La Lame du samouraï (French)
Williams, Gary (interior)
0880381558 / 9780880381550
157 pages |
|Number of Endings:||
|User Summary:||You are a young samurai sent by your emperor of Nippon to retrieve the three magical items that your now missing father searched for years ago.|
|Demian's Thoughts:||After a weak start, this book turns out to be a fairly satisfying fantasy quest containing some interesting locations and characters. The book's setting is a bit mysterious, though; it has little to do with the traditional Dungeons & Dragons game and was written before the Oriental Adventures expansion came out for AD&D. Also mysterious is how page 133 was accidentally left blank after the eleventh line of text. This problem was corrected in many copies of the book by the inclusion of a glossy sticker containing the missing text, though the error can't have been caught before the book was released, since I've managed to find an uncorrected copy showing no signs of a sticker.|
Simon, now writing under his male name, turns in this exciting offering. A second book set in the east after Duel of the Masters, you play Yori, son of a famous missing samurai champion, armed with your father's magical katana. It's easy to notice the trend of these books leaning toward more martial protagonists. In this book, you single-handedly battle powerful foes.
Quite a challenging book with a large riddle/puzzle. The book introduced me to a number of new monsters: fog giant, mist dragon, ogre mage, cockatrice, etc. The stakes feel high. All things "oriental" were the rage as D&D expanded with "Oriental Adventures." We even get our first ninja.
A sturdy entry.
|Users Who Own This Item:||Ardennes, bigcobra, bookwormjeff, convict7421, Crazyscotsman, Cyan, damieng, Fireguard, hoops4ever, horrorbusiness, Jubal, katzcollection, Khellendros, killagirilla, kinderstef, knginatl, MacbthPSW, marnaudo, mlvoss, nelsondesign, Nomad, Pseudo_Intellectual, redpiper05, spragmatic, twar, utfanatic, Yalius, zat|
|Users Who Want This Item:||B0N0V0X, bonhomme, CSquared, dArtagnan, exaquint, Ffghtermedic, fushek, hanbaoge, iguanaditty, killagarilla, Lambchop, LordJR, momaw27, NEMO, Ryuran333, snakefire77, stock, ThisIslandEarth, Von Scotty, wonderfly|
|Users with Extra Copies:||
Please log in to manage your collection or post a review.