Cover to the Crimson Skies Novel

Crimson Skies

Eric Nylund
Michael B. Lee
Nancy Berman and Eric S. Trautmann

Publication information

Del Rey

Release date





Crimson Skies was published by Del Rey in October 2002 to promote the future release of the Xbox game . It features three novellas, two originally published on the Crimson Skies website, one previously unpublished. Each story is preceded by a brief history lesson about the Crimson Skies universe which acts as the prelude to the following story.

  • The Case of the Phantom Prototype, by Eric Nylund - Paladin Blake must fly a top-secret aircraft into the Mojave Desert.
  • The Manchurian Gambit, by Michael B. Lee - Jonathan "Genghis" Kahn, the leader ot the Red Skull Legion pirate gang, rescues a lady in distress and fights air battles from Manhattan to Manchuria with, surprisingly, no plunder in sight.
  • Bayou Blues, by Nancy Berman and Eric S. Trautmann - Nathan Zachary and his "Fortune Hunters " square off against a Cajun sky-thief, a crooked businessman, and a pair of star-crossed lovers in a high-stakes, high-altitude con game.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.