"Playing the Dark Game" is part of an award-winning fiction series for young adults with a reading age as low as 5-7. Each book features Dark Man, a shadowy, brooding loner who has been recruited to play a part in a secret, cataclysmic struggle between good and evil. In "Playing the Dark Game", the Dark Man is sent to a ruined old mansion far outside the city. He is to rescue two children who have a mystical power when they are together. But in the mansion, his destiny is controlled by the fall of the dice, as the Old Man and a Shadow Master play a deadly board game where the wrong turn can spell death for the Dark Man and the two children.Following on from the shorter stories of the first twelve titles, the new books offer the perfect 'next step up' with stories of around 1000 words. Written at much the same level of difficulty, the stories entice readers by delving that bit deeper into the Dark Man mythology. The simple, carefully written texts focus on the 200 key high frequency words, and to assist the reader they are left justified throughout and printed in a clear, legible font on off-white paper (ideal for dyslexic readers).