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Liar's Island
Liar's Island
Author(s) Tim Pratt
Publisher Tor Books
Price Print: $14.99
ePub: $9.99
Audiobook: $22.67
Released August 25, 2015
Type Novel
Binding Trade paperback, ePub
Pages 295 pages (excluding advertisements)
Narrator Steve West
Runtime 10 h 54 m
isbn ISBN 978-0-7653-7452-3
ISBN 978-1-4668-4264-9 (ebook)
Series Pathfinder Tales
Chapters 27 chapters
Follows Lord of Runes
Precedes Beyond the Pool of Stars
Artwork from Liar's Island

Liar's Island, a Pathfinder Tales novel by Tim Pratt, was released on August 25, 2015. The book continues the adventures of Rodrick and his intelligent magic sword, Hrym, following the events of Liar's Blade.

A Thief and His SwordRodrick is a con man as charming as he is cunning. Hrym is a talking sword of magical ice, with the soul and spells of an ancient dragon. Together, the two travel the world, parting the gullible from their gold and freezing their enemies in their tracks. But when the two get summoned to the mysterious island of Jalmeray by a king with genies and elementals at his command, they'll need all their wits and charm if they're going to escape with the greatest prize of all—their lives.

From Hugo Award winner Tim Pratt comes a tale of magic, assassination, and cheerful larceny, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.


Liar's Island features the following characters:


  • Maps (8)
  • Chapter 1 Cornered (11)
  • Chapter 2 Summoned (19)
  • Chapter 3 Inner and Outer Seas (26)
  • Chapter 4 Cabin Boy (39)
  • Chapter 5 Over the Obari Ocean (47)
  • Chapter 6 Impossible Islands (54)
  • Chapter 7 City of Pagodas (62)
  • Chapter 8 Palace of Gardens (75)
  • Chapter 9 The Thakur's Proposal (86)
  • Chapter 10 Festival of Flowers (100)
  • Chapter 11 Collector (109)
  • Chapter 12 The Wicked Counselor (121)
  • Chapter 13 Errands (131)
  • Chapter 14 Enemies Abound (144)
  • Chapter 15 Buyer Beware (156)
  • Chapter 16 Jungle Manners (164)
  • Chapter 17 Friendless (173)
  • Chapter 18 Dragon and Demon (185)
  • Chapter 19 Aftermath and Ambush (197)
  • Chapter 20 Grimmer and Grimmer (208)
  • Chapter 21 The Conclave of the Knife in the Dark (218)
  • Chapter 22 Marked by the Sign of the Eye (228)
  • Chapter 23 The Scepter of the Arclords (239)
  • Chapter 24 The Audacity of Truth (250)
  • Chapter 25 In the Cells (261)
  • Chapter 26 The Thakur's Justice (269)
  • Chapter 27 The Knife in the Dark (280)
  • About the Author (287)
  • Acknowledgements (289)
  • Glossary (291)

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


Plot summary

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The events of this novel occur after the events of the novel Liar's Blade.


This is a clean version of the artwork for the cover of Liar's Island:

Clean version of the cover for Liar's Island

References & Index Notes

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  1. Creature: fire elemental shaped like a toad p. 125 that becomes devil-like p. 148
  2. God: Vudran god of justice p. 257ff.
  3. Item: Numerian relic: "a toothed wheel that sings when you spin it" p. 277
  4. Magic item: "black disk" p. 189
  5. Magic item: "golden rope" pp. 125 & 127 (possibly variant rope of entanglement?)
  6. Person: "chief minister of justice" and in the Maurya-Rahm p. 255