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A Defender’s Tale is a personalized adventure book for the iPad where you choose your own pathway, collect items, play games, and strive to save the realm.

• You will be written into the narrative as the main character—the hero of a realm in peril
• Customize your companions, weapons, wardrobe and more
• Cautionary tales to teach lessons on friendship, patience, and serpent attack strategies
• Designed with illustration, interaction, and sound
• Invite friends to your story via Facebook or Twitter
• Dozens of potential outcomes

The Story begins in a troubled realm where the once benevolent Prince Nero has developed a sunlight addiction. Darkness encroaches. The seas are rising. It’s up to the Defender to stand up to Certain Doom and give it a swift kick in the pantaloons... because time is running out.

The App is a full-length original book featuring personalization, decision points, illustration, animation, games, sound design, and social integration. The story begins with a questionnaire disguised as an employment application to become the realm’s Defender.

These details then create the backbone of the reader’s personalized story.

The Goal was to create a product that reluctant readers might love just as much as avid bookworms. One of the points of this book is that you can be anyone you want and still reach Happily Ever After...as long as you are reasonably kind, patient, and remember that looks can be deceiving.

The Makers are two friends who wanted to create something they’d enjoy reading too.

They’d love to hear from you at @DefendersTale or defenderstale@gmail.com. Learn more at adefenderstale.com.


Praise for A Defender’s Tale

“This realm gives Oz a run for the money.”
—Dorothy Gale

“An instant classic, though it could use more witch burning...”

“And cake!”

“The Defender is more than welcome for tea at my table.”
—The Mad Hatter

“Two paws up and an extra wide grin for A Defender’s Tale.”
—The Cheshire Cat

“Confused, misdirected, pixie dust drivel! And don’t get me started on these fragile iPad devices. News flash: some people have hooks for hands. One star!”
—Captain Hook

"Ignore Hook. He’s still mad about that whole crocodile thing. This book rocks!"
—Tinker Bell

What's New

Version 1.3.2

In-app purchase fix. Updated Twitter and Facebook functionality. Extra love added. :)

Ratings and Reviews

Fun for Kids and Kids-at-Heart


I adored the Choose Your Own Adventure series as a kid and this app represents a charming update on the genre. The artwork is beautiful and whimsical, the storyline engaging and kid-friendly but with a delightful blend of adult sophistication, and the creators have made good use of the interactive medium. I love the ways they allow you to personalize the story, and it's fun to see how the story changes based on your initial "employment application" and your decisions along the journey. You certainly don't have to be a kid to enjoy this app. I hope the creators consider making a sequel!

Amazing! Keep it Coming!!!


I really love "A Defender's Tale". It's fun and interactive, and I read it pretty much all the time! I hope that they make more stories like this in the future!! There seems to be a bug or something though, because it keeps freezing up, and it won't let me keep reading... Please fix it soon so that I can continue to read this awesome story!!! :)

A Defender's Tale

KC Fantasy Fan

Choose your own adventure books are so much fun, and this one has it all. A great story line, lots of humor, beautiful artwork and interactive games will hold your attention and motivate you to finish the quest. Get your FB friends to help too!


2nd String Productions
283.1 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2014 Dragon Noodles


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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