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This page serves as a resource for readers of Pathfinder Tales fiction, to aid them in reading stories and novels in roughly chronological order. As characters only rarely appear in works by more than one author, the lists have been organized by author.

Edited by James Sutter

Written by multiple authors, The Compass Stone tells of the travels of Pathfinder Eando Kline. It was originally published as the Pathfinder's Journal in the following Adventure Paths: Rise of the Runelords, Curse of the Crimson Throne and Second Darkness.

Prodigal Sons Tells of Ollix Kaddar's travels in the River Kingdoms. It is the Pathfinder's Journal for the Kingmaker Adventure Path. Each chapter was written by a different author

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
The Compass Stone Pathfinder's Journal 2007 - 2008
Prodigal Sons Pathfinder's Journal Kingmaker 2010

Dave Gross

Dave Gross is the most prolific author in the Pathfinder Tales line. He currently has one series, following the adventures of half-elven Venture-Captain Varian Jeggare and his Hellspawn bodyguard Radovan.

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
011st Fencing Master"The Fencing Master" Web Fiction Hell's Pawns 2013
022nd Hell's Pawns Pathfinder's Journal Council of Thieves "The Fencing Master" "The Lost Pathfinder" 2009
033rd Lost Pathfinder"The Lost Pathfinder" Web Fiction Hell's Pawns Prince of Wolves 2010
044th Prince of Wolves Novel "The Lost Pathfinder" "A Lesson in Taxonomy" 2010
055th [1] Lesson in Taxonomy"A Lesson in Taxonomy" Web Fiction Prince of Wolves "A Passage to Absalom" 2011
066th Passage to Absalom"A Passage to Absalom" Web Fiction "A Lesson in Taxonomy" Husks 2011
077th Husks Pathfinder's Journal Jade Regent "A Passage to Absalom" Master of Devils 2011
088th Master of Devils Novels Husks "Killing Time" 2011
099th Killing Time"Killing Time" Web Fiction Master of Devils Queen of Thorns 2012
1010th Queen of Thorns Novel "Killing Time" King of Chaos 2012
1111th King of Chaos Novel Queen of Thorns Lord of Runes 2013
1212th Lord of Runes Novel King of Chaos 2015

Howard Andrew Jones

Howard Andrew Jones' Tales focus on Elven Ranger, Elyana and her Half-orc friend, Drelm.

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st "The Walkers from the Crypt" Web Fiction Plague of Shadows 2011
2nd Plague of Shadows Novel "The Walkers from the Crypt" "Bells for the Dead" 2011
3rd "Bells for the Dead" Web Fiction Plague of Shadows Stalking the Beast 2013
4th Stalking the Beast Novel "Bells for the Dead" 2013
Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
"Beyond the Pool of Stars" Novel 2015

Elaine Cunningham

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st Dark Tapestry Pathfinder's Journal Legacy of Fire 2009
Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st "The Illusionist" Web Fiction Winter Witch 2010
2nd Winter Witch Novel "The Illusionist" 2011

Robin D. Laws

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
Plague of Light Pathfinder's Journal Serpent's Skull 2010-2011
The Treasure of Far Thallai Pathfinder's Journal Skull & Shackles 2012
Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st[2] The Worldwound Gambit Novel "The Ironroot Deception" 2011
2nd "The Ironroot Deception" Web Fiction The Worldwound Gambit "In the Event of My Untimely Demise" 2011
3rd "In the Event of My Untimely Demise" Web Fiction "The Ironroot Deception" Blood of the City 2012
4th Blood of the City Novel "In the Event of My Untimely Demise" "Sweet Ichor" 2012
5th Sweet Ichor Pathfinder's Journal Wrath of the Righteous Blood of the City 2012-2013

Kevin Andrew Murphy

Kevin Andrew Murphy currently has one series of fiction, following Galtan alchemist Norret Gantier and his younger brother Galtan oracle Orlin Gantier.

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st "The Secret of the Rose and Glove" Web Fiction "The Perfumer's Apprentice" 2010
2nd "The Perfumer's Apprentice" Web Fiction "The Secret of the Rose and Glove" "Thieves' Vinegar" 2012
3rd "Thieves' Vinegar" Web Fiction "The Perfumer's Apprentice" The Bonedust Dolls 2012
4th The Bonedust Dolls Pathfinder's Journal Reign of Winter "Thieves' Vinegar" 2013

James L. Sutter

James L. Sutter currently has one series of fiction, following Rahadoumi inquisitor Salim Ghadafar.

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st Faithful Servants"Faithful Servants" Web Fiction Death's Heretic 2011
2nd Death's Heretic Novel "Faithful Servants" "Boar and Rabbit" 2011
3rd "Boar and Rabbit" Web Fiction Death's Heretic The Redemption Engine 2014
4th The Redemption Engine Novel "Boar and Rabbit" 2014

Hugh Matthews

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st Krunzle the Quick"Krunzle the Quick" Web Fiction Song of the Serpent 2012
2nd Song of the Serpent Novel "Krunzle the Quick" 2012

Tim Pratt

Tim Pratt currently has two series of fiction, the first follows Alaeron, an alchemist who spent some time working for the Technic League in Numeria. The second follows Rodrick and his friend Hrym, an intelligent sword of ice. Alaeron and Rodrick share an adventure in "A Tomb of Winter's Plunder" which is immediately followed by "Bastard, Sword," where their storylines diverge.

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st "A Tomb of Winter's Plunder" Web Fiction City of the Fallen Sky 2012
2nd City of the Fallen Sky Novel "A Tomb of Winter's Plunder" Reign of Stars 2012
3rd Reign of Stars Novel City of the Fallen Sky 2014
Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st "Bastard, Sword" Web Fiction Liar's Blade 2013
2nd Liar's Blade Novel "Bastard, Sword" Liar's Island 2013
3rd Liar's Island Novel Liar's Blade 2015

Liane Merciel

Liane Merciel's Tales tell the story of Isiem, a Nidalese wizard.

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st "Misery's Mirror" Web Fiction Nightglass 2012
2nd Nightglass Novel "Misery's Mirror" Nightblade 2012
3rd Nightblade Novel Nightglass 2014

Bill Ward

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st The Box Web Fiction Light of a Distant Star 2011
2nd Light of a Distant Star AP Fiction Shattered Star The Box 2012

Richard Lee Byers

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st Lord of Penance Web Fiction 2010
Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st In Red Rune Canyon Web Fiction Called to Darkness 2013
2nd Called to Darkness Novel In Red Rune Canyon 2013

Chris A. Jackson

Chris A. Jackson's Tales tell the story of Torius Vin and his crew aboard the pirate ship, Stargazer.

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st Stargazer Web Fiction Pirate's Honor 2013
2nd Pirate's Honor Novel Stargazer Pirate's Promise 2013
3rd Pirate's Promise Novel Pirate's Honor Pirate's Prophecy 2014
4th Pirate's Prophecy Novel Pirate's Promise 2016

Ed Greenwood

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st Guns of Alkenstar Web Fiction 2011
Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st A Matter of Knives Web Fiction The Wizard's Mask 2013
2nd The Wizard's Mask Novel "A Matter of Knives" 2013

Chris Willrich

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st The Cloak of Belonging Web Fiction The Dagger of Trust 2014
2nd The Dagger of Trust Novel The Cloak of Belonging 2014

Wendy N. Wagner

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st Mother Bears Web Fiction Winter's Wolves 2012
2nd Winter's Wolves Web Fiction Mother Bears Skinwalkers 2014
3rd Skinwalkers Novel Winter's Wolves 2014

Michael A. Stackpole

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st Crusader RoadThe Crusader Road Novel 2014

F. Wesley Schneider

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
Guilty Blood Pathfinder's Journal Carrion Crown 2011
Shattered Steel Web Fiction 2012
Bloodbound Novel 2015

Lucien Soulban

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st Fingers of Death—No, Doom! Web Fiction The Tides of Blood! 2012
2nd The Tides of Blood! Web Fiction Fingers of Death—No, Doom! 2014

Amber E. Scott

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
The Swamp Warden Web Fiction 2010
The Seventh Execution Web Fiction 2011
Shadow of the Sands Pathfinder's Journal Mummy's Mask 2014

Gary Kloster

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st The Gem Web Fiction Firesoul 2015
2nd Firesoul Novel The Gem 2015

Josh Vogt

Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
The Weeping Blade Web Fiction 2013
Hunter's Folly Web Fiction 2014
Reading order Title Type Read After Read Before Published
1st The Price Paid Web Fiction Forge of Ashes 2015
2nd Forge of Ashes Novel The Price Paid 2015

References

  1. While this story technically takes place earlier in the chronology of Varian Jeggare's life, it has been recommended by author Dave Gross to read it between Prince of Wolves and "A Passage to Absalom"
  2. While individual stories occur in the "Literary Present," the events in The Worldwound Gambit take place approximately 2 years prior to the events in King of Chaos.