Fighting Fantasy Main Series is an unofficial term that applies to the fifty-nine Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, numbered sequentially, that were published by Puffin Books. This term differentiates them from the affiliated series and books that together make up Fighting Fantasy canon.

The books in the series are as follows:

Fighting Fantasy - Original Main SeriesEdit

Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks - Puffin
Title Author(s) Illustrator Cover illustrator Map illustrator First published
1 The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Steve Jackson
& Ian Livingstone
Russ Nicholson (1st)Peter Andrew Jones
(2nd)Peter Andrew Jones
NO MAP 27-Aug-1982
2 The Citadel of Chaos Steve Jackson Russ Nicholson (1st) Emmanuel
(2nd)Ian Miller
NO MAP 31-Mar-1983
3 The Forest of Doom Ian Livingstone Malcolm Barter Iain McCaig Malcolm Barter(BW) 31-Mar-1983
4 Starship Traveller Steve Jackson Peter Andrew Jones Peter Andrew Jones NO MAP 01-Sep-1983
5 City of Thieves Ian Livingstone Iain McCaig Iain McCaig NO MAP 01-Sep-1983
6 Deathtrap Dungeon Ian Livingstone Iain McCaig Iain McCaig NO MAP 29-Mar-1984
7 Island of the Lizard King Ian Livingstone Alan Langford Iain McCaig Alan Langford(BW) 29-Mar-1984
8 Scorpion Swamp Steve Jackson (2) Duncan Smith Duncan Smith NO MAP 27-Sep-1984
9 Caverns of the Snow Witch Ian Livingstone Gary Ward
& Edward Crosby
Les Edwards NO MAP 24-Oct-1984
10 House of Hell Steve Jackson Tim Sell Ian Miller NO MAP 22-Nov-1984
11 Talisman of Death Jamie Thomson
& Mark Smith
Bob Harvey Peter Andrew Jones NO MAP 06-Dec-1984
12 Space Assassin Andrew Chapman Geoffrey Senior Christos Achilleos NO MAP 28-Feb-1985
13 Freeway Fighter Ian Livingstone Kevin Bulmer Jim Burns NO MAP 28-Mar-1985
14 Temple of Terror Ian Livingstone Bill Houston Christos Achilleos NO MAP 25-Apr-1985
15 The Rings of Kether Andrew Chapman Nik Spender Terry Oakes NO MAP 01-May-1985
16 Seas of Blood Andrew Chapman Bob Harvey Rodney Matthews Bob Harvey(BW) 25-Jul-1985
17 Appointment with F.E.A.R. Steve Jackson Declan Considine Brian Bolland NO MAP 26-Sep-1985
18 Rebel Planet Robin Waterfield Gary Mayes Alan Craddock NO MAP 21-Nov-1985
19 Demons of the Deep Steve Jackson (2) Bob Harvey Les Edwards NO MAP 30-Jan-1986
20 Sword of the Samurai Mark Smith
& Jamie Thomson
Alan Langford Peter Andrew Jones NO MAP 24-Apr-1986
21 Trial of Champions Ian Livingstone Brian Williams Brian Williams NO MAP 26-Jun-1986
22 Robot Commando Steve Jackson (2) Gary Mayes David Martin NO MAP 25-Sep-1986
23 Masks of Mayhem Robin Waterfield Russ Nicholson John Sibbick Dave Andrews1(C) 30-Oct-1986
24 Creature of Havoc Steve Jackson Alan Langford Ian Miller Dave Andrews(C) 20-Nov-1986
25 Beneath Nightmare Castle Peter Darvill-Evans Dave Carson Terry Oakes Dave Carson(BW) 26-Feb-1987
26 Crypt of the Sorcerer Ian Livingstone John Sibbick Les Edwards Leo Hartas(C) 09-Apr-1987
27 Star Strider Luke Sharp Gary Mayes Alan Craddock NO MAP 28-May-1987
28 Phantoms of Fear Robin Waterfield Ian Miller Ian Miller NO MAP 29-Oct-1987
29 Midnight Rogue Graeme Davis John Sibbick John Sibbick Steve Luxton(C) 19-Nov-1987
30 Chasms of Malice Luke Sharp Russ Nicholson Les Edwards Steve Luxton(C) 10-Dec-1987
31 Battleblade Warrior Marc Gascoigne Alan Langford David Gallagher Leo Hartas(C) 25-Feb-1988
32 Slaves of the Abyss Paul Mason
& Steve Williams
Bob Harvey Terry Oakes Leo Hartas(C) 17-Mar-1988
33 Sky Lord Martin Allen Tim Sell Les Edwards NO MAP 09-Jun-1988
34 Stealer of Souls Keith Martin Russ Nicholson David Gallagher Leo Hartas(C) 28-Jul-1988
35 Daggers of Darkness Luke Sharp Martin McKenna Les Edwards Leo Hartas(C) 10-Oct-1988
36 Armies of Death Ian Livingstone Nik Williams Christos Achilleos Leo Hartas(C) 01-Dec-1988
37 Portal of Evil Peter Darvill-Evans Alan Langford David Gallagher Leo Hartas(C) 23-Feb-1989
38 Vault of the Vampire Keith Martin Martin McKenna Les Edwards Steve Luxton(C) 13-Mar-1989
39 Fangs of Fury Luke Sharp David Gallagher David Gallagher Steve Luxton(C) 27-Jul-1989
40 Dead of Night Jim Bambra
& Stephen Hand
Martin McKenna Terry Oakes Leo Hartas(C) 02-Nov-1989
41 Master of Chaos Keith Martin David Gallagher Les Edwards Leo Hartas2(C) & BW) 29-Mar-1990
42 Black Vein Prophecy Paul Mason
& Steven Williams
Terry Oakes Terry Oakes Leo Hartas(C) 26-Jul-1990
43 The Keep of the Lich-Lord Dave Morris
& Jamie Thomson
David Gallagher David Gallagher Leo Hartas(C) 04-Oct-1990
44 Legend of the Shadow Warriors Stephen Hand Martin McKenna Terry Oakes Leo Hartas(C & BW) 18-Mar-1991
45 Spectral Stalkers Peter Darvill-Evans Tony Hough Ian Miller Leo Hartas(C) 25-Jul-1991
46 Tower of Destruction Keith Martin Pete Knifton Terry Oakes Leo Hartas3(C) 31-Oct-1991
47 The Crimson Tide Paul Mason Terry Oakes Alan Craddock Leo Hartas4(BW) 30-Jan-1992
48 Moonrunner Stephen Hand Martin McKenna Terry Oakes Leo Hartas(BW) 26-Mar-1992
49 Siege of Sardath Keith P. Phillips Pete Knifton Les Edwards Leo Hartas(BW) 28-May-1992
50 Return to Firetop Mountain Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Les Edwards Leo Hartas(BW) 30-Jul-1992
51 Island of the Undead Keith Martin Russ Nicholson Terry Oakes Russ Nicholson(BW) 30-Sep-1992
52 Night Dragon Keith Martin Tony Hough Tony Hough NO MAP 27-Jan-1993
53 Spellbreaker Jonathan Green Alan Langford Alan Langford Alan Langford(BW) 24-Feb-1993
54 Legend of Zagor Ian Livingstone Martin McKenna Jim Burns
& Martin McKenna
NO MAP 30-Jun-1993
55 Deathmoor Robin Waterfield Russ Nicholson Terry Oakes NO MAP 03-Mar-1994
56 Knights of Doom Jonathan Green Tony Hough Tony Hough Jonathan Green(BW) 27-Oct-1994
57 Magehunter Paul Mason Russ Nicholson Ian Miller NO MAP 02-Feb-1995
58 Revenge of the Vampire Keith Martin Martin McKenna Les Edwards Jonathan Green(BW) 25-May-1995
59 Curse of the Mummy Jonathan Green Martin McKenna Martin McKenna Jonathan Green(BW) 26-Oct-1995


  1. This was the first colour map used for the main Fighting Fantasy series.
  2. There is a colour map of Ashkyos on the inside front cover. However, this was not published in the first edition (UK), but from the second impression onwards.
  3. This was the last colour map to be published within the Fighting Fantasy books.
  4. Leo Hartas is credited as the copyright holder of the map for The Crimson Tide, but there is no known published map.

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