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Caesar's Story

A Planet of the Apes Book Coming 10.23.18

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Planet of the Apes franchise, Hachette Books will publish an illustrated life story of Caesar, the brave and extraordinary leader of the Apes, as told by Maurice, Caesar's best friend. Below is a first look at a unique perspective of a character modern Apes fans have rallied behind for three films. This is Caesar’s Story, as you’ve never experienced it before.

About the Book

After the events of War for the Planet of the Apes, Caesar's tribe has finally found a safe refuge from the last remnants of the humans who wish to see them wiped out. It comes at a cost, however, as Caesar dies before he can see the apes thrive and prosper in their new home. Maurice, as a gift to Caesar's son Cornelius for when he grows older, decides to recount and chronicle Caesar's story so that his son can truly know what a unique and brave ape his father was, and inspire Cornelius in turn.

Caesar's Story is this chronicle, and tells the story of Caesar from his earliest days under the care of scientist Will Rodman, as well his life with the ape colony in Muir Woods after the outbreak of the Simian Flu, his interactions with Malcolm and Ellie, the dangerous ape Koba, and his ultimate battle with and imprisonment by the vicious and unstable Colonel. The book also chronicles what happens in-between the events of Rise and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, as well as the events between Dawn of and War for the Planet of the Apes.

The book includes Maurice's personal thoughts and reflections of his long time spent alongside Caesar, and contributions from several other key apes that knew Caesar. The result is a truly one-of-a-kind celebration of the new Planet of the Apes trilogy and the franchise as a whole.

See below for a special sneak peek inside the book!

About the Author

Maurice was an evolved orangutan and was Caesar's closest friend and ally. Instrumental in the ape liberation movement at the start of the Simian Flu, Maurice remained by Caesar's side for many years.

Greg Keyes was born in Meridian, Mississippi. He earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology at Mississippi State University and a Master's degree at the University of Georgia. While pursuing his PhD at UGA, he wrote several novels, one of which - The Waterborn - was published, along with its sequel, The Blackgod. He followed this with The Age of Unreason books, the epic fantasy series Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, and numerous franchises, including Star Wars, Babylon Five, The Elder Scrolls, and Planet of the Apes. He now lives and works in Savannah, Georgia with his wife Nell, son Archer, and daughter Nellah.

Caesar’s Story is available 10.23.18. Pre-order your copy below now!





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