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Blood of the City [PDF / EPUB] Blood of the City Heroes for HireLuma is a cobblestone druid, a canny fighter and spellcaster who can read the chaos of Magnimar s city streets like a scholar reads books Together, she and her siblings in the powerful Heroes for HireLuma is a cobblestone druid, a canny fighter and spellcaster who can read the chaos of Magnimar s city streets like a scholar reads books Together, she and her siblings in the powerful Derexhi family form one of the most infamous and effective mercenary companies in the city, solving problems for the city s wealthy elite Yet despite being the oldest child, Luma gets little respect perhaps due to her half elven heritage When a job gone wrong lands Luma in the fearsome prison called the Hells, it s only the start of Luma s Blood of eBook ↠ problems For a new web of bloody power politics is growing in Magnimar, and it may be that those Luma trusts most have become her deadliest enemiesFrom visionary game designer and author Robin D Laws comes a new urban fantasy adventure of murder, betrayal, and political intrigue set in the award winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.


10 thoughts on “Blood of the City

  1. says:

    I worried about picking this one up On the one hand, I really like Robin D Laws, though that s mostly from his podcast On the other, I have a deep suspicion of game tie ins, even if I really like the game in this case, Pathfinder Fortunately for me, it turns out that Laws really is a good writer and not merely fun to listen to talking about stuff I picked this one up because it takes place in the city of Magnimar which is the current location in our family game I m running Rise of the R I worried about picking this one up On the one hand, I really like Robin D Laws, though that s mostly from his podcast On the other, I have a deep suspicion of game tie ins, even if I really like the game in this case, Pathfinder Fortunately for me, it turns out that Laws really is a good writer and not merely fun to listen to talking about stuff I picked this one up because it takes place in the city of Magnimar which is the current location in our family game I m running Rise of the Runelords for Melissa and the kids and I wanted to get a better handle on the feel of that city, at least as interpreted through the eyes of a talented writer I have to say, this was a win and a half because the main character, Luma, is a street druid and is thus explicitly and deeply tied into the character of the city.In addition to being great background for our family game, it was an excellent story on its own while you can t get away from the essential Pathfinder feel of it nor should you expect to , Laws turned that into an integral part of the story and it was made stronger for it It helped that Luma is an engaging character as an outcast in her own family even as she tries to fit in as part of her family s top mercenary squad Her personal story was moving and I liked seeing her come into her own as she began asserting herself both with her family as well as with others she has to deal with as part of her duties Oh, and the ending was deeply satisfying.So here is a novel that works both as part of the Pathfinder universe and as an outstanding story on its own I ll definitely be looking upof Robin s work, in or out of other roleplaying tie ins


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    I read this mainly because my husband really liked it and because the book is set in the same area our family Pathfinder game is set in It turns out that the same quality determined our ratings he liked that you could see the RPG characteristics in every action, and I really didn t I disliked being pulled out of the story thinking oh, Laws is describing the effect, but I know that s just how the fireball spell is described in the manual he s not being creative, someone else was creative on I read this mainly because my husband really liked it and because the book is set in the same area our family Pathfinder game is set in It turns out that the same quality determined our ratings he liked that you could see the RPG characteristics in every action, and I really didn t I disliked being pulled out of the story thinking oh, Laws is describing the effect, but I know that s just how the fireball spell is described in the manual he s not being creative, someone else was creative on his behalf, years ago And the main character and her family it was such an interesting idea, having an adventuring party that s all siblings, but that didn t stop me mentally ticking off fighter, rogue, mage, cleric, monk, druid as they were each introduced I think most of the people who read this book will be players of Pathfinder, but I actually think it might beinteresting to readers of straight up action fantasy who don t know anything about the system It s a well plotted novel with good description and interesting characters.Laws description and development of the main character Luma, who is a cobblestone druid a druid who is connected to the life of a city rather than that of the natural world is really well done, and although I worked out most of the plot twists in advance, that isbecause I m super suspicious than that Laws let anything slip All in all, an enjoyable Sunday afternoon read


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    Laws has come up with another winner with this new Pathfinder Tales novel Without giving too much away, the main character goes through such a drastic evolution that it hits the reader like a thunderbolt Character is king in this awesome story of a different kind of Druid RPG Druid, mind you , one that is attuned not to nature, but to the living, breathing heartbeat and song of a city His descriptions of the link between this young woman and the city, how she draws power from it, is enthrall Laws has come up with another winner with this new Pathfinder Tales novel Without giving too much away, the main character goes through such a drastic evolution that it hits the reader like a thunderbolt Character is king in this awesome story of a different kind of Druid RPG Druid, mind you , one that is attuned not to nature, but to the living, breathing heartbeat and song of a city His descriptions of the link between this young woman and the city, how she draws power from it, is enthralling He really brings both the city and the character to life.This is one Pathfinder Tales novel that, though not really necessary, would benefit the reader to have some knowledge of Paizo s RPG world of Golarion Not geographic knowledge, but political knowledge There is a LOT going on here that might fly over your head if you have no idea what powers are in play, but having said that, I still think Blood of the City would be an enjoyable read for non gamers And who knows, it might turn you on to a whole new and very fun world of adventure.Looking forward tofrom Robin D Laws


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    A solid, if not spectacular, book set in the Pathfinder world of Golarion Laws does a great job of bringing a game Class , the cobblestone Druid, to life in the half elf Luma Derexhi You are drawn into her world of treachery and revenge however I do feel that I was not engaged as much as I should have been I was surprised at the change in direction halfway through though I never felt the hatred burning in Luma chest for the wrongs done against her I guess I was looking a deeper emotional in A solid, if not spectacular, book set in the Pathfinder world of Golarion Laws does a great job of bringing a game Class , the cobblestone Druid, to life in the half elf Luma Derexhi You are drawn into her world of treachery and revenge however I do feel that I was not engaged as much as I should have been I was surprised at the change in direction halfway through though I never felt the hatred burning in Luma chest for the wrongs done against her I guess I was looking a deeper emotional involvement but instead got a fantasy romp through a familiar fantasy world and left feeling that I had learnt littlethan I could have reading the rules for a cobblestone Druid


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    Te Pathfinder line is top notch I enjoyed this book, and it s surprising ending that leaves me wanting


  6. says:

    Another solid entry in the Pathfinder Tales series This time around, Robin Laws tells the story of Luma, a bastard child of the Derexhi family of Magnimar They make their fortune by providing mercenaries and guards to others, with the top crew made up of the capable scions of the house Things take a turn for the worse for Luma when politics enter her life, and she finds her old friends and haunts at risk She must find new allies to restore her good nameand save her life It s a fun read, Another solid entry in the Pathfinder Tales series This time around, Robin Laws tells the story of Luma, a bastard child of the Derexhi family of Magnimar They make their fortune by providing mercenaries and guards to others, with the top crew made up of the capable scions of the house Things take a turn for the worse for Luma when politics enter her life, and she finds her old friends and haunts at risk She must find new allies to restore her good nameand save her life It s a fun read, with the protaganist in an interesting role, an urban druid, which I haven t seen done before in fiction, and it breathed life into the concept Also a great tour of the city of Magnimar from the Pathfinder game, muchlively than a sourcebook listing things, as interesting as the sourcebooks are


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    This is the most recent of the Pathfinder Tales books Set in the city of Magnimar, it chronicles the adventures of the half elf Luma Derexhi in the city of Magnimar Luma is the bastard child of Randred Derexhi and his first obviously elven wife Luma works as a mercenary with a group of her brothers and sisters to fight crime and collect rewards And to complete jobs and collect rewards Well, she works with them until one day they turn on her and try to kill her Then, she is forced to gath This is the most recent of the Pathfinder Tales books Set in the city of Magnimar, it chronicles the adventures of the half elf Luma Derexhi in the city of Magnimar Luma is the bastard child of Randred Derexhi and his first obviously elven wife Luma works as a mercenary with a group of her brothers and sisters to fight crime and collect rewards And to complete jobs and collect rewards Well, she works with them until one day they turn on her and try to kill her Then, she is forced to gather together her own band of misfits and try to right the wrongs herself.I found this to be an engaging story, written in a style that drew me in and kept me interested If this is going to be a continuing series of stories and, nowadays, which stories are truly stand alone stories , the group could have been much worse


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    I like gaming fantasy books BUT they have to be good Sounds like a fairly reasonable criteria right Yes but so many of them aren t Good that is This is definitely one of the good ones, in fact I would say it is one of the best It only didn t get 5 stars not because of Robin Laws writing, it is great Just the right depth and description required and wonderful characters and that plot Just when I m liking the book and think it s going one way WTF There is a twist and it turns into a comp I like gaming fantasy books BUT they have to be good Sounds like a fairly reasonable criteria right Yes but so many of them aren t Good that is This is definitely one of the good ones, in fact I would say it is one of the best It only didn t get 5 stars not because of Robin Laws writing, it is great Just the right depth and description required and wonderful characters and that plot Just when I m liking the book and think it s going one way WTF There is a twist and it turns into a completely different plot No, the 4 stars comes from the production from Paizo, a few misspelled words that should have been caught by the most rudimentary of editorial assisting and some words that weren t misspelled but were missing letters altogether I expect better of Paizo over that


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    A fun story of betrayal and revenge set in the city of Magnimar Robin D Laws does interessting things here with the pathfinder archetypes As all these pathfinder tales this also takes place in the world of Golorian More specific in the city of Magnimar in Varisia The fun thing is that I have had several pc s hang around Magnimar in the last years of gaming So it is very strange to read about places and people in a book when you already interacted with them in a roleplay game.This is a fun b A fun story of betrayal and revenge set in the city of Magnimar Robin D Laws does interessting things here with the pathfinder archetypes As all these pathfinder tales this also takes place in the world of Golorian More specific in the city of Magnimar in Varisia The fun thing is that I have had several pc s hang around Magnimar in the last years of gaming So it is very strange to read about places and people in a book when you already interacted with them in a roleplay game.This is a fun book with good characters and a contained story Altough i think i have read about this fire mage before


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    I adored The Worldwound Gambit by Laws, so I was very excited to read Blood in the City Unfortunately this book didn t interest me as much as TWG did, but it s still a solid book I found it to be slower paced than TWG and the abundance of characters made it somewhat less engaging to me Still, I thought the characters were well drawn, especially if you re familiar with Golarion and the Pathfinder universe The plot, especially the dramatic tragedy that befalls Luma halfway through the book I adored The Worldwound Gambit by Laws, so I was very excited to read Blood in the City Unfortunately this book didn t interest me as much as TWG did, but it s still a solid book I found it to be slower paced than TWG and the abundance of characters made it somewhat less engaging to me Still, I thought the characters were well drawn, especially if you re familiar with Golarion and the Pathfinder universe The plot, especially the dramatic tragedy that befalls Luma halfway through the book, was intricate and compelling The book simply wasn t up my alley the way TWG was


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