Fans of Bethesda’s work are a dedicated group.‚  Completing any of the famed studios’ games is a thorny endeavor, with hours upon hours of time and effort spent towards meeting that end.‚  But what’s a fan to do in between games or for pure enjoyment?

Bethesda Softworks, creators of The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion today announced a partnership with Del Ray Books to publish and release two novels based on the fantasy worlds of The Elder Scrolls.

Greg Keyes, author of the New York Times bestselling Star Wars novels will handle the writing responsibilities for the original stories based on the video game.

“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 first of the series to be released, “The Infernal City” is set after the events of The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and places the citizens of Tamriel again in the center of an doubtful future.‚  Looming high above the land is a massive city that casts a shadow which in turn kills those it touches and turns them into the living dead.‚  The improbable duo of a seventeen year old girl named Annaig and the Emperor’s juvenile son Prince Attrebus are tasked with saving the kingdom from certain doom.‚  Along the lengthy and precarious quest, Attrebus and Annaig encounter elements from The Elder Scrolls universe and add to the already rich storytelling experience garnered in the video game.

No word on a release date for “The Infernal City” but Blast will keep you in the loop.

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