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The Infernal City (Elder Scrolls Series #1)

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Good book for fans of the Elder Scrolls games

I want to state first that I am a big fan of the Elder Scrolls game series so I am pretty biased toward this book. I really liked it, but that is partially because I have already spent so much time with this universe I can't help but enjoy any more time I get to spend ...
I want to state first that I am a big fan of the Elder Scrolls game series so I am pretty biased toward this book. I really liked it, but that is partially because I have already spent so much time with this universe I can't help but enjoy any more time I get to spend in this series. So if you like the series and want to get more out of it this is a good book.

As a fantasy book I was pretty happy with it, it seemed a bit cliche' at times, but it never bothered me too much. One of the things I really enjoyed which I don't see all that much is a focus on Alchemy, I love Alchemy in fantasy and historically, so I got a kick out of that. Overall I think fans of fantasy should enjoy this, even without knowledge of the game series.

As a fan a of the game I loved this book, I have been playing the series since the third one and have gone back and played the older ones and newer one. Off the bat I will say I liked the 3rd game the best so when reading this book I looked for anything that could tell me more about what has happened to Morrowind since the 3rd game. In one sense this doesn't disappoint and does give you a pretty good idea of what happened, but some fans might get a bit upset. Overall though if you like the lore and want to get more Elder Scrolls this is a good book to read.

My final opinion is that this book is a short and quick read and I enjoyed it, it wasn't the deepest thing I have ever read, but I enjoyed it regardless. I am excited for the next book which will pick up right where this one ended on a cliffhanger. So I would tell people to give it a chance, especially if you enjoy the game series.

posted by GermanZombie on February 21, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

An Okay Book

I liked the story all the way up until the end. I'm confused and I actually hope there is another installment. That way the end will make more sense because right now I'm lost.

posted by Depositink on June 12, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    if (TESFan) { Book.Buy() } else { Book.ReadSample() }

    It's been a while since I read this and I'm getting ready to read the next one in the series. If you're into Elder Scrolls lore this is a no-brainer. Bethesda did right by its fans with this effort by retaining a skilled writer to produce quality TES fiction.

    What I'm always afraid of with books based on games is that they're junk with a familiar name slapped on the front to cash in on devoted fans. That sort of abuse is not TES's reputation, and they've held up that reputation with this offering.

    If you're not into TES and just curious, it's still worth a look. There's nothing here that requires you to have played any of the games. It's a completely separate storyline set in the game world.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Good, some problems

    The only problem i had with this was it seemed that the author skipped some really good info with Tamriel's history. Also i found myself confused at some parts because they werent explained well enough. Overall a decent book, with most lore keeping with the game series.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    I played oblivion

    Oblivion was one of my favorite games in the
    TES series besides skyrim which is my favorite

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    I play oblivion

    I am epic!

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