Riot Games to release a League of Legends novel titled Ruination

September 6th is the date.

Riot Games to release a League of Legends novel titled Ruination
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Orbit has inked a substantial licence deal with video game company Riot Games to publish the first novel set in the "League of Legends" world.

Riot Games is excited to tell the storey via a different medium following the success of the League of Legends-inspired animated Netflix series Arcane.

Anthony Reynolds is the author of Ruination. Among other things, he has a few well-received novels from the Warhammer universes. The novel will tell the narrative of Kalista, King Viego's military commander, as she hunts for a fabled land with access to ancient magic—the only means to cure the poisoned Queen Isolde.

Ashley Maidy, head of consumer products at Riot Games, said on the announcement: “Stories play such an important role in exploring our world and champions in deep and meaningful ways. This is a foundational story for Runeterra and will shed new light on the events that shape some of its most pivotal characters. We are thrilled that Orbit will be bringing this to life for our fans.”

Anna Jackson, Orbit UK publisher, added: “’League of Legends’ has taken the world by storm and we’re so excited to be working with the highly innovative team behind this global sensation. The universe they’ve created is so rich with detail and we can’t wait to help bring it to life in new ways.”

Ruination will be released in bookstores in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 6th of this year. The book will also be available in audiobook format.