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The Veiled Prophet (Diablo: The Sin War #3)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  661 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Since the beginning of time, the angelic forces of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in the Eternal Conflict for the fate of all Creation. That struggle has now spilled over into Sanctuary -- the world of men. Determined to win mankind over to their respective causes, the forces of good and evil wage a secret war for mortal souls ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published September 25th 2007 by Pocket (first published 2004)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Veiled Prophet (Diablo: The Sin War #3), Richard A. Knaak
Oh thank the stars, I'm done.

Okay, I really do love the Diablo games, and the other books not in the Sin War series aren't bad. I like Knaak's writing in Warcraft, and there are some parts to this that I enjoyed, but over all, this series was a chore to get through. I had no empathy with the main characters, the plot was strained in sections, and it ended up feeling more like an episode of Dragonball Z, where the combatants stand around powering up for 3 episodes, punching each other once, then
Daniel Facchini
Feb 10, 2014 Daniel Facchini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Diablo fans
It is rather difficult to review the third book of a series without spoilers. But I will try.
Of all Richard A. Knaak's books, this one was the best, in my opinion. Although by the end of it you realize that the name of Trilogy seems misplaced. When I started reading "The Sin War" I thought I would read about that said conflict. Yet, the real action of the Sin War itself (which is the name given to the Eternal Conflict when it spilled over Sanctuary) had only come to pass in the ending.
And that
Ray Hoffman
Aug 30, 2010 Ray Hoffman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Crazy good ending, awesome storyline.
May 26, 2015 Filipa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a bit outdated already, since I've finished this book somewhere during last year/beginning of this year...
But I still recall the feelings of its final.

*some spoils will occur*

The sin war, as a general triology, isn't that bad. I felt worse writing in the Legacy of Blood, like I was reading a bad inside-game-tale instead of a proper book. In the Sin War trilogy, one can build up images of the angiris, of their sons with the deamons, the re-creation of the nephalem and the impact of that in t
Jan 27, 2011 Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I just finished this book last week. After reading the first two, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this story. The part that really interested me was the theological aspects that were greatly intertwined within the story, especially the part of the Nephilim (Edyrem). I must say that I did not predict this ending to the story, I sort of suspected it because of the story-line in the video games, but I had no idea it would be like this.

This conclusion is much more profound and far more action pa
Oct 10, 2011 Shane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I sufficiently enjoyed this series, I can't stress enough how important it is that you're a fan of the series in order to do so.

Knaak does an excellent job of introducing the new characters, Uldyssian, Mendeln, Serenthia, Achillios and the like, as well as their respective backgrounds. Although set 3,000 years prior to the events of the games, some of the major characters in the game do appear, mainly main protaganists/antagonists of the High Heavens and The Burning Hells, those being Ina
Aug 21, 2015 Marco rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book is surprisingly enjoyable for being based on a video-game, but Richard A. Knaak has previously demonstrated to be able to handle succesfully this type of books.
In this third and final installment of the Sin War series, Uldyssian faces the host of heaven and the horde of hell. Since the beginning of time, the angelic forces of the high heavens and the demonic hordes of the burning hells have been locked in eternal conflict for the fate of all creation. But the struggle has now spilled o
Sep 24, 2014 Kerris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ja si nemuzu pomoct, ale na to, jak se mi zbytek serie libil, tohle mi prislo takove uz... bleh. Jednoduse mi to nesedlo a nepripadalo mi to jako nejake skvostne zakonceni serie. Nemit to jako jedinou knihu na prednasce, ktera se nedala poslouchat, tak to budu cist asi jeste hoooodne dlouho.
Andrei Silviu
I read the whole series. This fact is not due in the least to the quality of the books but to the fact that I liked to play Diablo II a lot.
The series is quite weak from a literary point of view. It is written in a childish manner. It is beyond me why Knaak chose to write it as for dumb teenagers when it could have been so much more.
During the whole series I was hoping to get a bit more info on the basic lore of the Diablo universe. It turns out that I didn't get nearly as much as I hoped for.
Oct 13, 2013 Freezard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This third and final part of The Sin War trilogy focuses on the Cathedral of Light and its leader Inarius. It starts out pretty slow but gets better for every page and the final scene is the climax of the trilogy and is really exciting with some unexpected twists. For the first time you will see the angels play a big role as well as learn some more background story on the demons and their intention with Sanctuary and the Nephalem. Also it was nice to read about something that is closely tied to ...more
Oct 21, 2016 Raphael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Would give a negative star if that was possible.
Jan 18, 2016 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I expected another action-packed sequel filled with the mystical, magical quality that only Knaak can provide, and I was not disappointed. Regardless if you haven't read the previous series before this one, Knaak takes you to a land of magic, dueling, and wars that surround the Diablo frame of mind perfectly. There wasn't a dull moment to be had in this novel and he keeps you reading right until the very end...And wanting more novels afterwards.
The first two books sucked harder than vacuum. Too bad I had to wade through those $#!+ sandwiches to get to this book. I blame Blizzard for this more than the author as he probably was given specific elements he had to include in the story.
Apr 21, 2012 Tiffany rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
The series was ok. The first book was pretty lame, but sets up the story. The second had one really good fight scene. The third got kind of super sayan. There's no real logic or limits to the powers, it got more and more ridiculous. Plot holes galore, but I didn't focus on them. I'll continue reading these books because I'm loyal to the game, and in the end they really do make me want to replay Diablo 1 & 2 :)
TL Jeffcoat
The stunning conclusion to an already stunning trilogy. I absolutely loved the ending and I don't think it could have ended any other way. With even more development of characters that are already deep, the book does not fail in extraordinary. Especially with the powerful ending. One of my favorite fantasy books of all time. Hands down.
Sep 20, 2014 DJ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Diablo
The last book of the trilogy, and also the best.
While I still am not a huge fan of Knaak's writing style, it no long bother me at all to read because I was engaged with the story. Battles scene were terrific, and it was one of the fews time where I pleased and thought the ending was perfect.
Alex Suslin
Jun 27, 2012 Alex Suslin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, ebooks
Simply addictive, after every paragraph I can't resist the temptation to read a little bit more and occasionally I have just 3 hours before I get up and 4 hours before I have to be at work... and still, one page more :-)
Владимир Ленин
A good ending for the trilogy, even if it seemed as if there could be several other books.
Kathy Robbins
Oct 31, 2011 Kathy Robbins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very exciting end to a really good trilogy. Highly recommend for those that love fantasy.
Derek Ide
I'm genuinely confused as to why anyone would rate this higher than 2-3 stars.
Jun 15, 2011 Seekusa marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
may be this will be a good one to start with in goodreads....
Alexandru-Rudi Mățău
Sep 25, 2012 Alexandru-Rudi Mățău rated it it was amazing
A great ending to the great war that was the Sin War.
Feb 06, 2008 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Another amazing book by my favorite author.
Feb 27, 2013 Sébastien rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Richard A. Knaak is the bestselling author of Dragonlance novels, Dragonrealm (his own creation), six novels for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series, and six works in the Warcraft universe. He has also written five non-series fantasy books.

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