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Diablo III: Book of Cain [Hardcover]

Deckard Cain , Blizzard Entertainment
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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Jan. 10 2012 Diablo
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.

Known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, Starcraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's track record includes thirteen #1-selling games and numerous Game of the Year awards.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great companion to the game! March 13 2012
By Michael
Format:Hardcover
This book is a great way to catch up on your Diablo lore (a lot of which is a little different than it had been in the previous two games) and check out some neat artwork. It was very well put together. If you're a Diablo fan, this is a must.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars must buy Feb. 14 2012
By Luc
Format:Hardcover
I am a long time Diablo fan and I collect a lot of gothic/demonic/medieval stuff. This book is just perfect for me. Not only it is great to read, but it looks fantastic and the quality is really good. I even think of getting a display stand or something. The pages are thick and look old, the artworks are incredible and the cover has a nice texture, it's worth more than the 26$ I paid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great material on the Diablo lore. Jan. 5 2013
By RIP TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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The presentation and layout of the book is superb. I love the artwork and the way they tried to make it appear like an old and weatered tome via the page design and coloring of each page to make it try and appear weathered. Though the game did not capture me quite like the second, I do have to admit that Blizzard is able to craft some amazing art with the talented artisits and writers they have at their studio. Fans of the Diablo series should thoroughly enjoy this book, and in general fans of fantasy based art and dark gothic lore should find this enjoyable as well. Buying it at below cover price makes this that much better in my opinion as well.
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Wonderful book and quality design. Nice blend of art, information, and genuine antiquity that really immerses you in the lore of the Diablo universe. Like the Book of Tyrael, this book is not necessarily for those interested in only the artwork of Diablo III, but does contain some artwork accompanied by lots of text to studying the fiction behind Diablo.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Identify all May 26 2014
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Excellent lore source and a great collectible. Chris Metzen's Diablo universe has always been one of the more appealing fictional worlds for me, with its decidedly Biblical take on good vs evil and the genesis of a world being more interesting than anything from Tolkien and his legacy. Book of Cain is Blizzard's effort to consolidate a backstory and setting that began almost 2 decades ago with the first game. While Diablo 3 stands as its own game, fans of the older games will find in BoC a welcome refresher on the characters, events and places of the universe before plunging back into Sanctuary and beyond.

The print is gorgeous as each page is filled to the brim with either text and drawings or a bit of both. There's quite a bit of content to chew through, and because of the nature of the product, is more unique than any simple artbook, tie-in novel or walkthrough.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Super pour les fans de Diablo Feb. 25 2014
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Ce livre vient ajouter un fond historique à la série de jeu Diablo. Très intéressante les images ne sont pas ne couleur, mais elles sont incroyablement stylées.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best book for any Diablo fan. Dec 11 2013
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Like the Book of Tyrael, the book of Cain is very well constructed and I like the quality of this book. This book contains all the information you need to know concerning the origins of Diablo.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite the artifact Dec 10 2013
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Recommended for anyone who enjoys lore and art paired together in wonderful ways.This book looks gorgeous, especially the worn-out look on the pages; it definitely looks like an actual old tome, sans the dust and cobwebs. Definitely a must-have for any Diablo fan. Awesome price and very fast shipping added a sweet touch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing illustration
WORTH every PENNY! The lore of this book is very detailed and the art style is stellar. Must buy for every Diablo fans and new comers alike!
Published 17 months ago by Jerry
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW this is a good one!
the shipping was fast. the book was awesome ! I really recommend you to buy it! it'll help you a lot to understand the world of Diablo. lol
Published 22 months ago by Skywalker
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn good!!
I cant believe all the mythology they invented, its just awesome!! All the angels and demons info, I even felt all it was real.
Published on June 2 2012 by RLionhrt
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for all Diablo lore fans
The is Blizzard's official book about the whole Diablo saga up to the beginning of Diablo III, so you know this is what really happened, which makes it that much better.
Published on May 14 2012 by L. Messier
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are Diablo fan, this is a must buy!
I cant really add much more to this review than what has already been posted, however as a fan of the series I found this book very well done. Read more
Published on May 11 2012 by cedspectre1
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeded expectations quality-wise
As a Diablo newbie, I simply happened upon this official collector's piece for the new Diablo III game. Read more
Published on May 9 2012 by Keeko
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well made book
This is a book for the fans of the Diablo lore. This is a great way to start to or to get a refresh on what happened and what is going in the diablo universe. Read more
Published on April 16 2012 by FlyingBanana
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