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ACONYTE BOOKS & FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES COLLABORATE TO PUBLISH COLLECTED NOVELLAS FROM ARKHAM AND ROKUGAN 

19 May - 2021

Aconyte have partnered with Fantasy Flight Games to publish four new omnibus collections of their well-loved

ASMODEE ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to  announce that Aconyte, the fiction imprint of  global games group Asmodee, have partnered with Fantasy Flight Gamesto publish four new omnibus collections of their well-loved Arkham Horror and Legend of the Five Rings novellas, starting this fall. Originally published as limited edition hardbacks, this is the first  time these intriguing stories have been available in a mass-market edition. 

The first title, Arkham Horror: DARK ORIGINS,  features the exciting Investigator tales Hour of  the Huntress, The Dirge of Reason, Ire of the  oid, and The Deep Gate. All bring glimpses of the eldritch terrors lurking beneath that most mysterious and blighted New England town. 

Written by a quartet of notable tie-in fiction authors, DARK ORIGINS will be published in the US and Canada on October 19th and on December 18th in the UK.  

“Fantasy Flight Games is excited that Aconyte is collecting our novellas for the first  time in trade paperback format and is offering these stories to a wider audience” says Katrina Ostrander, FFG’s Creative Director of Story & Setting. “The Dark Origins collection is the perfect introduction to the investigators from the acclaimed Arkham Horror board and card games, and all of these novellas were  crafted with input from the FFG designers on the Arkham Horror story team”. 

The Legend of the Five Rings setting brings fans THE GREAT CLANS OF ROKUGAN, collecting three published novellas together for the first time, as well as a brand new and keenly awaited unpublished novella. The volume features the Clan stories Ice and Snow, The Sword and the Spirits, Whispers of Shadow and Steel, and Across the Burning Sands. Written in conjunction with the ongoing storyline of Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, they bring tales of samurai, assassins and wild magic from across the fantastical lands of Rokugan. 

Written by mixture of established Legend of the Five Rings fiction authors and members of FFG’s story team, THE GREAT CLANS OF ROKUGAN will publish in the US and Canada on November 23rd and on January 21st 2022 in the UK. 

These first volumes will be available in trade paperback and ebook formats. Unlike  FFG’s original limited-run novellas, these story collections will not contain game  cards. Two further collections are planned for spring 2022. A variety of translated  editions are being planned with Aconyte’s European publishing partners.


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