Furthering the fiction of a video game franchise has just got a little more worthwhile with Fable: The Balverine Order, Lionhead’s first novel expanding the RPG’s story line. Not only will you thumb the pages of actual paper but the book comes with a code for an exclusive weapon in Fable III. What that weapon may be is something of a secret right now but could be based on the novel’s story which is set between Fable II and III. Two friends, Thomas and John, begin a journey to discover if the legends of the Balverine are true or just another of Albion’s tales.
Comic writer and opinionated novelist, Peter David, penned Fable: The Balverine Order which isn’t his first experience with video games. He’s responsible for the sublime Shadow Complex on XBLA. Adding to his credit are a healthy amount of Star Trek novels and a stint as the author of The Incredible Hulk. All that plus the weapon unlock should be enough to make this an instant purchase really. But I know what will happen. I’ll buy the book, read half of it and love every sentence then leave it on the shelf, never to be touched again. Does this sound like something you’d do?
Fable: The Balverine Order is available from October 7th for £6.99/$9.99.