Cross Infinite World Licenses emeth: Island of Golems Novel (Updated)
posted on by Karen Ressler
Cross Infinite World announced on Tuesday that it has licensed Sōki Tsukishima and Tora Tsukishima's emeth: Island of Golems (emeth ~Ningyōtsukai no Shima~) novel. The digital English release, slated for November 5, will have new art by Mora Karuki as well as new scenes.
Square Enix published the original novel with art by Kōtaro in 2007 after the story was a selection in the third Square Enix Novel Awards. Co-author Tora Tsukishima was not credited on the cover of this release, but Cross Infinite World requested that both writers be credited in the English edition.
Cross Infinite World describes the story:
"Creating Life"—such power is blasphemy against God.
In emeth's world, the manufacturing of Golems—automatic dolls that move according to human will—has become the norm. This sets the stage for an epic adventure against the backdrop of St. Rollins Archipelago, where the Torah Church presides over all creation and operation of these Golems.
Step into the story through the perspective of Cliff, a boy living in the slums of a Torah- controlled island who so fervently wants to become a Golem Tamer that he has begun to illegally build one. His mundane world is suddenly shattered one day when he crosses paths with a mysterious girl. This meeting sets the gears in motion for a thrilling journey involving powerful Golems, corruption, and the very fate of the island itself!
Sōki Tsukishima and Tora Tsukishima previously wrote the Final Fantasy Type-0: Change the World novels and are both writers on the upcoming Ingress anime. They have also served as writers on games such as Final Fantasy Agito, Imaginary Range, and Root Double.
Source: Cross Infinite World's Twitter account
Update: Additional release information, Cross Infinite World's plot summary added. Source: Press release
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