Flight from the Dark

Flight from the Dark

Infobox Book
name = Flight from the Dark
title_orig =
translator =

author = Joe Dever
cover_artist = Gary Chalk
country = United Kingdom
language = English
series = Lone Wolf
subject =
genre = Children's literature
publisher = Berkley / Pacer
release_date = 1984
media_type = Print (Paperback)
pages =
size_weight =
isbn = ISBN 0-099-35890-5
preceded_by =
followed_by = Fire on the Water

"Flight from the Dark" is the first installment in the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever.


The reader is allowed to choose five Kai Disciplines from a list of ten, and is given meager equipment. Because the reader has no equipment from previous books, some disciplines, most notably Weapon Skill, may not be useful at the start of the adventure. This makes initial discipline choices and careful movement through the book more important than in some later books. It is however possible to get through the adventure with little to no combat, allowing an astute reader to succeed even with weak Combat Skill and Endurance.


In the land of Sommerlund, there is a young Kai initiate, given the name Silent Wolf. On the feastday of Fehmarn, when all the Kai Lords gather at the monastery, Silent Wolf is sent to cut wood from the surrounding forest as a punishment for his inattention in class. While he is gone, a surprise attack is launched from the Darklands at several places across Sommerlund. The Monastery is assaulted and the gathered Kai Lords massacred. Returning from the woods to find himself the only survivor, Silent Wolf renames himself Lone Wolf and sets out for the capital to inform the King of the loss of the Kai.


According to sales figures, this first book sold over 100,000 copies in its first month of publication alone, but the book itself is considered to be among the least exciting of the series.


Mongoose Publishing republished this gamebook in the summer of 2007, featuring new internal artwork by Richard Longmore, and an extended director's cut version of the story, extensively rewritten by Joe Dever. [ [http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/news/news_item.php?pkid_news=131# "Lone Wolf returns!", "Mongoose Publishing"] 2007.]

ee also

* Lone Wolf Gamebooks


External links

* [http://www.gamebooks.org/show_series.php?name=Lone+Wolf Gamebooks - Lone Wolf]
* [http://gamebooks.org/show_item.php?id=1399 Gamebooks - Flight from the Dark]
* [http://www.projectaon.org/en/Main/FlightFromTheDark Project Aon - HTML Version]

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