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A satisfying sequel.
on 25 October 2011
As a fan of the game series The Elder Scrolls I was interested to hear a book had been released detailing a story following after the events of 'Oblivion', but cautious as to what to expect of how accurately (or not) an author might depict the region of Tamriel, it's peoples, cultures, and other-worldly beings....
The growing trend of books being written based on videogame worlds may still be seen as a fringe subject within literature, and therefore little expected in the way of quality of writing. But, a mainstay of the Elder Scrolls series is not only the open to explore game locations, but also of a carefully concieved world, formed with intricate storytelling within the fabric of the games. In the quests you yourself can play through, the extensive conversation of multitude characters, and notably; the many IN game books.
The first book, although with a few issues unpopular with some readers, held my interest enough to buy this sequel, and I'm glad I did. There's a lot crammed into this book and it feels the author has really dived into the game-world this time, bringing us face to face with the terrible and mysterious Daedra, familiar creatures, places, factions, and characters.
There are little mentions of goings on in the world, new characters involved, intrigue and plots quickening as time runs out and everything comes together. -And our 'heroes' adapting, and not nessesarily for the better; but to survive and save what they can....
I dont care if literature snobs might think you cant be inspired or thrilled by a game-based book. This one for me has passed the biggest test. -To qualify as part of the Elder Scrolls series.