In a village of the frozen north, a child is born possessed by a strange and alien spirit, only to be cast out by her tribe and taken in by the mysterious winter witches of Irrisen, a land locked in permanent magical winter. Farther south, a young mapmaker with a penchant for forgery discovers that his sham treasure maps have begun striking gold. This is the story of Ellasif, a barbarian shield maiden who will stop at nothing to recover her missing sister, and Decclan, the ne'er-do-well young spellcaster-turned-forger who wants only to prove himself to the woman he loves. Together they'll face monsters, magic, and the fury of Ellasif's own cold-hearted warriors in their quest to rescue the lost child. Yet when they finally reach the ice-walled city of Whitethrone, where trolls hold court and wolves roam the streets as men, will it be too late to save the girl from the forces of darkness?
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Tom Doherty Associates; August 2015
- ISBN: 9780765386977
- Read online (digitally watermarked)
- Title: Pathfinder Tales: Winter Witch
Series: Pathfinder Tales
- Author: Elaine Cunningham; Dave Gross
Imprint: Tor Books
About The Author
DAVE GROSS is the author of the Radovan and the Count novels for Pathfinder Tales. The fifth volume, LORD OF RUNES, arrives from Tor in June 2015.
Dave's previous Pathfinder Tales include PRINCE OF WOLVES, MASTER OF DEVILS, QUEEN OF THORNS, KING OF CHAOS, and LORD OF RUNES. For Privateer Press's Iron Kingdoms, Dave wrote THE DEVIL'S PAY and DARK CONVERGENCE. For the Forgotten Realms he wrote BLACK WOLF and LORD OF STORMWEATHER. His short fiction has also appeared in TALES OF THE FAR WEST; SHOTGUNS VS. CTHULHU; THE LION AND THE AARDVARK; SHATTERED SHIELDS; GODS, MEMES, AND MONSTERS; and other anthologies.
In a past life, Dave edited magazines ranging from DRAGON to STAR WARS INSIDER and AMAZING STORIES. He lives with his wife and their small pack of animals in Alberta, Canada.