An action-packed novel that ushers in a new age of adventure in the critically acclaimed StarCraft series from Blizzard Entertainment.
Award-winning author Timothy Zahn pens the latest chapter in the stunning StarCraft saga, building on the game's rich legacy to create an unforgettable new story.
After nearly a decade of brutal warfare, three mighty factions - the enigmatic Protoss, the savage Zerg, and the Terrans, humanity's descendants in the sector - have entered a cease-fire, but the peace is tenuous at best. When the sudden restoration of an incinerated planet is brought to light, tensions erupt. Neutrality swings back to hostility, and old enemies are accused of developing biological weapons to reignite the bitter conflict.
An expedition of Terran and Protoss soldiers and researchers is deployed to investigate the mysterious Zerg planet and its inhabitants' intentions. But the lush alien landscape is host to other denizens, creatures shrouded in shadow, and should they be unleashed, they will change the fate of the entire galaxy.
©2016 Timothy Zahn (P)2016 Random House Audio
This book was written with many technical descriptions for the three races that govern the known galaxy of Starcraft. What it lacks entirely is a love for it. With all the facts within and the immersive depiction written with the very impressive talent of beloved writer, Timothy Zahn, this book was written with that lack of passion and interaction that we've all seen throughout the story in the past.
I recommend this book for those who've never sought out the games and know nothing at all about the StarCraft universe. Timothy Zahn is an incredible writer and does an exemplary job in this book. As a diehard fan, however, I found myself easily distracted and disengaged from this story.
Zahn does a great job here of expanding the lore. If you were at all curious about what happens after Legacy of the Void here it is. Zahn also gives a lot of depth to characters that you usually just control and put to there deaths in the game.
Only part I didn't like is that Artanis felt a little out of character then he was in Legacy of the Void. All in all of you like StarCraft read this.
Being a fan of both StarCraft and of Timothy Zahn, I chose this book with high expectations and they were very well met. I have played all three StarCraft II games so I am very familiar with their plot lines. It was so much fun to read an exciting story that picks up after the games and continues on with another adventure in that universe. Here we are introduced to new characters (as well as a few old ones) that take us on an adventure with great dialog, plenty of action, and still keeps you guessing until the very end. I couldn't stop listening as the performance by Christopher was so engrossing. His voice characterizations fit perfectly with the mood of the story and the characters as I imagined them.
Although this book will stand alone as a complete story, its even better knowing how it fits in with the rest of the StarCraft universe. If you haven't played the games, you can go on YouTube and watch the full video cinematics for the StarCraft II games to understand the previous stories. Blizzard created great stories and an amazing universe, so they set a very high bar.
This book takes the StarCraft story to new heights. FIVE STARS all the way around. (I've already pre-ordered his next book "Thrawn" - one of my favorite characters of all time.)
Being an avid fan of starcraft period I was interested in this book , narration was good but having played Starcraft 2 and heroes of the storm I could clearly know what Artanis and other characters were supposed to sound like so that was a bit distracting but the man did a good attempt And would have been satisfactory if I didn't know what the characters should sound like. After reading star wars knights of the old republic Revan which takes place after the point the game left off just like this story takes place after legacy of the void. I can say I find Kotor Revan to be the more true story that compliments the spirit of the series. There's nothing wrong with Starcraft evolution but there's nothing revolutionary plots solid and the characters to but this isn't about Artanis , Raynor, or Kerrigan main characters we have played with in the series we just get new characters with supporting help from Starcraft secondary characters within the games themselves. A solid read just no emotional punch or satisfying twist.
I have always enjoyed the lore surrounding StarCraft. Zahn, here, treats that lore with respect and detailed care while weaving an excellent continuation and adventure.
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