In the course of playing the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, players come across hundreds of books, many of which add new details to the sprawling game's expansive backstory. Now, the Elder Scrolls series itself is getting the novelization treatment, courtesy of famed science fiction and fantasy publishing label Del Rey.
In a joint statement sent out today, Del Rey and developer-publisher Bethesda Softworks announced that two Elder Scrolls novels are in the works. The first, The Infernal City, is due out this fall and will be written by Greg Keyes, author of the best-selling Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone fantasy series. Keyes also penned several entries in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series, based on the titular sci-fi film franchise.
The Infernal City's plot will be set after The Elder Scrolls IV, when the realm of Tamriel is threatened by a new menace--a flying city that touches down to wreak havoc on the landscape. It will follow two protagonists--a 17-year-old girl and the young son of the new emperor--as they investigate the city's origin and try to stop it.