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Beyond the Pool of Stars

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Beyond the Pool of Stars
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Book - Novel
October 6, 2015
October 6, 2015
October 6, 2015

Beyond the Pool of Stars, a Pathfinder Tales novel by Howard Andrew Jones, was released on October 6, 2015.

Terror in the Deep!Mirian Raas comes from a long line of salvagers—adventurers who use magic to dive for sunken ships off the coast of tropical Sargava. With her father dead and her family in debt, Mirian has no choice but to take over his last job: a dangerous expedition into deep jungle pools, helping a tribe of lizardfolk reclaim the lost treasures of their people. Yet this isn't any ordinary dive, as the same colonial government that looks down on Mirian for her half-native heritage has an interest in the treasure, and the survival of the entire nation may depend on the outcome.

From critically acclaimed author Howard Andrew Jones comes an adventure of sunken cities and jungle exploration, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.


Beyond the Pool of Stars features the following characters:


Maps 8 23. The River Run [Mirian] 222
1. Homecoming [Mirian] 11 24. Blood Ties [Mirian] 227
2. Treasures in the Deep [Ivrian] 20 25. Complications [Sylena] 234
3. Percentages and Proofs [Mirian] 33 26. Chains and Challenges [Ivrian] 238
4. Reunion [Mirian] 43 27. Expiration [Mirian] 246
5. The Way through Darkness [Sylena] 67 28. The Drop [Ivrian] 249
6. The Karshnaar [Mirian] 75 29. Atok's Dive [Sylena] 251
7. Weapons and Scales [Mirian] 82 30. Deep and Dark [Ivrian] 255
8. Off to the Shining Sea [Ivrian] 89 31. Relative Safety [Ivrian] 259
9. Landfall [Mirian] 100 32. Death Songs [Sylena] 269
10. Flight [Ivrian] 113 33. Song and Sword [Mirian] 274
11. Farewells [Mirian] 118 34. Blood in the Sands [Sylena] 280
12. A Verdant World [Ivrian] 131 35. The Thing at the Shoreline [Mirian] 284
13. The Stone and the Mirror [Sylena] 148 36. Wheels and Vigils [Ivrian] 294
14. The City and the Stars [Mirian] 152 37. Meeting of Minds [Rajana] 299
15. The Tower in the Night [Ivrian] 162 38. The Fortress of Fangs [Mirian] 305
16. The Sunken City [Mirian] 168 39. Surprise Attack [Rajana] 312
17. Faces in the Stone [Ivrian] 183 40. Duel with a Monster [Mirian] 316
18. Prayers of the Karshnaar [Mirian] 189 41. The Sweetest Wine [Ivrian] 326
19. The Chamber of Ancestors [Ivrian] 196 About the Author 339
20. The Thing in the Depths [Mirian] 202 Acknowledgements 341
21. Missing Friends [Mirian] 213 Glossary 343
22. Reunion [Ivrian] 217

Paizo published Chapter One in the Paizo Blog as a sample chapter from the novel.

Tor Books published a "sneak peek" of Chapter 5 "Unwelcome Guests" and Chapter 6 "The Exorcism of Elistair Wintersun" from Bloodbound by F. Wesley Schneider on pp. 349ff.

External links

James L. Sutter discussed his decision to commission Beyond the Pool of Stars in an article published in the Paizo blog.


This is a clean version of the artwork for the cover of Beyond the Pool of Stars:

Clean version of the cover for Beyond the Pool of Stars