An all-new novel in the groundbreaking video game series Diablo—“the Harry Potter of computer games” (The New York Times).
For more than ten years, Diablo has been one of PC gaming’s iconic and blockbuster franchises, with millions of players experiencing to this day all the adventure and terror in the world of Sanctuary. Now, to tie-in with the long-awaited release of Blizzard Entertainment’s all-new game, Diablo III, the original novel Deckard Cain will bridge the untold story of one of Diablo’s most popular characters.
Now a much older man, Deckard Cain is on a mission to find the remnants of a rumored Horadric cell, and must call upon all of his knowledge and wit to teach and inspire those around him even as they face danger and death at every turn. Can he lead the return of a ragtag group of Horadrim and their ideals to Sanctuary...or will they die out with Cain himself?
©2012 Nate Kenyon (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
Programmer / Game developer. In love with nature, traveling, anything that stimulates creativity.
The performance of the narrator, along with the music, is really immersing. The story is full of dark mystery, danger and gore, as is characteristic to the Diablo universe.
I've been a Diablo fan for many years now, and I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the lore of the series. However, you can still find the book enjoyable even if you never played Diablo.
I was hesitant to get this book. While I enjoy sci-fi I am not a gamer in any reality! And being the "III" I was worried about any previous stories that would interfere with the telling of this one. Well happy days! It was a very well crafted world building, well-fleshed characters, and no gaming refs that I could tell, I found a very enjoyable read!
Was all the time I spent rooting for the hero!
No particular scene, it just all flowed well from one scene to the next.
Not necessarily in one sitting, but I definately did not listen to other books until I finshed this one.
You will like this book if you've played Diablo 2 or 3. The book focuses on Leah and Deckard Cain's first adventure. The narrator does a masterful job at bringing the medieval world to life. The story is easy to understand but complex enough to hold your attention.
If you've never played Diablo before you'll still enjoy the book too! The introduction of the characters and their interactions with one another, paint a vivid picture of how the trust and pain of the two protagonists develop into a familial relationship.
This book is excessively violent and while that doesn't put me off, I felt it lacked an element of depth that experienced fantasy veterans crave.
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
BREATH LIKE A THOUSAND ROTTING CORPSES
First let me say I have never played this game. It seems to be a better story if you have, or I sure hope so. I also only listened for two hours, which is all it took for me to know this was a waste of my time. This book just tries to hard. It is way over written. Example: BREATH LIKE A THOUSAND CORPSES. Be honest if you are told some one has the breath of a rotting corpse, does multiplying it by 1,000 make you cringe anymore? It seems also that demons are similar to Bond Bad Guys, as they like to talk more about what they are going to do to you then actually do it. Everything is also Black. The Black Tower, the Black King, etc...
Brick is the perfect narrator for this over the top book.
I would have been bored if I hadn't had the game as background before listening
I play Diablo 3 on a regular basis and being able to learn more about the back story leading up to the current events has always intrigued me! Being able to listen to the story made it even more enjoyable! Very well done and highly recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about Diablo 3 and the events leading up to the current status of the game!!!
First off the book filled in a lot of the blanks that came up as I was playing Diablo III. How had Cain got to where he was in the game. What was the story about Leah and her secretive powers. Where there other characters in the earlier years. Who was the Dark Wanderer.
Overall the book flowed well and kept the suspense up from chapter to chapter. One thing though you have to have a basic understanding of the Diablo games to really appreciate the information being presented. As indicated I gave the book an overall 4 star rating. Well deserved.
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