Returning from the remote continent of Zu, the crew of the Talion is stricken by a mysterious plague. When Captain Shae goes ashore on a small island to find medicinal plants to treat his men, Mercarian League mercenaries ambush him, and their ships, fast and deadly pirate hunters, close in on the Talion. In a desperate bid to outrun or outgun the Mercarian vessels, the Talion takes to open waters.
Torius Vin is perfectly happy with his life as a pirate captain, sailing the Inner Sea in search of plunder with a bold crew of buccaneers and Celeste, his snake-bodied navigator and one true love. Yet when he's invited into a network of spies working against the slave trade, can Torius continue to choose the path of piracy? Or will he sign on as an abolitionist privateer, bringing freedom to others at the price of his own?
"best pathfinder tales"
A pirate captain of the Inner Sea, Torius Vin makes a living raiding wealthy merchant ships with his crew of loyal buccaneers. Few things matter more to Captain Torius than ill-gotten gold-but one of those is Celeste, his beautiful snake-bodied navigator. When a crafty courtesan offers the pirate crew a chance at the heist of a lifetime, it's time for both man and naga to hoist the black flag and lead the Stargazer's crew to fame and fortune.
"Fine story, terrible narrator"
Captain Torius Vin and the crew of the Stargazer have given up the pirate life, instead becoming abolitionist privateers bent on capturing slave ships and setting their prisoners free. But when rumors surface of a new secret weapon in devil-ruled Cheliax, are the Stargazers willing to go up against a navy backed by hell itself?
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Pirate captain Torius Vin’s navigator, Celeste, isn’t your typical crew member. She’s a naga - half woman, half serpent - and can read the night skies like an open book. When Celeste is kidnapped during a trade run to legendary Katapesh, Torius and his crew must race to unravel a web of betrayal and evil magic in the bazaars of the dangerous City of Trade.
The Iron Kingdoms is a land dominated by mighty warcasters, arcanists who command the terrifying war machines called warjacks. While these epic figures lead armies and shape the futures of their nations, other powerful individuals, no less skilled, forge their own destinies in steam and steel.
"To Short the Storm"
In the future, the only weapon against the evil aliens is a nice, sharp cheddar! The Farfnians rule the galaxy with an iron claw, and Earth has been relegated to a backwater planet. What's an ingenious human to do? Find a chink in the Farfnian's chitinous armor - cheese! Enter Harry Fische, captain of the stringship Limburger, and his intrepid crew.
It's good to be the Big Cheese, except for the paperwork...and the meetings...and the administrative assistant who makes Attila the Hun look like a sissy! Not to mention that you no longer get to fly around the galaxy watching the hottest pilot in the universe get in and out of the pilot's couch sans clothing, and your Immortal engineer has gotten himself pregnant. Okay, so there is a downside to being the Big Cheese....Now every other cheese producer on the planet wants what you've got, and both the Farnians and the Sploig are breathing down your neck.
Harry Fische and the crew of the Limburger are back in action, and they're out to take the cheese. The evil alien Sploig have stolen a whole cheese factory, cows and all, and taken it off planet Earth. There's nothing to do but load up the Jiffy Whip and go after the cheese rustlers! But how do you find an ancient race of shape-shifting aliens who make even the Farfnians look like technological troglodytes? The answer? Pick a nice Carpoolian with lots of money, and run for public office!
The result of an ancient attempt to save Earth from a plague of demons slumbers in the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology repository. The attempt failed. Demons walk the streets wearing the faces of humans, feeding on the life essences and sometimes the flesh of their unknowing prey. Aleksi, a young paleontology graduate student seeking only solitude and study, finds the long-forgotten specimen, and the ancient experiment begins anew.
"A well-crafted crescendo of tension and horror"