White Plume Mountain (Greyhawk) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more

Trade in Yours
For a 0.25 Gift Card
Trade in
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Start reading White Plume Mountain (Greyhawk) on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

White Plume Mountain (Greyhawk Classics) [Mass Market Paperback]

Paul Kidd
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition 2.88  
Mass Market Paperback --  
Audio Download, Unabridged 16.60 or Free with Audible.co.uk 30-day free trial
Trade In this Item for up to 0.25
Trade in White Plume Mountain (Greyhawk Classics) for an Amazon Gift Card of up to 0.25, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (1 Oct 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786914246
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786914241
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.7 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 803,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description


A hero, a pixie and a sentient hell-bound pelt with a gleeful addiction to arson, battle the agents of the evil Luz in this novelisation of one of the most popular adventure modules of all time.'

Customer Reviews

3 star
2 star
1 star
4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic bit of fighting fantasy... 7 Jun 2001
By Mr. A. J. D. White VINE VOICE
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
I would have to say I LOVED this book from about the 1st page to the very last. I was quickly drawn into this book and became quite attatched to the characters (although I already knew them as I read Descent into the Earth 1st when its the folow up *DOH*).
Some of the writing may be a bit graphic for some readers with a more squamish stomach, but if you don't mind that and want a good fun book to read I highly recomened this, its what fantasy should be like, fast paced with strange characters such as a living hell hound pelt with a tendency towards pyromania, and a wannabe hero maker *GRIN*
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Adventure 28 Nov 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a highly entertaining book. I really liked the characters and their humour. It was a great adventure and I'd recommend to anybody to take part in it with The Justicar and his friends.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars the best book in the world 3 May 2014
By tim
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
my favourite book of all time which has done the rounds and is now safely back in my hands. Brilliant writing, you feel as though you are there.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars A novel based on a game module ... and its good! 7 April 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback
First of all, this book is leaps and bounds above Against the Giants (Greyhawk Classics), the first book in the new Greyhawk line. This book draws the reader into the world of Greyhawk much as the old Gord books (Saga of Old City (Greyhawk Adventures Novels, Book 1)) did long ago. The characters in this book are a bit outlandish, but they are so beautifully brought to life that they do not cause a distraction. The Justicar, a no nonsense powerful ranger with a pyromaniac animated hell hound pelt, is perfectly balanced with Escalla, a faerie sorcereress with a craving for the good life. The two meet while the Justicar (or Jus as Escalla calls him) is on a mission from the Countess of Urnst to determine who or what is to blame for a rash of recent attacks on supply caravans heading to the north. A fast paced series of adventures puts the characters up against a horde of devilish monsters in the bowels of White Plume Mountain.

What did I like most about this book? Well this book is truly fun to read. I found myself laughing at the faerie's antics and Cinders the hell hound pelt usually jumped in with a great line or two. Above this the action scenes are superbly written. I liked the way their adventures reminded me of roleplaying at home. There were NOT endless amounts of spells like the silence spells used in "Against the Giants" and there was a real sense of mortality in the combat. Many times the companions came near death something I find missing in most of the Drizzt novels.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  48 reviews
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An action-packed, and fun romp of a story 17 Dec 1999
By Scott Sloan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
White Plume mountain was a rite of passage for gamers such as myself years ago, and Paul Kidd has a grand time bringing us all back home again in his new novel. His book has all the makings of classic fantasy. A rugged hero to root for, an evil villain to boot, and a sassy Faerie sidekick to make us wonder how come our games didn't have pixies like her! The mountain scenes are well done, and even though some of the other interesting rooms were missed. You do get a feeling of Deja-Vu reading them after all of these years. A fun read, and enjoy it!
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Why do I like this book?!? 11 April 2002
By Archibald Baal - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Paul Kidd is a comic book writer, and it shows. The author doesn't spend a lot of time establishing mood, or world-building, or even using depth in his characterization. He concentrates on action and witty banter, like the game the book is drawn from.
The characters are mildly archetypical, with vague and unrealistic motivation; the villains are of the Trying To Take Over The World and Insane Wizard With A Plan varieties, and there's even commentary from characters internal to the story parodying the aspects of "heroism" found in everyone's earliest stabs at playing the game. There are humorous moments related to the plot, but some of the tropes of gaming itself are the butt of the joke in a number of scenes.
The characters unashamedly spout anachronisms at every turn-- you can almost see the players pausing between handfuls of Cheetos to rattle off a modern idiom or two. The faerie is like something out of a Boris Vallejo ilLUSTration: there's a point where the word "naked" is used to describe her condition twice in a matter of about five sentences. When she's not nude, she's busy trying to assemble an outfit which is as suggestive as is possible for an adolescent male to imagine-- which is the whole point of the joke, obviously.
The book adamantly refuses to apologize for its lack of modern fantasy acoutrements such as rich motivations and character complexity... and bludgeons its way through to win your heart regardless. If you seek serious fantasy fare, or mindless Dragonlance drivel, look elsewhere.
This book is beer and pretzels-type fare, with all the swashbuckling and lack of seriousness that implies... but unless I miss my mark, Paul Kidd has also embedded the book with some serious commentary on the D&D game itself, and how it has evolved in the years since its infancy.
In fact, unless I'm ascribing more genius to the work than Kidd intended, the book acts as a deconstruction of legacy D&D campaigns and even the modern angst-ridden White Wolf-style gaming heroes... and it works!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Newsflash! Greyhawk book actually a good read... 28 Oct 2001
By Lee Spann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I was dubious of another Greyhawk book after "Against The Giants", but this has proven a worthy purchase.
Kidd's style is light, packed with action, wit and... it works!
The characters of the Justicar and Escalla are excellent. You get a great sense of their personalities, far more so than most books in the D&D genre. The supporting characters are also particularly well fleshed out (Polk the Teamster, with his adventuring "wisdom" is a delight).
It's not often I'll laugh out loud when reading, but it happenned a couple of times during this book, a testament to Kidds' style and handing of the characters.
It's not all humor however, some great dungeon-crawling is mixed in and overall the blend of action and humour results in a book that is well worth a read.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Novel on It's Own 19 Dec 2001
By Wesley Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I don't play any role-playing type games, although I have read several of D&D's novels, mostly in the Forgotten Realms series. Having said that, I must say this is the best adventure novel from D&D, and one of the most entertaining fantasy novels I've read in a long time.
The ironic thing is, White Plume Mountain almost seems to be a satire of D&D, if not an outright parody of it. The characters of the Justicar and Polk, are especially earnest, while the author is showing us that he doesn't take them too seriously and neither should we.
And the real strength of the book is the characters' interplay. There's a real sense of fun here, while also poking fun at the wholesale manslaughter present in many sword-and-sorcery type novels.
I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Dungeon Hack! 22 Mar 2000
By Stefan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Now this is AD&D at its finest! Magic, Melee, and mirth all rolled into one.
I throughly enjoyed this book, though I would have liked to see to dungeon adventure be a little longer and names given to the other adventurers in the group, but this book was a great, quick read; perfect for the person that longs for a good game of AD&D.
I won't give away any of the plot, but those of you that played White Plume Mountain many moons ago will enjoy the story line. The Justicar is the dogmatic dispenser of justice while Escalla provides the witty comic relief and Cinders provides the pyrotechnics.
I look forward to the continuing adventures of the Justicar, Escalla, and Cinders in "Descent to the Depths of the Earth".
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category