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The Jungle of Horrors (Lone Wolf #8)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  319 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
While the gaming industry is steadily growing, role-playing adventure novels are among the biggest sellers. Since Lone Wolf games use no dice, no boards and no accessories, they are becomming even more popular with each issue.
Paperback, 238 pages
Published December 1st 1987 by Berkley Publishing Group (first published 1987)
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Tazio Bettin
Apr 07, 2016 Tazio Bettin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I remember this being one of my favorite books from the series and I confirm that I loved it. The Danarg, a swamp in the middle of a volcanic crater, is an unique setting with a rather cool atmosphere. I wish it lasted longer but alas it was a very quick read. Typical of the Lone Wolf book series unfortunately.
Some cool and memorable characters, like Paido the Vakeros warrior and Tadia the seer. And I liked the part before the Danarg, too. Reminded me of the city state of issue 6, which I loved.
Jun 08, 2012 Michael rated it liked it
This one was near impossible on the Hardcore settings of the gamebook player at I thought I was going to have to give it up, but I finally found a way around. Wow! All books in the series free and online in a game-book player here:
Death Count:
Book 1: Died 9 times
Book 2: Died 11 times
Book 3: Died once
Book 4: Died once
Book 5: No deaths
Book 6: Died 4 times
Book 7: Died 3 times
Book 8: Died 21 times
Alessandro Concas
Oct 19, 2015 Alessandro Concas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
avvincente avventura di lupo solitario, che affronta il suo viaggio stavolta, insieme ad un mago di nome Paido. il fatto che lupo solitario non sia più solitario in quest' avventura, aggiungere freschezza ai vari libri precedenti. Il viaggio si rivela ricco di insidie, trappole, personaggi interessanti, e tantissime nuove creature di cui non si era mai sentito parlare prima. L'assenza di un importante nemico finale delude un po', ma è bello che la storia finisce con un'interessante cliffhanger
John Ayliff
This one annoyed me because it more-or-less requires out-of-book knowledge to make the correct choices, which breaks the immersion for me. Part way through the book there are a couple of seemingly sensible choice that will get you killed instantly or lead to an almost unwinnable combat, and there's no way to know not to pick them unless you've played the book before and know where they lead.
Oct 08, 2009 David rated it liked it
A good continuation of the Lone Wolf story. I have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, I like the early part that deals with traversing the swamp and wished it had been longer. The latter parts in the dungeons, there wasn't exactly anything that I would say interesting, although there were a few nice surprises.
Caposaldo della mia infanzia.
In questo capitolo l'ultimo dei Ramas si deve muovere in un ambiente molto pericoloso, nella quale la morte è sempre dietro l'angolo.
L'attività del libro game l'ho sempre ritenuta molto simpatica, ma attualmente i videogiochi hanno soppiantato questo tipo di esperienze.
Proporre, ai giorni nostri, un libro game condurrebbe al flop totale .
Oct 12, 2008 Roger marked it as will-probably-never-read
this is interesting. a RPG style novella. part of the Lone Wolf series?

looks like Choose your Own Adventure combined with Dungeons and Dragons

checking Wikipedia, it looks like there's a whole series of gamebooks. cool.
Jul 20, 2010 Shaun rated it it was ok
This was my least favorite of the series. It is also the one that took the least amount of time to finish.
Jan 20, 2015 Etienne02breton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Une bonne histoire, de l'action, une fin originale, mais il manque un petit quelque chose pour rendre cette aventure vraiment spectaculaire.
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Joe Dever was an award-winning British fantasist and game designer. Originally a musician, Dever became the first British winner of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Championship of America in 1982.

He created the fictional world of Magnamund as a setting for his Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. In 1984 he released the first book of the Lone Wolf series of young-adult gamebooks, and the series h
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