Diablo III: The Order

Diablo III: The Order

by Nate Kenyon
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Diablo III: The Order by Nate Kenyon

 Deckard Cain made his way across the floor, following the footprints to an alcove in the far wall. Rotted boards clung to supports, the last remains of an ancient library. This had been a ritual chamber, many centuries before, used to summon things from beyond the human world. A portal to the Burning Hells themselves, perhaps. The shelves were empty now. He saw a speck of yellow underneath a splinter of wood and bent to pick up a corner of parchment paper, curled and speckled with mildew.

Something moved in the shadows to his right.

He whirled, holding the light up. For a moment it appeared as if the shadows themselves were alive, bunching and swirling like ink in water. At the same time, a voice like the distant moan of wind drifted through the empty room and raised the hairs on the back of his neck.

Deckaaaaarrdddd Caiiinnnn . . .”

Cain felt a strange doubling, a memory of a night many years before, when he was just a boy. A whispered voice calling to him, just like this. He backed away, fumbling in his rucksack with one hand, holding the lighted staff with the other against the darkness. Already he was doubting himself: had it just been the wind moving through the broken remains of the building above him, a trick his mind had played after so long in the sun?

The voice came again, a sound like bones scraping together in the grave.

“Your ghosts are many, old man, and they are active.”

A grating of metal over rock seemed to come from everywhere at once. Once again a pool of black smoke thickened and then dissipated, only to reassemble somewhere else: a shape carrying a sword, the form of a man, but with eyes that glowed red with the fires of hell.

Cain knew what this was, yanked from the depths of his own mind and used against him: the image of the Dark Wanderer himself, conjured up to weaken his resolve. The smoke-shape swirled and shifted, reforming into two indistinct human shapes, one taller and clearly female, one small and delicate. Shock raced through Cain’s limbs as an older, familiar memory fought to surface. He closed his eyes against the darkness as the yawning pit of despair opened within him, threatening to pull him in. You must not listen.



Deckard Cain is the last of the Horadrim, the sole surviving member of a mysterious and legendary order. Assembled by the archangel Tyrael, the Horadrim were charged with the sacred duty of seeking out and vanquishing the three Prime Evils: Diablo (the Lord of Terror), Mephisto (the Lord of Hatred), and Baal (the Lord of Destruction). But that was many years ago. As the decades passed, the Horadrim’s strength diminished, and they fell into obscurity. Now all of their collected history, tactics, and wisdom lie within the aged hands of one man. A man who is growing concerned.

Dark whisperings have begun to fill the air, tales of ancient evil stirring, rumblings of a demonic invasion set to tear the land apart.

Amid the mounting dread, Deckard Cain uncovers startling new information that could bring about the salvation—or ruin—of the mortal world: other remnants of the Horadrim still exist. He must unravel where they have been and why they are hiding from one of their own.

As Cain searches for the lost members of his order, he is thrust into an alliance with an unlikely ally: Leah, an eight-year-old girl feared by many to carry a diabolical curse. What is her secret? How is it tied to the prophesied End of Days? And if there are other living Horadrim, will they be able to stand against oblivion? These are the questions Deckard Cain must answer . . .

. . . before it is too late.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451645668
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 445,798
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Nate Kenyon’s first novel, Bloodstone, was a Bram Stoker Award finalist and won the P&E Horror Novel of the Year award. His second, The Reach, also a Stoker Award finalist, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was recently optioned for film. The Bone Factory was called “masterful” by Booklist. His fourth, Sparrow Rock, was released in 2010 He is also the author of Diablo III: The Order and StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres (2011). He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers.

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Diablo III: The Order 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great prequel to Diablo 3. I'm interested to see what he does with the next book/character development. A pretty quick read for the most part, worth it if you've played the game and would also like a back story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always was a fan of the diablo series ( loved 2 never cared much for 3) but a good prequl to the third would make the story make more sence. If your reading this review take my advice. Read the sample, then if you like it buy it. Then if you want more to the story buy the game then just have fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book I ever read its very descriptive and it doesn't jump from character to character like most books have done that I have read. Plus. This story gives a great background of the characters even if they are not in the picture for long it provides a very descriptive background for them. I love this book and I'm going to look for the other diablo books as well. I thought the game was good this book is even better in description wise.
Werewolf48 More than 1 year ago
This book is an awesome prequel to the video game
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book that you what to read in the winter!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are really bored and need something to do during tthe summer you should really pick up this book and read it cover to cover. I can not wait to get another diablo book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It opens around twenty years after the events in Demonsbane. Sarnakyle, Siggard's companion in the e-book and later the wizard who turns the Vizjerei clans back to elemental magic, is asked to perform an exorcism. The exorcism goes poorly; one of the wizards is killed, but just before the demon is sent back to Hell, it tells Sarnakyle that great evils are coming. Sarnakyle is shaken, as it is impossible to tell what was a truth and what was a lie, and he leaves the Mage clans once again to seek the truth. He never returns, and his name becomes legend. Flash forward about seven hundred years. Two of the Prime Evils have been captured in soulstones, and the final Prime Evil, Diablo, is about to be confronted by the Horadrim army led by Jered Cain. A massive battle ensues, where Diablo barely escapes with his rearguard. After seeing to their losses, the Horadrim begin to pursue. Up in the Barbarian lands, Siggard is living in peace amongst the Northmen. A sage comes to him and leads to him to a barrow, where the remains of Sarnakyle have lain buried for over six centuries. Siggard goes to the barrow, where a projection of Sarnakyle informs him of what the wizard was able to learn in his final wanderings, including a great secret that the Angels will kill to protect. He leaves to contemplate this, but Tyrael appears before him and says that his services are once again needed to capture Diablo. Reluctantly, Siggard heads south. In Westmarch, Jared Cain and his forces are pursuing Diablo and the remnants of his army. After the trail grows cold, the Horadrim are given shelter at the Monastery of the Sightless Eye, the home of a female order of healers and mystics. There, the Abbess informs Cain that there are rumblings of something evil to the north, and he takes a small group of Horadrim to investigate. It turns out that what he has found is the rearguard of what is left of Diablo's army. The Horadrim are ambushed, but at the last minute they are saved by Siggard, wielding Guthbreoht like a demon. Siggard explains who he is, and that he has seen the main force nearby. Cain gathers the rest of his army, and they find Diablo and fight a pitched battle. Once again Diablo escapes, but not before fighting Siggard. During the melee, Siggard discovers that Diablo's sword has been enchanted with a glyph of unbinding, as the demonic blade shatters Guthbreoht. Siggard leaves the Horadrim, inconsolable. After Cain and his army have left in pursuit of Diablo, Tyrael appears to Siggard. Siggard holds up the shards of Guthbreoht and says that he is finished. Tyrael reveals that the only other person he has ever known who had Siggard's type of immortality was Velund the Smith, and sends Siggard off to find him. Siggard finds Velund on an island, where the smith agrees to remake Guthbreoht with even stronger enchantments. Guthbreoht is reforged and renamed, and Siggard goes off with his new sword to find the Horadrim. As Guthbreoht is being reforged, Cain and the Horadrim come across the burnt out ruins of the Monastery of the Sightless Eye, which has been razed by Diablo. The Abbess, along with the handful of survivors, pledge themselves to become a military order, and join the Horadrim in their fight against the demonic forces. This time, the trail is fresh, and allows the Horadrim to pass Diablo's army and fortify themselves ahead in the town of Tristram. Siggard, guided by Tyrael, arrives at Tristram and rejoins the amazons with Windforce bow =@!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Diablo III The Order is probably the best book I ever read .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should read it if you are patient enough but I love it and cant wait for the second one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brother got this book fome and he never tould me howit was.SO with intress i read the rates. Most were good butbi saw two with stong coments.So what will i do?
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Awsome book
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lokithegood More than 1 year ago
I didn't find Diablo 3 to have a very effective plot. I came to this book hoping it would fill in some of the glaring plot holes of the game. It did a little but left far more new ones. The characters are as two dimensional and as cartoonish as in the actual game and I found myself not really able to care about the characters especially knowing how it was all going to end. If you really liked the diablo 3 story you might find some interesting moments but this is not the book that will win you over.
MastaAdam More than 1 year ago
I was a HUGE fan of all the other Diablo novels that have been released and was looking forward to reading this one as well. It started out very slow paced and unfortunatly never picked up. I am very dissapointed in this book and I stuggled to make it through the entire thing as it was soooo slow and drab. Part of the problem I'm sure is because the story focuses on Deckard Cain and it doesn't make him an interesting character at all.
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Should i buy it?