Diablo III: The Order - Excerpt From the Novel

Can't get enough Diablo right now? Check out this excerpt from the forthcoming novel by Nate Kenyon.

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If you're getting to that point where you're so excited about Diablo III that you want to absorb every single piece of associated media, check out what we have embedded below. Diablo III: The Order is the latest novel set in the Diablo universe (there have been a bunch of them already, all well received by fans), and it follows Deckard Cain's quest to find the Horadrim, years before the events of the new game. The book, by Nate Kenyon, will be released on May 15 alongside the game.

If you're an avid horror fan, you may have heard of Kenyon. He's a Bram Stoker Award finalist and has had stories published in Shroud Magazine; Permuted Press' Monstrous anthology, Horror World, Dead Lines, The Harrow, and Legends of the Mountain State 2; and The Monster's Corner. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and of International Thriller Writers. He also has some experience with Blizzard properties: he wrote Starcraft: Ghost - Spectres.

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Diablo III: The Order is published by Gallery Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, which is owned by CBS. GameSpot is also owned by CBS.

Discussion

19 comments
SolidSnakeTPF
SolidSnakeTPF

why release it with the game instead of before? I would have read it because I am looking forward to the game so much, but once the game comes out I will be playing the game so much I definitely will not find the time to tear myself away from it and read instead.

ProjektInsanity
ProjektInsanity

Not bad, not amazing.  It's understood, given the source material, that some of this is going to come across a little cheesy, but having cliches like the paladin exclaiming, "“I must try, for the sake of everything holy.  The Zakarum faith teaches us to resist all evil things, to fight against them with our last breath" is a little heavy-handed.

FoeCrusher
FoeCrusher

I will eagerly await Angry Birds the novel instead 

Paul_Yew
Paul_Yew

I didn't know Deckard Cain was such a badass! Epic extract; thanks for this preview!

Deadhorizon0
Deadhorizon0

Gamespot is owned by CBS?,didnt know that :?  also diablo has one of the greatest lores ever :bd

argetlam00
argetlam00

Diablo lore is some of the best in gaming...If not THE best.

wexorian
wexorian

 @argetlam00 There's warcraft lore also N1 for me 2nd is diablo :), that's why i love blizzard games it got Outstanding lore as always :)

Hakkology
Hakkology

 @wexorian  Not so sure about Warcraft, its a little bit off the chart after the recent events with WoW. We'll see what happens in Diablo 3 and decide which one is better.

vijaynine
vijaynine

 @CPLDAN_aus "" I've personally never really been a fan of Blizzard lore,"" this says u dont follow blizzard at all and this comment is not for you. if u want know what i said go through Diablo Lore once .. if u are good enough following lore then u will never compare Blizzard Lore. and Mass effect is a story not lore compared to lore.

vijaynine
vijaynine

 @Shawn45 lol really guys Lore is a joke in other games compared to blizzard. i really dont care coz there are anti's here but Diablo got one of the best and dark Lore till date

 

Shawn45
Shawn45

 @vijaynine I used to follow Warcraft lore so much, and as a current fan of SC2, I completely disagree with this comment. Blizzard may have been good regarding lore in the early and mid 2000s, but lately their writing has been exceptionally sub par. They pretty much made Warcraft lore into a complete joke with WoW, and the Starcraft 2 story isn't much better. In fact, the story in both games as of now are horrible.

 

I think it's just because Chris Metzen is the head writer, and he just can't write anything beyond: All the races team up to face the big bad.

 

The only saving Grace Blizzard has is that their gameplay is ALWAYS amazingly good. They spend years on these games, and you can tell right away upon playing them. I don't expect Diablo 3 to have a good story, but if I ever do decide to play it, I am sure I would have a freaking blast.

CPLDAN_aus
CPLDAN_aus

 @vijaynine I've personally never really been a fan of Blizzard lore, just never clicked with me, so imho I'd have to say games like TES, the Witcher, and maybe Mass Effect (not counting the 3rd games ending) have far more interesting lore. But maybe that's just me

Daian
Daian

 @sar1995 lol, I miss disliking comments, now every douche/troll can say what they want and get away with it. Not that the guy "above" you is one, that's an ok comment whether we agree with it or not.