Have you ever wanted to know what Deckard Cain was carrying around in that giant, tattered tome he always had with him? If the answer is yes, then you’ll be pleased to know that he must’ve made a deal with Insight Editions some time ago (as he’s listed as the author though I’m sure Blizzard is really behind the book) and released his findings as Diablo III: Book of Cain. Fans of the games and those fascinated with the lore behind them are sure to get lost in this book’s monster-filled clutches soon enough.
This recently released softcover edition is written from the perspective of the famed scholar and game NPC Deckard Cain, and those who read will learn all about the world of Sanctuary and the many demons, creatures and beings that inhabit it. Of course all of this wondrous info wouldn’t be complete without well-drawn illustrations and sketches that range from interesting to fright inducing in all the right places. Seeing that Cain was the last of the original Horadrim and has seen many things throughout his long life, who better to capture all of this knowledge in the 148 pages here that’s put together surprisingly well for the smaller, softcover edition of its giant hardcover sibling.
Being an information junkie, I truly loved every page of this book as I read through it. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told my friends about all of the fun and interesting books I’ve found in Diablo 3 and how I loved how they play an audio clip of the person who wrote it as you’re slaying monsters. When you first start the game, most of the books you’ll find are written/read by Cain as you play, and to have this real life book inspired by the games and containing even more knowledge and lore from things I wasn’t even aware of was just a treat I had to experience.
Any fan of the game series will want to loot themselves a copy of Diablo III: Book of Cain if they haven’t already. Newcomers who take a chance will most likely enjoy all of the fascinating info and drawings that’s sure to lead them to playing Diablo III if not all of the franchise. Either way, you’ll want to give this one a read and get caught in its monstrous clutches.