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Friday, 23 February 2018

Un Livre dont vous êtes le Héros!

2018 marks the 35th anniversary of Gallimard publishing the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks in France*. To mark this special occasion, Gallimard are relaunching the series in hors serie trade editions and featuring the artwork of Robert Ball.

March sees the release of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain/Le Sorcier de la Montagne de Feu, The Citadel of Chaos/La Citadelle du Chaos, The Forest of Doom/La Forêt de la Malédiction, and The Port of Peril/L'Anneau des Serpents de Feu**, the latest FF adventure penned by the series' co-creator Ian Livingstone.

To more classic titles will follow in October, City of Thieves/La Cité des Voleurs and House of Hell/ Le Manoir de l’Enfer. In October Gallimard will also be releasing a collector's edition of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain.

To celebrate the 35th Anniversary, Gallimard (working with Scriptarium, publishers of Advanced Fighting Fantasy in France) have added bonus material to the new editions, with readers being able to choose which adventurer they want to tackle the various quests as.

In The Warlock of Firetop Mountain/Le Sorcier de la Montagne de Feu you can play as either the Dwarf Crowald, a veteran of the Stonebridge militia, Chaelza, a wandering thief from Chalice), or Raedhell of Silverton, a penniless noble.

Take on The Citadel of Chaos/La Citadelle du Chaos as Barlun Sicklin, from the Vale of Willow, Fingwilas the Half-Elf from the Forest of Yore Disciple, or Adhrinaël of Ulinort.

Brave the dangers of The Forest of Doom/La Forêt de la Malédiction as Caldra Jordhun, and antiques dealer and adventurer from Zengis, Tibur Drinkbarrel, a notorious Fangthane Dwarf, or Harlak Erilsson, a warrior from far-off Frostholm.

The new editions will also include The Allansia Files, a collection of information about important places, famous characters, and monsters from the world of Fighting Fantasy, and they will be different in each title.

Très bon!

* The only country where the series never when out of print in all that time!

** Which translates as 'The Ring of Fire Snakes'.

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