HEROES Book Series Debuts Dec 26 (Mania.com)

By:Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The first in a line of HEROES novels will hit stores soon, says NBC. You can pre-order the first book in the series, HEROES:SAVING CHARLIE, a book that highlights the time spent between Hiro and Charlie in the Season 1 episode "Six Months Later". Here's the press release from NBC.

Del Rey, an imprint of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, has announced plans to publish a novel based on NBC's Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series. Heroes: Saving Charlie (Del Rey Hardcover; $23.95; on sale December 26, 2007) by Aury Wallington will be an original novel based on the characters Hiro Nakamura (Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated Masi Oka) and Charlie (Jayma Mays), created by executive producer/creator Tim Kring. It is developed through a licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.

"One of the more memorable relationships in Season One was Hiro's first love, the waitress Charlie. We were as smitten as Hiro by that story and seized the chance to tell the full adventure of Hiro's six months in the past. Aury Wallington was hand picked by the writers of the show for her brilliant voice for these characters. The novel is a welcome addition to the Heroes family," said Tim Kring, creator-executive producer, "Heroes."

The novel, written with the full cooperation and consultation of the show's creators, will tell the story of Japanese office worker Hiro, who, through the use of his ability to pierce the space-time continuum and manipulate time, bravely catapults himself into the past to save Charlie, a small-town Texas waitress with an extraordinary
memory, from being brutally murdered by super-powered serial killer Sylar (Zachary Quinto). While fans of the television series were given only a brief glimpse into Hiro and Charlie's relationship as it grew into love over six time-changing months, their history is told here with the depth and insight that only a novel will allow.