First, the rating is not 'one star', it's a poor substitution for zero stars, since that was not an option. Ok, this isn't the WORST book ever, it just seems that way compared to the game. The game WAS the BEST game ever, with an incredible storyline, fantastic characters and graphics, and it relied more on storytelling and roleplaying than mindless combat. I was so disappointed with how this book took so many aspects of the game that made it so great and mangled them like the scars on the Nameless One (or Thane, as the novel moronically tags him). Annah, a fat, ugly little MAGE? Ravel, a nice old grandma, rather than evil demigod? A stupid green cylinder rather than the enigmatic bronze sphere? WTF?! Anyway, if you actually plan on reading this atrocity (I dunno why you ever would), get the game first; that masterpiece is ruined if this pile of dung is perused prior. Or actually, just get the game, period.