Text by Flint Dille
Additional Writings: Chris Metzen, Micky Neilson and Matt Burns.
Art Direction: Glenn Rane, Doug Gregory, Jeremy Cranford
Additional art: Trent Kaniuga, John Polidora
Production: Joshua Horst, Kyle Williams, Skye Chandler
Editing: Cate Gary
Lore: Evelyn Fredericksen, Sean Copeland, Justin Parker
Licensing: Matthew Beecher, Jerry Chu, George Hsich
Publisher: Raoul Goff
Design: Jason Babler, Chrissy Kwasnik, Justin Allen
Editing: Jake Gerli, Jan Hughes, Mark Nichol
Production: Anna Wan, Jane Chinn, Binh Matthews
Brom — pages 34, 44, 107, 109, 133, 135, 136, 139, 143
Mark Gibbons — pages 8, 18, 20 (top), 31, 23, 26, 29 (top), 31, 32, 35, 37 (middle), 39, 40, 42, 45, 47, 54, 61, 62 (right), 63 (left), 68, 83, 97, 100, 130, 132, 134, 137, 138, 142
James Gurney — pages 17, 52, 53, 55, 56, 57, 60, 70, 71 (bottom), 88
John Howe — page 2
Joseph Lacroix — pages 127, 128
Alan Lee — page 4
Victor Lee — page 140, 145
Christian Lichtner — Cover
Iain McCaig — pages 27, 58, 62 (left), 76, 89, 98-99, 110
Petar Meseldzija — pages 93, 102, 117
Jean-Bapstiste Monge — pages 10, 12, 24, 28, 33, 36, 38, 46, 49, 64-65, 73, 74, 78, 90, 91, 104, 105, 113, 114, 120, 122-123, 129
Adrian Smith — pages 14, 22, 30, 43, 50, 63 (right), 66, 80, 115, 118, 119
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.