Flight from the Dark was the first book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series created by Joe Dever. According to sales figures, this first book sold over 100,000 copies in its first month of publication alone.
Lone Wolf books rely on a combination of thought and luck. Certain statistics such as combat skill and endurance attributes are determined randomly before play (reading). The player is then allowed to choose which Kai disciplines or skills he or she possess. This number depends directly on how many books in the series have been completed ("Kai rank"). With each additional book completed, the player chooses one additional Kai discipline. In this first book, the player starts with five disciplines.
At the Kai Monastery is a young initiate, given the name Silent Wolf. On the feastday of Fehmarn, when all the Kai Lords gather at the monastery, Silent Wolf is sent to cut wood from the surrounding forest as a punishment for his inattention in class. While he is gone, a surprise attack is launched from the Darklands at several places across Sommerlund. The Monastery is assaulted and the gathered Kai Lords massacred. Returning from the woods to find himself the only survivor, Silent Wolf renames himself Lone Wolf and sets out for the capital to inform the King of the loss of the Kai.
This book is now thought of as one of the weakest, being the beginning of the series, and the later editions being far more rich and descriptive in narrative.
- Gamebook of the Year 1985
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|Kai Series||Flight from the Dark • Fire on the Water • The Caverns of Kalte • The Chasm of Doom • Shadow on the Sand|
|Magnakai Series||The Kingdoms of Terror • Castle Death • The Jungle of Horrors • The Cauldron of Fear • The Dungeons of Torgar • The Prisoners of Time • The Masters of Darkness|
|Grandmaster Series||The Plague Lords of Ruel • The Captives of Kaag • The Darke Crusade • The Legacy of Vashna • The Deathlord of Ixia • Dawn of the Dragons • Wolf's Bane • The Curse of Naar|
|New Order Series||Voyage of the Moonstone • The Buccaneers of Shadaki • Mydnight's Hero • Rune War • Trail of the Wolf • The Fall of Blood Mountain • Vampirium • The Hunger of Sejanoz|
|Other Lone Wolf related works||The Magnamund Companion • The Skull of Agarash • The World of Lone Wolf|