Shadow of the Xel'Naga

Gabriel Mesta


Shadow of the Xel'Naga

Shadow of the Xel'Naga

  • Title: Shadow of the Xel'Naga
  • Author: Gabriel Mesta
  • ISBN: 9780671041496
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback



Far in the future, 60,000 light years from Earth, a loose confederacy of Terran exiles are locked in battle with the enigmatic Protoss and the ruthless Zerg Swarm Each species struggles to ensure its own survival among the stars in a war that will herald the beginning of mankind s greatest chapter or foretell its violent, bloody end Bhekar Ro a bleak, backwater worlFar in the future, 60,000 light years from Earth, a loose confederacy of Terran exiles are locked in battle with the enigmatic Protoss and the ruthless Zerg Swarm Each species struggles to ensure its own survival among the stars in a war that will herald the beginning of mankind s greatest chapter or foretell its violent, bloody end Bhekar Ro a bleak, backwater world on the fringe of the Terran Dominion, where every day is a struggle to survive for its handful of human colonists It is a veritable wasteland one speck of dust among many in the vast, dark sea of space But when the most violent storm in recent memory unearths an unfathomable alien artifact, Bhekar Ro becomes the greatest prize in the Terran Sector the Holy Grail of the Zerg, the Protoss, and Humanity alike as forces from the three great powers converge to claim the lost secrets of the most powerful species the universe has ever known shadow of the xel naga An original tale of space warfare novels set in the world of the bestselling computer game


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This may be the worst book I have ever read. First of all, much of the writing is very cliche and boring. This might have been someone's middle school homework assignment. Without giving any of the plot away, I will say that about every other chapter I had to take a break to facepalm. Every chapter seems to be like it could be the first one of the book, such that the author likes to tell you things you already know. For example, I was probably given a (maybe brief) description of the Khala about [...]

1.) Install starcraft & brood war2.) Play a free-for-all with Terran against a Protoss and Zerg3.) Get a notepad and start scribbling, what happened in the game4.) ???5.) Profit!Usually I thrust very few 1* reviews. Mostly they are a form of ventillations of the cognitive dissonance and regret felt over the buying of a disliked product.However, this deserves every single one.For a non-starcraft fan: please, do yourself a favour and spend your bucks elsewhere. It's a hollow, dumb, boring piec [...]

This is one of the most horrible books I've ever read in my entire life, which is a shame. The first StarCraft book I read was "Speed of Darkness" by Tracy Hickman, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed a book based a computer game. But this book? Shadow of the Xel'Naga? God awful piece of crap that does not make ANY sense at all.

I didn't find the book as unreadable as some other reviewers stated. I enjoyed it somewhat, in a low brow, campy sort of way. I did find my mind wandering quite frequently, or simply falling asleep at times mostly due to the slow pace and how overall uninteresting the story was.The constant unit name dropping seemed obviously and artificially injected into the story to give some sort of credence that the author did some homework before writing about a game they likely didn't play at all, or not [...]

As someone who likes Starcraft and Starcraft lore I thought the book was fun to read. It doesn't really have any bearing on the overall Starcraft plot but there are still lots of references.I don't know if Octavia ever comes up again - if she doesn't, it seems awfully weird to me that the book spends so much time showing the reader that she has these undeveloped powers but then aside from a few things it doesn't amount to much in the book. Toward the end I thought it might become an issue of str [...]

Far in the future, 60,000 light-years from Earth, a loose confederacy of Terran exiles are locked in battle with the enigmatic Protoss and the ruthless Zerg Swarm. Each species struggles to ensure its own survival among the stars in a war that will herald the beginning of mankind's greatest chapter -- or foretell its violent, bloody end.Bhekar Ro: a bleak, backwater world on the fringe of the Terran Dominion, where every day is a struggle to survive for its handful of human colonists. It is a ve [...]

Доста скучна книга, дори и за заклети фенове на Старкрафт.

Interesante libro, si bien comienza algo lento mejora bastante con el pasar de las paginas. Lo mejor es como desarrolla a cada una de las razas que ya conocemos, me gusto mucho como trato a cierto general ex confederado, presentando los intereses y motivos que las llevan a Rhekar Ro. Para los fans Starcraft no da grandes pistas o revelaciones de la gran trama entre zerg, protoss y terrans pero entretiene un montón.

When I bought this book I was really excitied: I am pretty fan of SC series, so i thought: damn, this looks good, I need to read this! But in about middle of book I realized what a crap is that, and literally forced myself to read to the end. Why? This the worst book I have ever read: plot is as deep as camel's spit at the desert. Characters are doing so unrealistic decisions without any, really any sense, their emotions are just pathetic: "what does this buttom do? oh no, it killed my brother, [...]

Could be a 3 stars, the basic plot was a good idea but the end was boring and you could cut 100 pages and have the same story, lot of repetition.It's Starcraft #2 but not really a triology. Yes you have characters coming back but only the authors didn't really portrait them well.Most characters have only one dimension so when the authors introduced them, the first sentence say all and won't have any surprises from them for all the book.Spoiler starting here.First didn't like the main character, [...]

First of all, i'd question my objectivity on any book that's related to StarCraft, simply because i consider myself to be a HUGE fan of the series and the story. Bearing that in mind, this is my opinion on the book. The story takes place between StarCraft and StarCraft : Brood Wars.I'll be honest, when i first started reading the book i was like "Wait, who are these people ? Where is this planet ? Why should i care about any of this ?", but i said to myself that i would read all the StarCraft li [...]

Un libro bastante ameno sin ser una joya de la literatura pero que a fin de cuentas entretiene. Pero ahí es donde esta el meollo del asunto, es solo para entretener y nada mas.Me recordó muchísimo a esas películas de los 80's en las que la trama transcurre en un pueblito desconocido en medio de la nada donde nunca ocurre nada importante y de pronto todo se sale de control cuando criaturas extrañas atacan a los lugareños. Algo similar a Critter, La Mancha Voraz o Gremlins.Vi muchas malas re [...]

this is another book based off of the computer game starcraft, in this one they take u to the bleck planet of bhekar ro where two of the most unsuspecting characters find a artifact of such importance that all of the galaxies species come to this planet and duke it out for the right to own the artifact, the protoss are there because this artifact could be the missing key in their history and the terrans are there because they want to kill the protoss and well the zerg are there because they cant [...]

The second book was Shadow of the Xel'Naga written by Moesta (Kevin J Anderson and Rebecca Moesta) and it was awful. I always thought Kevin Anderson should be so good since he was writing Dune with the son of Frank Herbert but this book I read until the end because I forced myself. Grab some new and old characters and make a plot. Then add the names of every building and every creature and we've got 258 pages and a story. Now make some advances while inserting names and buildings. Bah It reminds [...]

This book is awful. It's been a long time since I attempted to read it, but the most glaring thing I can remember is the author makes no attempt to build the world around the characters. Instead, they just name drop from the Starcraft video game. After the pleasant surprise of how good Liberty's Crusade was, this book shocked me back into the reality of what "From the hit video game" usually means.I don't understand how it averages over three stars. It most certainly doesn't fit into the "ok" ca [...]

It felt too close to the mechanics of the game. The vast description of all the units, their capabilities and weaknesses reminded me too much of the game itself and kind of hindered imagining the skirmishes. A little less projected exact game details would have been nicerIt's an okay book, an interesting read for sure, but definitely far from top-drawer.I liked Liberty's Crusade better.

I got this Read with three others. it is a fantastic book, with lots of survival themes especially in the middle and an overall mystery that keeps you guessing through the whole thing, it also has lots of fighting for those who like action stories, there is also a large plot twist at the end you dont want to miss.

Anderson/Mestra (or Gabriel Mestra) don't develop the characters as well as Grubb did in the first book, but they do follow standard writing tropes enough to satisfy the reader. With the glaring exception of being able to describe the creature that others view as beautiful and perfect in a way that anyone alive today would see it as such.

This second volume of StarCraft is about the origin of the Protoss and Zergs - the origin is Xel'Naga (a cristal). Also this is a story of a terran colony under siege by the Zergs and their fight of survival.I don't recommaned this book to anyone, this is a waste of time (for me was a waste of 6 hours of my life)

Страхотен епос! Изразните средства, с които боравят авторите са прекрасни и преводът също е страхотен. Ритъмът на книгата е брутален. Чете се плавно. Динамиката на действието е много добро - следят се поне две основни сюжетни линии. Героите са пъстри и разнообразни. Финалът [...]

Good book, kind of open ended, but I assume we get back to it later or in another book. Very awesome to have some deep background to the world of starcraft with the xel'naga. And extremely awesome scenes similar to game combat.

The book was ok. About what I expected really, nothing spectacular, pretty one dimensional characters, a light easy read to pass the time, especially if you love Starcraft.

Basic derivative fare. Nothing spectacular.

For a fan of Starcraft, this book is very interesting. Not the best of the series, but still very good.

Horribly done book

Český názov: Stín Xel'nagůPreklad: Robert Major

I'm not going to lie, I didn't finish this book I tried hard but just didn't work Its a whole lot of nothing in this story

It deserved one star for being utterly boring, but I didn't cringe at it. It was still better than Eragon and Twilight, so here you have an extra star for trying.

Reads almost exactly like the game plays.Not that the game is bad, but it's not good for direct transition into book form.

This is a piece of crap, imo. Don't even bother, even if you're an SC fan. I've read fanfiction written better than this.


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