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Item - The Magician's Ring

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(Paperback, first printing)
(Paperback, first printing)
(Paperback, first printing)
(Paperback, first printing)
(Reissue edition)
(Reissue edition)

Combined Summary

Series: Forgotten Forest — no. 2
Translated Into: El anillo del mago (Spanish)
Author: Gaskin, Carol
Illustrator: Price, T. Alexander
Dates: January, 1985 (Paperback, first printing)
August, 2003 (Reissue edition)
ISBNs: 0816703205 / 9780816703203 (Hardback)
0816703213 / 9780816703210 (Paperback, first printing)
0816775982 / 9780816775989 (Reissue edition)
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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Known Editions

Paperback, first printing
Reissue edition

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