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  1. says:

    I played these game books as a kid Brilliant These books helped my imagination growThree wizards A dark one A good one A neutral one Which will you pick to aid you on your uestThe City Of Thieves is one of my favourites Deathtrap Dungeon too What great films these books would make Come on Peter Jackson these books were made for you And while

  2. says:

    Best Fighting Fantasy gamebook by Ian Livingstone Loved the atmosphere of Port Blacksand the twists and the storyline a thrilling rogue style adventure that gave me hours of fun and a death count of 15 just because I tried to end it

  3. says:

    ‘City of tea leaves’ is uite the cesspitTwisted little streets called ‘Clock’ and ‘Key’Lead one eventually to the garden of Leaf BeastsWhose honesty box is somewhat out of keyWith the penny pinching denizens of its surroundingsLike Fatnose and Sourbelly two sallow trollsOr the various vagabonds who give you a poundingOr two eerie crones still playing at dolls

  4. says:

    This one is really driving me nuts I have played it on the Kindle and after easily getting through most of the story I am getting stomped by som

  5. says:

    This simply represents the pinnacle of the choose your own adventure genre It doesn’t get any better The structure creativity humor and dramatic tension are perfect Moreover this is one of the few that really succeeds as a puzzle to be solved The puzzle aspect is interesting enough to hold the interest of adults my mother borrowed it for a

  6. says:

    A superb gamebook Port Blacksand the titular city of thieves is a fascinating place for exploration and skulldu

  7. says:

    OMG I LOVED THESE BOOKS Jeez I devoured these when I was in high school I loved DD but didn't have a group to play with so these were the next best thing LOVE choose your own adventure I think I'll need to write some of these one day

  8. says:

    Time to teach a big bully a lesson19 July 2012 The fifth book in the series and from what I remember one of the better ones To me it seems that the books Forest of Doom City of Thieves Deathtrap Dungeon and Island of the Lizard King were to me the memorable books in the series The first one was obviously experime

  9. says:

    It was wonderful to revisit Port Blacksand after all of these years but I'm afraid I have to be that kid who points out that the emperor isn't wearing any clothes Whilst thoroughly enjoyable City of Thieves isn't the sharpest tool in the Fighting Fantasy shed Arbitrary choices abound and I was a bit gutted to be presented with a truly tiny and pedestrian 'Congratulations' paragraph once I finally did slay the notorious Zanbar Bon

  10. says:

    Great book You've not lived till you've had a walk round port Blacksand and had a fisty cuffs with Zanbar Bone Some really memorable p

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FREE READ Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Ian Livingstone

City of Thieves

Terror stalks the night as Zanbar Bone and his bloodthirsty Moon Dogs hold the prosperous town of Silverton to ransom YOU are an adventurer and the merchants of Silverton turn to you in their hour of needYour mission takes you a I played these game books as a kid Brilliant These books helped my imagination growThree wizards A dark one A good one A neutral one Which will you pick to aid you on your uestThe City Of Thieves is one of my favourites Deathtrap Dungeon too What great films these books would make Come on Peter Jackson these books were made for you And while your at it let s make my book into a film tooI already know some of the actors who will star in my film adaption of my bookHa Ha He HeTom hardy what a great actor he isIn this world of films and showbizAn author too no end to his talents it would seemWill Tom play the Character Rockwood From my bookone can only dreamMaybe one day it could be a film a box office hitIf Tom Hardy Cillian Murphy and Benedict Cumberbach was in itAnd Peter Jackson added it to his fantasy CVOh Man that would make Leo very happy How much fun Fighting Fantasy the books that playA uest you are the character you choose which wayThe door to the left The door to the right You chooseOr the one in the middle holding the cluesRaise one s skill level defeat a foeBut diminish one s stamina scoring gets lowA healing potion a magic spell now one is restoredReady for the Orc the Troll the Barbarian s SwordA labyrinth a dungeon a forest of ElvesA Wizard a treehouse a parchment and stacked high shelvesA ship in a harbour a City of Thieves a Warlock and a mountainA Citedel of Chaos a Forest of Doom a portal a fountainA mutant in a cave a half man and half bullA suit of magical chainmail and a scary horned skullA Snow Witch a Yeti another uest another missionAn Orc frozen in ice peril and attritionA House of Hell spooky which door to chooseThe cellar the side door is it all a ruseThese books these RPG s took up most of my youthAnd I still love them now decades later now I am long in the tooth Whispers of Feathers prosperous town of Silverton to ransom YOU are an adventurer and the merchants of Silverton turn to you in their hour of needYour mission takes you a I Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal played these game books as a kid Brilliant These books helped my imagination growThree wizards A dark one A good one A neutral one Which will you Entrepreneurial Vernacular pick to aid you on your uestThe City Of Thieves is one of my favourites Deathtrap Dungeon too What great films these books would make Come on Peter Jackson these books were made for you And while your at it let s make my book into a film tooI already know some of the actors who will star in my film adaption of my bookHa Ha He HeTom hardy what a great actor he isIn this world of films and showbizAn author too no end to his talents it would seemWill Tom Advanced C Programming by Example play the Character Rockwood From my bookone can only dreamMaybe one day it could be a film a box office hitIf Tom Hardy Cillian Murphy and Benedict Cumberbach was in itAnd Peter Jackson added it to his fantasy CVOh Man that would make Leo very happy How much fun Fighting Fantasy the books that Poslije svega (After, playA uest you are the character you choose which wayThe door to the left The door to the right You chooseOr the one in the middle holding the cluesRaise one s skill level defeat a foeBut diminish one s stamina scoring gets lowA healing Die Herrenschneiderei potion a magic spell now one is restoredReady for the Orc the Troll the Barbarian s SwordA labyrinth a dungeon a forest of ElvesA Wizard a treehouse a Calling Cards: Uncover Your Calling parchment and stacked high shelvesA ship in a harbour a City of Thieves a Warlock and a mountainA Citedel of Chaos a Forest of Doom a Cities of God portal a fountainA mutant in a cave a half man and half bullA suit of magical chainmail and a scary horned skullA Snow Witch a Yeti another uest another missionAn Orc frozen in ice Gravitys Rainbow peril and attritionA House of Hell spooky which door to chooseThe cellar the side door is it all a ruseThese books these RPG s took up most of my youthAnd I still love them now decades later now I am long in the tooth

REVIEW City of Thieves

Long dark twisting streets where thieves vagabonds and creatures of the night lie in wait to trap the unwary traveller Beyond lies the most fearsome adventure of them all – the tower stronghold of the infamous Zanbar BonePart This simply represents the pinnacle of the choose your own adventure genre It doesn t get any better The structure creativity humor and dramatic tension are perfect Moreover this is one of the few that really succeeds as a puzzle to be solved The puzzle aspect is interesting enough to hold the interest of adults my mother borrowed it for about a week in the 80s until she had solved it as well as the younger target audience The Fighting Fantasy Gamebook series were all very good but this was the best of them In them you roleplay an experienced warrior who has to solve a uest of some kind This distinguished the series from the Endless uest series of TSR because except for the first one in that series you always had to roleplay a kid on their first serious outing which for me defeats the purpose of roleplay because you presumably were a kid reading the book alreadu so you weren t imagining yourself as someone else In City of Thieves your mission is to find the necessary materials to defeat an evil sorcerer who is terrorizing a town In order to do this however you must navigate the dreaded Port Blacksand a place in which humans and demi humans thrive on crime piracy and exploitation There are several paths through Port Blacksand and as you play and re play the book you will meet many charming and bizarre creatures some of which will help you others annoy and many attack you either frontally or with stealth One of the things I want to mention is the artwork of Iain McCraig which to me is perfect for this story it is fantastical whimsical and just a bit dark with many delightful details for the attentive viewer to pick up I especially like the illustration of the gate of Port Blacksand near the beginning and the wonderful image of the Goblin like Bays playing Bays Ball at entry 40 The entire book is delightful in the same sense as that image and it s a great find for anyone who enjoys fantasy roleplaying or solving puzzles

FREE READ Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub í Ian Livingstone

Story part game this is a book with a difference – one in which YOU become the hero A pencil and an eraser are all you need to make your journey YOU decide which route to take which creatures to fight and which dangers to risk It was wonderful to revisit Port Blacksand after all of these years but I m afraid I have to be that kid who points out that the emperor isn t wearing any clothes Whilst thoroughly enjoyable City of Thieves isn t the sharpest tool in the Fighting Fantasy shed Arbitrary choices abound and I was a bit gutted to be presented with a truly tiny and pedestrian Congratulations paragraph once I finally did slay the notorious Zanbar Bone Come on Ian I worked really hard for that Oh and then there s the fact that I needed to spend most of my time breaking into people s houses and then often killing then when they uite rightly protested my flagrant pilfering of their stuff And why am I always given the option to attack innocent shopkeepers with my sword Not very heroic Ah wellgood times nonetheless and the experience has left me curious about Ian s latest return to Port Blacksand Port of Peril

  • Paperback
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  • City of Thieves
  • Ian Livingstone
  • English
  • 27 March 2018
  • 9780140316452

About the Author: Ian Livingstone

Ian Livingstone has been in the interactive games industry for over 25 years In the 1970s he co founded Games Workshop and launched Dungeons & Dragons in Europe later editing White Dwarf magazine In 1982 with Steve Jackson he wrote the first of the Fighting Fantasy™ Gamebooks which eventually sold over 15 million copies in 23 languages In 1995 he led the merger of computer games company Dom