"Death comes to call on all mortals, sooner or later."Diablo III: Storm of Light is now available from Simon & Schuster! Written by Nate Kenyon, author of The Order, this epic new novel serves as bridge between the events of Diablo III and the haunting story that is to come in its first expansion, Reaper of Souls. Read on for an exclusive excerpt from Storm of Light and to find out what momentous events lie ahead in latest addition to the Diablo universe.
- Excerpt from Chapter 5, Storm of Light -"Adria was convinced that the soulstone held the key to destroying the seven Evils from the Hells. I scoured our library for anything I could find on the stone and sent my notes to Caldeum, but they were returned to me. The messenger told me that Leah could not be found. Now you tell us that she…" Cullen stopped for a moment, carefully removing his spectacles. He slipped a cloth from his satchel and wiped his moist eyes, then returned the spectacles to the bridge of his nose. "All those years wondering about her mother," he said, his voice rough with emotion. "She deserved a better fate." "She fought against the possession of her soul," Tyrael said. "The fall of the gates was not her doing. The Prime Evil had already overtaken her. I believe her suffering was brief." Cullen nodded, glancing at his two companions, Thomas and the monk. "Where is the stone now?" he asked. "It sits in the Heavens, protected by the Luminarei, the Defenders of the Arch." "A holy guard? Why not leave it in place?" "The stone is too dangerous. Already it has begun to corrupt the Heavens, and I fear that soon it will be too late to act. But the Angiris Council will never voluntarily choose to hand it over to humans for safekeeping." "Then what are you suggesting we do?" Tyrael met the scholar's gaze. "We must invade the Heavens and steal it." The group erupted into shocked disbelief. "Invade the Heavens?" Cullen said. "From my studies, humans have never set foot there, at least before this battle you describe with the Prime Evil. Mortals cannot comprehend the beauty, the overwhelming scope of them. The dangers inherent in such an attempt…" You are correct, Tyrael thought. Even I might lose my life in this pursuit. The thought came unbidden and surprised him with its strength. His hand crept toward an inner pocket of his robes as if of its own accord, then dropped. Death comes to call on all mortals, sooner or later.
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