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A Day In The Life
Rise Of The Night Creatures
New Day Rising
Bloodsworth Bayou
Golem Gauntlet
Shrine Of The Salamander
A Flame In The North
A Shadow In The North
Escape Neuburg Keep
Any Port In A Storm
Below Zero Point
Tales From The Bird Islands
The Ravages Of Fate
Nye's Song
A Knight's Trial
Return To G15-275
Devil's Flight
Above The Waves
The Curse Of Drumer
The Word Fell Silent
A Strange Week For King Melchion The Despicable
Sharkbait's Revenge
Tomb Of The Ancients
A Midwinter Carol
The Dead World
Waiting For The Light
Contractual Obligation
Garden Of Bones
The Hypertrout
The Golden Crate
In The Footsteps Of A Hero
Soul Tracker
Planet Of The Spiders
Beggars Of Blacksand
The Diamond Key
Wrong Way Go Back
Hunger Of The Wolf
Isle Of The Cyclops
The Cold Heart Of Chaos
The Black Lobster
Impudent Peasant!
Curse Of The Yeti
Bad Moon Rising
Riders Of The Storm
Bodies In The Docks
House Of Horror
Rebels Of The Dark Chasms
Midnight Deep
Lair Of The Troglodytes
The Trial Of Allibor's Tomb

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A Shadow In The North

Wed Dec 17 10:52:47 2014
was just playing this with my friend in class as we had spare time and he lasted longer than me

Sun Dec 21 06:14:00 2014
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
A little confused, I reached the shrine in the mountains and tried saying Salvir, Oramvir and Orravir, but all the names produced the muffled sigh. I made sure to spell all names correctly, can anyone possibly help?
It's Aramvir (with an A) not Oramvir. Could that be your problem?

Sun Dec 21 06:36:47 2014
Star - optimum ending reached
Nice, seems I reached the optimum ending without the aid of gods after all!

Sun Dec 21 09:48:27 2014
That is strange! They should work...

Sun Dec 28 06:28:29 2014
I really enjoyed "A shadow in the North", and the fact that you can
. The main character also had an interesting personality, and I felt I had a good grasp of his tactics and general approach by the end. Some more color to his back story would definitely be worthwhile to add eventually, rather than generic genius young mage. The branching factor did feel a bit much, in that I felt I probably saw no more than a quarter to maybe a third of the content in one playthrough. Looking forward to

Richard Evans
Sun Dec 28 10:55:19 2014

Thanks for your comments; I'm glad you liked the book.
With regard to the branching, I wanted to add as much choice and re playability as possible, and in doing so went a lot further than most fighting fantasy books (by my calculations you'd need to play about five times to catch all the major encounters).
As to the protagonist, there's one or two encounters in "A Shadow in the North" - the sequel - that reveal more about him, though I won't say more for fear of spoilers (BTW Andy, how far do you think you are for having it ready on the site?).
If you liked my writing generally, I'd recommend the bird islands project, I've recently put up one or two short pieces there.

Mon Dec 29 06:48:33 2014
Richard, thanks for the response. I'll make sure to check out bird islands, although I'm usually more inclined towards the longer pieces. I like the potential of the world you created in Shadow of the North.


Sun Jan 4 18:29:44 2015
As you may be aware, the sequel, A Flame in the North, is now online thanks to the tireless efforts of this sites host. If you enjoyed this gamebook then I hope you will like it. I've aimed to deal with some of the problems of ASITN whilst enlarging upon the better elements, so all feedback is appreciated.

Tue Jan 6 04:50:57 2015
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Sat Jan 17 03:10:36 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
This was my first Fantasy fight on your site and I fucking loved it. Keep up the awesome work

Wed Jan 21 10:35:57 2015
I found a bug... it is possible, under certain conditions, to warp to the marsh crossroads when

I believe I've fixed this now. Sorry for the inconvenience, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Thu Jan 22 13:41:09 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
An interesting story.
Strong Aspects:
Immersive world, beautiful use of English, various outcomes.
Weak Aspects:
Use of magic is somehow restrained due to loss of too much Stamina. I remember casting only lexicon and unlock and just one the Inferno Spell.

Final Comment: Can't wait to read the sequel (8/10)

Tue Jan 27 07:30:12 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
i talked to a fire and died ... wut

Thu Feb 5 05:23:51 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
Hey pretty good story line here

Sun Feb 8 20:22:04 2015
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verry well written a story! bravo!

Jimmy Magu
Thu Mar 26 01:03:41 2015
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Excellent. Really enjoyed a genuine sense of epic adventure.

damien richards
Sun Apr 19 14:35:27 2015
Skull - non-optimum ending reached
This is amazing but I think food should heal you more

damien richards
Sun Apr 19 15:33:28 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
Epic man I really liked it but I died 5times trying to kill the Gauls

Wed Apr 22 02:26:59 2015
Easily one of my favorites here. I loved the spell system with all the different effects and consequences o them

Stephen Balnave
Mon Jul 13 22:33:40 2015
Star - optimum ending reached
Loved the story. You can spin a great tale! I particularly liked that there was more than one path to follow to complete it (ie: missing one item did not render you unable to complete the story).

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