Friday 28 February 2014

Gamebook Friday: Knights of Doom review

In last week's Gamebook Friday blog post I mentioned that I had received a rather lovely email from a fan about Knights of Doom, my second Fighting Fantasy adventure. After going all weak at the knees I drifted on to Amazon and found a review of the book, post over a year ago, but 19 years after the book was first published!*

Here are some of the choicest morsels that I have been savouring:

The storytelling, the atmosphere and the quality of writing are superb. This is an adventure that draws in and fully engrosses the reader. It also seems strangely epic, feeling far longer than can be contained in the standard 400 paragraphs...

As usual Green's characterisation is spot on. Every ally is genuinely believable and three dimensional and the villains range from treacherous humans to grotesque beasts to undead menaces...

If you are looking for a lengthy, engrossing adventure that reads a little bit more like a novel than usual then this gamebook is ideal. It is a strong addition to the Fighting Fantasy series and an excellent second adventure from the author. After this and 'Spellbreaker' it is little surprise that Jonathan Green has written most of the new adventures in the re-released series...

You can read the review in its entirety here, and if you fancy parting with £116.99 you can buy a used copy of Knights of Doom for yourself here!

* I really have been doing this writer thing for a while now, haven't I?

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