Elder Scrolls novel to release this fall
"We've been big fans of Greg's work for a long time, and we're thrilled he agreed to bring his talents to The Elder Scrolls," said Pete Hines, vice president of public relations and marketing for Bethesda Softworks. "We see these books as a natural extension of the franchise and think fans will love the stories and characters Greg has created."
The Infernal City is set after the events of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, the latest game in the video game series, and finds the citizens of Tamriel once again facing an uncertain future. Floating high above the land is a strange and mysterious city that is casting a horrifying shadow – wherever it falls, people die and rise again as undead. It is up to an unlikely duo – a seventeen-year-old girl named Annaig and the Emperor's young son, Prince Attrebus – to rescue the kingdom from doom. Annaig and Attrebus' quest will take them through the Elder Scrolls universe and their adventure is sure to add to the series' already magnificent mythology."
Come on! A flying city with a shadow that turns people into zombies? A teenage protagonist? Is this a JRPG?
"The plot sounds terrible. =("
I thought the same about Oblivions plot, the emperor dies in front of you just as gates to "hell" spawn everywhere and its up to you to (essentially) single-handedly find lots of artifacts and take down what amounts to the devil. It plays better in the game than it sounds on paper, though I played it for the side quests.
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