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Liar's Bargain

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Liar's Bargain
Liar's Bargain.

Print: $14.99
ePub/PDF: $9.99
Audiobook: $22.67
June 2016
Trade paperback, ePub, PDF
320 pages
10 h 14 m
ISBN 978-0-7653-8431-7
ISBN 978-0-7653-8430-0 (ebook)
32 chapters

Liar's Bargain, a Pathfinder Tales novel by Tim Pratt, was released in June 2016. It is the sequel to Pratt's previous novels, Liar's Blade and Liar's Island.

Who Are You Calling Expendable?When caught stealing in the crusader nation of Lastwall, veteran con man Rodrick and his talking sword Hrym expect to weasel or fight their way out of punishment. Instead, they find themselves ensnared by powerful magic, and given a choice: serve the cause of justice as part of a covert team of similarly bound villains, or die horribly. Together with their criminal cohorts, Rodrick and Hrym settle in to their new job of defending the innocent, only to discover that being a secret government operative is even more dangerous than a life of crime.

From Hugo Award winner Tim Pratt comes a tale of reluctant heroes and plausible deniability, set in the award-winning world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.


Liar's Bargain features the following characters:


Maps 8 18. A Dialogue 159
1. A River Crossing 11 19. Dissenting Voices 168
2. A Journey on Horseback 18 20. Taking Initiative 175
3. A Conversation Through Bars 27 21. Totenmaske 185
4. The Volunteers Assembled 40 22. The Necklace 193
5. Team-Building 48 23. A Desperate Offer 201
6. A Briefing 56 24. A Family Heirloom 209
7. Field Tested 64 25. A Family Reunion 218
8. The Deep Woods 74 26. The Interdicted Library 225
9. An Island in a Lake 83 27. A Special Collection 233
10. Bannerman 93 28. A Rescue 241
11. Rousing the Rabble 100 29. The Convincer 248
12. A Voyage to Tamran 111 30. The Wrong Side of the Bars 257
13. A Border Crossing 121 31. True Forms 264
14. A Red Plume 129 32. Shattered 272
15. Privateering 137 About the Author 279
16. A Political Prisoner 144 Acknowledgements 281
17. An Excess of Conscience 152 Glossary 283

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

Tor Books published a "sneak peek" of Chapter 3 "Tall Cliffs and Sea Caves" from Starspawn by Wendy N. Wagner on pp. 289ff.


Plot summary


The events of this novel occur a few months after the events of the novel Liar's Island.10

External links

James L. Sutter discussed Liar's Bargain, and humour in fantasy novels, in the Paizo Blog during June 2016.


This is a clean version of the artwork for the cover of Liar's Bargain:

Clean version of the cover for Liar's Bargain


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  1. Creature: carniverous plants p. 95
  2. names of crusader party in first three chapters: priest, captain, and spear-carrier
  3. name of crusaders in Chapter 3: Bastion official, chirurgeon
  4. Item: burrowing ruby in Chapter 3S
  5. Item: magical bracelet p. 70 / "bracelet of linked arrows" p. 85
  6. Item: bladed parasol p. 79
  7. Item: cloak p. 157, possibly cloak of elvenkind
  8. Spell: Bannerman's scroll spell p. 149
  9. Spell: "sorcerous perimeter" p. 86
  10. Tim Pratt. (2016). Liar's Bargain, p. 12. Tor Books. ISBN 978-0-7653-8431-7