|Fighting Fantasy Novels|
|Author(s):||Marc Gascoigne and Ian Livingstone|
|Illustrator:||Russ Nicholson (Interior)|
|Cover illustrator:||John Sibbick|
|First published:||July 30 1992|
Shadowmaster is a fantasy novel written by Marc Gascoigne and Ian Livingstone and published by Puffin Books (ISBN 0-140-32482-8). It is set in the world of Titan, specifically in the continent of Allansia. It is the third and last of the main Fighting Fantasy novel series.
“ "Arise, Master of Shadows! We command you to live again!"
Chaos stalks the wild lands of Northern Allansia. Cruel bandits raid the villages, ransacking and looting as they go. Now, though, the attackers are in search of a treasure far more valuable than gold. Driven by their inhuman leader, they are in pursuit of the key that will unlock the very mysteries of life and death itself!
The sorcerer Yaztromo, for so long the self-appointed guardian of the lands around Darkwood Forest, cannot stand idly by while his countrymen are put to the sword. With Chadda Darkmane close at hand, Yaztromo embarks on a quest to discover the source of the raids and the sinister reason behind them.
What they discover is that when Chaos rules, nothing can ever be as it seems. Fair hides foul, insanity hides inner order, and darkness lurks deep within the light. Can Yaztromo and Darkmane defeat these illusions to discover the real master of the shadows? Only Shadowmaster, the third Fighting Fantasy novel, can tell you!
Cawlis the Shape Changer and his small army of chaotics are ransacking villages in Allansia in an attempt to find certain artifacts that will enable Cawlis to ressurect Axion, the long-dead sorcerer who created the race of Shape Changers. Additionally, Cawlis hopes to learn how to create new lifeforms and to learn the secrets of the Bloodstone, a gem Axion created and which now houses his spirit against death.
Cover and IllustrationsEdit
The original cover of the book was designed and illustrated by John Sibbick.
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The interior illustrations were by Russ Nicholson.
This book is for Bill King,
the real Master of Shadows.
- "...if you consider this book against the FF gamebooks you see that the plot is pretty good and in fact more complex than normal. If Mr. Gascoigne had turned this novel into a gamebook, he would have had a sure winner on his hands."