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characters ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Ari Marmell Ride with the Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they seek to unearth a plot that could plunge all of Creation into chaos   Ages before the events of Darksiders and Darksiders II two of the feared Horsemen Death and War are tasked with sto. Actual rating 25 starsDeath the Horseman of the Apocalypse and his crow Dust are awesome Kratos God of War BAMF awesome The weapons called Grand Abominations are really inventive in a super disturbing way The writing is competent a mix of snarky modern dialogue with a melodramatically boastful high fantasy tone that most likely fits well within the Darksiders game Otherwise as a gamer and a reader I'd rather play this game than read a novelization of it There were several scenes in this book especially some of the ten to fifteen page battle scenes where I could picture playing it and enjoying it a lot I wonder if this book would add anything for die hard Darksiders fans that I having not played the game am missing but I don't think it truly stands on its own If anything though this book made me want to give the game a try so I think I will stick with reading original fiction I'd like to read Marmell's YA series for sure and only reading video game manuals Are there any really excellent video game tie in novels out there Recommendations to change my mind

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Darksiders review ä 3 ☆ Ride with the Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they seek to unearth a plot that could plunge all of Creation into chaos   Ages before the events of Darksiders and Darksiders II two of the feared Horsemen—Death and War—are tasked with stopping a group of renegades from locating the Abomination Vault a hoard containing weapons of ulti Pping a group of renegades from locating the Abomination Vault a hoard containing weapons of ultimate power and malice capable of bringing an end to the uneasy truce between Heaven and Hell but only by unleashing total destruction   C. I really like the story but I hate the writing You can use all the robust words you want to paint the scene but the way it was done here was like watching Bob Ross tell me why he chose each color to do so Fuck just get to the point I wrote like that in grade school to fill the necessary word count and that's exactly what I felt like the author was doing here

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DarksidersReated in close collaboration with the Darksiders II teams at Vigil and TH Darksiders The Abomination Vault gives an exciting look at the history and world of the Horsemen shining a new light on the unbreakable bond between War and Dea. I don't read media tie ins any I read a lot of them when I was tiny say about twelve but I can count the number of good books I discovered that way on one hand I guess and you can often tell when an author's heart isn't invested in the story and characters Why did I read this one then To be honest I was simply curious I should have known better but I wanted to see for myself what a book might do with the rich lore of this franchise In this case however the answer is not muchThere are a couple of reasons I like these game so much The number one reason admittedly are the horses because I am a girly girl and it does not matter to me whether my pony sparkles or farts hellfire as long as I get to pet its cuddly nose and mount up to trample my foes into bloody pulp The second is the art design And the third biggest reason would be the one integral to my insterest in reading this book which is the lore The Darksiders universe is a mix up of fantasy tropes as well as concepts and creatures from Abrahamic religions It's pretty fun as it leads to such inventions as angels wielding big fat laser cannons Imagine riding that to work I want one So yes I was curious about this book because I am convinced that the Darksiders franchise lends itself to tell crazy awesome stories even in a non visual medium Unfortunately this books tells neither a particularly great story nor does it take advatange of its own medium in any significant wayThe descriptions and especially the action scenes felt very much visually oriented As if this were a write up of a movie or indeed a video game instead of simply a book that was conceived as a book Since this book invents its own plot and is not a retelling of one of the games there was no need to include so many elements from the source medium Long action scenes generally are simply enjoyable in a visual medium than in a novel Which is why I felt pretty bored with most of those in this book after a while The same is true for the plot itself It simply is not very imaginative despite the uniue setting We get doomsday devices and star crossed lovers and all if it is played pretty much straight Nothing for me to get particular excited about then Even the bits that the book added to the franchise's mythology weren't especially exciting Oblivion Seen it done before about a hundred times and then there's the times that book apparently gets its canon mythology confused someone draw me a timeline and explain to me how this novel can be taking place before the birth of Mankind but after the destruction of EdenYou know a game can always balance a weak plot with great gameplay and a stunning art design To save a weak plot a novel needs fantastic writing and strong charactersI did not feel like this book provided either The writing is not all bad but rather to purply for a video game tie in Fewer adjectives might have been a wiser choice Apart from that the writing is competent but not inspiring PoV changes make sense and add to the story by providing fore shadowing or connecting various plot strands and characters with very different world views read differently It's just that for example the villain PoV's suffer because there is not that much interesting stuff going on in the villains' minds as they're pretty one dimensionalSo no the characters didn't wow me either The characters the book invents by itself are pretty much all common fantasy archetypes with not twist at all to them Some are basically even copies of game charactersAnd while I appreciate that media tie ins are basically glorified fanfic I felt like this got out of hand once or twice Did War really have to encounter a young Uriel What purpose did that serve It doesn't make their in game relationship any deeper as it's perfectly clear they don't really know each other the first time they meet in Darksiders Fanservice is important I guess And the actual characters we know from the games are not expanded upon Which is sad Since the games mostly consists of the PC wandering through dungeons alone and solving platforming puzzles dialogue and character building moments are scarce So it is not like the book would have risked too much but giving the characters a bit of an inner life considering how little canon characterisation there is to contradictBut then the novel somehow managed to do just that Characters' voices feel off on occasion Another review already pointed out how Death's humour is much sarcastic and less sardonic than in the games which I find sad Also the novel's Death is a lot a great lot fonder of uttering cool one liners which did nothing to endear him to me Some scenes even read like they were written just to build up to another one liner which is something I could have done without Also after a while I had the distinct impression that none of the characters in the book had any conversation skills They take offense incredibly easily and violently It's like there are no characters in the book who can talk to each other without secretly wanting to bash the other's heads in Conversations freuently devolved into characters hurtling threats at each other Even the Horsemen were constantly fighting and bickering among themselves After 300 pages it gets really exhausting Although occasionally Azrael would show up and tell everyone to calm down in what were among my favourite moments of the book In fact Death and Azrael appeared to be the only characters capable of holding a civilised conversation most of the time Whenever Death wasn't feeling too mopey Still their couple of scenes together were a welcome relief and constrat to the constant aggressive posturing engaged in by the rest of the cast Everyone calm yo' tits not actual dialogue but close enough Anything else I liked Yeah I thought Death's feelings over and taking responsibilty for taking part in the extermination of his people for the greater good was handled in a convincing way as was his guilt for basically getting War killed You can see why he would try everything to make it up to him without admitting his own guilt to his fellow Horseman of course Concluding as a media tie in this is an okay book Fans of the games shouldn't pass this up if they thirst for another trip into the Three Kingdoms especially if they can get this cheap somewhere But especially as a standalone The Abomination Vault simply is not that good a book I've read worse books this year and I've certainly read worse media tie ins in the past but it's not a novel I am going to pick up to read again any time soon