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(Original (Dragon, Black text), UK 1st printing (Clays) [1st])
(Original (Dragon, Black text), UK 1st printing (Clays) [1st])
(Original (Dragon, Black text), UK 1st printing (Clays) [1st])
(Original (Dragon, Black text), UK 1st printing (Clays) [1st])
(Original (Dragon, Black text), UK 1st printing (Clays) [1st])
(Wizard S1 (Special), UK printing (C&W))

Combined Summary

Series: Fighting Fantasy (1982-1995, Puffin) — no. 59
Fighting Fantasy (2002-2007, Wizard Books Series 1) — no. 27
Fighting Fantasy (2009-2012, Wizard Books Series 2) — no. 14
Translated Into: A maldição da múmia (Portuguese)
La Malédiction de la Momie (French)
Author: Green, Jonathan
Illustrator: McKenna, Martin
Dates: October 26, 1995 (Original (Dragon, Black text), UK 1st printing (Clays) [1st])
April 5, 2007 (Wizard S1 (Special), UK printing (C&W))
ISBNs: 0140375538 / 9780140375534 (Original (Dragon, Black text), UK 1st printing (Clays) [1st])
1840468025 / 9781840468021 (Wizard S1 (Special), UK printing (C&W))
Length: 400 sections
Special Thanks: Original (Dragon, Black text), UK 1st printing (Clays) [1st]:
Thanks to James Thompson for the cover scans.
Braxus's Thoughts:

I always thought that Fighting Fantasy (and gamebooks in general) needed more Egyptian-themed books. To me, the tombs, mummies and mystery really captures the whole element of these books.

Unfortunately, however, this book is a bit of a mixed bag. On the good side, you will immediately be able to engage with the setting since it is rather similar to the film The Mummy. The storyline is brilliant as you must solve puzzles to enter the tomb and find the evil pharoah.

But, and this is a big but, it's just far too hard. The amount of impossible battles (15 mummies all in one go at one point...) and sudden endings mean this book will be very frustrating and will take many, many tries to get through. By many I mean at least 20, perhaps.

Overall, this is not really recommended except to the diehard gamebook fans. If you want something that is very difficult, but also a lot of fun, try Creature of Havoc.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Ben Nelson for the character sheet scan and Nicholas Campbell for the reissue cover scan.
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Known Editions

Original (Dragon, Black text), UK 1st printing (Clays) [1st]
Wizard S1 (Standard), UK printing (C&W)
Wizard S1 (Special), UK printing (C&W)
Wizard S2 (Large, Embossed)

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