Sunday, March 25, 2007

Diablo : The Sin War

If you call yourself Diablo fans, then you should really know that Diablo spawned quite a huge amount of novels. Some of the noted titles are as follows

Diablo: The kingdom of Shadows
Diablo: Moon of the Spider
Diablo: The Black Road
Diablo: The Legacy of Blood

One of the latest series are Diablo: The Sin War 1 – Birthright release last year somewhere during October last year. The story chronicles about the early years before the Sin war and how two brothers are in the middle of a struggle between demon and angels. Below is an excerpt taken from the book

Since the beginning of time, the angelic forces of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in an eternal conflict for the fate of all Creation. That struggle has now spilled over into Sanctuary -- the world of men. Determined to win mankind over to their respective causes, the forces of good and evil wage a secret war for mortal souls. This is the tale of the Sin War -- the conflict that would forever change the destiny of man.
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.

It’s a pretty good book to see how everything started in the world of Diablo. The author of this book is Richard A Knaak, one of my favourite author. He previously wrote for Dragonlance series and Warcraft series too. Anyway the point of this blog is to tell you all that the latest installment in Diablo: The Sin War is out. Entitled as Diablo: The Sin War 2 – Scaled of the Serpent, the story follows Uldyssian’s quest to destroy the Triune while oblivious to the danger that lurks in the shadow. Below is an excerpt taken from the second installment of The Sin War.

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.

Get the latest installment in your nearest bookstore. For those that are located in KL, head over to Kinokuniya.