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For the object in Diablo III used to identify items, see Book of Cain (Diablo III).
BookOfCain

Diablo III: Book of Cain

Diablo III: Book of Cain is a hardcover by Insight Editions. It was published on December 13, 2011.[1][2]

It is presented as a compendium of Diablo lore, shown as an illustrated history by Deckard Cain.[3]

DescriptionEdit

DiabloIIIBookOfCain Letter1

A letter found within the book

In Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo® and Diablo II, the recurring character of Deckard Cain delivered quests, accompanied the brave adventurer, and, as the last of the Horadrim, provided a link to the greater history of the world of Sanctuary. Ever mysterious during these appearances, Cain hinted at a larger story, providing snippets of it in his notebook. Diablo III: Book of Cain is Cain’s formal record of this greater tale—a dissertation on the lore of the Diablo universe, told by one who has witnessed and participated in some of the epic events that make up the eternal conflict between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells.

Designed as an “in-world” artifact from the Diablo universe, Diablo III: Book of Cain includes Cain’s revealing meditations, as well as dozens of sketches and color artworks depicting the angelic and demonic beings who wage constant war with one another.

For players of the eagerly anticipated Diablo III, this mysterious tome will provide a deeper understanding of the franchise and its storyline.

DevelopmentEdit

Elements of the book were cut due to time and length constraints, including Adria's backstory and faction/character lists. This content was later implemented in Book of Tyrael.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Medievaldragon. 2011-10-16. Insight Editions Confirms Diablo III: Book of Cain Official Release Date: Dec 12. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2011-11-17.
  2. Medievaldragon. 2011-12-11. Insight Editions Confirms Diablo III: Book of Cain Shipping Dec 13. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2011-12-12.
  3. SoMuchMass. 2011-10-24. BlizzCon 2011 - Blizzard Publishing: So What's The Story? Panel (Full). Youtube. Accessed 2011-10-27.
  4. 2013-10-24, Blizzplanet Interview – Micky Neilson & Matt Burns Discuss Diablo III: Book of Tyrael. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2013-10-26

External LinksEdit

Official Diablo Fiction
Single Novels — DemonsbaneLegacy of BloodThe Black RoadThe Kingdom of ShadowMoon of the SpiderThe OrderStorm of LightMorbed
The Sin WarBirthrightScales of the SerpentThe Veiled Prophet
Compilations — Diablo ArchiveSin War ArchiveHeroes Rise, Darkness Falls
Comic Compilations — Tales of SanctuarySword of Justice
Sourcebooks — Deckard Cain's JournalWritings of Abd al-HazirBook of CainBook of TyraelStay Awhile and ListenThe Story of DiabloGarwulf's CornerBlizzard Entertainment: The Definitive A to Z
Art Books — The Art of Diablo IIIThe Art of BlizzardThe Art of Diablo III: Reaper of SoulsDiablo III Deluxe Hardcover Sketchbook
Short Stories — The InitiateHatred and DisciplineWayfarerUnyieldingFireflyDoubtwalkerTheater Macabre: The Dark ExileThe HungerThe End of Her JourneyThe Orphan and the JewelerBrothers in ArmsMiddlewickTurn of a Card
Proposed — A Kingdom for a SwordThe Fate of SiggardAngels of Darkness, Soldiers of Light

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