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.
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 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!!!
Interested in a great story involved in the Diablo universe? This story definitely good the bill.
The performance was more than adequate. He was able to narrate the occasionally confusing moments of dialogue, due to your inference on who is talking with the conversation, and distinctly articulate who is speaking by altering his voice. He spoke with different intonation, pronunciation, accent, and power of his voice.
The story is also an excellent dive into the psyche and backstory to Deckard Cain. It bounces around a little bit between dream sequences, but it is never that difficult to follow if you know the lore entrenched in the Diablo universe. Also the story covers more in-depth the rise of the Horadrim, Belial's rise, and Leah's relationship to Cain and their introduction.
Extremely descriptive, sometimes made me a bit queasy, and has wonderfully detailed scenes.
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.
The story itself was thrilling. Left me on the edge of my seat. The narrator was great, I've listened to many, a very few better. It was a great match, well done!
everything was amazing about this, only complaint I guess would be no sound effects of the Demons or the fights! if that was ever added into this it would be perfect in my opinion!
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