Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mydnight's Hero Published

The King of Siyen has been assassinated. Prince Karvas is the sole heir of this rich and powerful realm but he lives in exile in distant Sheasu—the Isle of Lost Heroes. In his absence, evil Baron Sadanzo and his army of robber-knights have staked their claim to the vacant throne.

In Mydnight's Hero, your quest is to voyage to Sheasu and track down Prince Karvas in the fabled city of Mydnight. Once found you must persuade him to return with you to Siyen without delay. You have only 50 days in which to complete this challenging quest or Siyen will be enslaved by the tyrannical Sadanzo and his brutal followers.

We hope you enjoy our latest completed book. Only five more Lone Wolf books left!

For Sommerlund and the Kai!

Jonathan Blake
Project Aon

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Buccaneers of Shadaki!

The legendary Moonstone was created by the god-like Shianti, whose presence upon Magnamund heralded the dawn of Humanity. It contains the might of all the Shianti's magic and wisdom - the sum of their divine knowledge. Lone Wolf, Supreme Master of the Kai, has successfully retrieved the Moonstone following its theft by the forces of darkness, and now this magical artefact must be returned quickly to its creators before its immense powers disrupt the delicate balance of nature. He has entrusted the precious Moonstone to you - the most promising warrior in the ranks of the New Order Kai.

In The Buccaneers of Shadaki, your quest is to deliver this stone of power to the Shianti who are exiled upon the mystical Isle of Lorn. Will your vital quest succeed, or will you fall foul of the pirates and perils that infest the southern seas of Magnamund?

When I acquired my copy of this rare tome, it was fetching insane sums on auction sites. (Actually, I bought someone's entire Lone Wolf collection to get my hands on this one book!) Checking again just now confirmed that nothing much has changed.

We at Project Aon are doing our best to bail out our fellow fans in these trying times. Now, if you can do without the aroma of paper and ink (or just can't wait for Mongoose to republish it), you don't need to break your budget in order to read the 22nd installment in the series.

The Buccaneers of Shadaki

For Sommerlund and the Kai!

Jonathan Blake
Project Aon

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Voyage of the Moonstone - Illustrated

You remember how we published Voyage of the Moonstone last month? You
may have noticed that it didn't have all of the typical illustrations.
Long story short, now it does:

The long story is that Trevor Newton illustrated Voyage of the
. He proved devilishly difficult to track down for our dogged
volunteers who had been able to find virtually all of the authors and
illustrators involved with the publication of Lone Wolf, except for
Mr. Newton. We searched in vain for years.

Ironically enough, we located Mr. Newton shortly after we gave up and
published Voyage of the Moonstone without his illustrations. Sadly, it
wasn't all good news.

Trevor Newton passed away in 2002, as his widow informed us. We
offered our condolences, and she graciously gave her consent that his
illustrations should be part of Project Aon.

For that generosity, Mrs. Newton, you have our heartfelt gratitude.

Jonathan Blake
Project Aon

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Voyage of the Moonstone Published!

The Moonstone is a legendary artefact that was created by the god-like Shianti. It contains the might of all their magic and wisdom, the sum of their divine knowledge. Lone Wolf—Supreme Master of the Kai—has succeeded in retrieving it from the clutches of Naar, the King of the Darkness.

Now the Moonstone must be returned to its creators who are exiled upon the remote Isle of Lorn in Southern Magnamund. Someone must take the fabled artefact to the Shianti and Lone Wolf has chosen you, the most promising warrior among the ranks of the New Order Kai, to carry out this vital mission. Armed with the special weapons and skills of a New Order Grand Master, you embark upon a secret voyage to the distant Isle of Lorn. However, your mission quickly becomes a life-and-death struggle when you encounter intrigue and deadly danger en route.

It gives me pleasure to announce the publication of Voyage of the Moonstone, the first of the New Order series which puts you in control of the destiny of the most talented new Grand Master in the New Order of the Kai.

On a personal note, as an American fan, I waited for years for gamebooks beyond The Curse of Naar to be published. I would stop in a bookstore once in a while to see if they had arrived yet. The New Order series has never arrived on American bookshelves. So I am happy to play a part in officially bringing this series to new lands after such a long wait.

For all of the volunteers in Project Aon, may Ishir and Kai guide you on your journey.

For Sommerlund and the Kai!

Jonathan Blake

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Curse of Naar Published!

You are the warrior Lone Wolf—Kai Grand Master of Sommerlund. Fresh from your victory over your evil alter-ego, Wolf's Bane, reluctantly you are forced to return to the Plane of Darkness. For there you glimpsed the fabled Moonstone and you have sworn to save this gem of mystical power from the clutches of Naar—the King of Ultimate Darkness.

In The Curse of Naar, you must venture once more through the Shadow Gate and confront the Dark God. Only by finding and retrieving the Moonstone can you hope to save your world from invasion by Naar's armies of night. In this ultimate Grand Master challenge, your life and the future of your entire world is at stake!"

It is with great pleasure that I announce our publication of the last gamebook where you take the role of Lone Wolf, last of the First Order Kai. It has been a long journey to get to this point, and I am gratified to recall the dedication and skill of my fellow volunteers as we have worked on Project Aon these past nine years. I am also pleased by all of the interest you have shown and support you have given. Thank you.

Never fear, we have more adventures yet to come. Our next publication will be Voyage of the Moonstone wherein one of Lone Wolf's star pupils is given the critical task of returning the Moonstone to the Isle of Lorn—assuming that you ensure Lone Wolf's success in wresting it from Naar's grasp in our current release: The Curse of Naar. The fate of Magnamund—and all of Aon—hangs in the balance.

For Sommerlund and the Kai!

Jonathan Blake
Project Aon