|Series:||Fighting Fantasy #11|
Fighting Fantasy Reissues (Series 1) #24
|Translated Into:||Dødens amulet (Danish)|
A haláltalizmán (Hungarian)
Shini-gami no kubi-kazari [死神の首飾り] (Japanese)
O talismã da morte (Portuguese)
O Talismã da Morte (Portuguese)
Le Talisman de la mort (French)
El talismán de la muerte (Spanish)
Der Talisman des Todes (German)
Talisman na smartta [Талисманът на смъртта] (Bulgarian)
Talisman smrti (Czech)
|Illustrators:||Peter Andrew Jones (original cover)|
R. Courtney (American cover)
Bob Harvey (interior)
|Release Dates:||December 6, 1984 (original)|
September, 1985 (American edition)
April, 2006 (reissue)
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|0140318593 / 9780140318593 (British edition)|
0440985153 / 9780440985150 (American edition)
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|Talisman of Death is one of the last re-issues of Fighting Fantasy, but it was one of the first ones to be written.
Talisman is rather like The Lord of the Rings - you have the talisman, you must journey with it for the sake of the world. Ringwraith-like creatures are on your tail as well as a bunch of warrior women and whatnot.
It's fairly fun, but a little linear. I was enjoying it up until towards the end, when there is a ridiculously hard battle sequence - you must fight a Skill 12 priestess, then the best swordman around along with his sidekick and magical allies. And if you manage all that, then there is a good chance of a sudden death ending near the end.
In short, a decent FF gamebook - not the best, not the worst.
|Special Thanks:||Thanks to Nicholas Campbell for the jagged logo British cover scan.|
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