All book-worms and paper books fans – we have great information for you! World of games is transferred onto paper, and we have something new to read during Autumn evenings. If you are a gamer and fantasy fan, it’s something you can’t miss. So prepare your favourite blanket, some hot chocolate and scented candle and find out why you should read the Ruination!
“Ruination” – first novel in League of Legends universe
The book describes the history that takes place a thousand years before “Ruined King” and “Sentinels of Light”.
The novel is mainly about Kalista. We know her from the game – she is a specter, a spirit, murdered by a trick. She suggests a deal to residents of Runeterra: if they give their souls to The Spear of Vengeance, they will be avenged. You can play this character mostly as ADC – Attack Damage Carry in double avenue, however players increasingly choose her playing on the top.
We get to know the story from the perspective of Kalista, but also Viego and Thresh. We also know that in this novel Hecarim, Soraka, Isolde and Ryze are starring.
Book has been written by Anthony Reynolds – an Australian who likes to play PC games including League of Legends and board games, but also loves fantasy and sci-fi movies and books. Such an experience leads him to write the first novella in the universe League of Legends on the world.
“Ruination” consists of 448 pages, on the cover we can see the Blade of the Ruined King and silhouette of Kalista. Inside the book there are also illustrations and the map.
What is this book about? More facts about the plot of “Ruination”
The action takes place in Camavor. This is a rich in violence empire that lies to the east of Runeterra. The empire was recently ruled by Kalista’s uncle – Viego. The woman sensed an opportunity to change the fates of Camavor and end the bloody violence for good, being a trusted confidant of her uncle on the throne.
Unfortunately, Viego’s wife, Isolde, is irreversibly ill by the poisoned wound, and this situation leads him to madness. His fury and loss of his mind is really destructive for Camavor. That’s why brave Kalista goes on an expedition to find the Blessed Isles. She hopes to find the cure for Isolde.
Things gets really complicated upon arrival at the destination. Blessed Isles are mired in corruption. Kalista starts to getting involved in dirty games by watchman she found there - Thresh. It turns out he was vengeful and cunning. These circumstances forced the woman to make a choice. She will do something in harmony with herself, or she will remain faithful to Viego... what she will do? In a world full of darkness, even one brave and noble act may reverse the situation...
At the beginning, we said that it’s good news for those who like to read paper books. And that’s true, but if you'd rather listen to this story, there is an audiobook version too.
What’s most interesting, the audio version is narrated by actors from League of Legends and Legends of Runeterra (voice, of course). This is a good solution if you often ride public transport, car, or can listen to things in your work.
Who is the author of the novel?
Who wrote this tale? As we said, Anthony Reynolds is an Australian from Sidney. He started to play the League of Legends as Shaco in season 2, whereas in 2014 he joined Riot Games. He worked in a team associated with champions and was a leader of Builders. He is a plot – creator, writer and generally really creative person. We can be sure, he knows the universe League of
Legends very well. He has a wife, daughter and son, and a cat named Thor.
Premiere – when?
Premiere of the Ruination: A League of Legends was September the 6th 2022.
The announcement of this novel may suggest to us that there will be more books based on the universe League of Legends. That’s why we are waiting for another story to tell!
Is a new novella worth to buy?
We think that it’s worth it to buy and read “Ruination”. Why? Here are some reasons collected in points:
- the plot seems to be interesting,
- we can better know champions we play in LoL,
- it is a springboard for an Autumn evening,
- nicely delivered, will look good in book collection,
- reading is important.
Based on these benefits, there is nothing else for us to do but to get acquainted with the novel.