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Item - Flight from the Dark

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Series: Lone Wolf (1984-1998) — no. 1
Platform: Web Browser
Contained In: Flight from the Dark: Software Pack (Collection)
The Lone Wolf Adventures (Collection)
Lone Wolf Game Book Omnibus (Collection)
Translated Into: Astrapes sto skotadi [Αστραπές στο σκοτάδι] (Greek)
Bekstvo iz tame (Serbo-Croatian)
Flucht aus dem Dunkel (German)
Flykt undan mörkret (Swedish)
Fuga da escuridão (Portuguese)
O fugitivo das trevas (Portuguese)
Huida de la oscuridad (Spanish)
Kurayami kara no dasshutsu [暗闇からの脱出] (Japanese)
Lari dari kegelapan (Malay)
Les Maîtres des ténèbres (French)
Menekülés a sötétségből (Hungarian)
Polet ot mraka [Полет от мрака] (Bulgarian)
Den sidste kai-ridder (Danish)
I signori delle tenebre (Italian)
Útok ze tmy (Czech)
Adapted Into: The Dark Door Opens (Novel)
Eclipse of the Kai (Novel)
Flight from the Dark (Video Game)
Flight from the Dark (Solitaire Adventure)
Flight from the Dark (reissue) (Gamebook)
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (interior and original cover)
Salmon, Brian (Beaver cover)
Maitz, Don (American cover)
Jones, Peter Andrew (Red Fox cover)
Date: June, 1984
ISBNs: 0099358905 / 9780099358909 (British editions)
0399212175 / 9780399212178 (Pacer edition)
0425084361 / 9780425084366 (Berkley Pacer edition)
Length: 350 sections
Number of Endings: 17 (not including failure by loss of points)
User Summary: You are Silent Wolf, a young man studying with the Kai monks. When the Dark Lords attack and wipe out the Kai monastery, you rename yourself Lone Wolf and set off to warn the king of the approaching evil.
Demian's Thoughts: It's practically impossible to write objectively about this book. I've probably read and re-read it more times than any other book that I own. Although the writing is a bit more dry than I remember it being (I guess childhood imagination does make a difference), this remains a satisfying start to a grand adventure. The challenge level is neither too hard nor too easy, with numerous ways to reach a successful conclusion and choices that are always in some way meaningful. It was a great pleasure to revisit the adventure, and if you somehow haven't played it yet, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Since it's now available for free online play at Project Aon, there's really no excuse not to.

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firaya's Thoughts: This is the first gamebook I have ever received, and it holds good memories. You are almost immediately thrust into the thick of the action, following the invasion of the Darklords. Realizing that the invasion is a full-scale assault, you decided that the king of Sommerlund must be warned, so that enough preparations can be made to counter the impending wave of destruction.

One nice thing that I have discovered about this book, with the right skills and decisions, is that it is actually possible to win the book without fighting ANY battles at all. Even with the weakest starting abilities, you can win without any fear. It would be a good challenge to find that path, whether you are a veteran or a new player.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Guy Fullerton for the early Beaver cover scan and to Tan Hong Kiat for the second Beaver edition cover scan.
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