The Hunger of Sejanoz
|Cover artist||Brian Williams|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Followed by||The Storms of Chai|
The Hunger of Sejanoz is a gamebook by Joe Dever. It is the twenty-eighth book of the award-winning Lone Wolf book series. It was the last book to be released in the New Order series for the next eighteen years as the 29th book of the series, The Storms of Chai, was published in 2016.
In a game book, the reader makes choices to effect the outcome of the story. Lone Wolf books rely on a combination of thought and luck. Certain statistics such as combat skill and endurance attributes are determined randomly before play (reading). The player then chooses which Kai disciplines or skills they possess. This number depends directly on how many books in the series have been completed ("Kai rank"). With each additional book, the player chooses one additional Kai discipline. In this first book, the player starts with five disciplines.
The reader plays as one of Lone Wolf's Grand Masters. On a visit to the court of Xo-lin, news of an invasion force by the Autarch Sejanoz of Bhanar brought to the palace in Pensei. Xo-lin must be rescued and brought to sanctuary in the distant city of Tazhan across the Lissanian Plain.
The Hunger of Sejanoz was the last of Dever's Lone Wolf books to be published before a hiatus of over ten years. The book is rare and sells for hundreds of dollars where copies exist. Also, the omission of 50 extra sections is controversial, as most Lone Wolf books have 350 sections and this one only 300. It is rumored that the publishers, knowing that no more books would be released, excised those last pages connecting the book to the next part of the story. At a press conference during the 2008 Lucca Comics & Games convention, Dever confirmed that the republished version of this book will contain 350 sections.