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Series: Forgotten Forest — no. 1
Author: Gaskin, Carol
Illustrator: Price, T. Alexander
Dates: January, 1985 (original)
September, 2003 (reissue)
ISBNs: 0816703191 / 9780816703197 (original)
0816776008 / 9780816776009 (reissue)
Length: 122 pages
Number of Endings: 18 (not including a "THE END" embedded in one choice)
LC Cataloging in Publication Summary: The reader, as apprentice to the wizard Caladrius, becomes involved in a war of the wizards, during the course of which the reader's choices determine the development of the plot.
Demian's Thoughts:

Unfortunately, this is the weakest entry in the series. While there are some atmospheric moments (including a night in the forest and a trip through a haunted house) and a few mildly humorous events, the book doesn't work all that well, mainly because there isn't enough sense of challenge. None of the tasks the reader is asked to do seem terribly difficult, and persuading the wizards to see sense and stop fighting takes very little effort.

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