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The Secret Project of Doom: REVEALED

For the past year or so, I’ve been hinting about a Secret Project I was working on. Said project came with a nondisclosure agreement, which meant I couldn’t share the details, but it was a great deal of fun, something different than I’d done before, but still very much a match for my style as a writer.

Well, a few days ago, said project showed up on Amazon and other online retailers, and then today my publisher gave me official permission to talk about it.

For the gamers out there, have you heard of the Fable video games from Lionhead Studios?

Fable LegendsPerhaps you’ve heard of the newest installment in the series, Fable Legends, which is coming out later this year?

Well, I’m happy to say there’s a tie-in novel to go with said game, an original story set in the ancient days of Albion, involving the heroes and creatures from Fable Legends:

Fable: Blood of Heroes, by Jim C. Hines

This has been a really fun book to write. Both my editors at Random House/Del Rey and the folks at Lionhead were wonderful to work with, helping me stay within the bounds of the gaming world while also giving me a lot of room to tell my own story.

According to Amazon, Blood of Heroes comes out on August 4, 2015 in electronic and trade paperback format. I haven’t seen cover art yet. (The image here is from the video game.)

There’s no official summary of the book yet, but I can tell you that we meet some of the characters from the game, and there’s plenty of action and chaos. And also chickens. Because it’s Fable.

I was a little nervous about doing my first tie-in novel, but this has been a wonderful experience, and I’d love to do it again in the future. And not just because there were a few weeks where I got to sit around the house playing video games, while legitimately telling my kids, “Daddy’s working!”

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While I can’t talk about a lot of the details yet, there will be more information coming relatively soon, including cover reveals, character info, and more. In the meantime, I’m just excited and thrilled and proud to be able to announce this one. If you’re a fan of Fable and/or my work, I think you’re really going to enjoy it.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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deborahblakehps
Jan. 30th, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
WHOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!


Congrats :-)
tanyareed
Jan. 30th, 2015 11:28 pm (UTC)
Do you have to be a fan of the game/already know the characters to read the book?
jimhines
Jan. 30th, 2015 11:42 pm (UTC)
You shouldn't, no. Not if I did my job right :-)
tanyareed
Jan. 30th, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I'll put it on my list of books to check out this year. :)
scarlettina
Jan. 31st, 2015 12:18 am (UTC)
Yay! Congratulations, Jim! And . . . speaking as someone who's worked in the tie-in business (as an editor and licensor), welcome to the dirty side of the business--you know, the one that the lit'ry types sneer at. We have so much more fun over here. And we have cupcakes. :-)
jimhines
Jan. 31st, 2015 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Heck, I opened my second book with a nose-picking injury. I don't think the snobbish writers of any genre would be interested in letting me into the clique anyway :-)
swan_tower
Jan. 31st, 2015 01:09 am (UTC)
Very cool!
netmouse
Jan. 31st, 2015 02:54 am (UTC)
Neat!
dogzilla30
Feb. 1st, 2015 01:52 am (UTC)
Sweet!
nyxalinth
Feb. 1st, 2015 02:50 pm (UTC)
I suddenly need this game! Grats!
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