Queen of Thorns

Queen of Thorns In the deep forests of Kyonin elves live among their own kind far from the prying eyes of other races Few of impure blood are allowed beyond the nation s borders and thus it s a great honor for the

  • Title: Queen of Thorns
  • Author: Dave Gross
  • ISBN: 9781601254634
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In the deep forests of Kyonin, elves live among their own kind, far from the prying eyes of other races Few of impure blood are allowed beyond the nation s borders, and thus it s a great honor for the half elven Count Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard Radovan to be allowed inside Yet all is not well in the elven kingdom demons stir in its depths, and an intricaIn the deep forests of Kyonin, elves live among their own kind, far from the prying eyes of other races Few of impure blood are allowed beyond the nation s borders, and thus it s a great honor for the half elven Count Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard Radovan to be allowed inside Yet all is not well in the elven kingdom demons stir in its depths, and an intricate web of politics seems destined to catch the two travelers in its snares In the course of tracking down a missing druid, Varian and a team of eccentric elven adventurers will be forced to delve into dark secrets lost for generations including the mystery of Varian s own past.From fan favorite Dave Gross, author of Prince of Wolves and Master of Devils, comes a fantastical new adventure set in the award winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

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    About "Dave Gross"

    1. Dave Gross

      Dave Gross is the author of ten novels, notably the adventures of Radovan and the Count, including Prince of Wolves, Master of Devils, Queen of Thorns, and King of Chaos Formerly the editor of such magazines as Dragon, Star Wars Insider, and Amazing Stories, Dave has also written novels for the Forgotten Realms and Iron Kingdoms settings For tales of Radovan and the Count, including free short stories, check out paizo pathfinder tales.For on Dave s current and upcoming projects and events, go to.

    551 thoughts on “Queen of Thorns”

    1. Dear Mr. Gross,what started off in my mind as a review ended up to be a letter addressed to you because, after three books, I felt the need to thank you personally. Taking the time to appropriately fangirl at this point, I literally squealed with delight when I saw you had liked my review of "Master of Devils"; thank you so much for taking the time to read what your fans think of your work. So, in the hopes you might read this as well, I decided to adress you directly this time. I have really st [...]


    2. I must say, compared to 'Prince of Wolves' and 'Master of Devils' this book blows both of them out of the water. While 'Prince of Wolves' was a pseudo-Sherlock tale and the 'Master of Devils' your typical adventure into a foreign land, the 'Queen of Thorns' is a rather personal tale for the main character, the half-elf Chelaxian noble, Varian Jeggare.Despite this, however, Dave Gross has not neglected the other main character, Varian's tiefling bodyguard and (though the two wouldn't admit it to [...]


    3. I enjoyed the abundant mysteries in every chapter, the development of the main characters as well as the addition of new ones, the wonderful setting, beautifully described, the pace of the action, the scariness of the bad place Radovan goes to, and just about everything I have to say about this book is good. Except I don't think it's long enough! I was disappointed because the story ended.Now I have to go re-read Prince of Wolves and Master of Devils!



    4. Count Jeggare and Radovan are in full bloom as their parallel journeys of self-discovery are revealed in this fantastic romp into the sylvan heart of elven lands -- a dark forest that only grudgingly reveals its own secrets in a mass of tangles, twisting vines, a heritage of half-truths and the elvish knack for misdirection. Dave Gross, the most prolific of the Pathfinder Tales novelists, has brought his two characters a long way since they were initially conceived as fantasy analogs of Holmes a [...]


    5. Queen of Thorns is a surprising departure from the norm for what I typically call "professional fanfic" -- novels within settings created for other media without simply being a novelization of the works in other media. Examples include film (e.g. Star Wars novels) and, as in this case, roleplaying games. Such professional fanfic novels litter the shelves in the science fiction sections of bookstores. While many people will talk about some of them being good and others bad, the truth of the matte [...]


    6. Really great book. Lots of action ,great characters, and strong story line. This story follows the tale of a half elf half human and his devil spawn bodyguard. They are on there way to find the person who created a red carriage that need repair, and as they search for that person they travel through a great forest and are attacked by creatures. The story line was slow to start off but picked up with all the wonder in this world. The details and places in this book really engaged me as I read. I [...]


    7. So, another Pathfinder Tales book detailing the adventures of Radovan and Varian Jeggare. This time, our intrepid heroes are in Kyonin, the elven country (still mostly wild and unknown since the elves abandoned it during earthfall and only recently--in elven terms--returned), in order to have Varian's red coach--given to him by his elf father--repaired. (It was somewhat destroyed in the last adventure they had.) The quickly meet the gnome Fimbulthicket who worked with Varian's father and before [...]


    8. Queen of Thorns relates the further adventures of Count Varian Jeggare and Radovan. Fans of the pair will find a number of mysteries about their histories further explored in this book, with the beginnings of more to come. I can't wait. Dave Gross has written an intriguing, fun, and action-packed fantasy novel, and brings some new views and depictions of some of the traditional staples of fantasy: elves, paladins and well, that's a spoiler, but definitely look for the eponymous Queen of Thorns. [...]


    9. The continuing adventures of Varian and Radovan continue, this time as they journey to the elven realm of Kyonin to get Varian's family heirloom carraige repaired. Of course, the duo are unable to travel to exotic lands without getting entangled in mysteries of the past and conspiracies of the current day. Along the way, they have to deal with spiteful and capricious elves, rabid demons, and a hidden power deep in the elven forrest. The alternating point of view chapters between Varian and Radov [...]


    10. The latest adventure featuring Radovan and Jeggare is possibly the best one yet. The setting--the ancient, mysterious, yet whimsical elven nation of Kyonin--is unlike either of the first two novels and allows the reader to see more of Jeggare's history. Dave Gross has gone beyond traditional fantasy elves and added a touch of A Midsummer Night's Dream for a quirky, ethereal feel.This book also features some engaging new characters, including the paladin Oparal, the gnome Fimbulthicket, the not-s [...]


    11. This, the third of Dave Gross' Pathfinder Tales novels, is another feather in his literary cap. Great plot, wonderful characters and nice twists. What more could you ask for?Without spoiling anything, Queen of Thorns is a walk in the woods that is no walk in the park. The forests of the elf kingdom of Kyonin are dangerous and a plague of demons threatens to raze the kingdom to it's roots. They find many things they did not expect, including powerful allies, more powerful enemies, and even more p [...]


    12. Dave Gross has proven more than apt in balancing good storytelling with recognizable game mechanics. Even better is his grasp of (Pathfinder game world) Golarion as a sort of character in itself, rather than just a place in which some adventures happen to occur. And I love that he plays the long game, allowing mysteries to unravel episodically, over the course of multiple titles. I recommend his work as most excellent.


    13. Third (I guess fourth) of the series. It was a lot of fun seeing the elves of the Pathfinder world. I also enjoyed that the author allowed the two main characters to work together in this book, instead of being separated.


    14. This was my first foray into the Pathfinder Series of books and it definitely won't be my last. The setting is complex in a believable and interesting way, and the pace is hectic enough that you're reluctant to put the book down. Looking forward to reading more


    15. A fast-paced adventure with loads of the stuff you want to see in a settings-based fantasy. An entertaining read, with Radovan and Jeggare both developing in "interesting" ways.



    16. Far and away the best of the Pathfinder Tales so far. Dave Gross has been their best contributor, and he really gave us a great book here.


    17. Quite enjoyed this read. My first Pathfinder-universe novel yet the characters and story were accessible, even though there is much history preceding these events. Recommended.


    18. I’ve always loved elves, even though they can be arrogant and xenophobic (and the elves of Pathfinder are no exception). Thus, I was excited to read Queen of Thorns. I am still fairly new to the Pathfinder setting, having been a long-time resident of Forgotten Realms. I am not a huge fan of Calistria (I prefer the Seldarine from FR), and I wish she wasn’t a favored goddess among the elves. What I did like however, was that elven society doesn’t seem to care much about the gender of a lover [...]


    19. I absolutely loved this book! It's the third in the adventure of Count Varian Jeggare and Radovan, but the first I read with them - and it didn't hurt it at all to read it out of order. I immediately went and read Prince of Wolves after finishing this one.The character interactions are interesting, and the dual POVs provide a good change up every chapter that keeps you on your toes - and both the Count and Radovan have very different and distinct voices that makes it interesting no matter which [...]


    20. An excellent addition to this series, and a fantastic read in general, especially for fans of the Pathfinder roleplaying system.



    21. A self-admitted huge fan of his works (dont forget to check out his short stories and fiction on paizo if you want to supplement the novels!), I decided to go into this read with an eye towards the issue of whether people new to the Radovan and Count Jeggare world would get their "moneys worth". I was very surprised to see just how much effort, when i paid attention, Mr Gross had put into just that. The book is fantastic even as a first introduction to their wonderful world. The plot is top notc [...]


    22. Third in the series of books by Dave Gross, Queen of Thorns follows Count Jeggare and Radovan into the Elven Kingdoms to locate the creator of the Red Carriage, a wonderful and beautiful carriage of Elven design that was shattered in the first book of this series, The Prince of Wolves. A mundane quest rapidly turns dangerous, as the Pathfinders are targeted by forces within and without the Elven Court, and must travel with a strange set of companions in search of a fabled city. Overall, I have t [...]


    23. I'm really surprised that I loved this book so much. So here's the weird thing: Book 1, Prince of Wolves, is one of my favorite adventure books ever; then Book 2, Master of Devils, was just deplorable, in my opinion. Soooo dull. I had to put it down pretty quickly. What's weird here is that not only does Gross return to form and deliver an extremely interesting and personal tale of Count Jeggare & his erstwhile companion, Radovan, but it mostly draws on the events of book two! Like, they ref [...]


    24. The book was an astonishing addition to the series giving a lot of background on Varian's character and story. One of the best events in this books is how the main characters didn't "split the party" and tell two different stories entirely.The beginning of the story is indeed a good first impression of the book. The story immediately immerses in the lands of the elves as Radovan is placed a slap in the face after he made an advancement on a Forlorn elf. Then, the heroes quickly become involved i [...]


    25. I promised myself to buy and read all the pathfinder tales. And even though i can't keep up reading wise, I'm still trying my best to do this. The latest novel in this project that I read was Queen of Thorns by Dave Gross. This is already his third pathfinder novel, and all three of them are about Varian Jeggare, his bodyguard Radovan and their dog Arnisant.I assume that everybody here knows that pathfinder is a role playing game, and that these books are tales from that world. In this book the [...]


    26. Another quick, fun tie-in for the Pathfinder campaign setting. Varian Jeggare and Radovan return to do what's basically a travelogue for the elf-lands of Kyonin. Although they're pretty much just visiting all the weird stuff on the map, the journey is action-packed and vibrant enough that it doesn't get dull. (These Pathfinder novels do sometimes feel that they're flipping through the Bestiary for the most obscure monsters they can dig up.) The climax of the book comes a bit out of left field. I [...]


    27. This was the third of the Pathfinder stash I got cheap and my favorite. The characters Jeggare and Radovan are two of my favorite in recent memory. Great story, interesting mystery and ton of fun, HOWEVER, I didn't know this is not the first installment of their adventures soooooooooo if you want to test these waters, you need Prince of Wolves and Master of Devils too.So far, I have been super pleased with my sojourn into the Pathfinder universe, they are nothing groundbreaking, but they are sol [...]


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