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The High Heavens are healing after the fall of the Prime Evil. The Angiris Council has recovered the Black Soulstone and now stands vigil over the cursed artifact deep within the glimmering Silver City.
Amid these momentous events, Tyrael struggles with his position as the new Aspect of Wisdom, feeling out of place as a mortal among his angelic brethren and doubting his ability to fully embody his role. As he searches within himself and the Heavens for reassurance, he senses the Black Soulstone's grim influence on his home. Where harmony of light and sound once reigned, a mounting discord is threatening to shroud the realm in darkness. Imperius and the other archangels vehemently oppose moving or destroying the crystal, leading Tyrael to put Heaven’s fate in the hands of humankind...
Drawing powerful humans to his side from the far ends of Sanctuary, Tyrael reforges the ancient Horadrim and charges the order with an impossible task: to steal the Soulstone from the heart of Heaven. Among the champions entrusted with this burden are Jacob of Staalbreak, former avatar of Justice and guardian of the angelic blade El'druin; Shanar, a wizard with phenomenal powers; Mikulov, a lithe and reverent monk; Gynvir, a fearless and battle-hardened barbarian; and Zayl, a mysterious necromancer. With time and the forces of both good and evil against them, can these heroes unite as one and complete their perilous mission before Heaven falls to ruin?
Written by: Nate Kenyon
- From the perspective of a newcomerReview by Stefanie
It gave me a poignant reason to actually get mad at and fight Malthael in the game. Rather then just thinking 'Here's the final boss I need to defeat for bounties/loot', I now go into every encounter with him with the events of Storm of Light weighing on my mind. Now that I know exactly what he did and how much it really meant in the story, it feels more like he's the villain rather than a distressed Achangel gone astray. Honestly, he's only seconded by my contempt toward Adria.
The cover art is absolutely gorgeous and an utter joy to look at, although I must admit, seeing Imperius' glowing eyes is a little unnerving, considering he doesn't have any in the game or cinematics.
The book itself has a nice feel to it and is fairly flexible, so there should be no fretting about spine damage. The subtle texture on the covers is nice, though I did wear it down a touch from holding the same place. Not too thick and the font was easily readable.
The only thing not explained at the end was how exactly Malthael got into the tomb when it was supposed to be hidden, but that may be an oversight on my part? I'll have to read it again; something I'm happy to do.
This book has driven me to try and collect other Diablo novels, if only to learn more about the characters and the back stories alluded to throughout Storm of Light.
Overall I'm very happy with my new book and it's definitely earned its place in my growing Diablo collection. (Posted on 1/20/17)