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Preview — Eclipse of the Kai by Joe Dever. John Grant Goodreads Author. Vonotar the magician is angry. Once again his powerful ambition has been thwarted by the Brotherhood. Disillusioned, he chooses to betray them and join forces with the evil Darklord Zagarna. Thus the fate of the Kai, the warrior elite of Sommerlund, is sealed.
For not even Alyss, the wayward godling, can change the shape of destiny. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published September 15th by Berkley Publishing Group first published More Details Original Title. Legends of Lone Wolf 1. Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Eclipse of the Kai , please sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Written during the time of the Lone Wolf "choose your own adventure" gamebook craze, this explains how the titular character came by his name and the last of the Kai Lords.
The characters are mostly well written, some bursts of action although few of them involve Lone Wolf , but this is mainly a book to set events in motion. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Lone Wolf - klasika ;. Una buona lettura d'evasione, specialmente per chi come me ha passato le lunghe estati della fanciullezza immerso nelle avventure mozzafiato di Lupo Solitario.
Finalmente grazie a questo libro ho capito la cosmogonia del Magnamund, riportata per intero e non sbocconcellata come avveniva nei singoli libri game. Il duello di magia nelle prime pagine, poi, vale la lettura del libro. This is a very good novel that tells the story of Lone Wolf, from the popular series of gamebooks. It is very well-written. I wish I could get my hands on a copy of this book as well as all of the follow-ups.
Dec 18, David Pierce added it. A nice little fantasy story to curl up to on a porch. I fear that even a 2-star rating for this book is largely due to nostalgia. I played Joe Dever's original gamebook series 20 years ago, before or around the time I got into RPGs and truth be told, I was and still am impressed by the complexity and not-so-rare harshness of his world.
It made the hero's struggle and by extension, my own that much more meaningful. However, this basically prequel novelization, realistically speaking, is good only for a few things: providing background for the eve I fear that even a 2-star rating for this book is largely due to nostalgia. However, this basically prequel novelization, realistically speaking, is good only for a few things: providing background for the events that precipitated Lone Wolf's adventures, examining the villains' psyche in more depth and providing some amazing descriptions of the Darklands.
Make no mistake, however, it's not much. After all this analysis, description, exposition and cosmology, the answer to why everything happens is basically "Fate". Nothing else truly explains Vonotar's nonsensical, blundering and yet somehow successful venture into the Darklands, the inefficiency of Darklord super-spies, the inefficiency of ALL the Kai super-monks to sense what was coming, when there were expressly no pains taken by the Darklords to, say, magically conceal it.
Above and glaringly beyond, there is absolutely no explanation how Banedon, the most inept of the Brothers of the Crystal Star as stated both by the Kind and Uber Wise Grandmaster TM and noted by Banedon himself , in the final twenty pages of the book becomes this badass Combat Mage who fells Giak and Kraan in spectacular ways, because suddenly "he had confidence in himself" and used "powers he thought he had forgotten". I did not have any tremendous expectations, but truth be told, it was kind of disappointing. Je to s lidmi taky tak?
May 15, Mark rated it did not like it Shelves: fantasy , sff-generic-guilty , childrens-and-ya , my-childhood , loc-fam-rm-cab. A lackluster attempt at a novelization of a classic gamebook. Patrick A. Ingle rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Craig rated it really liked it Jan 01, Sarah rated it really liked it Jun 05, Robert Bertels rated it liked it Sep 04, Jesse Baggs rated it liked it Feb 28, Ethan Kennerly rated it it was ok May 13, Benjamin rated it liked it Jul 30, John Bess rated it it was amazing Oct 15, Nicholas Cheng rated it really liked it May 09, Jeanette Tan rated it really liked it Dec 04, Justin rated it it was amazing Mar 08, Dave Kirlin rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Arcisit rated it it was amazing Aug 12, Sognatore rated it it was ok Oct 18, Carlo Vicenzi rated it really liked it Oct 20, Cody rated it it was amazing Feb 07, Mark rated it liked it Jun 14, Kieran rated it it was ok Mar 22, Chris Billingham rated it liked it Sep 19, Nick Green rated it really liked it Jul 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. About Joe Dever. Joe Dever. Joe Dever was an award-winning British fantasist and game designer. In he released the first book of the Lone Wolf series of young-adult gamebooks, and the series has since Joe Dever was an award-winning British fantasist and game designer. In he released the first book of the Lone Wolf series of young-adult gamebooks, and the series has since sold over He experienced difficulty with his publishers as the game books market began to contract in , until publication ceased in before the final four books numbers were released.
Since , however, the series has enjoyed a strong revival of interest in France, Italy, and Spain following the re-release of the gamebook series in these countries. From onwards, Dever was involved in the production of several successful computer and console games. Currently he is Lead Designer of a Lone Wolf computer game, and he is writing the final books in the Lone Wolf series.
No official publication schedule exists for these works. Other books in the series. Legends of Lone Wolf 1 - 10 of 12 books. Books by Joe Dever. Related Articles.