The official prequel novel to the Xbox 360 videogame, Fable:™ The Journey
It’s been almost a decade since the events of Fable 3, when 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 Empress 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.
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About the Author
"New York Times" bestselling and award-winning author Christie Golden has written more than forty novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Among her many projects are over a dozen "Star Trek" novels and several original fantasy novels. An avid player of "World of Warcraft", she has written two manga short stories and several novels in that world ("Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King", and "The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm", "Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects", and "Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War"). She has also written the "StarCraft Dark Templar Saga: Firstborn, Shadow Hunters", and "Twilight", as well as the most recent hardcover, "Devils' Due". Golden is also the writer of three books in the major nine-book Star Wars series Fate of the Jedi (in collaboration with Aaron Allston and Troy Denning). Golden lives in Tennessee. She welcomes visitors to her website: ChristieGolden.com.