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Pathfinder Tales: Stalking the Beast Paperback – November 12, 2013
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I found the chapters from each of the 3 main characters to be mixed. I enjoy Elyana's, I was conflicted by Lisette's, I groaned at Drelm's. The author writes each chapter as seen by these 3 characters.
Elyana is perceptive and smart, capable and clever. Her chapter's reflect this. The seasoned Elf veteran ranger.
Lisette, well, I was expecting the iconic gunslinger Lisette from Pathfinder. No, for one, this Lisette is a Chelixian Human. Her motivations and development are fairly standard fantasy cliche. I forgive that to a degree. The cunning Human veteran Gunslinger.
Drelm. Drelm is an idiot. He is a good man, half orc really, and the book stresses that he is a good half orc facing prejudice enough, with the intellectual depth of a teaspoon. His chapters reflect his lack of thought, curiousity, and general Abadar worshiping Lawful Goodness. He is a skilled fighter and a loyal companion. Perhaps the author thought to write him as being a simple man, with simple goals..... in any event, the overall effect irritated me that i longed to finish his chapters to return to Elyana's and Lisette's.
Most of the rest of the cast is disposable monster bait, you don't care one lick when they die. Sad, but that is also a standard fantasy trait.
The action is good, the battles are vivid, Elyana attempting to work out the mystery, Lisette battling her past: these are all the reasons to read this book if you like the genre.
this book follows David Gross's formula of telling the story in the eyes of three people, Elyana, Drelm, and the gunslinger bounty hunter Lissette. I came to enjoy each character from Elyana's desire to help people, to Drelm showing that not all half-orc are monsterous brutes, to the past that Lisette has and how she came to be the person she is. The environments you travel through from the town, to the mysterious Sevenarches are well written and described beautifully, and the combat sequences are well done, from the simple sword swing to the use of firearms (first time I have read is this series of guns being used) and shows the advantages and disadvantages of each. I would say this book is a strong addition to the tales series and will love to see if he writes another book with Lissette in it.