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"Ah yes - the Diablo Wiki! I've read parts of it (that's actually how I found out that Blizzard had named a magic item after me...that's right, everybody, there's an item in Diablo III named "The Cloak of the Garwulf" that's named after me and my little column)."— Robert B. Marks(src)
Robert B. Marks is an author, editor, publisher and researcher.
Marks was born in 1976 in the Toronto Area. While growing up, he developed a love of reading, and by the end of public school was devouring novels by authors such as Tom Clancy and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. During high school, he discovered the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, Tad Williams, and Dennis L. McKiernan, and developed a lifelong love of the fantasy genre.
It was after reading McKiernan's The Eye of the Hunter that he began to write serious fantasy. His first, and unpublishable, 70,000 word novel was completed by the end of high school. He then spent his years at Queen's University developing his writing skills on the Internet, winning two fanfiction awards in the process. After graduating with a degree in Medieval Studies in 1999, he was offered a Diablo e-book by Pocket Books in late 2000. Demonsbane was released on Halloween, 2000, allowing him to squeak in as a 20th-century author by around two months, and remained on the PeanutPress bestseller list for three weeks.
- A Kingdom for a Sword (2000)
- Demonsbane (2000)
- The Fate of Siggard (outlined only)
- Angels of Darkness, Soldiers of Light (outlined only)
- Garwulf's Corner: An Odyssey Into Diablo and the World Beyond the Video Game (2014)