The second Fighting Fantasy gamebook by WAY OF THE TIGER authors Mark Smith and Jamie Thomson, SWORD OF THE SAMURAI has a suitably oriental feel. Set in Hachiman in eastern Khul, this gamebook has 400 paragraphs and expands on the standard Fighting Fantasy rules by adding Honour Points and four special skills, one of which you may learn for your adventure.
You are a young Samurai, the champion of your Shogun, and are tasked to recover his stolen sword, Singing Death, from Ikiru, Master of Shadows. In order to do this, you must gain the support of various mystical allies to help you combat Ikiru's demons in the final battle.
SWORD OF THE SAMURAI is one of the best books in the entire Fighting Fantasy series. With plenty of monsters to fight (some of them tough to beat) from oriental mythology, a gripping storyline and a wonderful atmosphere, this exciting gamebook is not to be missed.