Best in the Trilogy?

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Best in the Trilogy?

Postby drathe » Sunday June 21st, 2009 12:40am

Okay, so I haven't finished this one yet. I had a short period of time before my sister's wedding so I decided it would be a great time to grab my book and crack it open. It's short. Very short! Shorter even than the last. 59 pages doesn't really seem like much of a story, but I'm actually enjoying this one far more than the others. I didn't have time to finish it. Got about 16 pages to go, but I'll hopefully have those licked by tomorrow afternoon.

The Barbarian from the first book is back. Adventuring with a new character, a gimpy, petite, old thief the story is about how they met, and their battles and travels to seek out a legendary tomb said to be housing the greatest riches the world has ever known.

Right now, I have my fingers crossed, that the last two chapters keep up the pace and provide as much meagre entertainment as the words of their predecessors. I'll let you all know tomorrow night.

UPDATE: Just finished the book. It's a fairly decent story in all. I recommend it to any HeroQuest fan as there are moments that actually capture the feel and nostalgia of the board game quite well. It's also spawned an idea for a quest... Maybe I'll save it for the Quest Contest, or some other Quest project.
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Re: Best in the Trilogy?

Postby ludooo77 » Sunday January 15th, 2012 2:44pm

Do you know if the novel is avaible in french ? or if it is possible to have it on a website??

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Re: Best in the Trilogy?

Postby drathe » Sunday January 15th, 2012 4:22pm

I've only seen English copies. I doubt it would be on a Website somewhere. Scanning a paperback book would ruin the spine. Unless someone had one of those pen scanners... and a lot of free time.
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Re: Best in the Trilogy?

Postby ludooo77 » Monday January 16th, 2012 4:41am

drathe wrote:I've only seen English copies. I doubt it would be on a Website somewhere. Scanning a paperback book would ruin the spine. Unless someone had one of those pen scanners... and a lot of free time.



all right thanks for your answer ! i'll cherch to buy it on the web if possible but difficult :| :|
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Re: Best in the Trilogy?

Postby Daedalus » Wednesday August 31st, 2016 12:02am

drathe wrote:I've only seen English copies. I doubt it would be on a Website somewhere. Scanning a paperback book would ruin the spine. Unless someone had one of those pen scanners... and a lot of free time.

What about a PDF-scanning app for a smart phone? There aren't too many pages.
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Re: Best in the Trilogy?

Postby Cael Darkhollow » Sunday December 3rd, 2017 7:03pm

drathe wrote:Okay, so I haven't finished this one yet. I had a short period of time before my sister's wedding so I decided it would be a great time to grab my book and crack it open. It's short. Very short! Shorter even than the last. 59 pages doesn't really seem like much of a story, but I'm actually enjoying this one far more than the others. I didn't have time to finish it. Got about 16 pages to go, but I'll hopefully have those licked by tomorrow afternoon.

The Barbarian from the first book is back. Adventuring with a new character, a gimpy, petite, old thief the story is about how they met, and their battles and travels to seek out a legendary tomb said to be housing the greatest riches the world has ever known.

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UPDATE: Just finished the book. It's a fairly decent story in all. I recommend it to any HeroQuest fan as there are moments that actually capture the feel and nostalgia of the board game quite well. It's also spawned an idea for a quest... Maybe I'll save it for the Quest Contest, or some other Quest project.



A good if brief adventure romp, it read very much like a Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian short story or at least a fair pastiche attempt to emulate his work. Besides the interior of the tomb and traps involved it didn't feel very HeroQuestish to me, rather more generic fantasy genre or fantasy role playing fare; tavern :arrow: quest lore :arrow: journey :arrow: dungeon crawl :arrow: treasure.
Asgrim the barbarian, intrigued by tales of treasure and an old map follows Flugel the thief far across the wastes to the ancient tomb of Chungor Khan to find fabulous riches rumored there and whatever might still inhabit the tomb.
By Crom I'll split you crown to crotch to see if your guts are yellow as I think they are nithing.BARBARIAN Ulrich
The last music you shall ever hear will be my bowstring as your forehead sprouts a feathered shaft, pity.ELF Cael Darkhollow
Tomes grimoires manuals atlas formularies compendiums codexes bestiaries folios scrolls... Am I missing anything before we leave?WIZARD Eldritch Ulrich Heironymous Kigam Magister
Some quick axe work an' we can count the coins and gems.DWARF Wulfram Magnussen
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