- Series: Diablo, 2 (Book 2)
- Publisher: Pocket Books (Mm) (May 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671041541
- ISBN-13: 978-0671041540
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 7.9 x 4.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,525,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Diablo: The Black Road (Diablo, 2)
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The Bad: Poor fight scenes, too many mid-conversation flashbacks and back story, first 8 chapters feel useless and are boring
Continuing my Diablo craze from Diablo III we have Diablo: The Black Road. This book mainly feels good in parts but ultimately fails to really feel like a Diablo anything. The main villain here is the demon Kabraxis that uses the power of healing and miracles to create a church and new religion that brings thousands of followers to the city of Bramwell. Meanwhile a sailor is stuck with the fate of bringing down this demon, but also has internal demons of his own to deal with.
The overall premise of the story is neat and creative. It all flows well and makes sense, but Mr. Odom drives me nuts with his style of writing. The first 8 chapters have nothing to do with Diablo at all and just feels like a really boring pirate novel. Darrick Lang is sent to save the king's nephew, but after getting past this part you see that this whole part was kind of unnecessary and pointless because it breaks off to Buyard Cholik trying to open the door that has Kabraxis sealed off. After that it starts getting good, but Mel tends to wonder off during conversations between characters to explain and it breaks focus. This became very irritating and I got bored through several parts of the book.
The way everything else is constructed is great and entertaining, it's just the way the author puts it on paper that can be either boring, pointless, or out of focus and off track. I also felt the ending was a bit rushed and the battle with Kabraxis was quick and unsatisfactory. There isn't really much action here and when there is it's quick and brief and not done very well.Read more ›
Most people think Diablo is going to be in these books. If you play the game you know the story behind Diablo's undoing. These books are in the world of Diablo, based on other "mortals" defeating the forces of evil.
Now for the plot, it was strung out, and at the end it left you hanging. But I would recommend it, for "hard-core" Diablo players.
I give it a 4 out of 5. This book makes me want to get the 3rd book in series.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. Very glad I bought this and the next to complete the book collection 1-3. Book was in alright condition and pages was not missing at allPublished 20 months ago by Stanley brown
The black road being evil and bringing people to believe in it was pretty realistic. The characters were well thought out and made you to want them to succeed. Read morePublished on June 20, 2014 by James M Palmer
The book was really good overall but the ending seemed pretty fast to me. I'm reading the next book after this one that follows up on Zaul and his companion.(moon of the spider)Published on June 30, 2013 by Amazon Customer
If you like Legacy of Blood the first book you might like this. It starts out slow and then pulls you in, gets a little annoying with the pirate character arrre ye and other words... Read morePublished on July 1, 2011 by G. Umanskiy
read this book about 4 times now. I'm a nerd. love the games, and when im feeling sad because diablo III has damned yet to come out, I pull out one of the diablo books and feel a... Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by Atarien
I didn't expect much from this book, after all it's written about the backstory of a computer game. I did expect familiar territory, but what I wasn't expecting was that the game's... Read morePublished on January 23, 2008 by Robert A. Sloan
The Black Road is an entertaining tale set in the Diablo universe. While it doesn't directly relate to any of the events or characters in either of the two Diablo games, the book... Read morePublished on December 24, 2007 by Erik G. Hermon