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The Magician's Ring

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Series: Forgotten Forest #2
Translated Into: El anillo del mago (Spanish)
Author: Gaskin, Carol
Illustrator: Price, T. Alexander
Release Dates: January, 1985 (original)
August, 2003 (reissue)
ISBNs: 0816703205 / 9780816703203 (library binding)
0816703213 / 9780816703210 (original)
0816775982 / 9780816775989 (reissue)
Length:122 pages
Number of Endings:18
LC Cataloging in Publication Summary: The reader, as Robin the minstrel, follows a path of perils through the Forgotten Forest, making decisions which determine whether he will end up a hero or a prisoner of thieves.
Demian's Thoughts: This isn't quite as good as the previous book, but it is still entertaining and fairly clever; the many, many uses of the word "ring" in this book must have taken some time to think up. I can't quite figure out the purpose of all the alliteration present here, though....

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Fireguard's Thoughts: The Magician's Ring is easily my favorite book in this series. While there are times I like to have a centralized story in a gamebook, generally I like to be able to have a different experience every time I play. And boy, is The Magician's Ring the book for that. Sometimes bad endings seemed a bit arbitrary, but on the whole the book provides interesting and engrossing encounters with each choice. I was particularly surprised at just how many kinds of rings Mevar could get his powers from. I highly recommend this book. 8/10

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Ken G. for the reissue cover scans.
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