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Cover of Bloodbound
Author(s) F. Wesley Schneider
Publisher Tor Books
Price Print: $14.99
ePub/PDF: $9.99
Audiobook: $26.99
Released December 1, 2015
Type Novel
Binding Trade paperback, ePub, PDF, unabridged digital audio
Pages 480 pages
Narrator Ilyana Kadushin
Runtime 12 h 0 m
isbn ISBN 978-0-76537-546-9
ISBN 978-1-46684-733-0 (ebook)
ISBN 978-1-42726-637-8 (audiobook)
Series Pathfinder Tales
Chapters 51 chapters
Follows Beyond the Pool of Stars
Precedes Pirate's Prophecy
Artwork from Bloodbound

Bloodbound, a Pathfinder Tales novel by F. Wesley Schneider, was released on December 1, 2015.

Hunters of the Dead!Larsa is a dhampir—half vampire, half human. In the gritty streets and haunted peaks of Ustalav, she's an agent for the royal spymaster, keeping peace between the capital's secret vampire population and its huddled human masses. Meanwhile, in the cathedral of Maiden's Choir, Jadain is a young priestess of the death goddess, in trouble with her superiors for being too soft on the living. When a noblewoman's entire house is massacred by vampiric invaders, the unlikely pair is drawn into a deadly mystery that will reveal far more about both of them than they ever wanted to know.

From Pathfinder co-creator and veteran game designer F. Wesley Schneider comes a new adventure of revenge, faith, and gothic horror, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.


Bloodbound[1] features the following characters:


Maps 8 28. Faded Glories 267
1. Deserving Victims 11 29. Bloodstains 272
2. Transgressions 18 30. Siege on Bronzewing 285
3. Behind the Throne 25 31. Poison 300
4. Procession 31 32. Buried Alive 316
5. Unwelcome Guests 42 33. Reminiscence 322
6. The Exorcism of Elistair Wintersun 49 34. Death Mask 326
7. Expert Witness 55 35. Final Moments 331
8. Master of Keys 68 36. Merciful Death 340
9. Bloodline 79 37. Coffinborn 346
10. Death's Records 93 38. Trial of Faith 357
11. Family Debt 108 39. Bloodthirsty 362
12. Confession 117 40. Monster Hunter 370
13. Scars 123 41. Stage Fright 375
14. Final Preparations 130 42. Shadow Puppets 386
15. Evil's Mark 142 43. Malediction 391
16. Behind the Veil 153 44. Charming the Devil 394
17. Cold Comforts 164 45. Revenants 399
18. Not for the Living 177 46. Penitence 405
19. Bloody-Minded 189 47. What the Grave Won't Hold 413
20. Inquisition 196 48. An Enemy's Enemy 418
21. Cavity 202 49. Bloodletting 421
22. Heresy 208 50. Ashes 424
23. A Stained Soul 222 51. Dust 427
24. The Uninvited 236 About the Author 437
25. Old Lace 243 Acknowledgements 439
26. Condolences 248 Glossary 441
27. Home to Shadows 257

Every odd-numbered chapter is voiced by Larsa, while every even-numbered chapter is narrated by Jadain.

Tor Books published a "sneak peek" of Chapter 7 "Perilous Prophecies" from Pirate's Prophecy by Chris A. Jackson on pp. 448ff.

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


Plot summary

It is likely the events of this novel took place during 4713 AR.

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External links

James L. Sutter discussed Bloodbound in the Paizo Blog during December 2015, where he also revealed that, at the time of publication, the novel took the prize of longest Pathfinder Tales book from Sutter's The Redemption Engine.


This is a clean version of the artwork for the cover of Bloodbound:

Clean version of the cover for Bloodbound


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  1. F. Wesley Schneider. (October 7, 2015). Ailson Kindler, Paizo Messageboards.
  2. Item: pair of winged daggers with bird skulls taken by Larsa that lock a vampire in a particular form
  3. Location: "ruined Sarenite sanctuary" p. 338
  4. People: Kindler's mother and father are mentioned but not named so a link cannot be made to them
  5. People: Unnamed urdefhan featuring many times in the latter part of the bookS
  6. Spell: "Noxious green light burst from her palm in a crackling, grasping limb." p. 373