iHero: Castle of Doom by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore
With the tag line, 'decide your own destiny,' this book will remind slightly older readers of the early Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone fighting fantasy novels, though this one doesn't involve the use of dice for skill, stamina and luck. It is a much simpler form of the original, but is just as fun. In this one, you are a warrior wizard, one of the last great ones existing in a place of dragons, monsters and magic, but you are also great with a sword, so you can look after yourself against any foe. A man knocks at the door, and tells you that there is a great evil coming from the North, and that is where it all starts.
There are fifty possibilities for the reader to choose from and one way or another they have to get to the Castle of Doom where the cruel Count Doom lives along with all the other evil night creatures and demons of old. There are several paths this plucky character can take and half the fun is seeing what happens and where it takes him, only to find he has to go right back to the beginning.
The interior art is drawn by Sonia Leong who normally works as a manga artist and draws all the art for the iHero books, even the covers. Manga art seems to look right with this as manga is a more recognized art form nowadays that young readers tend to love. It is done in a standard shojo or boy's manga style, and includes a deadly but handsome Count Doom in some of the interior art, the striking Muto, hairy werewolves, and a tavern with all sorts of creatures in it. The art is simplified, acting as a perfect compliment to a story written by the 2 Steves. These two are responsible for titles like; Skull Island, Tiger's Lair, Russian Gold, City of Terror, Vampire Hunter, Zombie Hunter, Demon Hunter and Alien Raid. They manage to grasp the reader's interest in the story, and it becomes essential that the reader gets to the end even if it isn't as easy as you might think - though what would be the point of it being so easy to get through?
This iHero: Castle of Doom book review was written by Sandra Scholes
Have you read iHero: Castle of Doom?
We've found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them. So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader's review. Thank you.
iHero: Castle of Doom reader reviews
7/10 from 1 reviews
There are currently no reader reviews for this book. Why not be the first?
Write a reader review
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.
More recommended reading in this genre
Shadows over Sylvania
In Shadows over Sylvania you take on the role of a Vampire thrall of one of the bloodthirsty rulers of the accursed county of Sylvania. Your adventure takes place in the ye...
The Wounded Falcon
While out on a hunting expedition with your trained falcon, an unexpected event occurs that threatens her life. Alone, you are the only person who can rescue her. Can you s...
Looking for more suggestions? Try these pages:
Books of the Month
A selection of books - old and new alike - that were a joy to read.
A corrupted city. A dark dream of power. Luke is a prisoner, condemned for a murder he didn’t commit. Abi is a fugitive, desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind. But as the Jardines tighten their grip on a turbulent Britain, brother and sister face a fight greater than their own. New alliances and old feuds will remake the natio...
The Fifth Empire of Man
Rob J Hayes
The Pirate Isles are united under Drake Morrass’ flag, but the war has only just begun. There’s still a long way to go before he’s able to call himself Ki...
Ian C Esslemont
After the disappointments of Li Heng, Dancer and Kellanved wash up on a small insignificant island named Malaz. Immediately, of course, Kellanved plans to take it over. To ...
Age of Swords
Michael J Sullivan
Raithe, the God Killer, may have started the rebellion by killing a Fhrey, but long-standing enmities dividing the Rhunes make it all but impossible to unite against the co...
A Time of Dread
The Ben-Elim, a race of warrior angels, once vanquished a mighty demon horde. Now they rule the Banished lands. But their dominion is brutally enforced and their ancient en...
The Last Dog on Earth
Adrian J Walker
Every dog has its day... And for Lineker, a happy go lucky mongrel from Peckham, the day the world ends is his: finally a chance to prove to his owner just how loyal he can...
The Shadow Crucible
Taking humanity back to their primordial beliefs and fears, Estella confronts Mikhail’s faith by revealing the true horror of the lucrative trade in human souls. All ...