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Item - Pledge of Peril

(Dragontales edition)

Combined Summary

Series: Dragon Pathways — no. 4
Dragontales — no. 13
Author: Vilott-Salsitz, Rhondi
Illustrators: Hallman, Tom (Dragontales edition - cover)
Tanz, Freya (Dragontales edition - interior)
Dates: 1985 (Dragontales edition)
June 21, 2010 (Dragon Pathways edition)
ISBN: 1440163723 / 9781440163722 (Dragon Pathways edition)
Kveto's Thoughts: This one follows the established Dragontales format quite closely. As it is a white cover, odd numbered book you play a female character, so the romance angle is present. In this book, you play Princess Sarah who rides a fantastic Black Beauty-like horse named Stardust. Your father's kingdom gets taken over by an evil Ogre king. But the King likes to gamble, so he challenges you to a race to bring back a magic flower in three days.

If you can get over the premise, it's a fun book. There are three clear paths with distinct adventures (and different love interests for each) leading to lots of replayability. And the writing and choices are a bit tighter than earlier adventures. While the romance angle is there, you also have a strong sense of responsibility (your kingdom is riding on your shoulders).

The female protagonist books in this series remind me more of HeartQuest books than Endless Quest books.

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Known Editions

Dragon Pathways edition
Dragontales edition

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