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When a mysterious monster carves a path of destruction across the southern River Kingdoms, desperate townsfolk look to the famed elven ranger Elyana and her half-orc companion Drelm for salvation. For Drelm, however, the mission is about more than simple justice-it s about protecting the frontier town he s adopted as his home, and the woman he plans to marry. Together with the gunslinging bounty hunter Lisette and several equally deadly allies, the heroes must set off into the wilderness, hunting a terrifying beast that will test their abilities-and their friendships-to the breaking point and beyond. But could it be that there s more to the murders than a simple rampaging beast?
From critically acclaimed author Howard Andrew Jones comes a new adventure of love, betrayal, and unnatural creatures, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.


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Jeffrey Prall
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A good addition to the Pathfinder Tales
Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2014
This story seems to be a simple monster hunt, then gets more interesting. You may not get all the answers to the mystery you were looking for, and if you have played RPGs you may not care as to that. I was bothered by the villain having only a very loose reason for doing... See more
This story seems to be a simple monster hunt, then gets more interesting. You may not get all the answers to the mystery you were looking for, and if you have played RPGs you may not care as to that. I was bothered by the villain having only a very loose reason for doing what they were, and the grander purpose was only hinted at.
I found the chapters from each of the 3 main characters to be mixed. I enjoy Elyana''s, I was conflicted by Lisette''s, I groaned at Drelm''s. The author writes each chapter as seen by these 3 characters.
Elyana is perceptive and smart, capable and clever. Her chapter''s reflect this. The seasoned Elf veteran ranger.
Lisette, well, I was expecting the iconic gunslinger Lisette from Pathfinder. No, for one, this Lisette is a Chelixian Human. Her motivations and development are fairly standard fantasy cliche. I forgive that to a degree. The cunning Human veteran Gunslinger.
Drelm. Drelm is an idiot. He is a good man, half orc really, and the book stresses that he is a good half orc facing prejudice enough, with the intellectual depth of a teaspoon. His chapters reflect his lack of thought, curiousity, and general Abadar worshiping Lawful Goodness. He is a skilled fighter and a loyal companion. Perhaps the author thought to write him as being a simple man, with simple goals..... in any event, the overall effect irritated me that i longed to finish his chapters to return to Elyana''s and Lisette''s.
Most of the rest of the cast is disposable monster bait, you don''t care one lick when they die. Sad, but that is also a standard fantasy trait.
The action is good, the battles are vivid, Elyana attempting to work out the mystery, Lisette battling her past: these are all the reasons to read this book if you like the genre.
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Stalk this one at your lesuire
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2013
Something is killing villagers in the River Kingdoms. Head Guards Ranger Elyana and her good friend the half-orc Drelm must gather a group of hunters to kill the beast and protect the town they have come to call home - especially Drelm who is in love with a very important... See more
Something is killing villagers in the River Kingdoms. Head Guards Ranger Elyana and her good friend the half-orc Drelm must gather a group of hunters to kill the beast and protect the town they have come to call home - especially Drelm who is in love with a very important lady. Joined by a mixed group of fighters, magic users, and the rare gunslinger, they head out on a mission of justice. But what starts out as hunting a beast takes a deadly turn as they learn more of the creature and makes Elyana think there is more than meets the eye, and could there be someone who is hunting them?

this book follows David Gross''s formula of telling the story in the eyes of three people, Elyana, Drelm, and the gunslinger bounty hunter Lissette. I came to enjoy each character from Elyana''s desire to help people, to Drelm showing that not all half-orc are monsterous brutes, to the past that Lisette has and how she came to be the person she is. The environments you travel through from the town, to the mysterious Sevenarches are well written and described beautifully, and the combat sequences are well done, from the simple sword swing to the use of firearms (first time I have read is this series of guns being used) and shows the advantages and disadvantages of each. I would say this book is a strong addition to the tales series and will love to see if he writes another book with Lissette in it.
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Ronald D. Griffin
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A Satisfying Adventure Tale!
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2018
Well written, this novel has many nods to the PFRPG players out there!

It''s a whole lot of fun & reads incredibly quickly!
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D. Mclendon
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Four Stars
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2017
It was good.
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sandra garside
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2015
great series
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Christopher Rowe
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"Transformers" the fantasy novel
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2017
If the Transformer movies were a fantasy novel, it would be "Stalking the Beast." It''s painfully shallow, the characters are cardboard cut-outs, and easily 3/4 of the book is mindless combat scenes that have zero emotional impact. The writing itself is passable but... See more
If the Transformer movies were a fantasy novel, it would be "Stalking the Beast." It''s painfully shallow, the characters are cardboard cut-outs, and easily 3/4 of the book is mindless combat scenes that have zero emotional impact. The writing itself is passable but not great. It''s full of obvious infodumps that are very awkward and apparent which pulled me out of the story quite often. The writing is also filled with tons of "glittering eyes" and "icy smiles" and other cringy descriptions. There is also a lot of "telling" and not "showing" where the reader is often told "his/her opinion of [other character] improved," etc. And the times we are actually shown, we are also told immediately after as if the author was too worried we wouldn''t understand. The characters themselves have zero character arc and no emotional connection. The book opens with each major character getting their own chapter (which is combat for all of them) showing off what a badass they are. We never see their flaws or drawbacks, and they are never in true danger. They feel exactly like they were player characters in a game, rather than real people. The minor characters also serve as either love interests or monster food and get almost zero development except for maybe Cyrelle and her dogs. Other problems include some obvious contradictions (one of which is an important item is mentioned in the basement of the inn, but 5 pages later it''s said to be in the character''s room) and the breaking of some magic rules (but since this is a novel I''m willing to forgive most of these). Of the things I enjoyed, it was good to see some classes from the game used in a novel in a cool way, and one of the characters pulls off a really creative circumvention of dueling rules with fey that actually made me cheer. Overall, the book is not terrible but is so paint-by-numbers that the artist used only one layer of watercolor and all the numbers and segment lines show through revealing the obvious artificiality underneath.
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holosuite2
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Four Stars
Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2014
it was okay.
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Bad. Just bad.
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2017
This is a terribly written book filled with awkward dialogue and very one dimensional characters. I have read hundreds of books and this is one of the worst.
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