We have a rough summary of the novel Diablo: The Kingdom of Shadow.
Feel free to contribute, make corrections, or to add stuff that is missing.
Those who look forward to reading the novel, if you don’t find the stand alone book, I recommend buying the Diablo Archive which contains four Diablo novels: Demonsbane, The Kingdom of Shadow, The Black Road and Legacy of Blood.
What is the importance of Diablo: The Kingdom of Shadow? That’s where the events of the fabled lost ruined city of Ureh[/WIKI] take place. When Blizzard took me to Paris to attend the Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals 2008, I had a big hunch they would announce Diablo III not only because they had obtained the domain name, but for what Richard A. Knaak said a few years earlier in the public Q&A I organized back on 2006:
Medievaldragon: How much of the book is the creation of yours, and how involved is Chris Metzen behind the canon storyline of Diablo: The Sin War Trilogy? Do you think the ramifications of this book impact in the storyline of Diablo 3 the game?
Knaak: This is a pure collaboration between myself and Chris Metzen/Blizzard. All that is written is passed by him and the others there. This will be canon and has adjusted earlier info. The ramifications here will be used for any future project … and I ain?t writing for a dead game.
Well, two years later Blizzard announced Diablo III. As the Cinematic Intro played on the huge screen, I saw a ruins embedded on a mountain. I immediately recognized this. The cinematics showed Ureh. That means it will play an important role in the Diablo III storyline. We hope the summary offers fans some taste of why this stirs lore fans with excitement.