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Publisher's Summary

Paizo Publishing is the award-winning publisher of fantasy role-playing games, accessories, and board games. Pathfinder Tales: Liar's Bargain is the latest in their popular novel series.

The sequel to Hugo Award Winner Tim Pratt's Liar's Island!

For charming con man Rodrick and his talking sword, Hrym, life is all about taking what you can and getting away clean. But when the pair are arrested in the crusader nation of Lastwall, Rodrick faces immediate execution, with Hrym spending the rest of eternity trapped in an enchanted scabbard. Their only hope lies in a secret government program in which captured career criminals are teamed up and sent on suicide missions too sensitive for ordinary soldiers.

Trapped between almost certain death and actual certain death, the two join forces with a team of rogues and scoundrels, ready to serve their yearlong tenure as best they can. Yet not everyone in their party is what they seem, and a death sentence may be only the start of the friends' problems.

©2016 Paizo Inc. (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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Compelling story with excellent humour

I did not realise this audiobook was one in a series or the second in a sequel but it was fantastic as a stand alone. I never read fantasy but I wanted to try a different genre for a change and I was not disappointed. I think much of the magic went over my head but my lack of comprehension did not hold up the story. I could never have imagined my favourite character in this book would be a talking sword! Hrym has such a brilliant wit and I laughed out aloud dozens of times at his delightfully depreciating interpretation of all the other non-sword characters. Tim Pratt’s world building was clear enough for a fantasy novice like me to enjoy and grasp. My favourite aspect of the story was the exceptionally snarky and loaded banter between the characters. The dialogue was brilliant and clever!
Steve West is a fantastic narrator. His speech is crisp and clear and his voices and accents enriched the characters immeasurably. I recommend this series.

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Worth every minute.

it was worth the time and effort. I have never been disappointed by a Tim Pratt book, he's clever.

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  • Eladar
  • 26-08-2016

thumbs way up

another gem by Pratt, would highly recommend to all fans of whimsical and witty adventure novels. i really hope there is a fourth book on the way

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  • Archania
  • 18-08-2016

Awesome story again!

really like the writing style of Tim Pratt! He always makes the characters seem so much alive.
Steve West nails it again with an amazing reading. Really brings out the characters of Rodrick and the mighty Hym!

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  • Mister Smith
  • 05-08-2016

Suicide Squad

This novel is Pathfinder's response to DC Comic's Suicide Squad. A band of villains with nothing in common is forced to serve a holy order.

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  • Paul Haasz
  • 28-01-2021

Another great novel in this Roderick series

This has been a wonderful journey through a few small areas of Golarion, the Pathfinder world. Roderick and Hrym are very memorable characters.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-07-2020

good as always

pathfinder tales are always great short novels. definetly recommend this one. Two more of this trilogy to go.

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  • Aaron
  • 27-12-2019

Again amazing

love love love can't wait to read more of the Pathfinder stories... can't wait for another one from Rodrick

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-01-2019

a better suicide squad than suicide squad was.

a fun bit of criminals forced into service of holier than though knights. the personalities bouncing off each other are the best parts.

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  • Hannah Alvarez
  • 13-03-2018

suicide squad in golarion

direct reskin of suicide squad, even the names. fun read, tho. pathfinder isn't Shakespeare. not as good as previous books in the "liars" series, but just fine.

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  • Kayla wilmoth
  • 08-09-2017

The Liar's Suicide Squad

I really liked the Liars blade and the Liar's Island. But he might as well have named this book The Liar's Suicide Squad.

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  • Charles C
  • 09-05-2017

Makes me think of "The Suicide Squad"

A fun Story that gives me a fondness memory of The Suicide Squad though in a Fantasy setting in the Pathfinder world.

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  • 02-08-2016

Great story and voice actor

Really enjoyed this one. The author and voice actor make an excellent combination with interesting characters and some funny dialogue especially between Hrynn and Roderick. More please!

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