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on 1 March 2011
This is the second book in a series by Paizo in the land of Golarion. This book will bring you to the Land of the Linnorm Kings and Irrisien - the land ruled by the Witch Queen.
It is written by Elaine Cunningham who some might know better from her books in the Forgotten Realms setting. It is a solid story with an interesting twist on magic. It features a love story and betrayal. I don't want to give away to much of the story to spoil it. If you are looking for some light fantasy and you enjoyed Elaines writing in the past then you likely will like this book as well.
If you just look for a good fantasy novel - give it a try. There is another book out already with Amazon - Prince of Woolves that plays in the same fantasy world. A thrid one - Plague of Shadows is also out but will take a few more days before arriving with Amazon. It should be available by the time you read this and the Prince of Wolves. More books are planned in this series - but you will have to be patient as the schedule right now is rather slow.
In case you are also a Pathfinder RPG player you will enjoy the additional background and depths in which areas like Irrisien are explored. You will get a more succinct description in the Golarion Campaign setting. But this will never give you as much of a feel for a land as a novel can give you.
I did dither between four and five stars. Four stars for the story - a fifth as it also helps me to immerse myself into the RPG world. This will be helpful if I should GM some scenarios in the cold north and I need to represent some Berserker clans struggling against the cold and the witches.
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