Even as a 12-year-old I could tell that "Legend of the Shadow Warriors" was head and shoulders above the majority of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. That is coming from one of the most dedicated readers of FF. I enjoyed the whole series, but I knew quality when I saw it, and Stephen Hand had a knack for writing stories that were atmospheric, intelligent, challenging and memorable. "Legend" showcases his remarkable skills.
If you loved this as a child/teen; if you have a young (or young at heart) relative who is discovering or re-discovering FF; or if you just want a good Gothic fantasy where you the reader guide the story, "Legend of the Shadow Warriors" is a must-buy.