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Translated Into: Alam gerun (Malay)
Königreich des Schreckens (German)
Království děsu (Czech)
Kyouryuu no oukoku [恐怖の王国] (Japanese)
Nel regno del terrore (Italian)
La piedra de la ciencia (Spanish)
La Pierre de la sagesse (French)
Skräckens länder (Swedish)
Stis hores tou tromou [Στις χώρες του Τρόμου] (Greek)
Adapted Into: The Lorestone of Varetta (Novel)
User Summary: After three years of studying the Book of the Magnakai, you determine that you must discover an ancient artifact known as the Lorestone of Varetta.
Demian's Thoughts:

This seems to me a rather minor entry in the series, but at the same time a milestone. It's minor in that its plot, despite involving an ancient artifact of great power, lacks much significance to the overall storyline of the series and features few memorable creatures, characters or encounters. It's a milestone, though, because it marks the beginning of the Magnakai series and introduces a couple of new rules features: the use of a bow and "Lore Circles," sets of disciplines that, when all attained, increase your Combat Skill and/or Endurance -- a nice touch, as it adds a further dimension to choosing abilities. This isn't a bad book, but it's my least favorite in the series so far. There are some nice touches in the forms of tricky ways to die (you really have to pay attention to certain details to avoid falling stupidly into traps) and recurring characters, but the mission consists mostly of wandering grim, mercenary-filled streets, and it gets tiresome fairly quickly. I'm glad to have this quest behind me and am ready to move on to the next adventure.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Tan Hong Kiat for the original Beaver cover scan (subsequently replaced with a higher resolution image), to Brett Easterbrook for the Beaver reissue scan, and Marcus Pearse for the Red Fox front cover scan and to Ryan Lynch for the first prining images and the Red Fox back cover/spine/title page verso images. Thanks to the Museum of Computer Adventure Game History for the images of the $2.50 American edition.
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Original British (Beaver) edition





Series: Lone Wolf (1984-1998) no. 6
Item: The Kingdoms of Terror
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (interior)
Salmon, Brian (cover)
Date: November 14, 1985
ISBN: 0099444607 / 9780099444602
Length: 350 sections
Number of Endings: 19 (not including failure by loss of points)

British (Beaver) edition, second cover


Series: Lone Wolf (1984-1998) no. 6
Item: The Kingdoms of Terror
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (interior)
Gambino, Fred (cover)
ISBN: 0099444607 / 9780099444602
Length: 350 sections
Number of Endings: 19 (not including failure by loss of points)

British (Red Fox), UK 1990 1st printing [4th]





Series: Lone Wolf (1984-1998) no. 6
Item: The Kingdoms of Terror
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (interior)
Jones, Peter Andrew (cover)
Date: 1990
ISBN: 0099444607 / 9780099444602
Length: 350 sections
Number of Endings: 19 (not including failure by loss of points)
Special Thanks: Thanks to Ryan Lynch for the front cover, back cover, spine and title page verso images.

British (Red Fox), UK 5th printing [5th]



Series: Lone Wolf (1984-1998) no. 6
Item: The Kingdoms of Terror
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (interior)
Jones, Peter Andrew (cover)
Length: 350 sections
Number of Endings: 19 (not including failure by loss of points)
Special Thanks: Thanks to Luke Sheridan for the spread cover and title page version images.

American edition



Series: Lone Wolf (1984-1998) no. 6
Item: The Kingdoms of Terror
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (interior)
Corben, Richard (cover)
Date: July, 1986
ISBN: 0425084469 / 9780425084465
Length: 350 sections
Number of Endings: 19 (not including failure by loss of points)
Cover Price: US$2.50

American edition, later printing


Series: Lone Wolf (1984-1998) no. 6
Item: The Kingdoms of Terror
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (interior)
Corben, Richard (cover)
ISBN: 0425084469 / 9780425084465
Length: 350 sections
Number of Endings: 19 (not including failure by loss of points)
Cover Price: US$2.95

American edition, 5th printing

(cover)
(back cover)


Series: Lone Wolf (1984-1998) no. 6
Item: The Kingdoms of Terror
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (interior)
Corben, Richard (cover)
ISBN: 0425084469 / 9780425084465
Length: 350 sections
Number of Endings: 19 (not including failure by loss of points)
Cover Price: US$2.95

American edition, tenth printing

Online Full Text: Internet Archive
Series: Lone Wolf (1984-1998) no. 6
Item: The Kingdoms of Terror
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (interior)
Corben, Richard (cover)
ISBN: 0425084469 / 9780425084465
Length: 350 sections
Number of Endings: 19 (not including failure by loss of points)
Cover Price: US$3.99

American edition, eleventh printing





Series: Lone Wolf (1984-1998) no. 6
Item: The Kingdoms of Terror
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (interior)
Corben, Richard (cover)
ISBN: 0425084469 / 9780425084465
Length: 350 sections
Number of Endings: 19 (not including failure by loss of points)
Cover Price: US$4.50

Project Aon edition

Online Full Text: Project Aon
Series: Lone Wolf (1984-1998) no. 6
Item: The Kingdoms of Terror
Platform: Web Browser
Author: Dever, Joe
Illustrators: Chalk, Gary (interior)
Salmon, Brian (cover)
Date: December 3, 2000
Length: 350 sections
Number of Endings: 19 (not including failure by loss of points)

Lone Wolf (2007-) edition

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