Diablo: The Sin War Trilogy, book two: Scales of the Serpent

Now that I finished reading through Christie Golden’s awesome novel:


After I take a break from assimilating the emotional novel, I will start reading the second part of Richard A. Knaak’s DIABLO: THE SIN WAR.  Book two is titled SCALES OF THE SERPENT.

If you haven’t read the first book of this trilogy, I don’t know what you are waiting for. Go get it Here or at your local store while they last.

Whatever is in the Diablo trilogy, will impact the next Diablo game’s storyline.  And I have a very “big” hunch,  that BlizzCon will showcase the announcement of that new Diablo game.

Quick rounds up on book one:


If you are sensitive to straight, under-the-belt, spoilers abandone hope all who enters … reads below. Stop and make a “U’-turn.

The origin of Sanctuary is revealed.  Inarius—commander of the high heavens – leaves with a portion of angels becoming rogue.  Not wanting to continue their eternal war against the Burning Hell.

Inarius finds other demons who think likewise and become rogue demons. Together they form a third faction of rogue angels and demons. They wish to end the War or at least not be part of it.  Inarius created Sanctuary.  The Worldstone was built with the sole purpose to cloak the existence of Sanctuary from the High Heavens and the Burning Hells.  Inarius fell in love of … Lilith, daughter of Mephisto.

Progeny.  The children become more powerful than any angel or demon.  Lilith betrays Inarius and wishes to take the children for her agenda.  Inarius kills her, or so he thought, and modifies the Worldstone …

Think Kryptonite.  The children were depowered. Centuries went by.  The secrets of the past, long forgotten.  Generations passed.  A single farmer named Uldyssian develops a special gift.  The Sin War is triggered through a third-party who uses Uldyssian.

Now think harder … what happens now that Tyrael destroyed the Worldstone?  … grins.

Read book one.  Aims a finger at BlizzCon.

Impressions once I read through book two.

Read our Q&A with Richard A. Knaak back on October 2006 Here.