King of Chaos

After a century of imprisonment, demons have broken free of the wardstones surrounding the Worldwound As fiends flood south into civilized lands, Count Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard Radovan must search through the ruins of a fallen nation for the blasphemous text that opened the gate to the Abyss in the first place and which might hold the key to closing it.After a century of imprisonment, demons have broken free of the wardstones surrounding the Worldwound As fiends flood south into civilized lands, Count Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard Radovan must search through the ruins of a fallen nation for the blasphemous text that opened the gate to the Abyss in the first place and which might hold the key to closing it In order to succeed, however, the heroes will need to join forces with pious crusaders, barbaric local warriors, and even one of the legendary god callers It s a race against time as the companions fight their way across a broken land, facing off against fiends, monsters, and a vampire intent on becoming the god of blood but will unearthing the dangerous book save the world, or destroy it completely From best selling author Dave Gross comes a new adventure set against the backdrop of the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path in the award winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
King of Chaos After a century of imprisonment demons have broken free of the wardstones surrounding the Worldwound As fiends flood south into civilized lands Count Varian Jeggare and his hellspawn bodyguard Radov

  • Title: King of Chaos
  • Author: Dave Gross
  • ISBN: 9781601255587
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • 1 thought on “King of Chaos”

    1. I think it's about time I start at least one of my reviews of the Radovan & the Count series with what is, perhaps, what most drew me to these books: the characters. I've often ranted about flawless characters and how I can't stand them. To all writers out there, please do a favour to yourselves and stop creating perfect heroes. No matter what you may believe, it's not cool, it's boring. I'd take an uptight wizard who can't cast spell from memory without becoming nauseous over a flawless cha [...]

    2. In a way it feels like all the past adventures of Radovan and Jeggare have been leading up to this book. We have Count Varian Jeggare, the aloof, perceptive, genius wizard from Prince of Wolves who has come to understand his heritage, his allegiances, and his heart over the course of his journeys. We have Radovan Virholt, the bruiser with a literal touch of Hell about him, who has unraveled his fiendish family line, awakened fell powers within himself, transformed his body and reverted to his wi [...]

    3. I enjoyed it but it might not be for readers who aren't versed in the Pathfinder RPG or Golarion (the fantasy world where the Pathfinder Tales take place). I've read a short story with the main two characters before and found it enjoyable but I haven't read any of the previous novels; that being said I still was able to keep up with what was going on.The book does a good job at showcasing the horrors of the Worldwound, a geographical area in Golarion where massive rifts open directly to the Abys [...]

    4. Mr. Gross took a risk with King of Chaos, the latest Varian and Radovan novel in the Pathfinder Tales line, in adding a third first-person point of view to this story. Oparal, the unicorn riding paladin depicted on the cover, emerges as a main character -- perhaps the main character -- after being introduced in the previous installment, Queen of Thorns.Oparal is a fantastic character, one whose journey is heartfelt, and certainly worthy of seeing in print again. However, for most of the novel he [...]

    5. A huge fan of all the earlier novels, I thought to myself as I started reading this - how will the lads grow closer in this one? The pair always soaks up their local flavor when doing so, and I frankly wondered if the Worldwound backdrop would provide as much interest as exotic Tien Xia or gothic Ustalav had.Wow, it did, but in a way that didn't shy away from stark terror, brutal horrors, and at times, grim, bleak, almost pessimistic futures. Its a great read every page. The minor characters con [...]

    6. Dave Gross does it again! Another excellent entry in the adventures of Radovan and Varian, and the Pathfinder Tales series as a whole. This time picks up about a year after the previous book, Queen of Thorns, and has R&V heading to the Worldwound, a land plagued by demons. Along the way, the re-unite with their companion Oparal, the elf paladin, who gets promoted this time around to a main POV character. It was especially amusing reading her views on both R&V. Not as amusing as the third [...]

    7. Gotta say, the Radovan and Jaggare books are a blast to read. Yeah, they're a bit over the top, but it's setting fantasy, so that's mostly expected. They're not high literature, but they don't try to be. They're entertaining and easy to read, and that's all you can ask for. If you're just looking for some light popcorn fantasy (though with all the devils and demons around, some of the events can be pretty dark), I recommend this series. Just look through my reading history over the last couple m [...]

    8. The return of roguish bodyguard Radovan and Pathfinder Varian--and, uh, Oparal, an elven paladin who was apparently in Queen of Thorns. I confess I didn't remember her and thus was a tad disconcerted by her receiving POV every third chapter. Cool setting: the Worldwound, an opening to demon realms, and the tainted monster-filled lands surrounding it. Lots of action and some cool magic and character developments (Varian and Radovan both level up). Some nice humour, too, especially between Radovan [...]

    9. Desna weeps indeed. Sadly, this is the weakest of Gross's four-book Count Jeggare series. The plot plods and meanders with little of the sharp purpose, evocative setting and personal realizations found in Queen of Thorns.King of Chaos is a demonic malaise filled with half-formed ideas and shallow characters reduced to sitcom-level tropes. While Radovan's randy nature seemed seemed woven into the plot structure of Prince of Wolves, Master of Devils and Queen of Thorns in key narrative ways, it fe [...]

    10. Wow that took me a while! King of Chaos is the best book yet of the series. The beginning was confusing to say the least. The Stars of the series were nowhere to be seen and we got introduced to a bunch of characters who go unnoticed for the better part of the book until they become some trope or literary tools. But from chapter two we were back on the saddle.I liked Oparal a lot in the last book, but here the character develops outside the usual cranky uptight paladin and give us not a skeptica [...]

    11. This was a very enjoyable read and the first book I've read all the way to the end staring Count Varian Jaggare & Radovan. Easy to read and very entertaining. There was never a dull moment as the protaganists raced from challenge to challenge seeking their goal of discovering the lost tome of "Paradox" to help repel the expanding invasion of demons from the great abyss. I liked how the different forms of magic practitioners were developed and how Cout Jaggare and even Radovan learned more ab [...]

    12. Another tale of Radovan and the count. This time set to the events of the wrath of the righteous adventure path. The story takes a slow start and in the beginning I had a hard time getting into the book. But the second half of this book was a rollercoaster. The count, Radovan are send into the worldwound (a country with a gate to the abyss, and thus infested with demons for the not pathfinders) to find a specific book. To do this they have to work together with Operal who was also present in the [...]

    13. Another really good book from the Pathfinder Tales series. This one centered around the savage, demon savaged lands of the Worldwound. Great adventure, this series of books has not let me down yet.

    14. The Varian/Radovan Pathfinder Tales seem to be getting better and better.If you like stories with paladins, Devils, Demons and two truly evil books this is your kind of story.

    15. This was a fun one. Oparal was a much more interesting character here than in Queen of Thorns (especially as a viewpoint character). The unicorn is a d***, though.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *