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Fantasy Questbooks were a series of books published by Puffin Books. There were five in total; one is part of the Fighting Fantasy canon, whilst the others are not. A sixth book, Casket of Souls, is often mentioned along with the Fantasy Questbook series. However, although a hardback PuzzleQuest Book, like The Tasks of Tantalon, the softback version was published by Penguin Books rather than Puffin Books, and was not part of the Fantasy Questbook series.

The SeriesEdit

This was made up of the following five books:

Fantasy Questbooks
Title Cover Author(s) Illustrator First Published Notes
Starflight Zero Starflight Zero David Fickling &
Perry Hinton
Peter Andrew Jones 1985 Not Fighting Fantasy.
The Path of Peril The Path of Peril David Fickling &
Perry Hinton
Rachel Birkett 1985 Not Fighting Fantasy.
The Tasks of Tantalon TasksOfTantalonSoft Steve Jackson Steven Lavis 1985
First published by Oxford University Press in hardback in 1985 as a PuzzleQuest Book, then subsequently published in 1986 by Puffin Books in softback as a Fantasy Questbook - this is also part of Fighting Fantasy canon.
Helmquest Helmquest David Fickling &
Perry Hinton
Nik Spender 1986 Not a Fighting Fantasy book. However, it's related in that it contained the fifth of the five Fighting Fantasy Bookmarks released in 1986
Ten Doors of Doom Ten Doors of Doom David Fickling &
Perry Hinton
Andrew Skilleter 1987 Not Fighting Fantasy.

Associated BooksEdit

CasketofSoulsOxford

Casket of Souls

Casket of Souls was initially published by Oxford University Press in hardback in 1987 as a PuzzleQuest Book and was also part of Fighting Fantasy canon. It was subsequently published in softback by Penguin Books rather than Puffin Books.

Fighting Fantasy LinksEdit

For Fighting Fantasy, The Tasks of Tantalon is set in the same world as Sorcery!. Although the other four Fantasy Questbooks were unrelated to Fighting Fantasy, one of them, Helmquest, did contain one of the five Fighting Fantasy Bookmarks.

Casket of Souls is set in the world of Amarillia and is also canon.

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