Saturday, 6 June 2015
FANTASY REVIEW: Pathfinder Tales: Lord of Runes - Dave Gross
Release Date: 02/06/15
Publisher: Tor/Pan Macmillan
Count Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard Radovan are no strangers to the occult. Yet when Varian is bequeathed a dangerous magical book by an old colleague, the infamous investigators find themselves on the trail of a necromancer bent on becoming the new avatar of a strange and sinister demigod-one of the legendary runelords. Along with a team of mercenaries and adventurers, the crime-solving duo will need to delve into a secret world of dark magic and the legacy of a lost empire. But in saving the world, will Varian and Radovan lose their souls?
From bestselling author Dave Gross comes a fantastical tale of mystery, monsters, and mayhem in PATHFINDER TALES: LORD OF RUNES, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
To be honest, I’ve been a fan of Pathfinder for quite some time, however sadly for me, the writing in this title felt sadly lacking. There wasn’t the excitement for me that the roleplay game brings to the table and all in, sadly felt that rather than improving on what has already been established that it was more of a cash in than something to further what is already there.
Add to this a plot that was fairly basic, didn’t have a whole lot going for it and sadly for me characters that were a little too predictable and all round I was disappointed.