Diablo Archive (Diablo 0-3)
LEGACY OF BLOOD: Norrec Vizharan has become a living nightmare. While on a quest for magical tre ...more
I'm a big fan of the Diablo game franchise and can happily while away the hours levelling up my Rogue to go on a monster-killing spree in some dank dungeon, distracted only by the need to pursue the occasional treasure goblin. I also read much of this first story accompanied by the music from the game - the Tristram village is so evocative of the first in the game series, I thought it would add to the enjoyment.
Thus far I've read only the first tale; Legacy of Blood. Norrec, a wa ...more
Although, as I understand it, Richard Knaak is the prolific, popular author in this compilation, I find that the other two authors - Mel Odom and Robert Marks - are the ones that shine. The Diablo universe is fresh - it brings a sort of hopelessness or darkness that is missing from mainstream literature: and the reason that I find the lesser authors more interesting is becaus ...more
The four books are all pretty entertaining. The third one (Kingdom of Shadow) could probably stand alone on its own merit and length. I can't say which one was my favorite, as they were all pretty much stories about white dudes with horrible vices they h ...more
A worthy expedition into the Diablo universe, the stories aren't exceptional but are all solid and don't overstay their welcome. A good way to fill some empty time or a craving for the angels, demons, and magic of the Diablo 'verse. A final note: the fourth story in this collection is diminutive in comparison to the other three, a gnome traveling in the company of three giants.