Treasures of the Forgotten City (Ultimate Endings – 1)
by Danny McAleese and David Kristopher
Three priceless star jewels. A century-old, cryptic journal. Using only the resources left by your grand-uncle, it’s up to you to find Atraharsis — the legendary lost city beneath the sands.
But the way won’t be easy. Raging sandstorms, sinister traps, and a whole host of mysteries stand between you and your Ultimate goal.
Can you solve the riddles, and recover the fabled star gems in time?
Or will you — like so many who’ve gone before — become the next permanent resident of the forgotten city?
YOU choose your own path in this treasure-hunting adventure! Ultimate Ending lets YOU pick the story. YOU make the decisions, solve the riddles, avoid the traps and gather the clues. It’s a mystery and adventure book that YOU control!
Danny McAleese started writing fantasy fiction during the golden age of Dungeons & Dragons, way back in the heady, adventure-filled days of the 1980’s. His short stories, The Exit, and Momentum, made him the Grand Prize winner of Blizzard Entertainment’s 2011 Global Fiction Writing contest.
He currently lives in NY, along with his wife, four children, three dogs, and a whole lot of chaos.
David Kristoph lives in Ft Worth, Texas with his wonderful wife and two not-quite German Shepherds. He’s a fantastic reader, great videogamer, good chess player, average cyclist, and mediocre runner.
He’s also a member of the Planetary Society, a patron of StarTalk Radio, an amateur astronomer and general space enthusiast. He writes mostly Science Fiction and Fantasy.
You are Donovan Young and you are looking for the lost city of Atraharsis. It is up to you to figure out the clues and puzzles to try to find the lost city. But be careful what you choose, you may not end up where you were expecting.
This book takes me back to when I was a kid. I loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books. I would read these books over and over again always seeing where I would go. Treasure of the Forgotten City has 26 possible endings and I love the puzzles to get there. Plus I want to venture down all roads which doesn’t get me any closer to the end. You do have to pay attention to the clues and takes notes or you will end up starting the story again.
I loved this book and think mid-grade readers will love it to. I’m glad to see that someone is starting to bring back at Choose Your Own Adventures. I will definitely be on the lookout for other books in this series.
I received Treasure of the Forgotten City from Sage’s Blog Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.