Starting today, the reprinting of Diablo The Kingdom of Shadow (under the Blizzard Legends Publishing label) is shipping to homes.
This novel, by New York Times Bestselling author Richard A. Knaak, was originally printed in 2002 (a year after the launch of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction); and introduced Zayl the Necromancer, and the city of Ureh.
Since the beginning of time, the angelic hosts of the High Heavens and the demonic hordes of the Burning Hells have been locked in a struggle for the fate of all Creation. That struggle has now come to the mortal realm…and neither Man nor Demon nor Angel will be left unscathed.
Legend speaks of a long-dead city known as Ureh, thought by many to have been a gateway to the High Heavens. It is believed that every two thousand years, when the stars align and the shadow of Mount Nymyr falls upon the ruins, Ureh is reborn– and all its lost riches are revealed to those brave enough to seek them out.
Now, after a lifetime of research and intense calculation, the Vizjerei sorcerer, Quov Tsin, has come to witness Ureh’s rebirth for himself. But that which awaits Tsin and his hired band of mercenaries is nothing like what they expected. They will find that the dream of radiant Ureh is, in fact, a twisted nightmare of horror– one that will draw them inexorably into The Kingdom of Shadow.
Series: Diablo: Blizzard Legends
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment (September 15, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
The City of Ureh was originally shown in one of the scenes of the Diablo III announcement cinematic, but we never got to see the location in the game. Nevertheless, with multiple Diablo projects in the works, and this novel being reprinted along with the Diablo: The Sin War Trilogy — maybe Blizzard is signaling we’ll finally see it in-game?