Pathfinder Tales: Lord of Runes

  • by Dave Gross
  • Narrated by Steve West
  • 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The aristocratic Pathfinder Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard, Radovan (Pathfinder's answer to Sherlock Holmes and Watson), return for their fifth standalone novel. When Varian is bequeathed a dangerous magical book by an old colleague, he and Radovan are pulled into a mystery that will set them on the path of a powerful necromancer seeking to become the new avatar of an ancient and sinister demigod - one of the legendary Runelords. But in saving the world, will Varian and Radovan lose their souls?
Based upon the world featured in the award winning Pathfinder role-playing game.


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Excellent Audio Introduction to Pathfinder Tales

This is an excellent audio Introduction to Pathfinder Tales series of novels. The narrator was easy to listen to and there was no difficulty in distinguishing between characters. If there was any problems with the Novel was that at points it felt it went a little too fast, but that may be because I am used to long series of linked novels.
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- Steven W Lau

Interesting "read"

I would/will likely listen to this again as the Android App is currently being flakey and there are a couple of spots I missed. That said, I also enjoyed some of the subtle, "gamer" in-references, such as the Wizard Yondo using his last scroll rather than saving it and having a crisis because he "knew he should have saved it." Every RPG I've played, table or video, there's always that moment of "should I use it now or save it because I might need it later?!" There are a number of similar moments the author portrays that gave me a chuckle.

I can't give a favorite moment in the book without spoilers, but there is a moment when Radovan has to make a decision (yes, there are more than one of these scenes, but you'll recognize the main one that I'm referencing when you listen to the book) and that scene fired off a visual in my imagination that was nearly a movie. It was a well written, well narrated scene.

The narrator seems a bit 'mellow,' and the change in voice that I'm used to in other books is more subtle, so that at times I had problems following which character was speaking. That said, the differentiation between the two main characters was easily distinguishable and it didn't necessarily detract from the reading as the author's writing allows one to pick up on which character is speaking either by stating it or by referencing them in some way.

All in all, a good, solid read, especially for old gamers like myself.
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- Kenneth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-18-2015
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio