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The Books of Skyrim

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A digital collection of all of the books that can be found and read in the epic game "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim." Included are such TES classics as "The Lusty Argonian Maid" and material new to the TES games.
ebook, 1005 pages
Published November 2011 (first published 2011)
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A really excellent collection of short stories, poems, songs and other literature found in the Skyrim video game. There is a surprising amount of content here (854 pages) and most of it is very good. If you are looking for something that will fill in the lore and back history of the world of Tamriel, then this will do it. Best of all, the stories and the lore is actually quite good. You will learn about the creation of the universe, the races, their histories and some of the major turning points ...more

In no particular order, have my ten favorites:
1. The Real Barenziah (probably actually my top favorite)
2. The Wolf Queen
3. Feyfolken
4. The Doors of Oblivion
5. Sixteen Accords of Madness
6. Myths of Sheogorath
7. A Dance in Fire
8. Ahzirr Trajijazaer
9. 2920: The Last Year of the First Era
10. The Lusty Argonian Maid
Dan Pollard
I originally started reading these after my first play through Skyrim during my commute. I became so enthralled by the depth that was put into these stories I was compelled to play a further 100 or so hours, especially to visit all the places talked of in the books. This is a must for every fantasy fan - whether you've played the games or not. An excellent collection of journals, diary excerpts, short stories, factual accounts, and epic tales.
Emre Karadeniz
They are awesome books. Seriously most of them are better than other fantasy short stories
Zach Goss
A TON of short stories in a wide variety of genres, ranging from excellent to just ok. Elder Scrolls fans will probably get the most out of it, obviously, but I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a thorough look into a richly detailed fantasy world.
This collection of books from the game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is flawless. This is some of the most detailed video game lore I've ever read. There's a wide range of material in this collection, such as history of Skyrim, religious texts, biographies, and folk tales from the Elder Scrolls universe. It's a long read, but it's great to read on and off. I wouldn't recommend reading it all the way through, as that might be a bit too much for one go.
I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone not interested in the Elder Scroll series. I have not played any of those games, and that is perhaps why I found this collection of stories quite boring and too diverse for me. One chapter deals with the Pterlus line while the next is a recipe for orc stew, followed by a "A burglar's guide on surviving in Skyrim". Unless you're a serious fan of this series, skip it.
Christine Frost
I'm so happy to have this compendium! I've been playing the Elder Scrolls series for years, and it's great to see the stories I've loved to read in the game in the collection. It's really an amazing testament to the level of detail they put into building this world.
Saul Martinez
That took entirely too long. Great mythos, hard to follow sometimes. The stories of individual of legends are by far my favorite. In particular, Queen Barenziah and Queen Potema had great stories.
The collection of stories and writings are a nice addition to an already deep gaming experience.
A really good read and the stories give a lot of background to the myth surrounding The Elder Scrolls games.
Aug 12, 2012 Brian added it
Nice having a collection of all the books in the realm of Skyrim. A lot of work.
May 26, 2012 Daniel marked it as to-read
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Wait, so this is for real? Awesome! :D
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