Microsoft, Lionhead Studios & Del Rey have released the book Fable: Edge Of The World by New York Times best selling author Christie Golden which bridges the gap between Fable III and the upcoming Kinect game Fable: The Journey. Here’s a press release from Lionhead:

“First Look!” New Fable Novel coming to paperback, eBook and audiobook

Fable: Edge of the World is due for release on August 21st in paperback, eBook and audiobook format. Bridging the gap between Fable 3 and Fable: The Journey, Fable: Edge of the World tells the story of our Hero’s struggle as The Darkness returns to Albion.

Seven years ago the Hero vanquished the threat across the sea and claimed his throne. As King he led Albion to an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity. But on the night of his wedding to his new Queen, ominous word arrives: The Darkness has returned.

Beyond a harrowing mountain pass, the exotic desert country Samarkand has been overrun by shadowy forces. Within the walls of its capital city, a mysterious usurper known only as the Sultana has seized control. To protect his realm, the King must lead his most trusted allies into a strange land unknown to outsiders. As they forge ahead along Samarkand’s ancient Great Road, populated by undead terrors and fantastic creatures once believed to be the stuff of legend, the King is drawn ever closer to his greatest challenge yet.

But soon Albion is engulfed in a war of its own. As the Darkness spreads, town by town, a treacherous force has infiltrated the Queen’s circle. Now the fate of all that is good rests with a faint flicker of hope… that somewhere, somehow, heroes still do exist.

You can pre-order Fable: Edge of the World from the Random House website

Also, GameSto are giving away a free “Fragment of the Spire” mini shard for Fable: The Journey to its North American members who read the prequel book excerpt they’ve got. The mini shard will hang from your horse and cart and in addition to being a nice-looking trinket the shard will afford you a free bolt mana bar upgrade! Click on the source for more details and to read the book excerpt.

 

Source: Lionhead Studios, GameSpot,,
Thanks to 123KINECT visitor Gilbert for submitting this news!