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Publisher's Summary

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. But will stealing the legendary Star of Thumen chart the corsairs a course to untold riches-or send them all to a watery grave?

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Surprisingly a bit of fun

I rarely expect much from licensed stories like this but, although the narrator's protaganist voice sounded quite a buy like Maxwell Smart, i couldn't help but enjoy Pirate's Honor.
Dont expect Tolkien or R R Martin and youve got a fun little book.

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  • wyman reed
  • 27-06-2018

good characters and world but annoying story

I listened to this based on liking "Pirate's Promise" by the same author set chronologically after this one. If you want an easy to listen to pirate adventure set in the Pathfinder universe I would start there. It summarizes this book neatly before getting it's own story going and you do not have to slog through listening to this.

This one was a struggle. The plot is that this pirate crew is going to pull off an elaborate heist and manipulate their way into a bunch of money. It hinges on the naga character Celeste being able to transform into a human often enough and for long enough to convincingly pretend to be an oppressed slave concubine in the presence of their target and seduce him to the point he is malleable to the pirate crew's ends.
So there is much to do about whether Celeste can convincingly seduce a man, and how she feels about it, and whether or not their target "really" likes her or or is just responding to all the seducing and charm magic and drugs they slip him, and is he truly a good man or not?, and since Celeste's true love is supposed to be Captain Torius Vin how does HE feel about all the seducing and manipulating?

For all that this is a book about pirates it feels more like a cheap romance. The focus was almost totally on the romance with very little action to break things up. Romance is fine when it is done well but for me it was not here. The whole premise of Celeste feeling doubts about seducing the slaver man because maybe he's actually a good guy is infuriating. From the reader perspective the slaver man is obviously a bad dude and Celeste thinking maybe he isn't comes off as extremely naive on her part and completely out of character, especially given what we know of her backstory.

The next book, "Pirate's Promise", manages some of these themes and dynamics far better and in a way that is actually compelling and does not detract from the story. At least the ending of this book wraps everything up in a satisfying way and keeps the experience from being a total annoyance. I would not listen to it more then once though.

John Pruden does a good job narrating again. He adds a little bit of campiness but in an entertaining way.

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  • Kenny Hall
  • 27-03-2018

Gozreh’s Guts

I’m so freaking tired of this stupid catchphrase it’s ruining the story for me. I’m hardly 2 hours in and this character trait is terrible.

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  • Kevin S.
  • 05-07-2017

A great story with interesting characters!

The Pathfinder games and comics are all interesting.... but this story and all the varied characters was very descriptive and enjoyable, time well spent!

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  • Chris Fowlie
  • 23-06-2017

Great story.

Read this if you like pathfinder and/or pirates. Fun cast of characters that should make for a great series.

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  • Auther
  • 19-02-2017

Good listen!

Make sure to read Stargazer first, of you like me and want the full story.

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  • Neal
  • 15-07-2016

Good "Heist" Story

This book surprised me a little. I went into it expecting a Pirate adventure on the high seas. What I actually got was an Ocean's 11 style heist story with very little action. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good heist story too, so I did end up liking this book. The main plan revolving around the plot was pretty complicated and some parts of it were not really made clear from the beginning, so I was a little confused at certain points, wondering where this was all going. On the positive side, I thought the characters were all fleshed out well and very colorful, with their own personalities and quirks.

As far as the narration, it did take a little getting used to. I had to get about 4 chapters in before I could really focus on the story, and I didn't really like the voice he settled on for the main protagonist. I thought everyone else sounded good though, and once I settled in, I found it was mostly a smooth listen.

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  • Nick Sampson
  • 23-06-2016

Loved It

I have this book physically and had a hard time getting more than a few chapters in. however this made me delve much further into the story.

It took me a little while to get used to the reader. often the voices he used for some of the characters got swapped, but I have been told I am overly critical on things like that. I still enjoyed the cadence of the reader and hopefully look forward to him reading the next story.

I love fantasy stories with rogueish type main characters, Chris Jackson's depth of knowledge of how ships work and interact are woven perfectly into this story and give a great insight on shipwork and ship crews that many in the same genre overlook.

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  • ryan
  • 18-05-2016

Great Mix of familiar pirate and new fantasy

All I was hoping for and more. Fun characters all around and lots of unexpected twists to keep me interested.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-04-2016

amazing

like always the pathfinder tales always surprise me and make me happy for my next one to read.

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  • Kaylin
  • 27-04-2016

My first Pathfinder Tales novel...

....now I want to listen to all of them! Great story and as a player of Pathfinder table top games, I loved drawing the comparison between classes and abilities my friends and I play with already. Absolutely hilarious dialogue and always intriguing. I could even GM a game with this storyline. Now to download the next one!