced to seek out the Crown of Shadows. While Acril is indeed a villain he is a very interesting character and far from the only villain in the story. In fact all the characters are well done and interesting. I don't want to give away any spoilers for the book. But the book has a little of everything that makes a fantasy book a good fantasy book. There is a dragon, wizards, evil cults, monsters, a epic quest, travel to another plane of existence in this case the shadow plane. There is enough twists and turns to keep you from knowing what's going to happen at the end and keep you involved in the story looking forward to what is going to happen next. If you are a fan of fantasy books it is worth checking out, if you are a Pathfinder fan then I strong recommend the book, to date I think it is the best of the new pathfinder novel line.
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Howard Andrew Jones is a famous proponent of Sword and Sorcery as well as a former editor of Flashing Swords ezine. So it was with some surprise and a lot of interest that I noticed he had written a novel with a female lead character for the Pathfinder series. What I found was a solid fantasy novel which with very minor changes could have run independently of the Pathfinder universe. His female elf protagonist was handled with thoughtful subtlety and there were enough surprise twists and turns to the plot to keep everyone happy. This novel is a credit to Jones and to Pathfinder, although I found the artificial constraints requiring Jones to work his very solid plot into the spell system of the game just annoying enough to keep me from giving this a five star rating.
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Did not expect to love this so much from the sort of stilted (in my view) start. A lot of odd stuff happens all at once, and some (apparent) stereotypes/definitions put onto the characters that didnt make them seem very interesting. Could not have been more wrong. Its all sort of a set-up so you can see how much they grow and change, so you understand how difficult some of the choices they have to make are, lending them a great deal of force and drama.

I cant even begin to dissect the plot these characters traverse other than to say its a thrill-ride, and like most of what I call good books, it escalates and speeds up the farther you get into the book, until you are completely sucked in.

I think I saw this author has written several other works and I am going to hunt them down immediately.
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This was a very well-written high-adventure fantasy story. The characterization was pretty good, and I felt connected to all of them (even the bad guys in their turns). There were some good surprise twists, and a few "wow" moments. The action was exciting, the dialogue flowed pretty naturally, and the world felt real. And finally, it was very evocative of the game it is based on, without reading like fan fiction. If I had any complaints it would be that the end felt a little rushed (which I find to be pretty common, so it's not a big deal), and that the Elves were stereotypically "super" (thanks to Tolkien's influence). Still, I enjoyed it a lot, and had a hard time putting it down.
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This book is, simply put, beautiful. The story, just like the characters within, is a slow burning candle, picking up speed till it comes at you like a raging inferno of depth and emotional torque. There was not a single non well written character in the book, Arcil I can safely say is my favorite Tales character I have read of to date. I could see myself going along the way he did with his motivations for going about things.

Along with Plane of Shadow, which is described awesomely, large parts of this story take place in Galt, which, if you did not hate before alongside its insane moronic Citizens you will after reading this Tale.

Very much recommended.
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