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Lord of Runes
Lord of Runes
PZO8527
(Book)
Author(s) Dave Gross
Publisher Tor Books
Price Print: $14.99
eBook: $9.99
Audiobook: $26.99
Released June 2, 2015
Type Novel
Binding Trade paperback, eBook, unabridged digital audio
Narrator Steve West
Runtime 13 h 2 m
isbn ISBN 978-0-7653-7451-6
ISBN 978-1-4668-4263-2 (ebook)
ISBN 978-1-4272-6633-0 (audiobook)
Series Pathfinder Tales
Follows Forge of Ashes
Precedes Liar's Island
Artwork from Lord of Runes

Lord of Runes, a Pathfinder Tales novel by Dave Gross, was released on June 2, 2015. The book continues the adventures of Count Varian Jeggare and his companion Radovan, following the events of King of Chaos. This novel marks the first Pathfinder Tales novel published under license by Tor Books.[1]

Some Secrets Should Stay BuriedCount Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard Radovan are no strangers to the occult. Yet when Varian is bequeathed a dangerous magical book by an old colleague, the infamous investigators find themselves on the trail of a necromancer bent on becoming the new avatar of an ancient and sinister demigod—one of the legendary runelords. Along with a team of mercenaries and adventurers, the crime-solving duo will need to delve into a secret world of dark magic and the legacy of a lost empire. But in saving the world, will Varian and Radovan lose their souls?

Characters

Lord of Runes features the following characters:

Contents

  • Map (8)
  • Chapter 1 The Acadamae (11)
  • Chapter 2 Old Korvosa (30)
  • Chapter 3 The Fencing Academy (49)
  • Chapter 4 The Laboratory (66)
  • Chapter 5 Upslope House (85)
  • Chapter 6 Thief Camp (104)
  • Chapter 7 The Dawn Shadow Path (118)
  • Chapter 8 Kaer Maga (135)
  • Chapter 9 The Therassic Spire (146)
  • Chapter 10 Tarheel Promenade (163)
  • Chapter 11 The Bottoms (179)
  • Chapter 12 The Cinderlands (195)
  • Chapter 13 The Sleeper (214)
  • Chapter 14 The Dragon's Lair (233)
  • Chapter 15 The River of Souls (255)
  • Chapter 16 The Shadows of Xin-Gastash (269)
  • Chapter 17 The Shrine of Lissala (284)
  • Chapter 18 Seraph's Ladder (296)
  • Chapter 19 The Cenotaph (310)
  • Chapter 20 The Crypt of Zutha (326)
  • Epilogue Vigil (344)
  • About the Author (361)
  • Acknowledgements (363)
  • Glossary (365)

Paizo published Chapter One to the Paizo Blog as a sample chapter.

Index

Plot summary

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References & Index Notes

  1. Tor Books. (2014). Pathfinder Tales: Lord of Runes | Dave Gross | Macmillan, MacmIllan Publishers.
  2. "albino arthropods" p 223
  3. "cantrips to reveal...otherworldy intrusions" p 87
  4. "conjuring brazier" p 167
  5. "enchanted figurine" p 167
  6. "epiphany spell" p 124
  7. "four mammoths holding a globe on their backs" - symbol of a god? p 163
  8. "hulking brutes with three-fingered claws, doglike legs and hideous maws" p 223
  9. Illyria's lens / monocle p 81
  10. Illyria's spell: "gray blur" p 306, 336
  11. Illyria's wand p 131 & 253: could be magic missile but has "black bolts"
  12. "invisible barrier around Zutha" p 323
  13. Jeggare's "illuminating gem" ring p 230
  14. Radovan's potion p 211
  15. "scrying orb" p 167
  16. Spell p 60: "mass of rainbow-colored veils"
  17. Spell p 196 to make grave
  18. Spell p 223 "evoking a red blaze...infernal bolt"
  19. Spell p 251 "shimmering field deflected it"..."magic shield" - protection from arrows??
  20. Spell p 253 "screamed a magic word"
  21. Spell p 325 "death magic wormed its way to her heart"
  22. Spell p 340 "whipped a black lash of magic"
  23. "squid-cow thing" p 235
  24. Zora's flag & staff / banner