The character of Lone Wolf was created by Joe Dever, a game designer, in the early 1980s. They were a huge hit during the game book boom of 84-87 and were widely regarded as the best that the genre had to offer.
The story concerns the last of The Kai Lords who is on a quest to recover the lost knowledge of the Magnakai in order to defeat the Darklords of Helgadad.
You got all that, did you? The stories and adventures were incredible as I recall. Dever managed to create a real ,living and breathing fantasy world with original creatures and an intricate history that expanded with every episode drawing an ever increasingly intricate universe for the reader to revel in.
What I loved most about the books were the beautifully conceived maps that would adorn the insides of the covers. They were exquisite with the colour and detail as they depicted these otherworldly lands. Each book was like a puzzle unlocking the greater world of Magnamund.
The writing involved with the depiction of the hero concerns first a remeniscence followed by a first person account of the beginning of the second stage quests to recover magical crystals of the long dead dragon Nyxator.
Don't ask me how I remember all this stuff. If my retention was as good with Japanese vocabulary as it was with obscure trivia from 20 years ago I'd have been a level one Japanese speaker years ago. I had a lot of fun making this one, and I went on to do several more fantasy works in my style that you can see below. Does it make any biting comments about society? Well this genre is never going to have the mass appeal of twenty years ago, quite simply video games have all but killed the genre dead. It still survives as a niche market, but the days of wandering into WHsmiths hoping for a quick release of the next installment are long gone.