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Exerpt from Elder Scrolls novel available online November 1, 2009

Posted by Chris McKenna in Bethesda, Books, News.
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Fans of the Elder Scrolls series are in luck: Random House, Inc. has made the first few pages of the upcoming Elder Scrolls novel, The Infernal City available online. Written by Greg Keyes, author of the sci-fi series Age of Unreason as well as several Star Wars and Babylon 5 novels, this new book will give those hungry for Elder Scrolls V (myself included) something to gnaw on for a while.

As a fan of the Elder Scrolls series, and a self-claimed Morrowind purist, the announcement of this book made me simultaneously excited and apprehensive. With the games themselves being very literary (the in-game texts have pages numbering in the thousands), an actual book seemed like a logical step, but this also brings up issues of lore accuracy and general fantasy novel cheese.

From what’s in the preview, The Infernal City seems to¬†assume a certain level of knowledge about The Elder Scrolls universe, which is a good sign after the hand-holdy feeling of Oblivion.

This tiny taste of The Infernal City has done a little to ease my pre-publishing dread, but it’s something. The book comes out November 24.