Review

REVIEW: Nocked! True Tales of Robin Hood

More than six centuries after his introduction through poems and ballads, Robin Hood – the late-medieval outlaw of Sherwood Forest – barely requires an introduction due to his ongoing renown and fascination to modern audiences….

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REVIEW: The Frankenstein Wars

Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus tells the cautionary tale of Victor Frankenstein, a gifted man of science who develops a process built on the principle of life to imbue vitality into previously…


REVIEW: Heroes of Urowen

The enjoyment of a gamebook is derived from many interlinked parts, including: mechanics, story, choice, interaction, imagination and presentation. These factors then create an overall experience that is based on the quality and style of…


REVIEW: Rise of the Shadow King

As our own world increases in complexity and continuously demands more from us just to survive the unending grind of daily life, it’s often welcome to escape our modern difficulties by embarking on a relatively…


REVIEW: Sete-Ka’s Dream Quest

The rich history and mythology of ancient Egypt, and the influential importance of their many deities in Egyptian society, present limitless fantastical material for gamebook adventuring. In Sete-Ka’s Dream Quest you follow the story of…


REVIEW: The Legion of Shadow

The evident computer game influence within Michael J. Ward’s DestinyQuest: The Legion of Shadow stands boldly at the forefront of what it is that differentiates this series from many other gamebook formats. Within its pages…


REVIEW: Saga of the North Wind

A text-based fantasy adventure using CYOA-style game mechanics, Saga of the North Wind is an enjoyably atmospheric drama, intelligently written in a style that brings to life the various situations, conflicts and characters encountered on…


REVIEW: The Lords of Benaeron

Jeffrey Dean’s impressively elaborate and skilful world-building has already been on display throughout the preceding volumes of his ‘Road Less Traveled’ series: both Westward Dystopia and Spire Ablaze have delivered detailed story-driven adventures overflowing with…




REVIEW: Monsters of the Marsh

David Tant’s first book of The Legends of Skyfall series is something of an enigma – a puzzling contradiction where simplicity and complexity unhappily coexist. Monsters of the Marsh is boldly promoted as ‘An Advanced…


REVIEW: The Lost Legion

This second book in the Dangerous Worlds Gamebook series will take you deep into a primordial jungle; an environment that is as much a central character in this story as any other (human, or non-human)…


REVIEW: City of Thieves

The City of Thieves may be viewed as a basic gamebook to the modern reader – somewhat thin on the sort of detailed, logical adventuring now seen as standard in most new releases featuring this…


REVIEW: The Quest for Rividia

Book 2 of Michael G Perrin’s martial arts inspired Shinté Warrior series follows on from the dramatic events of Trials of the First Moon (the first book in this series) and now requires you to…