Diablo III: Morbed
Title: Diablo III: Morbed
Author: Micky Neilson
Published: April 21st 2014
Pages: 64 (Kindle Edition)
Description: An original e-novella based on the bestselling video game!
Morbed is a thief and a survivor, and his skills in both roles are about to be put to the ultimate test. Joining together with a wizard, a druid, a necromancer, and a crusader, Morbed has arrived at a remote island to track down an elusive vagabond and reclaim valuable items pilfered from the city of Westmarch.
But there is something loose on the island, something that has killed and is very close to killing again. In order to leave the island alive, Morbed will be forced to confront not only the terrifying creature that stalks the forests, but the darkest corners of his own spirit as well.
Diablo III: Storm of Light
Title: Diablo III: Storm of Light
Author: Nate Kenyon
Published: February 4th 2014
Description: The High Heavens are healing after the fall of the Prime Evil. The Angiris Council has recovered the Black Soulstone and now stands vigil over the cursed artifact deep within the glimmering Silver City.
Amid these momentous events, Tyrael struggles with his position as the new Aspect of Wisdom, feeling out of place as a mortal among his angelic brethren and doubting his ability to fully embody his role. As he searches within himself and the Heavens for reassurance, he senses the Black Soulstone's grim influence on his home. Where harmony of light and sound once reigned, a mounting discord is threatening to shroud the realm in darkness. Imperius and the other archangels vehemently oppose moving or destroying the crystal, leading Tyrael to put Heaven's fate in the hands of humankind...
Drawing powerful humans to his side from the far ends of Sanctuary, Tyrael reforges the ancient Horadrim and charges the order with an impossible task: to steal the soulstone from the heart of Heaven. Among the champions entrusted with this burden are Jacob of Staalbreak, former avatar of Justice and guardian of the angelic blade El'druin; Shanar, a wizard with phenomenal powers; Mikulov, a lithe and reverent monk; Gynvir, a fearless and battle-hardened barbarian; and Zayl, a mysterious necromancer. With time and the forces of both good and evil against them, can these heroes unite as one and complete their perilous mission before the Heavens fall to ruin?
Diablo III: Book of Tyrael
Title: Diablo III: Book of Tyrael
Author: Matt Burns
Published: October 22nd 2013
Description: One of the most exciting and visceral action role-playing games in recent memory, Diablo® has become a worldwide gaming phenomenon. Diablo III: Book of Tyrael takes fans even further into the universe with a detailed and beautifully crafted artifact that focuses on the renowned champion Tyrael. As a former archangel of the High Heavens, he ranks among the most important and influential characters in the Diablo franchise. Here, in this illustrated and comprehensive tome, he reveals never-before-known secrets about the history of the world, the dark threats that yet face mankind, and his decision to join the ranks of humanity as a mortal. Featuring stunning original art throughout, this beautifully illustrated follow-up to Diablo III: Book of Cain will also feature letters from Leah and additional fragments of Cain’s writings, all curated by Tyrael as he weaves together a complex and fascinating story for the members of the Horadrim.
Also features a fully removable illustration of the Leoric family and other influential characters from Old Tristram; including Deckard Cain, Prince Albrecht, Archbishop Lazarus, King Leoric, Prince Aidan, Queen Asylla, Leah, and Adria.
Diablo III: Heroes Rise, Darkness Falls
Title: Diablo III: Heroes Rise, Darkness Falls
Authors: Micky Neilson, Cameron Dayton, Matt Burns, Michael Chu, Jason Bischof, James Waugh, Erik Sabol
Published: 27 listopada 2012
Pages: 288 (ebook), 201 (Kindle Edition)
Description: A bold demon hunter risks becoming her own worst enemy while tracking down her sinister prey… A haunted barbarian returns to his shattered homeland to face a harrowing past… A lone monk scours evil from an ancient forest where the line between friend and foe has vanished… A gifted but impetuous wizard finds out that great knowledge and power come with a price … A proud young witch doctor makes a chilling discovery that shakes his faith to its core… A desperate playwright embarks down a dark path of madness and depravity in his quest for fame… An unscrupulous wagon driver learns that his sole passenger is harboring a terrifying secret…
These are stories from the world of Sanctuary, a land of mystery and dread that serves as the backdrop for Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning Diablo video game series. Although these narratives focus on different characters and settings, they are bound together by the web of horror and suspense that is intrinsic to the Diablo universe. In this gothic fantasy realm, terror is a constant. It comes in many forms, from grotesque horned demons to the deepest fears of mortal hearts and minds. Brace yourself for this collection of exciting and frightening tales that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Diablo III: The Order
Title: Diablo III: The Order
Author: Nate Kenyon
Published: May 15th 2012
Description: Deckard Cain is the last of the Horadrim, the sole surviving member of a mysterious and legendary order. Assembled by the archangel Tyrael, the Horadrim were charged with the sacred duty of seeking out and vanquishing the three Prime Evils: Diablo (the Lord of Terror), Mephisto (the Lord of Hatred), and Baal (the Lord of Destruction). But that was many years ago. As the decades passed, the Horadrim’s strength diminished, and they fell into obscurity. Now all of their collected history, tactics, and wisdom lie within the aged hands of one man. A man who is growing concerned.
Dark whisperings have begun to fill the air, tales of ancient evil stirring, rumblings of a demonic invasion set to tear the land apart.
Amid the mounting dread, Deckard Cain uncovers startling new information that could bring about the salvation—or ruin—of the mortal world: other remnants of the Horadrim still exist. He must unravel where they have been and why they are hiding from one of their own.
As Cain searches for the lost members of his order, he is thrust into an alliance with an unlikely ally: Leah, an eight-year-old girl feared by many to carry a diabolical curse. What is her secret? How is it tied to the prophesied End of Days? And if there are other living Horadrim, will they be able to stand against oblivion? These are the questions Deckard Cain must answer…
…before it is too late.
Diablo III: Book of Cain
Title: Diablo III: Book of Cain
Author: Richard A. Knaak, Deckard Cain
Published: December 12th 2011
Description: Since the dawn of time, the Eternal Conflict has raged between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells. If the Prophecy of the End Days holds true, mankind will soon find itself trapped in the middle of this never-ending war.
Here renowned scholar Deckard Cain has combined excerpts, illustrations, and firsthand knowledge to pen a history of the world of Sanctuary. His writings depict the insidious Prime Evils (Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal), shed light on Tyrael and the other archangels of the Angiris Council, and illuminate humanity's hope and enduring heroism in the face of overwhelming terror. Revealed also are the untold mysteries, from the origins of mortals and the secrets of the nephalem to the gathering darkness of the End of Days. So take heed, dear reader, and bear witness to the truths that lie within.
Title: Diablo Archive
Authors: Richard A Knaak, Robert B Marks oraz Mel Odom
Published: July 8th 2008
Description: Four novels developing the rich backstory hinted at in the worldwide bestselling computer game:
Diablo: Legacy of Blood
Diablo: The Black Road
Diablo: The Kingdom of Shadow
Since the beginning of time, the angelic hosts of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in a struggle for the fate of all Creation. That war has now come to the mortal realm... and neither Man nor Demon nor Angel will be left unscathed...
The Sin War, Book Three: The Veiled Prophet
Title: The Sin War, Book Three: The Veiled Prophet
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Published: September 25th 2007
Description: The demon-backed Triune has fallen. All that now stands in Uldyssian's path to freeing humanity is the Cathedral of Light and its charismatic leader the Prophet. But the Prophet is actually the renegade angel Inarius, who sees the world he created as his uncontested domain. Facing a cunning foe that would just as readily see Sanctuary destroyed than let it slip from his grasp, Uldyssian is blind to the others who would possess his world. Both the Burning Hells and the High Heavens now know of Sanctuary...and their warring hosts of demons and angels will stop at nothing to claim it.
An original tale of swords, sorcery, and timeless struggle based on the bestselling, award-winning M-rated computer game from Blizzard Entertainment. Intended for mature readers.
Diablo: The Sin War, Book Two: Scales of the Serpent
Title: The Sin War, Book Two: Scales of the Serpent
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Published: March 27th 2007
Description: Bent on destroying the evil cult of the Triune, Uldyssian does not yet suspect that Inarius -- secret Prophet of the Cathedral of Light -- has been subtly aiding his quest. Obsessed with restoring Sanctuary to its former glory, Inarius has been playing Uldyssian against the two great religions in a reckless attempt to topple them both. But another player has slipped back into the equation. The demon Lilith, once Inarius's lover, seeks to use Uldyssian as her own pawn in a scheme to turn humans into an army of naphalem -- godlike beings, more powerful than any angel or demon, who could overturn all Creation and elevate Lilith to supreme being.
The Sin War, Book One: Birthright
Title: The Sin War, Book One: Birthright
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Published: October 1st 2006
Description: Three thousand years before the darkening of Tristram, Uldyssian, son of Diomedes, was a simple farmer from the village of Seram. Content with his quiet, idyllic life, Uldyssian is shocked as dark events rapidly unfold around him. Mistakenly blamed for the grisly murders of two traveling missionaries, Uldyssian is forced to flee his homeland and set out on a perilous quest to redeem his good name. To his horror, he has begun to manifest strange new powers -- powers no mortal man has ever dreamed of. Now, Uldyssian must grapple with the energies building within him -- lest they consume the last vestiges of his humanity.
Moon of the Spider
Title: Moon of the Spider
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Published: January 1st 2006
Description: Since the beginning of time, the angelic hosts of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in a struggle for the fate of all Creation. That struggle has now come to the mortal realm...and neither Man nor Demon nor Angel will be left unscathed...
Driven by nightmares to the ruins of a mysterious tomb, Lord Aldric Jitan hopes to awaken a terrible evil that has slept since the fall of Tristram. Drawn by the growing darkness in the land, the enigmatic Necromancer, Zayl, stumbles upon Jitan's plot -- unaware that one of his own brethren has set these dire events in motion. Now, as the celestial Moon of the Spider rises, the nefarious demon, Astrogha, prepares to unleash his minions upon Sanctuary.
The Kingdom of Shadow
Title: The Kingdom of Shadow
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Published: 01 września 2002
Description: Legend speaks of a long-dead city known as Ureh, thought by many to have been a gateway to the High Heavens. It is believed that every two thousand years, when the stars align and the shadow of Mount Nymyr falls upon the ruins, Ureh is reborn -- and all its lost riches are revealed to those brave enough to seek them out.
Now, after a lifetime of research and intense calculation, the Vizjerei sorcerer, Quov Tsin, has come to witness Ureh's rebirth for himself. But that which awaits Tsin and his hired band of mercenaries is nothing like what they expected. They will find that the dream of radiant Ureh is, in fact, a twisted nightmare of horror -- one that will draw them inexorably into The Kingdom of Shadow.
The Black Road
Title: The Black Road
Author: Mel Odom
Published: April 2nd 2002
Description: Darrick Lang is coming home. Years ago he left the town of Bramwell to walk the wide world as a soldier of fortune and champion of the realm. But Bramwell is not as he left it. Something dark and terrifying has ensnared the townsfolk, something very old and very patient, tangling innocents in a web of malice and profaning the very earth itself. Now that same power calls to Darricksand his only hope may be to walk the same perilous path of damnation.
Legacy of Blood
Title: Diablo: Legacy of Blood
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Published: May 1st 2001
Description: Norrec Vizharan has become a living nightmare. While on a quest to find magical treasure, the soldier of fortune discovers an artifact beyond his wildest dreams: the ancient armor of Bartuc, the legendary Warlord of Blood. But the mysterious armor soul. Now, pursued by demons who covet the dark armor for their own devices, Norrec must overcome a bloodlust he can scarcely control and learn the truth about his terrifying curse before he is lost to darkness forever...
Author: Robert B. Marks
Published: October 2000*
Description: What was to have been a victorious last stand against the demonic invasion of Entsteig has instead become a massacre. Only Siggard remains, a warrior unable to remember the final hours of the battle, driven by the carnage he experienced and the void in his mind to avenge those slain by the army of darkness. As he hunts the demon lord who butchered everything dear to him, Siggard also pieces together the truth of that terrible battle...and finds that his nightmare is only just beginning.
*This was formerly published as an e-books. Diablo: Demonsbane was included in the Diablo Archive, released in July 2008. That tome bundled the first three Diablo Novels and this novella in one large book.
Diablo: Sword of Justice
Title: Diablo: Sword of Justice
Author: Aaron Williams, Joseph Lacroix (Illustrations)
Published: Jul 3 2013 (Collected Edition Graphic Novel) (#1 - Nov 23 2011, #2 - Jan 18 2012, #3 - Mar 21 2012, #4 May 30 2012, #5 Aug 29 2012)
Description: From the world and legends of Sanctuary, the setting for the award-winning Diablo video game, comes this tale of a hero’s birth. Jacob has fled his homeland in the north, hunted by his kinsmen for the crime of murder. Led by the visions of an ancient prophet, pursued by his friends, Jacob finds his destiny—but will he be able to claim the sword that could save his people, if not the world, before he’s brought to justice?
Collecting the 5-issue miniseries!
Tales of Sanctuary
Title: Tales of Sanctuary
Author: Phil Amara, Dave Land, Francisco Ruiz Velasco
Published: November 9 2001
Description: Grab your sword and follow us as we venture deep into the world of Diablo II in Tales of Sanctuary. Collecting three stories of horror, adventure, and action featuring characters and creatures from the hit video game Diablo II! Follow the Barbarian Renit and Necromancer Cairo as they search the fabled 'Hand of Naz' in order to overcome a demon horde. Meet a Paladin named Hale as he fights an evil that will cause him to question the very nature of his existence. Witness the Druid Azgar as he fights to defend his village and the demons that lie deep within him! Illustrated by master comics artist Francisco Ruiz 'Battlegods' Velasco, Diablo II: Tales of Sanctuary will slake your thirst for adventure and leave you crying for more!
Stay Awhile and Listen
Title: Stay Awhile and Listen: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game Empire
Author: David L. Craddock
Published: October 31 2013
Description: Two companies. Two opposing cultures. One multi-billion-dollar video-game empire.
Stay Awhile and Listen: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game Empire - Book 1 invites readers to discover the origin of Blizzard North, a studio built by gamers, for gamers, and Blizzard Entertainment, a convergence of designers driven to rule their industry.
Composed from exhaustive research and hundreds of personal interviews, the Stay Awhile and Listen series divulges the fated meeting that brought the two Blizzards together, the clashes that tore them apart, and their transformation from grassroots democracy to corporate empire. At the center of it all—Diablo, a hack-and-slash adventure through the darkest recesses of Hell that changed online gaming forever.