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Diablo III: The Order Hardcover – May 15, 2012

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About the Author

Nate Kenyon is the author of StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres. He is a Bram Stoker Award finalist and he has had stories published in Shroud Magazine, Permuted Press's Monstrous Anthology, Horror World, Dead Lines, The Harrow, and Legends of the Mountain State 2, and has several others forthcoming. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (May 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141655078X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416550785
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #447,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Greetings and salutations! :D

For fans of the Diablo series, or for those that fancy Diablo universe lore...
I highly recommend Diablo 3: The Order!

Mr. Nate Kenyon did a phenomenal job in telling yet another tale of Sanctuary. The transitions are well written, and the story flows rather magnificently.
As other people have stated in their reviews, the author was quite descriptive and remained true to the overall feeling of the dark, gritty atmosphere of the Diablo series.

The Order essentially fills in some story line and plot from the Diablo series; taking place after the destruction of the Worldstone. Although the story involves many characters, you won't find an incredible depth to each and every one... but still manages to keep seemingly every character interesting. Also, "The Order" introduces and reveals information about Leah in her younger years... but where "The Order" truly shines is in its telling of Cain, his history and much of his plight, both past and present.... much of which was incredibly surprising to me; information that is not revealed or gleaned in the Diablo game series.

Forgive me for my nergasm, but the most exciting part of the book.. albeit brief, is the mentioning of certain characters from the other novels, such as Legacy of Blood!
I find myself enjoying the Diablo universe far more when novels and characters from the same universe crossover.
I don't want to ruin the surprise so I'll leave it at that, but fans won't be disappointed as they venture into the later chapters of the story.

I found that I greatly enjoyed this captivating story. A must read for Diablo fans, especially for those seeking to gain more insight in the life of Cain.
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Hey, I'm not a huge gamer but I decided to pick up this book to see what all the fuss was about. I was not let down:) Great book, didn't need to have a lot of background on the subject and thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. Great detail and fun from beginning to end. Thumbs up on a fantastic book!
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I have always been a fan of Blizzard games and books. I have read a few World of Warcraft books but none seem to have grabbed me as much as "The Order". The book starts off I believe around 5 years before the events of Diablo 3. It gives you a detailed story about how Deckard ended up with Leah and how they became so close to each other, not only that but it also shapes the story leading into the events of D3.

The author is very descriptive of environments, feelings, etc. It really opens up your imagination to what the world of Santuary may look (and feel) like. It tells a story and follows a plot and it is a very good one at that. I do not want to say too much, but if you are in love with Diablo and the lore pick this up and give it a read.

Very good book imo!
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I am a fan of the the Diablo franchise. So, please understand that this review is done with a mixed heart.

This book tries to answer the question what led to the events in Diablo III.

It is written from the perspective of Deckard Cain.

Sometimes less is more, and, when you try to explain where a story began, you cannot effectively do it.

In this book, we find that Cain is a relatively misanthropic, maladjusted human being. He doesn't really like children, and, to be honest, he's not very good at life.

Yes, the events described in "the order" could have led to Diablo III, or they could've led just as easily to Deckard Cain lying under a bench in a large city somewhere with a bottle of hooch.

What this book most reminded me of were some of the skits that they used to do on sitcoms making fun of the old radio shows where they would try to re-create what both sides of a phone conversation sounded like. In the old radio shows, you only heard one side of the phone conversation, and the playwrights had to include a lot of information so that the audience could follow. Of course, no real phone conversation would ever play out that way. That was the joke.

That is the joke in this book to.

It is interesting, but ultimately it knocks Deckard Cain off of the pedestal that many gamers have him on.
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Oookay, guys. I'm not at all entirely sure where these great reviews are coming from. Maybe I read a different book? Maaaybe I just didn't have the pleasure of taking whatever the rest of these fine gentlefolk were taking when I browsed the pages of this novel?

Now, let’s not say that the book isn't entertaining if you have the humor for that sort of thing. Making fun of things gone wrong is something of a specialty of mine and Mr. Kenyon gives me a lot of material to work with. I mean, I could start with hunting Antelopes in the jungle. Or the random mishmash of renaming objects unnecessarily and the introduction of objects or skills that just don't even belong in the time-period. Or that as someone who lives in Las Vegas and has been to a desert the amount of rain, trees, and grass that kept appearing were bizarre ((especially given that the set for this area was heavily inspired by "The Mummy" and its desert, not mine.)) Or perhaps that the force of evil who is meant to chill your heart with his horrible and nightmarish acts opts to name himself "the Dark One" and nobody giggles about it. I mean, okay, to be fair it /is/ fantasy and blizzard franchises are notorious for pop culture references but Diablo doesn't really follow in this vein - of all the games they've released, Diablo actually attempts to take itself seriously so I kind of expected the novel to do so as well.
I'm concerned that my expectations may have been way over everyone else's heads, but that's alright. In all fairness if you enjoy Diablo 2, I can say easily that the book actually attempts to play itself like the game, especially in some choice moments where I was flailing with exacerbation because why would anything happen like that logically.
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