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Fire on the Water

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Series: Lone Wolf #2
Platform: Web Browser
Contained In: Fire on the Water (reissue) (Collection)
Fire on the Water: Software Pack (Collection)
The Lone Wolf Adventures (Collection)
Lone Wolf Game Book Omnibus (Collection)
Translated Into: Api di atas air (Malay)
Eld över vattnet (Swedish)
Feuer über den Wassern (German)
Fogo sobre a água (Portuguese)
Fuego sobre el agua (Spanish)
Gennem ild og vand (Danish)
Mar em chamas (Portuguese)
Oheň na vodě (Czech)
Plamak nad vodata [Пламък над водата] (Bulgarian)
Suijou no honou [水上の炎] (Japanese)
Taxidi stin kolasi [Ταξίδι στην κόλαση] (Greek)
Traversata infernale (Italian)
La Traversée infernale (French)
Vatra na vodi (Serbo-Croatian)
Adapted Into: Fire on the Water (Video Game)
The Sword of the Sun (Novel)
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (interior and original cover)
Salmon, Brian (Beaver cover)
Jones, Peter Andrew (Red Fox cover)
Release Date: June, 1984
ISBNs: 0099359006 / 9780099359005 (British editions)
0399212183 / 9780399212185 (Pacer edition)
042508437X / 9780425084373 (Berkley Pacer edition)
Length:350 sections
Number of Endings:19 (not including failure by loss of points)
User Summary: You must travel overseas to Durenor to recover the Sommerswerd, a magical weapon capable of driving back the Darklord invasion.
Demian's Thoughts: Of the books in this series that I clearly remember reading as a child, this was my least favorite. It's mostly about travel, and there aren't too many monsters to fight or atmospheric dungeons to explore. I also felt at the time that it was unfairly difficult. However, having replayed it now, I think that I was underestimating the book. Although it didn't include the traditional elements that made me enjoy fantasy adventures, it was clearly memorable -- the "whodunnit" sequence and the final sea battle were both enjoyable to revisit. As for being unfair, I think I mustn't have been observant enough when I first played. Some choices that seem random are in fact entirely strategic if you carefully examine the map and illustrations. There are better things yet to come, but this is an entirely worthy sequel to the first book.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Tan Hong Kiat for the Beaver reissue cover scan.
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