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Butler to the Dark Lord: A Grim Choices Gamebook by [Bowring, Sam]
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Butler to the Dark Lord: A Grim Choices Gamebook Kindle Edition

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Length: 232 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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In this comedic fantasy gamebook for adults, YOU play the conniving butler to the dark lord, and the choices you make shape the story. With multiple pathways and 9 different endings to discover (not to mention plenty of ways to meet an untimely demise), you're going to have your work cut out for you ensuring the castle runs smoothly. This is Downton Abbey meets Mordor – will you serve-vive?

- Navigate a cast of treacherous nobility and unwelcome relatives
- Help the household werewolves make it through ‘that time of the month’
- Manage a kitchen staff of stupid goblins
- Teach the castle harpies the merits of personal hygiene
- ‘Accidentally’ sleep with a virgin due to be sacrificed to the Shadow God
- Sample too much booze in the wine cellar
- Serve a feast of live balfrog tadpoles
- And much more!

Butler to the Dark Lord is interactive fiction at its funniest, written by stand-up comedian and fantasy author Sam Bowring.

Note: The ‘Look Inside’ sample does not work as intended as it only comprises 10% of the text, and gamebooks jump around all over the place.

"It’s amazing that Bowring has taken this form of story-telling and used it to tell a fantasy story to an adult audience. It works very well in e-book format because all the choices are hyperlinked to the relevant page – no endlessly flipping back and forth! … There are ribald jokes and double entendres throughout … Malacandros is also a terrifying boss (but sometimes he’s really nice!), and the atmosphere of the book is danger-filled and darkly humorous."
- Speculating on SpecFic

"Even though the intention is clearly humorous and the various scenarios consistently amusing, ‘Butler to the Dark Lord’ is far from merely being a tongue-in-cheek parody of adventure gamebooks. There is a real adventure, which, thanks to the assassination plot, has a decent storyline with a reasonable level of challenge and intrigue … It all makes for a highly enjoyable adventure with a bit of a difference. It’s sure to keep you entertained throughout."
- Amazon UK reviewer

About the Author

Sam Bowring is an author and stand-up comedian living in Sydney, Australia. To see comedy clips or read more of his nonsense, visit sambowring.com.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 560 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Sam Bowring; 1 edition (3 August 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00MENYKNO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #487,363 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Big IV
3.0 out of 5 starsI'd Read Another
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Guy with Beard
4.0 out of 5 starsA butler's work is never done.
7 April 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
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Nova
4.0 out of 5 starsFun!
5 June 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
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Patrick R. Karns
5.0 out of 5 starsChoose to be bad and feel good about it!
13 August 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
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3 people found this helpful.
Lorenzo Taylor
4.0 out of 5 starsNot Bad.
29 December 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
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