on 11 April 2006
I first read Richard Knaak in Legacy of Blood (Diablo series 1). I loved that book for the story and the way it was told. Mel Odom almost cost Diablo a fan when he came out with the extremely boring The Black Road. But Richard Knaak is back and the Diablo legacy seems to be in safe hands once more.
Like Legacy of Blood, Knaak grabs hold of your imagination and doesn't let go until the end. This book shows all the hallmarks of Knaak's superb storytelling.
The world of sorcery, warriors and monsters is brought to life in the story about a legendary kingdom which supposedly ascended to the heavens through the piousness of it's lords and the magic of it's sorcerers. A band of adventurers - a Vizjerei sorcerer and his hired mercenaries find themselves in the middle of an unlikely adventure with an unusual companion - a Necromancer of the order of Rathma.
Sublime adventure that you'll never want to end! If you like the bestselling game Diablo, if you like medieval fantasy, if you like adventure of any sort, you'll enjoy this book.
Don't waste any more time reading this review. Instead get your hands on a copy of the book and entrust your reading time in the capable hands of Richard Knaak.
on 28 September 2013
Things are not always what they seem, people die, things go wrong, a lot of references to the Diablo series etc. Perfect entertainment. However, there weren't a lot of complex words used in the story so it doesn't expand your vocabulary if you are a serious reader that is. Perfect entertainment overall.