The Eagle's Heir

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3.9
563 reviews
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Everyone 10+
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About this game

Defend Napoleon's heir in this steampunk alternate history game of political maneuvering, airship adventure, and romantic intrigue! Will you bring liberty to France, or plunge Europe into bloody war?

"The Eagle's Heir" is a 200,000 word interactive novel by Amy Griswold and Jo Graham. It's entirely text-based, without graphics, or sound effects, and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Since Napoleon won the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, seventeen years ago, Europe has enjoyed an uneasy peace. While the great empires of Austria, Russia and England have tried to stem the tide of revolution, France has mastered steam power to conquer the air and sea. Now, Napoleon’s health is failing, and France is torn between his legitimate heir, Franz, and his illegitimate son Alexandre.

Luckily, Alexandre has you, his loyal bodyguard and childhood companion, skilled in the arts of the duel and the ballroom, and ready for anything from diplomacy to airship combat!

It's brother against brother as you choose who will rule France, and how. Will France have a king, an emperor, or become a republic? Can you guide your lifelong friend Alexandre to the throne, and keep not just your prince but his revolutionary ideals alive? Or will you throw your weight behind his half-brother Franz? Will you defeat France’s enemies with the thunder of airship guns or forge a marriage alliance in gaslit ballrooms?

• Play as male, female, genderfluid, or non-binary; gay, straight, or asexual
• Race airships across the English Channel
• Find romance with a journalist or a lady's maid, or ménage a trois at the Tuileries Palace
• Join a motley crew of actors in the revolutionary cause, or spy on them for your allies
• Duel aristocrats to preserve your and Alexandre's honor
• Plan a scandalous elopement which sends Europe into an uproar

When swords cross before the throne, who will be the Eagle's Heir?
Updated on
Mar 25, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

3.9
525 reviews
Adam Young
July 12, 2020
I actually purchased this book. This is a period story which is good for history afficionados. It had dueling, racing, and political intrigue. The game had a steampunk feel to it, with gaslights and air ships. It is written well with lots of imagery and stats that matter. This story had lots of political intrigue, and multiple possible endings. Not really my kind of story but to some this might be throughly enjoyable. It was a good read.
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A Google user
April 13, 2020
One of the better interactive stories I've read, but the ending felt a bit rushed. It had a good pace up until the heir is named, then everything just ended. I also wish there were more moments to raise your stats. It appears that once you choose your initial abilities, you're pretty much locked into whatever percentage you have with no opportunity to increase anything
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