October 06, 2014 at 04:16 PM EDT

The Originals

TV Show
Drama, Fantasy
run date
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt
The CW
Current Status
In Season

With protagonists as old as the Original family, The CW’s hit show The Originals has a lot of history to cover. So to help with catching viewers up on the family’s 1,000-year-old saga, executive producer Julie Plec has created entirely new stories for a trilogy of books.

We’ve got an exclusive look at the book covers, along with descriptions of the never-before-told stories:

The Originals: The Rise: Arriving in New Orleans in 1722, the Original vampire siblings hope they’ve escaped their dangerous past. But when Klaus falls for the wrong woman, Elijah hunts for a home to call their own, and Rebekah infiltrates a camp of human soldiers in search of allies, they set into motion a chain of events that could bring their new life crashing down around them.

The Originals: The Loss: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah have finally wrested control of New Orleans from the witches and werewolves who once called it home—but to get the one thing he desires above all else, Klaus must put his trust in a witch with the power to unleash an ancient curse upon his family.

The Originals: The Resurrection: The Mikaelson siblings are determined to make New Orleans their own once and for all. But with Elijah besotted with a beautiful witch and Rebekah pursuing the key to her family’s immortality, the reins are in Klaus’s hands… and his thirst for vengeance and power might tear his family apart for good.

See more covers below.

Book One, The Rise, is scheduled to be released in February 2015 with Book Two, The Loss, following in April 2015 and Book Three, The Resurrection, in June 2015.

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