Beowulf Beastslayer (SIGNED BY JONATHAN GREEN), paperback gamebook, by Jonathan Green, illustrated by Russ Nicholson
“A brand new adventure gamebook by Jonathan Green, based on the ancient epic. A tale of heroes… A tale of monsters… A legend reborn.
‘Listen! We of the Spear-Danes in the days of yore, of those clan-kings, heard of their glory, how those nobles performed courageous deeds!’ So begins the greatest fantasy story of them all, the Old English epic poem Beowulf. It is a story that has fascinated people throughout the ages inspiring the likes of J. R. R. Tolkien, Seamus Heaney and Neil Gaiman. King Hrothgar’s great golden mead-hall Heorot is under a curse, subject to attacks by the mirth-hating night-stalker Grendel. None are capable of destroying the monster, although many have tried, until Beowulf and his company of Geatish warriors cross the sail-road and land on Danish shores…Beowulf Beastslayer is a brand new take on the Anglo-Saxon epic, re-imagining the events described in the poem as an adventure gamebook. Will you follow the course of events as laid down by the scops and skalds of old, or will you choose a different path and forge your own legend?”