Elder Scrolls novel to release this fall

#1 Posted by Potter9156 (943 posts) -
"Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, and Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, are pleased to announce that Del Rey Books will publish two novels based on Bethesda Softworks' award-winning, high-fantasy video game series, The Elder Scrolls®. The best-selling game series is known for giving the player the ability to choose how their story will play out and unfold, and for the incredible amount of lore and depth found in these rich game worlds. Penned by New York Times bestselling author Greg Keyes, the novels will be all-new, original stories based in The Elder Scrolls universe. The first novel – The Infernal City – is set to be published in Fall 2009. Among Keyes' prior works are the Age of Unreason tetrology (for which he won the prestigious "Le Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire" award), and three New York Times bestselling Star Wars novels in the New Jedi Order series.

"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?


#2 Posted by shrig32 (151 posts) -

The plot sounds terrible. =(

#3 Posted by Oy (280 posts) -

How many kids did the emperor have anyways? jeez.  I'll buy it anyways I guess.

#4 Posted by shrig32 (151 posts) -
Oy said:
"How many kids did the emperor have anyways? jeez.  I'll buy it anyways I guess."
It'll be one of Martain's kids, I assume =)
#5 Posted by Potter9156 (943 posts) -

It just said "the Emperor's young son", there is most likely a new emperor.

#6 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

Goody Gumdrops!

#7 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

If they try making a Fallout novel the frothing neckbeard rage will be nothing short of delicious.

#8 Posted by Pazy (2601 posts) -
shrig32 said:
"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.
#9 Posted by shrig32 (151 posts) -

it's hard to avoid the main quest in a novel =(

#10 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
a seventeen-year-old girl named Annaig and the Emperor's young son, Prince Attrebus

So it's a sequel to lusty argonian maid?
#11 Posted by Gmanall (1683 posts) -

I am still waiting on the PSP game Humph

#12 Edited by inkeiren (989 posts) -

Why can Bethesda write 100 sidequests that have great stories but not create one good one for the main storyline or for a book?

#13 Posted by shrig32 (151 posts) -
Gmanall said:
"I am still waiting on the PSP game Humph"
It was cancelled =(

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