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|Cover illustrator||Steve Jones|
|First published||June 1 1985|
|Previous Book||The Riddle of the Runway|
|Next Book||Danger on the Air|
Island of Secrets is the third in the Starlight Adventures series of gamebooks and was written by Kim Jordan, illustrated by Peter Wilks and published by Puffin Books in 1985 (ISBN 0-14-031892-5) under the Adventure Gamebooks banner which also covered the more popular Fighting Fantasy and the related Sorcery! series, as well as the Cretan Chronicles and the one-off Shakespearean-era role-playing game Maelstrom.
Your Arrival at SimnosEdit
“ You are a villa girl - on an island with a secret!
Somewhere on the sun-drenched island of Simnos, the legendary treasure of Aphrodite lies hidden. Or so you hear when you arrive there to begin your exciting new job as a villa girl. Almost unwittingly, you are swept up into a thrilling treasure hunt, only to discover that someone else is searching for the gold too - someone who is prepared to be utterly unscrupulous!
Could it be the gorgeous windsurfer, Panos Pavlides? Could it be the mysterious Englishman, Garth Craigmillar? Or could it be someone infinitely more dangerous?
The answers are hidden somewhere in this whirling adventure of mystery and romance. All YOU have to do is make the choices, decide where you go and which clues to follow. And if you're lucky - or very clever - you might just win through!
Introduction/How to PlayEdit
Cover and IllustrationsEdit
The original cover of the book was designed and illustrated by Steve Jones.
- Price of 1st Impression
The interior illustrations were by Peter Wilks. There were 14 full page illustrations and 5 minor repeated illustrations scattered throughout the text. The paragraphs with a full page illustration were: Your Arrival at Simnos, 13, 41, 52, 73, 116, 150, 160, 198, 212, 239, 263, 300 and 333.
- Number of endings: 11
Thanks to Sue Muddiman,
Ian Jenkins and Jeanne Hales
- Starlight Adventures at Gamebooks.org - Retrieved 2015-04-28
- Island of Secrets at Gamebooks.org - Retrieved 2015-04-28
- ↑ Island of Secrets - Back Cover ("Adventure Gamebooks" Edition)