Lost Souls #1: Burning Sky is a book by Mel Odom and a game by Jordan Weisman, the Jordan Weisman who figured prominently into the history of Ral Partha, BattleTech, Mage Knight, and Nanovor.

The young adult novel is about a 13 year-old boy who must play a game in order to save the world (ho hum). The game is an abstract where you have to move 5 pieces to the center of the board in a certain number of moves. Pieces move by die rolls, and roll-off in combat when they meet an opponent’s piece. Each piece has a special ability.

I can only assume that the second book (on the right) is the game rulebook, but it seems too thick to be a rulebook for such a simple game. It might also be the game box.