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Diablo III: Book of Cain [Hardcover]

Deckard Cain
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  • Hardcover: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Insight Editions (11 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608870634
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608870639
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 20.3 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Diablo III In Blizzard Entertainment's `Diablo(R)` and `Diablo II,` the recurring character of Deckard Cain delivered quests, accompanied the brave adventurer, and, as the last of the Horadrim, provided a link to the greater history of the world of Sanctuary. Ever mysterious during these appearances, Cain hinted at a larger story, providing snippets of it in his notebook. `Diablo III: Book of Cain` is Cain's... Full description

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous Epic Edition 24 Dec 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Got my copy today. TODAY, 24th of December:) It simply could have not been better timing!

It will be a nice addition to my Diablo library.

I have played Diablo since "the beginning" and although I am over 30. right now I am still great fan of this series and can play it all over again. I believe this is the best game EVER created and the story behind is absolutely epic and brilliant. If you are the true fan of the Sanctuary this book is a MUST.

I am looking forward to get my copy of the Diablo 3 game and hope it will be as good as the first Diablo release!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

PS. I have read the book tonight and enjoyed every single minute of nearly 4 hours nonstop reading!

As the true Diablo fan I have found one single flaw in the story though... To my surprise the Dark Wanderer had been given a name and origin (Aidan, son of Leoric). It does not match the original Diablo tale and it also had not been mentioned by the Author of this book (Cain the Elder) in his Journal. According to the storyline in the game the Dark Wanderer was the very player himself (in the game every character had his own ending story). Nevertheless, the story might be regarded as still fine if we recall that the Dark Wanderer of Diablo II was a MALE...

This single inconsequence does not have impact on my rating though - without this book (and of course other Diablo related titles) Diablo series would have remained only a game but after reading the Book of Cain it is MUCH, MUCH MORE...
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect timing by Amazon 25 Dec 2011
As with the two above reviewers I was amongst the lucky group who secured the first printing of the book. It is beautifully stylized with intriguing illustrations and Cain's side notes to his niece . As neither of the reviewers above mentioned it, aside from plenty of lore content (which Blizzard have admitted to retconning at some stages, which isn't that much of an issue as, let's face it, we've not had a lot of lore on this franchise to begin with), and hints on what magical artifacts we may happen upon in the 3rd game, the book contains a map of Sanctuarium hidden in a sealed envelope attached to the back cover. All in all a must have for any Diablo fan.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great tome for any Diablo fan. 24 Dec 2011
I received my copy on the afternoon of December 24th, right on time for Christmas. The book looks amazing on the outside, with the Red band encircling it inscribed with the Diablo 3 logo forming a bookmark, fixed firmly to the inside of the back page of the book.

The book itself has a layered relief of a demonic skull as the cover, with the back cover shaped into a large sigil of some kind.
This sigil is only shown in the book once, in association with the nation of Xiansai.

Inside you'll find the entire story of the Diablo series up to the start of Diablo 3, along with descriptions of relevant religions, philosophies, regions and characters from the universe accompanied by many pencil illustrations all printed on paper made to look like old parchment. At the back of the book is also an envelope containing a gorgeous map of Sanctuary, the world the Diablo games are set on.

In all this tome represents a pretty complete collection of knowledge of the Lore of the Diablo setting, up to the start of the 3rd game that is (although regions from the 3rd game are described in some detail). While not essential, this book is a great repository of knowledge that any Diablo fan would be proud to have in his collection.

PS: The only negative mark I have about this book was the quality of the copy I received. The cover was flawless but the pages of the book were rather roughly cut during binding, making the outer edge feel very rough as well as giving it a somewhat shoddy appearance and probably making it more prone to being damaged, as there's a lot more surface area for stuff to get caught behind.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Read. 31 Mar 2012
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This book is such a fantastic read, a great filler while we wait for the game of games!
Everything you could possibly need to know about the progress of the Diablo games and with a few hints as to what lies ahead in Diablo 3! Couldn't put this down whetn I first opened it! So grab a beer, let.your misssus have the remote (like she doesn't already!) dim the lights and enjoy an evening with decard walking you through the history (and future) of Sanctuary!
A first class effort buy blizzard this one! Buy it now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 5 July 2012
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This book is a must have for any Diablo fan. Stunning cover and pages, great quality and attention to detail. Interesting chapters and illustrations. Cannot say how well the publishers have done, will be a great addition to any library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality product 28 May 2012
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Very beautiful book, really enjoyed it. It's made like an old scroll.
Drawing are awesome. If you enjoy to expend your experience of Diablo III, this is a great buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars book of history 6 Mar 2012
By tsourbi
The best book for diablo indeed.You learn the in depth history of the game and the world of diablo.great images, great story.The best book about diablo that i ever read.All diablo funs must have it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, enthralling book 25 Feb 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I'm not entirely sure what I could say about this that others haven't, but I wanted to express my enthusiasm at least!

It's a beautifully presented book, for starters. Embossed covers, fantastic art and design work and it's a pleasure to have in your hands - Really, it's gorgeous. I can't emphasise that enough!
As for the cotent, it's a brilliant way of entering the world of Sanctuary. Or if you are revising or reminding yourself, wanting to explore and understand more, or simply want to heat your juices up for Diablo III - It gives you all the backstory, the story arc and pretty much all you need to know to be left ridiculously exited for Diablo III, and the continuation of the story.
The world of Diablo has utterly riveting and compelling lore, and this book perfectly demonstrates that.

Would you expect any less from a Blizzard product?
In summary, a beautifully presented, beautifully told piece filled that packs in a ton of the incredible lore of Diablo, and snippets of that which is to come.

Worth every single penny paid, and a lot more. £16 feels like a bit of a steal, to be perfectly honest.
To echo what everyone else has said : If you are fan of Diablo, get this. Get this now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great quality, quickly delivery.
Published 5 days ago by Chencheng
5.0 out of 5 stars All Diablo fans need this book
Great book for any Diablo fan. The pages are stained to look aged and are teared along the edges to add to this effect. Read more
Published 1 month ago by LuckyNumber7
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
My english is not as good as I would like so my comments may not persuade people to buy it.

In few words, this book is very well written, I loved read it even if I... Read more
Published 1 month ago by HERVE
5.0 out of 5 stars Great.
A really great read if you want more lore & background on the events of Diablo, Diablo II and Lord of Destruction.
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Andrew King
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful.
Beautiful book, everything from the look to the feel is extremely well done, the pages are full of info on everything diablo related and the art work is breathtakingly good. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars looks incredible
This book is amazing, every detail from the covers to the way the pages are presented makes you feel like you have paid a fortune, it looks amazing and if you are a fan of Diablo... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
incredibly put together love the lore in the book and the drawings are more than amazing.
buying the new one soon!
Published 6 months ago by illbethere
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice book!
Perfect quality. Gives the real feeling if it is writen by Cain. It really deserves more then its value. Can be used as a decoration as well.
Published 6 months ago by Burak Güngör
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what you expect.
Just the book you'd want in your diablo collection. It has the top notch blizzard quality in visuality (don't even know it that's a word). Read more
Published 11 months ago by Domantas
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
Great for every Diablo Fan. It tells the story till the 3rd game preparing you for all the action that happens In D3. can't wait for the "Book if Tyrael"
Published 11 months ago by ro55en
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