Fable digital shorts, tie-in novels announced

First book to bridge the gap between Fable 3 and The Journey.

Lionhead has announced a bucketload of 'brand extensions' for its Fable franchise, including a series of digital short stories and three tie-in novels.

The shorts are up first, launching around Fable: Heroes' arrival next month. Written by Peter David, they each focus on one key character from the Fable universe: Reaver and Jack of Blades stories will be available in May, with a Theresa tale following in June. They'll be available via all major e-reader platforms.

The first full novel, titled At the Edge of the World and authored by New York Times bestselling author Christie Golden, then arrives in August. The book will fill in the gaps between the end of Fable 3 and forthcoming Kinect spin-off Fable: The Journey.

Lionhead hasn't confirmed launch plans for the second and third books as of yet.

In addition to all that lot, a Prima strategy guide for The Journey is also incoming, while publisher Random House - which will also release the aforementioned novels - is putting together a comprehensive internal IP bible for the series.

"The bible will be a living document that will cover all previously-released Fable products and serve as a comprehensive reference for any creators working in the Fable world," read the announcement.

For more on the two upcoming video games in Lionhead's fantasy series, head over to our Fable Heroes and Fable: The Journey previews.

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