Empire in Chaos – New Novel Based Upon Warhammer Online
Electronic Arts and BL Publishing announced today that an original novel based on the MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is in the works. The first book in this new series of novels, EMPIRE IN CHAOS, will be available in all major bookstores and on the BL Publishing website in early 2008.
EMPIRE IN CHAOS, written by Anthony Reynolds, tells the tale of the Empire being ravaged by a terrible plague. When the main character’s village is overrun and destroyed by hostile mutants, Annaliese Jaeger and an injured Elf captive are the only survivors. Annaliese and her unlikely companion must fight their way towards Black Fire Pass, and along the way Annaliese discovers within herself powers of courage and faith that inspire all around her. With a grizzled Witch Hunter and a Dwarf Ironbreaker, the heroes battle alongside the armies of the Empire and the Dwarfs, above and below the earth, against greenskin tribes and the hordes of Chaos. Together, they must find their courage and help turn back the tides of darkness, lest all of the Empire be lost.
Mark Jacobs, VP and General Manager at EA Mythic commented, “We’re excited to be working with BL Publishing and Anthony Reynolds to bring our game to life and explore the rich depth of WAR’s epic story. BL Publishing has released many great novels set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer world and we are proud to have a book based on our game join the ranks of such notable works.”
Anthony Reynolds, the author of the novel remarked, “The Warhammer world is a grim place, full of horror, violence and dark humor, and the EA Mythic team have really brought that to life – faithfully creating a living, breathing, bellicose world being torn apart by constant warfare. It’s the perfect backdrop for a novel. I’d been following the progress of the game for some time and it was easy to see that Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning was going to be something special.”
For more information about EMPIRE IN CHAOS, please visit The Black Library and check back with us for more information as the novel’s publishing date approaches.