The Guild Wars Novel

I’ve been officially cleared to announce that the novel I’m currently working on is Guild Wars: Fall of Ascalon, to be published by Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. It’s a tie-in novel based upon the hit MMORPG Guild Wars. As ArenaNet (the game’s developers) mentioned last year at PAX, the novel focuses on the time period between the original Guild Wars games and the upcoming sequel Guild Wars 2.

I’ve been working closely with the crew at ArenaNet on this book, and they’ve been a real delight. They count a number of excellent novelists among their staff, so they grok how a novel works and how to best braid it into the ongoing development of the computer game.

I can’t say much more about the book at this stage. However, I can report that the information about the book that you can find on some bookstore websites—like the page count, release date, and so on—seems to be placeholder material taken from the ISBN (book code) database. Don’t trust any of it yet.

More news when I can tell it.