The Forbidden Castle

The Forbidden Castle

(Part of U-Ventures)
For Ages: 8 - 12
Choose your fate—and multiple endings—as you quest for medieval gold in this custom-made adventure.

U-Ventures®: Edward Packard’s classics, revised and expanded for today’s readers! The best in interactive adventure fiction—challenging, stimulating, and tremendous good fun! Also at the App Store on iTunes.

In The Forbidden Castle, The Cave of Time has brought you back to medieval England. Can you solve the riddle of the Forbidden Castle? Riches await, but the king wants the fortune for himself—and his army is right behind you. Will you be able to get away? Or should you stay for the gold? In the U-Ventures series, you decide how the story ends. And the more choices you make, the more endings there can be!
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 192 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442434288 | 
  • April 2013 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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Read an Excerpt

It’s late in the day when you find the opening behind a boulder in Snake Canyon. The cave seems darker than you remember it, but you step inside, take a second step, and a third, and you slip and are falling down a chute. Your head hits something, but what matters is that here you are, lying in a field, rubbing your scalp and looking up at the branches of an oak tree and the bright blue sky without any idea of where you are.

Around you is mixed pasture and woodland. Nearby is a narrow dirt road, which disappears over a rise a few hundred yards away. Across the road is a fast-flowing stream.

You hear hoofbeats and a strange clanking... see more

About the Author

Edward Packard

Edward Packard invented the classic Choose Your Own Adventure™ series. He wrote more than fifty books in the series, and, in conjunction with Expanded Apps, Inc., he published U-Ventures—adaptations of the Choose Your Own Adventure books revised and designed for the iTunes App Store. A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School, he splits his time between Long Island and Colorado. Visit him online at




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