City of Thieves Read È 9

Ian Livingstone ☆ 9 Review

Ame this is a book with a difference – one in which YOU become the City of PDFEPUB or hero A pencil and an eraser are all you need to make your journey YOU decide which route to take which creatures to fight and which dangers to ris It was wonderful to revisit Port Blacksand after all of these years but I m afraid I have to be that kid who points out that the emperor isn t wearing any clothes Whilst thoroughly enjoyable City of Thieves isn t the sharpest tool in the Fighting Fantasy shed Arbitrary choices abound and I was a bit gutted to be presented with a truly tiny and pedestrian Congratulations paragraph once I finally did slay the notorious Zanbar Bone Come on Ian I worked really hard for that Oh and then there s the fact that I needed to spend most of my time breaking into people s houses and then often killing then when they uite rightly protested my flagrant pilfering of their stuff And why am I always given the option to attack innocent shopkeepers with my sword Not very heroic Ah wellgood times nonetheless and the experience has left me curious about Ian s latest return to Port Blacksand Port of Peril

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City of Thieves

Terror stalks the night as Zanbar Bone and his bloodthirsty Moon Dogs hold the prosperous town of Silverton to ransom YOU are an adventurer and the merchants of Silverton turn to you in their hour of needYour mission takes you along d Best Fighting Fantasy gamebook by Ian Livingstone Loved the atmosphere of Port Blacksand the twists and the storyline a thrilling rogue style adventure that gave me hours of fun and a death count of 15 just because I tried to end it without cheating

Review City of Thieves

Ark twisting streets where thieves vagabonds and creatures of the night lie in wait to trap the unwary traveller Beyond lies the most fearsome adventure of them all – the tower stronghold of the infamous Zanbar BonePart story part g A superb gamebook Port Blacksand the titular city of thieves is a fascinating place for exploration and skullduggery It comes across as a well developed coherent environment uite amazing for such an early entrant into the series It is so well developed and ceaselessly entertaining that it shames those that came before and most of those that came afterThis is one of the few Fighting Fantasy books where it s uite easy to find everything you need for a successful completion as long as you explore thoroughly Though having said that there s one unwelcome instance where if you stop to do one thing the book doesn t then allow you the chance to duck down a side alley you had noticed a moment before This isn t an issue with most other encounters and since this alley leads to one of the needed items it s an unfair ployThe exploration of the city is also pretty balanced Even someone with mediocre scores would find the encounters fair and there s plenty of healing to be found and opportunities to restore LuckWhen you leave the city and travel toward the tower of Zanbar Bone for the climax the difficulty suddenly and drastically spikes and anyone with a Skill score less than 11 need not bother as you ll never get through This doesn t wash The worst idea in the book and possibly in any FF book ever comes right at the very end where you have to make a choice out of three You re given no clues it s simply a case of eeny meeny miney mo and if you choose wrong you re dead So you ve trawled all the way through the book to find you have a totally random 2 in 3 chance of failing for no fault of your own Bollocks to thatI ve still awarded 5 stars because Port Blacksand itself is so intriguing and evocative and the bulk of the book is magnificent the very best a gamebook can be But the ending sucks gorilla balls


10 thoughts on “City of Thieves

  1. says:

    I played these game books as a kid Brilliant These books helped my imagination growThree wizards A dark one A good one A neutral one Which will you pick to aid you on your uestThe City Of Thieves is one of my favourites Deathtrap Dungeon too What great films these books would make Come on Peter Jackson these books were made for you And while your at it let's make my book into a film tooI already know some of the actors who will

  2. says:

    Best Fighting Fantasy gamebook by Ian Livingstone Loved the atmosphere of Port Blacksand the twists and the storyline a thrilling rogue style adventure that gave me hours of fun and a death count of 15 just because I tried to end it without cheating

  3. says:

    ‘City of tea leaves’ is uite the cesspitTwisted little streets called ‘Clock’ and ‘Key’Lead one eventually to the garden of Leaf BeastsWhose honesty box is somewhat out of keyWith the penny pinching denizens of its surroundingsLike Fatnose and Sourbelly two sallow trollsOr the various vagabonds who give you a p

  4. says:

    This one is really driving me nuts I have played it on the Kindle and after easily getting through most of the story I am getting stomped by s

  5. says:

    This simply represents the pinnacle of the choose your own adventure genre It doesn’t get any better The structure creativ

  6. says:

    A superb gamebook Port Blacksand the titular city of thieves is a fascinating place for exploration and skullduggery It comes across as a well developed coherent environment uite amazing for such an early entrant into the series It is so well developed and ceaselessly entertaining that it shames those that came before and most of those that came afterThis is one of the few Fighting Fantasy books where it's uite easy to f

  7. says:

    OMG I LOVED THESE BOOKS Jeez I devoured these when I was in high school I loved DD but didn't have a group to play with so these were the next best thing LOVE choose your own adventure I think I'll need to write some of thes

  8. says:

    Time to teach a big bully a lesson19 July 2012 The fifth book in the series and from what I remember one of the better ones To me it seems that the books Forest of Doom City of Thieves Deathtrap Dungeon and Island of the Lizard King were to me the memorable books in the series The first one was obviously experimental as was Starship Traveller and Citadel of Chaos but it feels that with the books that I have got to now the writers had sett

  9. says:

    It was wonderful to revisit Port Blacksand after all of these years but I'm afraid I have to be that kid who points out that the emperor isn't wearing any clothes Whilst thoroughly enjoyable City of Thieves isn't the sharpest tool in the Fighting Fantasy shed Arbitrary choices abound and I was a bit gutted to be

  10. says:

    Great book You've not lived till you've had a walk round port Blacksand and had a fisty cuffs with Zanbar Bone Some really memorable parts in t

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