The Covenant of Primus is a gift to the humans from Alpha Trion, one of the ancient Thirteen Primes - the first Transformers. The book contains insights into Optimus Prime and Megatron and covers the full history of the Transformers, from new information about their origins, to the Golden Age of exploration, to the great civil war between Autobots and Decepticons.
The hardcover book will be housed in a custom case shaped like the Autobot shield, with reflective foil for eyes and a wall-mounting hole on the back. Three classic mechanical Transformers sounds are triggered when the reader pulls open the three interlocking segments of the case. The book itself features a newly commissioned illustration on the cover by renowned Transformers artist Ken Christiansen. Within, you'll find 10 further newly commissioned illustrations and 60 never-before-seen images from the Hasbro archive. Written by Justina Robson. Original Illustrations by Ken Christiansen, Casey Coller, Livio Ramondelli and Emiliano Santalucia. 176 pages. MSRP $99
We've got a preview which includes excerpts from Chapter 1: The story of the ancient struggle between Primus and Unicron and the creation of the Thirteen Primes.
- Contains never-before-seen illustrations of Quintus Prime, creator of the Quintessons; Leige Maximmo; Megatronus; and Thirteen, the unnamed Prime who was created last and who brought all the Primes together.
...and Chapter 2: The Thirteen Primes prepare for their great battle against Unicron.
- Contains a never-before-seen illustration of Vector Prime and a new illustration of Unicron that was commissioned just for this book.
Transformers: The Covenant of Primus is due out December 3, 2013. This appears to be another Amazon exclusive. CLICK HERE to pre-order for $59.99!