Not many reviews will tell you exactly what Diablo III: Book of Cain has to offer, and the book itself has no content list. I find this info is usually what makes an undecided fan to decide to make the next step — to actually own and make reality what his/her heart desires. I’ll post below what the content is.
The Dawn: Anu and the Dragon — page 9
The Eternal Conflict — page 13
The Burning Hells
- Realms of Evil — page 19
- The Prime Evils — page 21
- Diablo, the Lord of Terror — page 23
- Baal, the Lord of Destruction — page 25
- Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred — page 26
- The Lesser Evils — page 29
- Duriel, The Lord of Pain — page 31
- Andariel, The Maiden of Anguish — page 32
- Azmodan, The Lord of Sin — page 35
- Belial, The Lord of Lies — page 37
- Conclusions — page 39
The High Heavens
- The Angiris Council — page 41
- Imperius, Archangel of Valor — page 42
- Tyrael, Archangel of Justice — page 45
- Auriel, Archangel of Hope — page 47
- Itherael, Archangel of Fate — page 48
- Malthael, Archangel of Wisdom — page 50
- Monuments of Wonder
- The Silver City — page 53
- The Crystal Arch — page 54
- The Diamond Gates — page 56
Sanctuary, the Mortal Realm
- Inarius and the Worldstone — page 59
- The Creation of Sanctuary — page 61
- Rise of the Nephalem — page 62
- The Purge — page 67
- The Birth of Civilization — page 69
- Sanctuary Revealed — page 71
- The Sin War — page 76
- The Mage Clan Wars — page 82
- The Dark Exile — page 86
- The Hunt for the Three — page 88
- The Hunt for Zoltun Kulle — page 94
- The Rise of Zakarum — page 95
- The Darkening of Tristram — page 101
- The Dark Wanderer — page 111
- The Lord of Destruction — page 125
Sanctuary: Lands and Cultures
- The Deserts of Aranoch — page 131
- The Dreadlands — page 132
- Entsteig — page 134
- Ivgorod — page 137
- Kehjistan — page 138
- Khanduras — page 140
- Scosglen — page 140
- The Skovos Isles — page 141
- The Torajan Jungles — page 142
- Westmarch — page 144
- Xiansai — page 144
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Great review, thanks for your time.
You still have books to give away?
Welcome. I think I have about six books left for giveaways. I’ll give away two per week until they are depleted. Talking about that, I have to check out last week’s giveaway. I think the deadline was yesterday, which mean I gotta announce the next one.
Excellent overview on the lore and art MD! Definitely egger to get my paws on this now.
Just a quick request though as I wait for my copy: did ‘Book of Cain’ elaborate any new Angel individuals outside the Angiris Council and Inarius? (e.g. angelic counterpart to Hellforge and Hephasto) Or at least had done some fleshing out backstory for Hadriel, Yaerius, and the Overlords? Plus where any more Great Evil underlings (or demon lords) noted past Diablo’s favored one Astrogha?
There were no other angels mentioned outside of the Angiris Council, but Inarius is mentioned in the “Creation of Sanctuary” section, and in other sections. No luck on the angelic counterpart of Hellforge and Hephasto. Nothing about Hadriel, Yaerius and the Overlords — not sure why not. Astrogha ain’t mentioned either. I think all of this you have mentioned would have been nice to be added to the book, as well as some history of the previous novels such as Ureh, Zayl the necromancer, etc.
Thanks for the reply, though it indeed a bit rather disappointing they were not included. I thought at least the Butcher’s backstory and his kind he would’ve been research by Cain as the demon did play a horrific chapter in his life. In extension the D2 Adventurers speaking with Cain of the other overlord Hephasto, among fallen Izual and Hadriel. Maybe Cain or Leah have a follow up tome that cover these topics in-depth when Blizzard intend to takes us directly back into Hell once more. Inarius usurping Hell expansion?
BTW it may old news to you MD, but nonetheless I just notice Rakkis (founder of Westmarch, mentioned in ‘Moon of the Spider’) been mention in the Immortal King armor set lore.
I believe there was a reference to Diablo’s soulstone in one of the ending cut scenes in Diablo 2, in which it was smashed.
Nice review . İ apprecieate your work.