Entertainment Weekly announced today that a Snow White and the Huntsman novel (yes, novel) will be hitting shelves before the SWATH film hits theaters.

EW reports that the book has been written by Lily Blake and will hit shelves on April 17th.

According to Amazon (where it’s currently available for pre-ordering) the book summary is as follows:

A breathtaking new vision of a legendary tale. Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.

The cover is below. Think you’ll check it out?