The Master of Man: The Story of a Sin

The Master of Man: The Story of a Sin

by Hall Caine
     
 

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The Forbidden Game trilogy was originally published in 1994 as three separate books (The Hunter, The Chase, and The Kill), and is being republished here in a single volume. As "The Hunter" begins, 17-year-old Jenny buys an unusual board game for her boyfriend, Tom, in which the players move paper cutouts of themselves through a cardboard house they construct. Each…  See more details below

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The Forbidden Game trilogy was originally published in 1994 as three separate books (The Hunter, The Chase, and The Kill), and is being republished here in a single volume. As "The Hunter" begins, 17-year-old Jenny buys an unusual board game for her boyfriend, Tom, in which the players move paper cutouts of themselves through a cardboard house they construct. Each room in the house contains a nightmare that the players must conquer before they can continue. The game is fun at first, but then Jenny, Tom, and their friends are drawn inside the house and encounter Julian, a dangerous "shadow man" who has obsessed about Jenny for years and is determined to keep her in the Shadow World with him. The remainder of "The Hunter" follows Jenny and the others as they struggle with their nightmares and attempt to escape the house. In "The Chase," Julian reappears to threaten Jenny's friends, and she must try to save them while keeping Julian at bay. In "The Kill," Jenny and her friends have their final confrontation with Julian in an amusement park in the Shadow World, eventually triumphing over him and escaping the Shadow World for good. Reminiscent of a creepier, far more adult version of Jumanji (Scholastic, 2005), The Forbidden Game trilogy will wow fans of roleplaying games, fantasy, and horror, with its unique, colorful plot and fast-paced action. Even those who usually snub fantasy and horror will enjoy author L.J. Smith's likable teen characters and appreciate that she interweaves the ordinary (e.g., school, prom, dating) with the supernatural. Reviewer: Leah Sparks

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ISBN-13:
9781290505376
Publisher:
HardPress Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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