( EPUB The Kingdom of Shadow Diablo #3 ) ✓ Richard A. Knaak – dedelicate.com
At your toes Necromancer is best great to have a book with him as a main character Humbart us some nice comic relief never gets annoying And Gorst is pretty badass There are some books that make you rethink a given topic or perspective There are some books written so well they levate the art of writing and the genre they belong to as a whole This is not one of them The Kingdom of Shadow is not the kind of book that will blow your mind rearrange your neurons make you uestion reality that kind of thing It is cliche drugged to the gills with very standard tropes that are accented with Diablo s lore and setting but all of this comes together to make it one very fun ride and perhaps one of the better xamples of game tie inshared world universe novelsHow does it work One thing Knaak does well is to use a relatively obscure class of magic user that doesn t really get much coverage in the fantasy genre necromancers mainly heroic ones This allows the story to remain relatively generic and still retain a distinct flavor to it Zayl a Rathmian necromancer and one of the two main protagonists of this book is a breath of fresh air where necromancers tend to be stooped ugly bearing a scythe and unspeakably vil he s youthful undoubtedly on the side of good and wields a bone dagger instead Okay the last is still a bit stereotypical but we can work around thatZayl his uniue magics and his odd sidekick Humbart are really what carry this novel because Kentril Dumon ostensibly the main character splits his time between being a gruff mercenary a besotted man and a man in denial I would honestly say that if he were not in this book it would probably be somewhere around 2 stars such is his importanceAnother thing I thought worked pretty well was transporting the feel and vibe of Diablo into a book At its core the Diablo franchise has always had a certain bleak Dark Souls ish vibe where the light dims and all things good inevitably fade or become corrupted This book does that very well and there s definitely a strong dark fantasy theme running through it necromancy nasty jungle critters characters Uncommon Wisdom even the plot reveal later onWhat didn t work was the pacingvents unfolded far too fast without an. It is believed that very two thousand years when the stars align and the shadow of Mount Nymyr falls upon the ruins Ureh is reborn and all its lost riches are revealed to those brave nough to seek them out Now after a lifetime of research and intense calculation the Vizjerei sorcerer uov Tsin has come to witness Ureh's rebirth for himself But that which awaits Tsin and his hi.
From the beginning to the Art end the story is well developed and there s always something happening at all times Thend fits perfectly the whole story So far it s been the best book of Diablo Lulls you into a false sense of security by being based off a video game but is genuinely unsettling at it s core and the imagery will stick with you all through the night In this God Is in the Crowd entry of the Diablo series a sorcerer and his mercenaries go to Mount Nymyr to witness the rebirth of Ureh But they come to upon the usual problems that plague these type of stories pore on it s caratchers The way that the story was able to lead the reader down such a dark andxciting road was such a cool way to proceed with this one The action in it was nice and fast paced I thought that the Zaul Caratcher had to be one of the most interesting caratchers in the book I mean that he was able to stand out from the others in the pact in a really dominating way That s not to say that the other caratchers in this book weren t able to bring their own type of awesomeness to the table The action ion this was pretty awesomeness to the table The action was pretty good The Diablos has never been oner of those full force action roller coaster rides that most Video Game inspired books that the Halo and Doom series are known for But it still kept a nice pace The bad part of the book was that there were times that it did seem to slow down But not Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard enough to make it boring So I have to say to all the Diablo fans out there that this one is definitely one that you are going to want to add to your collection It hasvery thing that you could want in a novelized adventure I am proud to say that the hero s and the villians in this dramatic The Matriarchs (The Family escapade have rightly deserved their four stars Very satisfied with this one You get pieces the whole way through as things slowlyscalate Once the time comes BLAM pieces start falling into place and hooks you like a hungry fish The first 2 books before this were not bad by any means but did not grab me like this book did There was action through out and when the action was absent world building and character development took over and still kept you turning pages Great fantasy novel keeping you. Since the beginning of time the angelic hosts of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in a struggle for the fate of all Creation That struggle has now come to the mortal realmand neither Man nor Demon nor Angel will be left unscathed Legend speaks of a long dead city known as Ureh thought by many to have been a gateway to the High Heavens.
Y real buildup and this is a shame because otherwise it worked pretty fine I never felt bored or annoyed with the book I just wished there could be put into the payoff I d say that a few pages of buildup could really have made it a stronger novel The midsection in particular seemed way too fleeting What if we had time to Notes for the Everlost explore the setting itself Diablo is uniuenough that this could have been interesting Beyond that the romance is pretty bad it s your typical meet a young princess fall for her oh she s in love with you too surprise And this happens in days I m capable of suspending disbelief but that is way way beyond my limitsShould you read this Well I think that depends on what you re looking for If you When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) enjoy something profound and deep something to ponder during and after reading Sabriel and its seuels are probably better atverything No Biggy! except the god awful romance If you want crazy good doot doot Mr Skeltal fun Gideon the Ninth should be your pick But if you re looking for a popcorn read with some very over the top dialogue thrown in Knaak s books are really good at doing that and The Kingdom of Shadow is a good place to startspecially since there is a spin off seuel that stars ZaylYes I m aware Harrowhark Nonagesimus Sabriel and Lirael Crush It! exist but those remain thexception rather than the rule Also this came out in 2002 when there was still a dearth of good necromancers Thankfully that s less of a case now I am completely new to the Diablo franchise I just played the old Diablo game for a while So to me this is an okay story that has nothing to do with Diablo A uick action packed and mildly Attracting Birds to Your Backyard entertaining read sparking some nostalgia for the younger days when I played Diablo II I reallynjoyed this book for many reasons Nostalgia gritty atmosphere hints of darkness is holy places and appropriate bloodshedgore and death as Deep Listening expected from any Diablo story You don t have to have played the games tonjoy this novel although the nostalgia is clearly there This story tells an Bird-by-Bird Gardening excellent tale of a kingdom where notverything is as it seems Characters work through discovery clues and are The Works of Saint Augustine even driven to the brink of madness to decipher wherevil lies in this Kingdom of Shado. Red band of mercenaries is nothing like what they xpected They will find that the dream of radiant Ureh is in fact a twisted nightmare of horror one that will draw them inexorably into The Kingdom of Shadow An original tale of swords sorcery and timeless struggle based on the bestselling award winning M rated computer game from Blizzard Entertainment Intended for mature readers.
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Richard A Knaak is the bestselling author of Dragonlance novels the Dragonrealm and Black City Saint series his own creations six novels for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series and six works in the Warcraft universe He has also written several non series fantasy books