EA and The Black Library Cast FORGED BY CHAOS Upon Bookshelves Nationwide
Third Novel Based on Hit MMORPG Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Offers Epic Account of Destruction’s Traitorous Alliance to Inflict Widespread Chaos Throughout the World
FAIRFAX, Va., Dec 03, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Mythic Entertainment(TM), an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, and The Black Library, a division of Games Workshop, have released FORGED BY CHAOS, an original novel based on the critically acclaimed MMORPG, Warhammer(R) Online: Age of Reckoning(R) (WAR). FORGED BY CHAOS is the third novel in a series based on WAR and is available now in all major bookstores and on the Games Workshop website.
“FORGED BY CHAOS provides readers with a horrific look into the warped minds of the soldiers of Destruction – the megalomania of the Dark Elves, the destructive single-mindedness of the Greenskins, and the unholy obsessions of Chaos,” said Jeff Hickman, Studio Executive Producer for Mythic Entertainment. “C.L. Werner provides a never-before-seen look at a single side of the Realm vs. Realm conflict, and shows just how fragile, and deadly, this alliance of dark powers can be.”
FORGED BY CHAOS is written by noted Black Library author C.L. Werner and provides a gripping account of Destruction’s incursion into the infinitely massive and decidedly deadly Bastion Stair in search of the legendary Spear of Myrmidia. As the armies of Destruction continue their war upon the civilized lands, the Raven Host of Chaos is poised to march upon the Empire of Man in an unstoppable tide. To ensure victory against the Emperor’s Order of the Griffon, an elite party of Chaos warriors is tasked with the quest to find the Spear of Myrmidia and fully unleash the power of the Winds of Chaos. To work such awesome magic, the marauder Kormak must dare venture into the Bastion Stair, portal to the Realm of Khorne, and defy the Blood God’s wrath.However, the warriors of the Raven Host are not the only ones with an interest in harnessing the powers of Chaos. Treacherous Dark Elves and brutish Orcs each look to seize the power for themselves, while a desperate Imperial army races to deny all of their foes the dreaded might of Chaos.
Based on the popular tabletop war game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning features revolutionary Realm vs. Realm(TM) conflict that will provide players with an engaging battleground for years to come. Available now for PC and Mac, WAR is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more information about the game or to download the Endless Free Trial, visit http://www.warhammeronline.com/.
For further information or to purchase the novel, FORGED BY CHAOS, visit www.games-workshop.com.
About the Author
C. L. Werner was a diseased servant of the Horned Rat long before his first story in Inferno! magazine. He is a veteran Black Library author, and his credits includeMathias Thulmann: Witch Hunter, the Chaos Wastes books Palace of the Plague Lord and Blood for the Blood God, Runefang and the Brunner the Bounty Hunter trilogy. Currently living in the American south-west, he continues to write stories of mayhem and madness set in the Warhammer World.
For more information, visit the author’s website at www.vermintime.com.
About Warhammer(R) Online: Age of Reckoning(R)
Experience the glory of Realm vs. Realm(TM)! Declare your allegiance and join thousands of mighty heroes on the battlefields of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, the epic MMORPG from Mythic Entertainment, the creators of Dark Age of Camelot(TM). Enter a grim fantasy world of perpetual conflict to fight for the Realms of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and Empire) or Destruction (Greenskins, Dark Elves, and Chaos). Invade enemy lands, besiege imposing keeps, and sack sprawling capital cities for the glory of your Realm. Wield devastating magic and deadly weapons, battle monstrous creatures, and join your brothers-in-arms in cooperative Public Quests. Climb the Bastion Stair, carry your Guild Banner into battle, and unlock the infinite secrets of the Tome of Knowledge as you travel the world. Sharpen your blade and unleash your inner mutation; the Age of Reckoning has begun and WAR IS EVERYWHERE!
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA(TM), EA SPORTS(TM), EA Mobile(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
About The Black Library
The Black Library is a division of industry giant Games Workshop and has been publishing award-winning fiction set in the Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 game worlds for over ten years. Visit them online at www.blacklibrary.com.
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