Review: ‘Starcraft: Queen of Blades’

Starcraft: Queen of Blades (Starcraft) Starcraft: Queen of Blades by Aaron Rosenberg

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good! I’m a SC fan to the core, but even I never expected to give anything more than 3 stars to a video game-inspired novel; let’s be honest, they’re just not usually that good.

The writing here is incredibly accessible (yes, ‘low brow’), but the descriptions are vivid and enjoyable and, most refreshingly of all, the characters are very complex, offering a depth that owes as much to the original creative dev. work at Blizzard as to Rosenberg’s writing. These characters are the real driving force of the book, carrying the load of sometimes cheesey dialogue and fairly predictable plot movements.

Still, for any fan of the Starcraft universe this book will, I think, be impressive, and I for one am glad to see the Blizzard novels showing they can be more than B sci-fi, only appealing to rabid fanboys.

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