Elder Scrolls2 titles in series
Join the race to save the continent of Tamriel from an ancient, all-consuming evil in Greg Keyes's continuation of the sensational Elder Scrolls video games.
Tamriel, a continent with nine provinces, each home to a distinct race, is no stranger to warring factions. To aggravate matters, it frequently fends off attacks from invaders. One epic invasion resulted in the Oblivion Crisis, also known as the Great Anguish, a period of major turmoil and armed conflict. Author Greg Keyes continues the story of Tamriel almost half a century later in The Infernal City. When the novel opens, the beleaguered continent faces a new threat: Umbriel, a floating city hovering over Tamriel, whose shadow has the power to kill...and then reanimate.
In the shadow of Umbriel, heroes will be made. The fate of Tamriel rests in the hands of a prince, a mage, a spy, and a brave young girl named Annaïg. But will they succeed in saving the day? The saga continues in Lord of Souls, where the prince embarks on a quest for a magic sword that might be the key to destroying Tamriel's invaders.
The duology is based on The Elder Scrolls, a series of action role-playing video games set in the fictional world of Tamriel. The game combines pre-medieval elements with high fantasy tropes, such as limited technology, magic, and mythological creatures. Players choose a character and a lore, and then work to defeat an incoming threat. The games have won multiple Game of the Year awards, and the series has sold more than 58 million copies worldwide.
Listeners who are avid players praise the audiobooks for their attention to worldbuilding and character development. To quote one listener’s review of The Infernal City: “This book left my Tamrielic palate satisfied. It was great to hear references to Oblivion, Skyrim, Argonians, Dark Elves, Imperials, Kajit, etc.”
Both installments are expertly narrated by Michael Page, a retired theater professor who has won several awards for his work on more than 500 audiobooks, including fantasy series by Scott Lynch and Steven Erikson.