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Starcraft: I, Mengsk

4.5 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
Book 6 of 6 in the Starcraft Series

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Pocket Star (2008)
  • ASIN: B001VF3NLQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,317,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Hailing from Scotland, Graham McNeill narrowly escaped a career in Surveyinh to join Games Workshop, where he worked for six years as a games developer. In addition to many novels, including False Gods, Fulgrim and Mechanicum for the prestigious Hoeus Hersey series, Graham has written a host of sf and fantasy short stories. He lives in Nottingham, UK.

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The quality of writing is EXCELLENT as McNeil tends to do. He does an excellent job in delving deeper into the story of the Mengsk family and the lore behind Starcraft.

I loved every page and bought many more books written by him along with this series primarily due to his writing. Please purchase this book if you would like to know more about Starcraft and need a great Sunday afternoon to kill.

I must warn you, once you start you will not put it down until you are done.

**EXCELLENT READ, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**

Value: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Story: 5/5
Knowing more about the genius that is Mengsk: 100/5
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I continue to be amazed at the quality of the Starcraft/Warcraft novel adaptations even after all of these years.

Most of the story is quick and very energetic a new story isn't really told but some important background information is filled in and various new secondary characters are introduced. Of these characters I am most impressed with Angus Mengsk father of Arcturus and grandfather of Valerian.

However as with all "lets find in the background" books there are several problems that I have with the story specifically in the rather convenient way that Arcturus shifts gears from confederation marine to prospector to revolutionary. All Starcraft fans know that those shifts had to be made for the sake of the overall storyline but you have to suspend your disbelief for much of it.

Overall-Solid, does what it sets out to do.
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I loved this book for the fact that it explained/answered literally every question I had about Mengsk. The story kept me drawn in and I had problems putting this book down. The storyline was great, and the author nailed the character of Mengsk. I loved this book, and would recommend it to anyone who has read early SC books. Or if you played the new SC2: Wings of Liberty, and are wanting an incite into why Mengsk is so hated lol.
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I'm a huge SC fan, so reading this was a no-brainer. It's a pretty quick read, but that's fine - I though it was well-written (really, outstanding for a game tie-in novel - not to be snobby but not all video game books are all that great) and the plot, while having to adhere to the established canon of the universe, was entertaining.
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I played the game and now have read all the books. They are truly a great series and I was suprisingly refreshed since I don't normally read books like this. Now I am replaying the Starcraft 2 campaign with new insight to the "world around me" :-)
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I really enjoyed the book based on the fact that it highlighted one of the most despicable characters in Starcraft without making a hero out of him.
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I, Mengsk is a wonderful overview of the life of Arcturus Mengsk outside of what has already been written about him (See Starcraft Archive), starting from his senior year of high school.

The book contains a variety of stories which show the reader how and why Mengsk became the man who would be Emperor.

Also included are references to (his son) Valerian's upbringing by his mother, Juliana Pasteur, and training he received from Master Miyamoto, the same man who trained Arcturus Mengsk in the martial arts.

The really eerie thing about the book is how relevant it is to current events in the real world, but, as they say, truth is stranger than fiction.
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I love to learn about Starcraft lore..and by far out of the books I read this one is the best and a good place to start in the series. First of all, it's all about why Arcturus Mengst is the way he is and his history and such. It's VERY well written, beautifully even. With a style that kept me hooked enough to sit there for 4 hours straight reading until it was done. If you can't appreciate great imagery and complex character development then stick to a manga or something.
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