God of Blades brings alternate reality pulp novels into reality
God of Blades, the literacy-themed mobile swordfighting game, is becoming a series of real books. Developer White Whale Games and author Greg Moller have created Hand of the Sable King, one of the notional pulp fantasy novels featured in the game, and are releasing it as an ebook tomorrow on iTunes, for a limited-time sale price of $3. The fake book cover art is one of the best parts of the game, so it should be interesting to see what White Whale decided to put inside those covers.

Hand of the Sable King, the first in the Song of the Nameless King trilogy, introduces us to the character who would go on to become the Nameless King in the game. Before he became the mute guy running from left to right waving a sword around, he led the Knights of the Bright Hundred. He even had a name.

Coinciding with the release of the book, White Whale is also updating God of Blades the game with a new unlockable sword, Hallow.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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