Readers of The Escapist will undoubtedly be familiar with the irascible videogame critic Yahztee, the voice behind Zero Punctuation. They may also know that in addition to criticizing videogames, he also makes them. They may also know he wears a sweet hat.
But how many know one of his life-long ambitions was to become a published novelist? And how many know that this dream is about to come true?
This summer, Yahtzee's first novel, Mogworld, hits bookstores everywhere, and we're willing to bet fans of Zero Punctuation will be dying to get their hands on it. We're so confident of that, in fact, that we persuaded Yahtzee's publisher, Dark Horse, to let us give you the first glimpse of the new novel right here at The Escapist.
The following is an excerpt from Chapter Two, Part Two of Mogworld, a comedic fantasy novel with a twist. Mogworld is the story of Jim, who, sixty years after dying in a magic-school mishap, is wrenched back to life by a renegade necromancer. All Jim wants is to die properly, once and for all.
While we at The Escapist don't yet know how Jim's story will end, we do know that after reading this excerpt, we are dying to read more.
Big thanks to Dark Horse for the excerpt. And if you like what you read, be sure to pre-order the full book. It will be available August 31st 2010, and can be pre-ordered through Barnes & Noble, Borders Books and Amazon.