This novel in two parts delves into the pasts of Aerith Gainsborough and Tifa Lockhart, the beloved heroines of Final Fantasy VII. Although having met only days before, during the earth-shattering sequence of events that led to their escape from Midgar, Aerith and Tifa have already formed a tentative friendship based on mutual trust and respect. As they continue on their journey with Cloud, Barret, and Red XIII, the two women open up to each other further, exchanging stories from their pasts. By turns exciting, humorous, and poignant, this work from Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts writer Kazushige Nojima brings greater depth to the characters of Aerith and Tifa, and to the world of Final Fantasy VII.
Publisher: Square Enix Books (November 8, 2022) Pages: 384 pages ISBN-10: 1646091779 ISBN-13: 978-1646091775 ASIN: B09TVPJJPH
Kazushige Nojima (野島 一成, Nojima Kazushige, born January 20, 1964 in Sapporo) is a Japanese video game writer. He is best known for writing several installments of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy franchise—namely Final Fantasy VII and its spin-offs Advent Children and Crisis Core, Final Fantasy VIII, and Final Fantasy X and X-2—in addition to the Kingdom Hearts series, the Glory of Heracles series, and the story to the Subspace Emissary mode in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Nojima also wrote the original lyrics of “Liberi Fatali” for Final Fantasy VIII and both “Suteki da Ne” and the “Hymn of the Fayth” for Final Fantasy X. He is also the founder of Stellavista Ltd.