Put away your controller and dust off those reading glasses, because today Bethesda Softworks and Del Rey Books announced a partnership to publish two books based on the Elder Scrolls universe.
The books will be penned by Greg Keyes, offering readers all-new adventures in the lands of Elder Scrolls. Greg Keyes is well known for his work based on Star Wars and the New Jedi Order.
The first book The Infernal City is due to be released in the Fall of 2009.
From the Press Release:
“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.”
I am highly interested in these books, as I loved all of the lore that can be found in the Elder Scrolls games themselves. I will assuredly be picking it up on release date.