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by Graham Round,Jenny Tyler

Free eBook Escape from Blood Castle (Usborne Solve It Yourself) download ISBN: 0881103888
Author: Graham Round,Jenny Tyler
Publisher: Edc Pub (June 1, 1986)
Language: English
Category: Books for Children
Subcategory: Science Fiction and Fantasy
Size MP3: 1101 mb
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Rating: 4.4
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The Puzzle Adventure series from Usborne Publishing Ltd was first created in 1984 with the release of Escape from Blood Castle. The first three in the series were originally released under the name "Usborne Solve It Yourself"

The Puzzle Adventure series from Usborne Publishing Ltd was first created in 1984 with the release of Escape from Blood Castle. The first three in the series were originally released under the name "Usborne Solve It Yourself". Each book contains a vividly illustrated story, with a plot-related puzzle to solve on each double-page. Since its inception, a number of related series have been created: Advanced Puzzle Adventures, Young Puzzle Adventures and Science Puzzle Adventures.

Escape from Blood Castle (Usborne Puzzle Adventures).

Series: Usborne Solve It Yourself (Book 1. The problem with "Escape from Blood Castle" is that it is not specifically clear on what the protagonist is trying to achieve, or how he relates to the other characters during the course of the story. Likewise, I'm not entirely fond of Graham Round's illustrations; he's done excellent work in The Curse of the Lost Idol (Usborne Puzzle Adventures) and Danger at Demon's Cove but here, the house and Ivor's eccentric family members come across as creepy and grotesque. Of course, maybe that was the point, but it didn't really appeal to me.

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Escape from Blood Castle book. Escape from Blood Castle. Usborne Puzzle Adventures by. Jenny Tyler, Graham Round. Loved the whole Solve-it-yourself series as a kid. Re-read them multiple times. Action packed stories of mystery and adventure interwoven with puzzles to solve- Great fun for kids to read and decipher.

Join Intrepid Ivor as he pursues his quest for the all-important Papers and tries to escape from Blood Castle. Solving puzzles make this book more enjoyable and a story to make this book come alive. Nice pictures as well as a small maze to keep you up at night.

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The Sphinx of Driz
The problem with the first installment in the Usbourne Puzzle Adventures is that the key concept of the series (and the gist of the story) is not properly explained. All of the books in this series are a blend of mystery and adventure, with plenty of reader interaction due to the presence of questions at the bottom of each page, challenging the reader to figure out a code, maneuver through a maze or find clues in the illustrations that will lead them to the natural continuation to the story.

The problem with "Escape from Blood Castle" is that it is not specifically clear on what the protagonist is trying to achieve, or how he relates to the other characters during the course of the story. Subsequent books are very clear on what their objective is: find the buried treasure, catch the bad guys, discover the secret civilization, etc, but "Escape from Blood Castle" begins with: "Ivor couldn't let himself be cheated of wealth and title by his creepy cousin." That's all the back-story we get. Who his cousin is, or who Ivor himself is, and what he's trying to achieve by breaking into Blood Castle isn't clearly explained.

It eventually becomes apparent that Ivor is after a will, and that "cousin Boris" is in fact an impostor, but the main thread of the story is unclear throughout. The fact that a portion of the story is told in the "answers" section of the book shows that the narrative really needed to be better thought-out. Furthermore, some of the puzzles are frustrating: in one, for example, you need to mark the passage of a pinball machine ball to make it add up to 208, 361 points. Huh?

Likewise, I'm not entirely fond of Graham Round's illustrations; he's done excellent work in The Curse of the Lost Idol (Usborne Puzzle Adventures) and Danger at Demon's Cove but here, the house and Ivor's eccentric family members come across as creepy and grotesque. Of course, maybe that was the point, but it didn't really appeal to me.

All in all, not my favourite Usbourne Puzzle Adventure - and since there are so many out there that are entertaining, spooky and coherent, I'd suggest skipping this one and tracking down others.
Granigrinn
Solving puzzles make this book more enjoyable and a story to make this book come alive. Nice pictures as well as a small maze to keep you up at night.