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You Are The Hero Part 2

You Are The Hero Part 2

Jonathan Green

Size: 297 x 210 x 17 mm182 PagesISBN: 9781911390459
Publication: September 1, 2017

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Fighting Fantasy gamebooks – the publishing phenomenon of the 1980s, co-created by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone – have sold over 20 million books worldwide, and in 35 languages. Marking its 35th anniversary in 2017, the series continues to go from strength to strength.

Part history and part celebration, YOU ARE THE HERO Part 2 continues to chronicle the Fighting Fantasy phenomenon. Written by Jonathan Green (author of seven Fighting Fantasy titles), this companion volume to the original YOU ARE THE HERO – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks features further interviews with the creators of the series, as well as authors, artists, editors, and games designers who have all been inspired by Fighting Fantasy’s legacy.

YOU ARE THE HERO Part 2 will appeal to all those who continue to brave the perils of Allansia and beyond – armed with only a pencil, an eraser and two dice – whether they are hardened veterans or young heroes setting out on their first adventure.

Jonathan Green is a writer of speculative fiction, with more than sixty books to his name. Well known for his contributions to the Fighting Fantasy range of adventure gamebooks, he has also written fiction for such diverse properties as Doctor Who, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Warhammer, Warhammer 40,000, Sonic the Hedgehog, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Moshi Monsters, LEGO and Judge Dredd. He is the creator of the Pax Britannia series for Abaddon Books and has written eight novels set within this steampunk universe, featuring the debonair dandy adventurer Ulysses Quicksilver. He is also the author of an increasing number of non-fiction titles, including the award-winning YOU ARE THE HERO – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks. He has recently taken to editing and compiling short story anthologies, including the critically-acclaimed GAME OVER and SHARKPUNK, published by Snowbooks. To find out more about his current projects visit and follow him on Twitter @jonathangreen.


“How many thousands of heroes did these books create? And how many lost their lives with a bad roll of the dice? A publishing phenomenon, without which computer games wouldn't be what they are today. About time these books were celebrated. Now go to page 45 and face your nemesis." -- Charlie Higson

“The most comprehensive history of the Fighting Fantasy phenomenon I've ever seen. With its maps, notes, art and photographs it's not just a celebration but a fascinating resource." -- SFX


“YOU ARE THE HERO is as read-under-the-covers immersive as its subject matter; great characters, amazing stories and a surprise behind every door. 5 stars!"  SCIFI Now


The book is a joy! An absolute joy! Even if you have a slimmest interest in FF this book is worth buying. Every page brings a new memory, a new fact and a bigger, broader smile! Go buy it!


Format: Trade paperback

Size: 297 x 210 x 17 mm

182 Pages

B&W illustrations, B&W line drawings, B&W photo/halftones, colour illustrations, colour photo/halftones, and photo/halftones

ISBN: 9781911390459

Publication: September 1, 2017

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