Adventure Gamebooks
Location Greece, Earth
References 350
Publication Details
Author(s) Kim Jordan
Illustrator Peter Wilks
Cover illustrator Steve Jones
First published June 1 1985
Number 3
Previous Book The Riddle of the Runway
Next Book Danger on the Air
ISBN ISBN 0-14-031892-5

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.

Island of Secrets through the years
  1. 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.

Other MediaEdit

Main CharactersEdit

YOU: Hero of Island of Secrets


Further NotesEdit

  • Number of endings: 11


Thanks to Sue Muddiman,
Ian Jenkins and Jeanne Hales

See AlsoEdit

External LinksEdit


  1. Island of Secrets - Back Cover ("Adventure Gamebooks" Edition)

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