THE FRIAR’S LANTERN by Greg Hickey (Review)

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I was provided a free copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.

225 Pages

You may win $1,000,000. You will judge a man of murder.

An eccentric scientist tells you he can read your mind and offers to prove it in a high-stakes wager. A respected college professor exacts impassioned, heat-of-the-moment revenge on his wife’s killer—a week after her death—and you’re on the jury. Take a Turing test with a twist, discover how your future choices might influence the past, and try your luck at Three Card Monte. And while you weigh chance, superstition, destiny, intuition and logic in making your decisions, ask yourself: are you responsible for your actions at all? Choose wisely—if you can.


When the author reached out to me saying he had an adult “choose your own adventure” book he thought I would enjoy, I jumped on it.

I don’t have a ton to say on this other than that, overall, I enjoyed it. It was quick and it was fun.

The thing that I had an issue with in the beginning was the extremely lengthy descriptions, slowing down my pacing a lot Also, I felt when the story was beginning there weren’t as many things to decide on, but towards the end it got more prevalent, and the pacing got a lot faster.

Another point that docks a star for me, and is something that I often look for, is that there was a character loose-end with one of my choices. At one point a character gets in a car and I never see them again, yet they are friends. So, that kind of upset me.

Overall, I think I came out with the optimal options. If you’re looking for a fun, quick, choose your own adventure, minus the slow beginning, this was enjoyable.

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P.S. I think it’s free with Kindle Unlimited, so that’s definitely a plus.


Have you ever done a choose your own adventure book? Do you think there should be more adult-genre ones? Let’s talk in the comments!

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