Reign of Stars, a novel by Tim Pratt, was released in August 2014. The novel follows the characters and events of Pratt's 2012 novel, City of the Fallen Sky.
|| When the leader of the ruthless Technic League calls in a favor, the mild-mannered alchemist Alaeron has no choice but to face a life he thought he'd left behind long ago. Accompanied by his only friend, a street-savvy thief named Skiver, Alaeron must head north into Numeria, a land where brilliant and evil arcanists rule over the local barbarian tribes with technology looted from a crashed spaceship. Can Alaeron and Skiver survive long enough to unlock the secrets of the stars? Or will the backstabbing scientists of the Technic League make Alaeron's curiosity his undoing?
Reign of Stars features the following characters:
- Chapter 1 Intangible Assassin
- Chapter 5 The Road, Again
- Chapter 8 Night's Numerian Shore
- Chapter 9 Erastil's Blessing
- Chapter 12 Welcome to Starfall
- Chapter 13 Palace of Fallen Stars
- Chapter 15 Experimental Interrogations
- Chapter 16 In the Court of the Black Sovereign
- Chapter 17 Dawn Departure
- Chapter 19 Delving into the Wreck
- Chapter 20 Silver Statues
- Chapter 22 Going to Ground
- Chapter 23 A Few Short Scenes About Rogues
- Chapter 24 Triumphant Returns
- Chapter 25 Behind the Black Door
- Chapter 26 The Aforementioned Glory
Paizo has published Chapter One on-line as the Reign of Stars Sample Chapter.
|Terms with a superscript 'S' are considered significant. Quoted text ("...") is taken directly from the book.|
|Religion & Philosophy|
"alchemical extract that boosted my intellect" (Chapter 25)
Char's "transporter device"
"a coin-sized, irregularly shaped bit of black glass" (Chapter 17)
"colored mists that devour people" (Chapter 17)
Council of Captains: unknown members mentioned by description (see above)
"the court skald" (Chapter 16)
"green metal staff" (Chapter 21)
"immense red-tinted goggles" (Chapter 14)
"insectlike optics" (Chapter 13)
"a plant that only grows reliably in one particular place in Numeria" (Chapter 4)
robot in Chapter 10: ?variant scrapyard robot
"a small, fist-sized globe of alchemical light" (Chapter 10)
"that stuff that keeps you up all night" (Chapter 7)
"thick, purplish-black, glittering cloud" (Chapter 25)
"time-altering staff"S (Chapter 21)
Zernebeth's pair of clairaudience earringsS
Zernebeth's present: "black box", "black cube", "magic box"S (?variant emergency shelter)
The events of this novel almost certainly occur after the events of the Iron Gods Adventure Path.
Unusually for a Paizo publication, the page numbering in the printed novel is two pages behind that of the PDF version. To avoid confusion, only chapter numbering is used on this page.