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TITAN BOOKS SET TO PUBLISH ‘EPIC’ RUNESCAPE NOVELS FROM MAY 2024
Read all about it in 'RuneScape: The Gift of Guthix', first in a trio on the way from Titan Books.
October 17, 2023
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]
Jagex | Titan Books is delighted to announce that they have acquired World Rights from games developer Jagex to develop three paperback novels set within the RuneScape universe. The first of the three novels, entitled RuneScape: The Gift of Guthix, will publish in May 2024, with the second due to publish in September 2024 and the third to publish in February 2025. Thrilling epics of betrayal and magic, these novels are sure to delight players past and present of both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape.
In the first novel, Asgarnia’s fate hangs in the balance. Disparate tribes unite under the banner of Lord Raddalin, and his enemies look on in fear and hatred. Raddalin’s advisors – an uneasy alliance of Black and White knights – whisper of a discovery in the North that will give them the power to change everything.
Caught in the midst of history, a lowly scribe and the son of a Jarl hold the fate of Raddalin’s new kingdom in their hands.
From the glorious inauguration of King Raddalin’s reign to the disgraceful expulsion of the Zamorakians from Asgarnia, The Gift of Guthix tells an epic tale of the origin of magic, the plight of civil war, and the crushing defeat of the Fremennik Great Invasion. Amongst plots and betrayals, a penitent turncoat waits for her moment to leap into the unknown.
The novel will be penned by Erin M. Evans, the author of seven Forgotten Realms novels for Wizards of the Coast, including the 2011 Scribe Award winner Brimstone Angels. She is a content designer for Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms and a cast member of the D&D actual play Dungeon Scrawlers. Erin lives in the Seattle area with her husband and sons. Her latest series, Books of the Usurper, begins with Exile of Empires, published in November 2022 by Orbit.
9781803365213 | May 2024 | Paperback | £9.99 $16.95
www.titanbooks.com | https://www.facebook.com/titanbooks | @TitanBooks
About Jagex :
A leader in creating deep and engaging forever games that empower our communities across PC, mobile and consoles. Jagex’s flagship MMORPG, RuneScape, has welcomed over 300 million player accounts to its world and is a $1billion + lifetime revenue franchise. Today the RuneScape franchise exists beyond live operations; our titles are forever games that connect and inspire millions of players, with content and experiences both inside and outside of inexhaustible game worlds. Both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, on PC and mobile, offer ever-evolving, highly active worlds and our community-focussed development ethos empowers players to have a real say in how each game is shaped.
in 2022, Jagex expanded with the acquisitions of PipeWorks and Gamepires, bringing its expertise in building forever games to SCUM, a multi-million selling open-world survival title in Steam Early Access & other unannounced titles. Jagex employs more than 600 people globally, and is headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom. More information can be found at www.jagex.com
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