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City of Thieves (Fighting Fantasy) [Paperback]

Ian Livingstone
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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4 Feb 2010 Fighting Fantasy
This is the latest title to join "Fighting Fantasy's" brand-new look! The multi-million selling gamebook series is back with a hugely popular revamped, updated package, a brilliant new interactive website and the monsters, dungeons and peril to capture a whole new generation of imaginations. Zanbar Bone and his bloodthirsty Moon Dogs are holding the town of Silverton to ransom. Only with the help of the mysterious wizard Nicodemus do you have any hope of saving the townspeople...


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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd (4 Feb 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848311133
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848311138
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 206,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Absoltuely ideal as a gift for the nines-plus, these are books the keen reader/adventurer will enjoy.' -- Caroline Franklin, n2 Going Out the Arts

About the Author

Ian Livingstone is, with Steve Jackson, the originator of the Fighting Fantasy series. Since Fighting Fantasy's huge success, he has become a major figure in world of computer games, and is currently Creative Director of Eidos, the name behind Tomb Raider. He was recently made an OBE.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to Port Blacksand! 8 Mar 2010
Format:Paperback
This is a great new edition of one of my favourite Fighting Fanstasy books. I would recommend it to anyone who remembers playing Fighting Fanstasy from the eighties, and also to new players. The inclusion of some pregenerated characters is a really good idea and makes it easy to start playing straight away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend this book! 28 Aug 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my granddaughter. aged 10, as she has been enthralled with other books in this series. She loved it. I loved it because it kept her occupied and happy and the whole family loved it, giving their opinions as to which decision she should make!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game book. 25 Feb 2005
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Format:Paperback
This Fighting Fantasy book was written by Ian Livingstone, way back in the early eighties. The cover art and internal illustrations are the work of one of my favourite FF artists; Iain McCaig. I've always liked this FF book. From the first time I read it in January 1987, I knew that it was going to be a cut above many others (it was also the second FF book I ever read)...
You start the book in the medieval world of Titan, on the west coast of the Allansian continent, in the small, prosperous town of Silverton. You're the usual Sword-for-hire, adventurer type; a loner, tough, smart and honest (snigger). Travelling from town to town, living by your sword, saving whole communities by slaying nasty monsters and kissing babies (hey, when this book was written, this kind of hero was original)!
Anyway, while you're in Silverton, the merchants, recognising your vastly superior greatness, plead with you to help them in their hour of need! You're told that the infamous Zanbar Bone (a sorcerer/warlord type world conqueror bloke, who lives in a tower near to Blacksand; the City of Thieves) is holding the poor town of Silverton to ransom! To back up his threats to the townsfolk, each night he sends his bloodthirsty Moon Dogs, in an attempt to terrorise the town into submission!
Are you prepared to just stand by and let this tyrannical Zanbar Bone bloke give these poor, innocent peasants a damn good grinding under his armoured boot? No, god damn it! Even if he is a great and powerful sorcerer warlord.. Even if he can't be killed by normal weapons... Even if he does own a bloody great fortified tower, with a personal army of nasty monsters to back him up.... Gulp! Brushing your fears aside, you promise the good folk of Silverton that you'll rid them of this curse once and for all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 Jun 2014
Format:Paperback
Son was more than happy with this :)
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