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Casket of Souls. 1987 Casket of Souls
by Ian Livingstone
First published 1987.
Penguin Books.
London.
ISBN 0140319700 / 0140326723. (See below)
Large format paperback.
Cover illustration by Iain McCaig.
Interior illustrations by Iain McCaig.
12 sections.

Notes
Casket of Souls, a puzzle book by Ian Livingstone.

Published simultaneously in 1987 as a hardback by Oxford University Press and as a paperback by Penguin Books.

The Penguin Books edition was issued with two cover variants, priority unknown:

  • Free poster advertised in a yellow triangle on the upper cover. A domestic edition? (ISBN 0140326700)
  • No mention of the free poster. An export edition? (ISBN 0140326723)
Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
Dare you open the Casket of Souls?

I am Sallazar, spirit guardian of the kingdom of Amarillia. For two hundred years I was the keeper of an artefact of magical energy, so powerful that its creation took the lives of eleven grand wizards. It was a casket that could imprison a demon and was made to defend Amarillia in its darkest years.

And when the demon came, I awoke ready to trap it with the casket. But I gambled and lost. I was obliterated and rematerialised on the plane of shadows, unable to escape.

Yet the demon can still be annihilated by the casket. There is a hidden spell that can open it. I will lead you to it. Please help for there is no other hope left to us.

 
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