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Fire on the Water (Lone Wolf #2)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  429 ratings  ·  17 reviews
You are Lone Wolf - last of the Kai Lords. Bitter war rages through your homeland as the evil Darklords of the west lay siege to the capital.

The King has sent you on a desperate journey to retrieve the only power in Magnamund that can save your people: the Sommersword, the sword of the sun. Ahead of you lie terrible dangers - ferocious seastorms, the tunnel of Tarnalin, an
Paperback, 358 pages
Published 1988 by Beaver Books (first published June 1984)
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Michael Kelly
I always found the Lone Wolf series to spin an interesting enough yarn, but to fall far short of the more vivid and intense experience offered by Fighting Fantasy.

This second book in the series is a good read, and the story is much, much better than the slightly damp squib that was the first book. It benefits from the sense of continuity, following directly on from 'Flight From the Dark', and allowing the reader's character to progress as a result of his experiences.

This book has much, much more
From a gaming standpoint, the book contains too many choices where you are given no clue, and that still leads Lone Wolf to unavoidable death. Some of those choices possibly made much earlier in the book. And some of those instant deaths don't even come from choice but from the random table. It definitely is frustrating.

From the writing standpoint, the time ellipsis are badly handled and it feels as is Lone Wolf is having some difficult situation every minute of every days of his 40 days travel.
Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Tougher than the first book, but with a very standard plot - running across the map to find a magic sword and defeat a dark lord and somehow the situations and settings seemed a lot less absorbing. I think the number of times chance, in the form of a story fork hinging on numbers picked from a random number table, directs the action put me off especially.
I don't think I ever finished this one as a kid, I have memories of dying on the ship so many times, and then later during the coach journey. On the whole it's not that difficult, but there's a really frustrating bit in the end when you enter the mountain tunnel, where (view spoiler). I liked the fact that Lo ...more
The continuing the adventure of Lone Wolf. I've invested too much time and effort in this series already to quit now (I know it's only the second book) but this is so fascinating. I love going on the adventure of the mind and having to determine the outcome by sheer luck (or maybe skill?) but I like being able to play along with the story. This book is just plain cool.
Second book of the Lone Wolf series.
It is a little bit more challenging than the first one and in particular it has a "bottle-neck" in the first part of the adventure (that is an event which cannot be avoided and needs can be overcome only by luck).
You need to be careful and there is a puzzle which needs some thinking to be resolved. Funny.
Même qualité d'histoire que le premier, un peu plus difficile à réussir par contre. La finale est très bien, on ressent vraiment le pouvoir du Glaive de Sommer lorsqu'on réussit finalement à mettre la main dessus.
Aneta Główczyk
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So after the challenge of the first book in the series, I decided to continue on with this geekdom. This one seems more reasonable until you get to a spot that seems impossible. This one took me 12 attempts. The entire series free and online in a game-book player here:

I know keeping track of my death count is not in the spirit of the book/game probably, but that's what's adding to the fun for me. I need an occasional diversion while I work too. Heh.
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Nicolas Ronvel
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Oct 12, 2008 Roger marked it as will-probably-never-read  ·  review of another edition
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.
John somers
Read this series years ago and want to get the set and re-read them to see if they're as good as I remember. (Childhood nostalgia).
A very good follow-up to the first of the series that takes place on the oceans. An exciting read for the most part.
Un libro para pasártelo en grande jugando una partida de rol en solitario o en grupo.
This was a lot of fun, long, and on occasion frustrating.
much more challenging than the first book
Excellent book by an excellent author
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Joe Dever is 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 ha
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