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The Kingdom of Shadow
Author(s)Richard A. Knaak
PublisherPocket Books
PublishedAugust 1, 2002

The Kingdom of Shadow is a novel written by Richard A. Knaak for Blizzard Entertainment in 2002. It chronicles the adventures of mercenary captain Kentril Dumon and his band as they search for the fabled city of Ureh.

The book has since been included in the Diablo Archive.


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

An original tale of swords, sorcery, and timeless struggle based on the bestselling, award-winning M-rated computer game from Blizzard Entertainment. Intended for mature readers.

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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 Deluxe Hardcover Sketchbook
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Proposed — A Kingdom for a SwordThe Fate of SiggardAngels of Darkness, Soldiers of Light

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