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Print: $9.99
eBook: $6.99
Audiobook: $24.95
Print/eBook: April 29, 2015
Audiobook: October 2015
Mass market paperback, eBook, unabridged digital audio
420 pages (excluding advertisements)
12 h 9 m
ISBN 978-1-60125-741-3
ISBN 978-1-60125-742-0 (ebook)
23 chapters

Firesoul, a Pathfinder Tales novel by Gary Kloster, was released on April 29, 2015. An audiobook version narrated by Kristin Kalbli was released in October 2015.

Jiri has always been special. Found as an infant in the ashes of her village, she was taken in by neighbors and trained to be a powerful jungle druid. Yet when Aspis Consortium mercenaries release an ancient evil that burns her adopted home to the ground, Jiri must gather a group of her own in order to get revenge and drive the mercantile foreigners from her land before they cause further damage. For in the heart of the Mwangi Jungle, sometimes the secrets of the past are best left buried.


Firesoul features the following characters:


  • Map (8)
  • Chapter 1 Beyond the Mango Woman (9)
  • Chapter 2 The Pyre (19)
  • Chapter 3 The Red Spear (27)
  • Chapter 4 Ash (37)
  • Chapter 5 Mosa (55)
  • Chapter 6 Drums (75)
  • Chapter 7 Fire in the Adayenki (93)
  • Chapter 8 Judgment (119)
  • Chapter 9 Two Burnings (133)
  • Chapter 10 Return to the Pyre (163)
  • Chapter 11 Kindi (191)
  • Chapter 12 Little Knowledge, Hard-Won (205)
  • Chapter 13 Lost Things (225)
  • Chapter 14 Other Coins (237)
  • Chapter 15 Behind the Walls (251)
  • Chapter 16 Horror Stories (279)
  • Chapter 17 New Skins (295)
  • Chapter 18 Leaving Kibwe (321)
  • Chapter 19 Smoking Eye (341)
  • Chapter 20 Mud and Light (359)
  • Chapter 21 Scald (377)
  • Chapter 22 When Ashes Fall (391)
  • Chapter 23 Below the Mango Woman (403)
  • About the Author (411)
  • Acknowledgements (413)
  • Glossary (415)

Paizo has published Chapter Two The Pyre on-line as the Firesoul Sample Chapter.


Plot summary

Mwangi Naming Convention

Traditional Mwangi naming convention used in this story is different from the first name and surname combination commonly used in Avistan. In the Mwangi, a three-part naming convention is often adopted such that a person's full name is constructed as follows: their tribe's name, followed by their given name, followed by their home name. For instance, 'Mosa Oza Thirty Trees' can be interpreted thus: Oza is a member of the Mosa tribe and his home is in Thirty Trees. In general conversation, just 'Oza' is probably used. Within the Pathfinder Wiki, pages are titled by the fullest name we have within our sources, though we shall endeavour to place redirection pages for variants used within the texts. For alphabetical ordering, we shall use the given name as the main name as this is always given, whereas the tribal name or the home name is often missing.


The events of this novel occur after the events of the Pathfinder Tales web fiction entitled "The Gem".

External links

Gary Kloster discussed his novel Firesoul on the Paizo Blog in April 2015.

References & Index Notes

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  1. Type of the creature released from the PyreS
  2. dreamless device Ch 15
  3. Obsidian creature p 201
  4. Oza's necklace
  5. Patima's amulet/charm to summon demons
  6. Sera's armour
  7. Spell: Jiri's buff spell p 24
  8. Spell: Linaria's cold spell p 44 & another p 207 & another p 351 (line)
  9. Spell: Linaria's cold spell counterspelling a fireball p 157 and probably p 210
  10. Spell: Linaria's "white fan" spell p 174
  11. Spell: Oza's fire spell p 23