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 am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!
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 thought that this story was great, it made me want to go back and play all the Diablo games, and had me remembering characters and putting things together that I had never even though about before. I though it was also great that at the end of each chapter there was a bit of music that faded in with the last lines and it added an atmosphere to punctuate the end of the chapter that I felt was done very well and I can't get enough of that Diablo Music!
The first part was pretty good and had potential, but the build up to the big fight ended up being a small war of words. They focused on the mental workings of Cain, Without much attention to the fight. Anyone who has played the games know Cain isnt a fighter so I was waiting for a hero to come.
I really struggled to get though the book. the flash backs were very jarring and it was slow to get started. I contemplated not even finishing the book about half way though (7 hours in) and it didn't get good until about 10 hours in.
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 would have been bored if I hadn't had the game as background before listening
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