Chris Pine Heads to Dungeons & Dragons' Other Famous City in a New Movie Tie-In

io9 has your first look at The Road to Neverwinter, a new prequel to the upcoming movie focusing on Chris Pine's bard character.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is coming in hotter than a red dragon’s flame breath in April next year, but before you meet its band of misfit heroes on the big screen, they will make their introductions in a series of tie-in novels early next year—including Chris Pine’s charismatic bard.

io9 already brought you the news of E.K. Johnston’s The Druid’s Call a few months ago, following Sophia Lillis’ Tiefling Druid Doric, but now we can give you a first look at the cover for The Road to Neverwinter.

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Penned by Jaleigh Johnson, Road to Neverwinter follows Edgin Darvis, Chris Pine’s bardic gadabout from Honor Among Thieves. After realizing his life is in shambles and down on his out, a chance encounter with a barbarian named Holga (played by Michelle Rodriguez in the movie) sees Edgin combine his need for redemption and a greater need to get some gold by forming a new adventuring crew, including a few more Honor Among Thieves figures like Simon the Half-Elf Sorcerer (Justice Smith) and the roguish Forge Fitzwilliam (Hugh Grant). After making a name for themselves as a heroic group—and occasionally a not-so-heroic group—Edgin and his fellow adventurers find themselves facing a new challenge, infiltrating the party of a lavish Neverwinter noble to loot his riches. But when Edgin uncovers there’s something sinister at play at the Shrake Estate, he has to make a choice about whether gold or his friends matters to him most.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves - The Road to Neverwinter is set to hit shelves.

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