- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: ICON BOOKS LTD (2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848310757
- ISBN-13: 978-1848310759
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (Fighting Fantasy) Paperback – 2009
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This series is recommended for fans of Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld / Harry Porter/ Perry Jackson / Lord of the Rings / Diana Wynne Jones books, but particularly boys. Content is not too gory, but these are titled "fighting fantasy" books for a reason. Similarly, the reading age is probably 8+ years, but I am no expert.
The random element of encounters throughout the books is what stands out for me - "re-playability". You choose if the protagonist goes left or right, etc. However, even if you pick the same options twice, you probably will not get exactly the same result if you are unlucky.
I am tried of giving kids electronics and want them to learn that reading can be fun (yes - I am my becoming my grandparents), so I will be trying these books out on them - it worked for me.
NOTE FOR PUBLISHERS/DISTRIBUTORS: The new version of these books have a preview of the next book in the back. Why don't you make these half-dozen pages available in the Amazon "look inside" function for the matching book? That is clearly what they were written for.
The best thing is it's small and easy to carry with no parts to lose. Bring it to Grandma's, or on that stupid camping trip.
You can use an already made character or make your own.
Battle monsters, figure out traps, and find the warlock's therasure.
Try it it's fun!
Warlock of Firetop Mountain is still a fun and interesting read (or play?) and boy does it bring back the memories. Whether it makes you nostalgic for the original books, or just all those times spent playing tabletop RPGs as a kid, the experience is quite warm and fuzzy.
The writing is not going to win any literary prizes, but it's a classic plot and the gameplay remains simple and fun. There's loads of variety in monsters and NPC interactions, the map is interesting without being too simplistic, and it's challenging without causing your character to just die over and over again. I actually completed the book on my second run through, which for some reason just felt really good (I think it let me explore the majority of the map, but without it getting repetitive).
You can have a great time with this book, or introduce it to your kids to share the experience. The only downside is it doesn't have much to offer if you're an adult who is completely uninterested in RPGs.
I am not a fan of reading books at all but chose your own adventure have always been a prime choice.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not the best for. But good bookseller. Fast and great qualityPublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not quite as "complicated" as I recalled from my childhood. But even as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed replaying this book, which was a staple of my childhood.Published 23 months ago by BT4
Perfect for single player roll playing without dragging out a board. The price is excellent and very happy with the product.Published on February 28, 2014 by Michael L. Farr
All things considered, the idea of these types of play style "be your own hero" books is a good idea. Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Genesis