B Is For Boy: God Of War Children’s Book Coming In September

Go on a Nordic adventure while learning the ABC's in a book based on 2018's God of War! B Is For Boy is a book adaptation of God of War that hopes to offer beautiful illustrations and educational value. It is set to be released on the 1st of September 2020.

B Is For Boy: God Of War Children's Book Coming In SeptemberGod of War is an iconic PlayStation franchise that has you take control of Kratos, a warrior with a penchant for violence and destruction. The 2018 reboot of the series revealed a more human side to Kratos and demonstrated that he could care for his son, Atreus. God of War will once again be expanding its boundaries, this time in the form of a children’s book titled B Is For Boy.

B Is For Boy will be released on the 1st of September. It is published by Insight Editions, written by Andrea Robinson and is illustrated by Romina Tempest. The book is an age-appropriate retelling of the 2018 game that has Kratos and his son travel through the lands of Nordic mythology to rest the ashes of Atreus’s mother. B Is For Boy features educational lessons for children. As the publisher explains, “Kratos teaches his son Atreus the ABC’s of the nine realms,” and Kratos also “fills the book’s pages with the essential vocabulary from the world of the game”.

Kratos teaches Atreus to hunt.

Kratos teaches Atreus to hunt.

In an interview with Polygon, Romina Tempest explained a little more about B Is For Boy. Tempest’s “focus was to try and recreate the same father and son relationship between Kratos and Atreus through their expressions and body language”. While Tempest insists that the book is kid-friendly for the most part, Tempest does warn that there are a few pages where you might want to cover your child’s eyes. This very much mirrors the game, which can get gory at times but is always centered on the delicate relationship between Kratos and Atreus.

B Is For Boy is not the first time God of War translated into the form of a book. God of War – The Official Novelization was released in 2018. It was written by James M. Barlog, father of Cory Barlog (director of the God of War video game). It offers a closer retelling of the game’s narrative and can be purchased on Amazon. Similarly, 2005’s God of War and its sequel God of War II also received novelizations. However, those texts were written by

God of War: B is For Boy

The world of God of War is an expansive one with rich lore and a wide variety of characters. Luckily, the accompanying books can help you understand more about its mythical realms.   

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