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Empress Emily Kaldwin leads a dual life, fulfilling her duties as empress while training with her father, Corvo Attano, mastering the arts of stealth, combat, and assassination.A strange, shrouded figure appears in Dunwall, seeming to possess powers once wielded by the assassin known as Daud. Faced with the possibility that their deadliest foe has returned, Emily and CorvoEmpress Emily Kaldwin leads a dual life, fulfilling her duties as empress while training with her father, Corvo Attano, mastering the arts of stealth, combat, and assassination.A strange, shrouded figure appears in Dunwall, seeming to possess powers once wielded by the assassin known as Daud. Faced with the possibility that their deadliest foe has returned, Emily and Corvo plunge headlong into a life-and-death race against time. If they fail to learn the truth about this mysterious enemy, the result would be destruction on an unimaginable scale....

Title : Dishonored: The Corroded Man
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ISBN : 9781783293049
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Number of Pages : 373 Pages
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Dishonored: The Corroded Man Reviews

  • Kayley
    2019-01-28 19:37

    I almost can't review this objectively because Dishonored is my favorite singleplayer game of all-time and Emily Kaldwin is fastly becoming the fictional character I love the most out of the million fictional characters I adore.This was such a good installment to the series, true to the game yet still offering validity to both high chaos and low chaos players, and adding so much richness and depth to the characters and location we have come to know and love in the game.The villain was believable and scary and never once was I 100% sure Corvo and Emily would be able to take him down. He was powerful, but scarier than that, he was dedicated to his cause to a crazy degree.The alternating points of view did a lot in adding tension and building up the stakes, though I won't lie: Emily's chapters were my absolute favorite, because she is precious and fierce and wonderful, and seeing her journey and how far she's come from the girl we met in the game is astounding.Corvo's chapters were a joy to read as well. Can I just say how precious he is? He's such a good dad and it was lovely to see. How much he cares about his daughter, how much pride he takes in her, and all his doubts and worries and concerns are so touching and real.These two honestly made me feel all the things.And can I just say how wonderful it was that Emily's love interest was gender neutral? I really appreciated that. Although in my mind, Emily Kaldwin will always be a big ole' Imperial Gay, I appreciate that the reader is given a choice to think whatever they want.This book was my most-anticipated read of the year and it delivered in a big way, despite tremendous expectations. It easily finds its way into my favorites now.Thank you Bethesda, Titan Books and Adam Christopher for making this happen.

  • Selhan
    2019-02-13 21:40

    For years we were waiting for a novel based on a video game that would be worthwhile. And the big news is: We will have to wait some more. Corroded Man is bad. I hate to say it, but even embarrassingly so. Cringy fascination with the original unfortunately does not end with the fact that author ventures outside of locations seen already in the game for only about two pages and that he reuses almost every character he can. It follows even the original's video gamey form - so protagonist spends most of the time drinking mana potions by dozens, and each one is accompanied with an explanation that the potion restores his power - for fuck's sake at least in the game I could turn the tutorial messages off - and at the end feels like a video game trapped on the paper instead of an actual book. This is not helped by the characters, only interesting thing about them being how dim-witted and pathetically over-acting they could be - I am talking about pages long explanatory monologue of triumphing villain level here - and story, which is just bland. There is almost no new interesting info about the world apart form the fact that canonically, our protagonists are kinda dumb and kinda hypocrites, raising hell about heinousness of grave robbing, but being only mildly uncomfortable with murdering captives. Really, who thought it's a good idea to have a personality of our videogame alter-egos codified this way? Meh I digress. tl;dr: Don't bother, it's bad. If you played the game, then there's nothing new in it, and if you didn't then just go play it, because while original's story is not exactly peak of storytelling either, at least you get to see the fantastic landscapes.

  • Gitta
    2019-02-12 21:53

    I can't believe I finished this book in a day it was just so GOOD. So many good things... just.... so much good. Thank the Outsider for this book.

  • Samuel Rooke
    2019-02-11 14:33

    "Dishonored: The Corroded Man" is a tie-in novel for the "Dishonored" video game series from Arkane Studios (the developer) and Bethesda Softworks (the publisher). It is set between the first game, "Dishonored", and the sequel it was released a few months before, "Dishonored 2". Like most video game tie-in novels, it's not particularly good, but neither is it offensively bad.Just as in the games, the worldbuilding and aesthetics are compelling, but a novel such as this is a much poorer vehicle for exploring and displaying such strengths. There's no environmental storytelling, art direction, or score in a novel. What a novel does offer is character's internal monologues and greater freedom with content and structure, but the characters are not particularly interesting here, and the vast majority of the novel just alternates between two static locations in a fairly linear storyline. The paternal relationship between the two main protagonists is charming, but the whole novel can't just coast off that.The prose isn't great. For some reason, it tries to transpose the actual gameplay mechanics of the series into the prose - including sucking down mana potions, using powers like "blink" and "slow time", and that sort of thing. It's fun to play, but rough to read.At least everything feels consistent with the games; the characters don't feel tonally off or anything, it all feels cohesive and connected there. The nation of Tyvia, and its related characters, are so blatant a reference to Russia that it's distracting. The author repeats "all Tyvians were equal, but some were more equal than others" multiple times, which just bewilders me - does he think readers won't understand the reference, or the implication? It's a shame, because Dunwall and the Isles were a creative alternate London and British Empire. However, if or when it's depicted in the games, I'm fairly confident the stellar art direction will elevate it beyond a cheap reference to Russia.The novel isn't offensively awful or anything, but it's certainly clunky and forgettable. The author clearly has proper and earnest familiarity and passion for the game and the lore, but the novel itself turned out to be quite a mess, in my opinion. With video game tie-in novels, it's always difficult to tell whether issues come down to the actual author, or mandates from the publishers and/or developers though. Nonetheless, I give the novel two whale jawbones, and a mysterious knife.

  • C.T. Phipps
    2019-01-28 18:33

    I'm rather wary of video game fiction as a general rule. Not because I don't want to give it a try but because so much of it is a shameless cash-in. There's exceptions, mind you, but they tend to be diamonds in the rough. Nevertheless, I wanted to give this work a try and see if it was better than the forgettable Wyrmwood Deceit comic book. I'm a huge Dishonored fan so I was hoping Adam Christopher would do a great job. Did he? Well, he did an entertaining job, which was better than I expected. It's not going to convince anyone video game adaptation work is a new medium but it's still a pretty decent adventure novel even without the tie-in elements. The premise of the book is Zhukov, a prisoner from the Russian-esque Tyvia, escapes from a frozen prison with the aid of his newly-acquired supernatural powers. Wanting nothing more than revenge against the people who unjustly imprisoned him, he sets out to Dunwall in order to acquire the means of doing so. Meanwhile, a year before the events of Dishonored 2, Empress Emily Kaldwin is enjoying her newfound freedom gained by studying as a assassin under her father, Corvo Attano. Emily chances on Zhukov's newly-acquired minions in a revived Whalers assassins guild while they're robbing graves, putting her on a collision course with the organization. I really liked the Corroded Man for giving me what I wanted from Dishonored 2, which was Corvo and Emily working together on a case. Seeing the two play off one another is quite entertaining and Adam Christopher captures an easy going relationship which is quite heartwarming. Corvo Attano wants to protect his daughter from all the evils of the world and has become a very competent spymaster as a result. However, he also is too protective and has indulged his daughter too much as she's become focused more on adventure than ruling her country. Zhukov is a great character and represents a nice alternative to the somewhat whitewashed Corvo and Princess Emily. He's definitely a "High Chaos" run of the standard Dishonored protagonist and not without his own understandable grievances as well as discernible code of honor. Much of the book is about finding out what he's got planned and how it all fits together with the setting's mythology. Despite looking like a combination of Hush and Freddy Krueger, he's a character you can believe people will follow. The supporting cast is also quite good with Gaylia as a former member of the Whalers assassins guild and the introduction of Empress Emily's lover Wyman, who is kept gender neutral for reasons which I think were well-intentioned but limit Wyman's development. I even liked the inclusion of Esme Boyle, minor character from the original Dishonored game who has gone on to be a high society matriarch. If I have any complaints about the plot, it's that the book is a little too morally straight-laced. Dishonored was a game where the "good" play through had you send two men to be worked to death in a mine, a woman kidnapped to be given to her stalker, and another branded as a heretic in a society which ostracizes said beings. I would have preferred a little more darkness from our heroes but this is a complaint which extends to Dishonored 2 and might not have been the author's choice. The writer also feels the need to make things feel a little more 'gamey' than they necessarily should. Much is made of Princess Emily sneaking around and basically playing out levels as if she were a video game character. I would have preferred a greater focus on the emotions of the characters and their sense of danger. I also felt a number of interesting characters were unceremoniously killed off when their stories had been laid out for something more. Some readers will dislike this sort of writing style but I was okay with it. I will forgive a lot for a chance to get back to Dunwall and visit with old friends. The Corroded Man is full of action, adventure, and quite a bit of character development for the series' protagonists. I recommend fans of the series pick it up and even those who aren't familiar with the games will probably enjoy it as a fun steampunk fantasy adventure. I hope future books will recapture the original game's darkness, though. 9/10

  • Ingrid
    2019-01-27 19:53

    I wanted to enjoy this, I really did, but this was a tedious and annoying read, I'm sorry to say. The Dishonored universe is one I love and I would have been happy if it was just that the writing was clumsy and the plot predictable, but then the author couldn't get the most basic facts right (your chest expands when you breathe in, not out, how do you get this confused?) and wrote Emily in the most paternalistic, pat-on-the-head way possible, and I didn't have a good, or even interesting time. Shame.

  • Simone
    2019-02-13 22:01

    The Corroded Man is everything that I wanted a Dishonored tie-in book to be and more. I think that it bridges the gap between Dishonored and Dishonored 2 brilliantly, explaining how and when Emily transitioned from a defenceless child to the capable Empress that she is in the sequel. I haven't yet played the second game, but with the finishing of this book I find that I can't wait to play it and experience the Emily that is shown here.The actual plot for the book twists and turns throughout, and I think that the author makes very intelligent decisions about when to reveal another sliver of information about the overall plot of the novel. I was hooked on the "villain" character's motives from the very beginning, and thoroughly enjoyed picking apart the truth from the madness of his desires.For a book that is meant to bridge the gap between two games I think that it does its job very well, but I wouldn't recommend reading the novel if you haven't played the original Dishonored yet because it assumes that you know the characters. Though, it does give a lot of background for the world itself as you read through especially in the short excerpts at the beginning of each chapter.Overall, it was a very good story, and a quick read in actual "sitting with the book open" time.

  • Jack +The Page Runner+
    2019-02-08 15:00

    Well I did my due Dishonored diligence and read the book that bridges games 1 and 2. And...yeah...it was ok. Good, but not great. I will give Mr. Christopher this...he definitely managed to capture the feel of the games quite well. Those who play the games will find quite a bit to like here. But therein lies a problem as well...because I truly cannot see this book appealing to the general masses. It basically assumes that you played the first game at least, and really does very little hand-holding in regards to the backstory. So people who have not played the games will likely find themselves rather lost. Don't get me wrong, playing the games isn't completely necessary, but I can imagine the book is much less enjoyable without that built-in familiarity. Non-gamers will be like...huh?This extends to the main characters as well. While Corvo is a main POV character, he is given really no chance for character growth. And though having his character as a blank slate worked pretty well in the video game, it doesn't come across quite so effectively in a novel. Emily fares slightly better, but not much. We do get inside her head more, but only as bits and pieces, and I was left wanting more. We do get moments of her training with Corvo, but she's effectively already a badass at the start of this tale, so what follows is more of the same. Ironically enough, it is one of the villains who gets the best arc. I won't spoil that here, but I wanted more of this lesser-used POV character.Also, for fans of the first game, several of the supporting cast make cameos here, to mixed results. While I generally enjoyed the callbacks, some of it was simply for fan-service, and superfluous to the narrative.Mr. Christopher is definitely better at writing action than character drama and interaction. There are numerous action set pieces throughout the story, and they are typically short, brutal, and effective. Disappointingly, only a few of Corvo's powers make an appearance in this novel. Which is a real shame, because they have so many wonderful applications. But it left me frustrated...And while I did a low chaos play-through in Dishonored 1, the book definitely assumes that some of Corvo's targets died, so for me the narrative was a little disjointed. All in all, this was a somewhat enjoyable, if mostly forgettable, action-adventure spinoff from a well received game series. I can really only recommend it to hardcore fans of the games.

  • Dracos99
    2019-02-17 18:42

    Libro de ciencia ficción bien escrito, con detalladas escenas de acción, entretenido; aunque no me ha convencido, ya que al estar basado en un videojuego, parece que el autor no ha sentido la necesidad de desarrollar el entorno en el que tiene lugar el libro; dando muchas cosas (demasiadas) por sabidas. Por ejemplo, los antecedentes de los protagonistas; el país o ciudad o zona o continente o.....; el origen y las particularidades de los poderes que tienen algunos protagonistas...

  • Beth
    2019-02-05 19:51

    I don't read a lot of video game books, usually because I find the writing varies from bland to downright awful (as in the case of the Assassin's Creed books), though I will say Halo: The Fall of Reach was incredible. Because of this track record, I didn't know what to expect from this book. Overall, it was mostly enjoyable and only disappointed me in a couple of ways. Things I enjoyed: - Emily sneaking out to roam the city. They already mention that in the Dishonored 2 trailer, so it was fun to see her in action, despite having no powers yet. - Corvo being Awesome Dad Corvo. I thought the author captured his character well, balancing between overprotective parent and understanding father who wants to give his daughter room to explore. As he reminded himself repeatedly (one complaint I had), he had trained her so he could trust her skills. (view spoiler)[I loved that when he does have to save her at one point, he doesn't use that against her later, as a way of saying "You shouldn't be out there!" He just lets her believe she got back on her own. (hide spoiler)]- I thought they did a nice job translating the powers and abilities to a book, although I had to roll my eyes a little at the explanation of the health and mana potions. It's a common mechanic in the game, but I guess the author felt the need to explain it for anyone coming to this book who didn't play video games. - New villain. Writing a book that's set in between two games can be tough and I don't know how much guidance Christopher was given, but he came up with an interesting villain with powers felt unique enough to not copycat previous villains, but still felt believable in the world. (Although I thought towards the end he got a little overpowered.) I also enjoyed learning more about another part of the world. - The epilogue, even if it was a little sappy. (view spoiler)[In general, I don't like flashback chapters because I'm usually invested in the present-day actions and taking me back several years just makes me impatient to return to the present. However, I really liked this wrap-around to the events just after Dishonored, where Corvo first begins to teach Emily to fight. I thought it was a better note to end on than the previous chapter. (hide spoiler)]Things I didn't enjoy: - The Masquerade. Hoo, boy. For the purposes of the plot, the event is fine. My beef is (view spoiler)[with Emily's desire to go and her decision to sneak in. It screams BAD IDEA and didn't make any sense. Why does Emily want to go to the ball? At that point in the story, she hadn't come across as someone who enjoyed socializing with nobility, so her only reason to go is so that she can be there to be kidnapped. To me, it felt like the hand of the author moving the characters for the sake of plot, which annoyed me. (Also, it was never really clear WHY the Emperor/Empress wasn't allowed to go, only that it was "tradition".) (hide spoiler)]- Emily's occasional stupid moments. She was a really great character and then she'd have these dumb moments just to suit the plot. (view spoiler)["Why don't I put on a Whaler costume and try to infiltrate this nefarious group?" Um, because you're the Empress?? Why don't you tell your dad so he can take care of it? "I'm going to sneak off to this Masquerade that I know is being purposefully set up for the bad guys to crash because I've always wanted to go!" ...what?! That makes NO SENSE. (hide spoiler)]- The ending. (view spoiler)[Nitpicky, but why does Corvo have to actually defeat the villain? It would have packed a stronger punch if Emily had done it, considering we've come to expect Corvo defeats bad guys handily at this point. (hide spoiler)]- Wyman. Christopher gets points for including a gender-neutral character, but there is no point for them to exist, (view spoiler)[except to potentially fuel Emily's desire to go to the masquerade or act as her guard during it. Considering there's been no news that in Dishonored 2 Emily is courting someone, it means Wyman's presence here is even more useless because this person she's supposedly in love with will suddenly vanish when the game comes out. (If I'm wrong and they're in the game, I'll make a note on this review.) (hide spoiler)]-Galia. She shifted from adoring servant to demanding hotshot often enough to give me whiplash and because of that, I never really felt invested in her. This isn't a bad book but I'm not sure how much someone will get out of it if they aren't familiar with the characters and interested already. The parts I enjoyed the most were because I already love Corvo and Emily as characters. The few new faces that popped up where interesting enough (aside from Wyman) to keep my attention. The writing is decent, aside from some sections of over-explaining and a few repetitious moments (like Corvo thinking the same things about Emily whenever he was watching from afar). I will say that I missed the presence of the Outsider, but I suspect they're saving any new details about him for Dishonored 2, which I'm really looking forward to!

  • Ramon Yáñez lópez
    2019-01-26 20:49

    A mi entender solo para fanáticos del juego del mismo nombre. Aún así muy entretenida

  • Luxa
    2019-02-19 22:51

    This book sucked. as a previous reviewer pointed out, the settings are all rehashed from the game, and the writing very much reads like the mediocre sequel to Dishonored we thankfully didn't get, right down to the in-text usage of game mechanics like Addermire Solution. The plot was eye-rolling, especially when it came to the antagonist, who I found unbearably cliche, and was Tyvian government set up as anti-communist propaganda?? Because bizarrely, I think it was. Something small but insistent that also bothered me was the insistence that every character that reappeared from the first game (and that was most of the characters, because nostalgia goggles are strong with this one) was now elderly. Most egregious were the Boyles, who were maybe 30-35 in the first game and, less than 15 years later, are now being presented as being in their late 60s or even 70s. More than that, the writing was just awful. Read this sentence: "Because Rinaldo was many things, and he’d done a lot he’d regretted, things of which he wasn’t proud, but, that was the life he had chosen." Now tell me what it means, because I don't know. A friend described it as a sentence that got edited three different ways and all the edits got left in, and I think that's about right. Not only were the sentences convoluted, but the mistakes! There were both typos- "she whopped a deep breath" (WHAT DOES THAT MEAN)- and canonical mistakes, such as referring to the Abbey of the Everyman as the "Abbey of the Everyone." Hey, I'm for gender inclusivity too, but only when it's not a typo, like everything else in this story. Speaking of, I didn't appreciate this book's tired reliance on thee damsel in distress trope. Once again: I already played the first game. I didn't love the Dragon Age novels, but now I see that they're an exception in video game novels: merely mediocre to good instead of terribly, terribly bad. I think it suffers from Naruto filler arc syndrome: because it comes between games, no character growth can happen, and nothing important is in store. I was going to give it two stars because Slackjaw was in it, but then I remembered the haircut they gave him.

  • Iga
    2019-02-22 15:48

    Where do I even start with this book... Dishonored is one of my favourite games, I've completed it a couple of times and I am counting down the days until Dishonored 2 comes out. I have reached maximum level of excitement for the game. And only because of that excitement I have managed to finish this book. I was expecting to love it, being unable to criticize anything Dishonored related, but boy am I disappointed.Pros: - it's a fast read (it took me around 6,5 hours to complete),- from the 50% mark the plot actually accelerates (less talking, more action),- I enjoyed the reveal of the villain's plan.Cons: - unnecessary complication of sentences (so many adjectives, like, SO many),- repetitions, as if it was a presidential speech (e.g. "This was the tundra. This was Tyvia."),- I feel the book is telling, not showing. Some things are painfully explained (it ain't a tutorial, we're not stupid),- characters' sometimes contradict themselves and take unjustified actions,- cringy, fake dialogue. The less dialogue on the page, the better it was,- little novelty to the canon.Overall, I felt like I was reading a second draft of a book, instead of the final product. With some editing, it could easily get 3 stars from me. Disappointment aside, I'm still eagerly waiting for the second installment of the game.

  • Nima
    2019-02-04 22:59

    4,5* várakozáson felül jó volt. (oké, én nem fűzök túl nagy reményeket a játékból írt könyvekhez. az assassin creed pl. várakozáson aluli minőség könyvben.)aki szereti az ármányos, harcolós, kidolgozott háttérvilágú fantasykat, az mindenképp olvassa el. nem kell hozzá ismerni a játékot, sőt, szerintem ebben az esetben előnyben vannak, akik sose hallottak róla, mert nem lesznek előzetes elvárásaik, amiket esetleg nem tud hozni a könyv. történetileg is, nyelvileg is teljesen rendben van, és ahogy néztem a játékból videókat, az alapján azt mondom, abszolút hozza a hangulatot is.http://kemenyfedel.blogspot.hu/2016/1...

  • Franki (wardenswatch)
    2019-02-23 20:53

    3 1/2 stars. had some issues with the stiffness of the writing and the treatment of emily at some points in the book. being able to look into corvo and emily's povs and to get a taste for the dunwall we'll see in dishonored 2 overall made it an interesting read though.

  • Alina
    2019-02-20 17:36

    This is like reading the game instead of playing it.So immersive and well-paced and well-written, I felt like I was there, crawling through the snows of Tyvia with Zhukov, or running on the rooftops with Emily, or fighting and blinking at Corvo's side.This book could make a fine horror story, too, but it is already very good, and gives justice to the Dishonored franchise. Also, love the tiny nods to absolutely gorgeous lore in game as they've put quotations from notes and books scattered throughout DH1 at the beginning of each chapter.Love how there are characters from DH1 and that Corvo has built friendship with some of them, love how low chaos-ish is canon Corvo (he even made same decisions as I did when I played DH1, so sweet), and it was nice to see him serving at Empress's side. And Emily has grown up well, brave and loyal and bloody regal, but not without her demons, not without consequences of what she lived through as a child.Absolutely love Wyman, by the way.As for the magic described in "The Corroded Man"... ///possibly a spoiler///Woah, Corvo, sticking to Blink and Bend Time and nothing else? That's impressive. I would've tried to cause some ruckus just once, but it's just me and there's no "load last save" in this book. And absolutely love the descriptions of the feeling of the Mark on Corvo's hand, how it tingles and bites and channels the power of the Void. Very neat and nice insight on Corvo's view of it.The twin blade is freaking creepy, having a mind of its own and singing songs about how the boy was killed 4 thousand years ago. I wonder what DOTO will reveal about it?..As for Zhukov's magic... Woah. Here comes the creepy. I was terrified of him, to be honest, especially at the ending. No spoilers, but... I was scared, man. Ah anyways, I've loved this book, and looking forward to Return of Daud.

  • Graeme
    2019-01-30 18:36

    The Dishonored games are amongst my most favourite games that I play. Corvo and Emily much beloved characters. Saying that, I was sceptical when I first heard there was a Dishonored novel. Not sure if Adam Christopher was possible of understanding and delivering a novel fans of the game would find acceptable. Video game fans are a rabid bunch, just look at how many movies have failed over the years.I am happy to report he has far exceeded my expectations. In 'The Corroded Man' Mr Christopher has managed to tap into everything that makes Dishonored great. He captured the tricky dynamic between Low and High chaos, (no killing and Killing), with such skill that I found Corvo acted in ways that I would have done, if it was a game. He uses locations from the games that will be instantly recognisable to anyone who has played the game, and describes the powers in ways that should be familiar.However, and there is a however, the reliance on locations from the games has led to a lack of world building, this might confuse people unfamiliar with the city of Dunwell. I personally didn't find it a problem as I assume the majority of readers will be fans of the game, so have prior knowledge.Overall, this was a fun read, that will not disappoint fans of Dishonored. Now bring on 2018 and 'The Return of Daud'

  • Sam Whale
    2019-02-24 20:37

    Though not the most gripping and well written read I've ever come across, Dishonoured: The Corroded Man was an enticing opportunity to explore Dunwall and the Four Isles once again. The characterisation was fairly strong, with Corvo in particular impressing me due to him being more than stern and edgy which is how I had feared his character would be interpreted, and instead being presented as a loving farther concerned for how his daughter grows up and for the future of the Empire he protects. The story was also quite interesting, with old world magic and the distant land of Tyvia being explored in ways the original game never presented. My biggest issue of the book is how canon heavy it is. While it was certainly cool to visit old locations and characters from the game, a lot of the time their presence felt like an expositional dump; there merely to tell which ending for each character will be canon in Dishonoured 2Aside from that I had a lot of fun with this book and as I said at the start this is certainly a universe that is worth further exploration. Worth a read if you like the game and I doubt you'd regret reading it even if you've never played it.

  • Leah
    2019-02-15 15:33

    It's hard not to be biased when thinking of how I'd rate this given my deep adoration for the Dishonored franchise. I love the world and it's gritty quality. It was cool to see how Dunwall has evolved since the Rat Plague and learn a little bit more about the lore of the world. It was fun revisiting some key locations from the first game and being able to visualise them so well whilst fondly recalling my own experiences there. I do however feel they played it a bit safe at the same time by keeping so close to what has already been established. A couple of the characters could have been pushed a bit further regarding their development as well. All in all, I'm glad to have read this instalment, it was fun and entertaining not perfect either. It does however really make me want to replay the games which is definitely a bonus!

  • Pablo Barrera
    2019-01-29 16:39

    La historia está bien. Es sencilla y muestra un personaje oscuro y enigmático que hace que quieras saber cuáles son sus planes. Es entretenida y fácil de leer, aunque a ratos el autor utiliza en exceso la redundancia en ciertas palabras y las comparaciones.Le pondría 4 estrellas si no fuera porque hay graves faltas de ortografía.... Cosas como, le DIJO la espalda, en vez de DIO, y varias más de este calibre, hacen que el libro pierda seriedad. Cabe decir que el problema, obviamente, es del traductor / editorial, ya que es el texto lo que no está revisado.

  • Michael
    2019-02-03 19:51

    In reality a 2.5 star book (I really wish I was allowed to put half stars). This is a decent attempt at a video game tie in, probably better than most. But where the story is good fun, the writing falls down by being by Adam Christopher. I thought the same about this as I did about Seven Wonders. It is naive, and contains far too many action sequences. I spent the entire time thinking how it could have been done better - never a good sign - but also read it quickly and was at least somewhat entertained throughout. Not for people who aren't die hard fans - not disappointing to those who are.

  • Chris Ryan
    2019-02-01 14:43

    Having no prior knowledge of the franchise, I was able to read this novel objectively. I found the characters very likable and they were presented with surprisingly good depth. the multi-character perspective provided an insightful tour of the storyline, which kept my interest throughout the book. Corvo turned out to be my favorite character in the story, as i greatly admired his unrelenting devotion to his daughter the empress.

  • Shane
    2019-02-23 16:49

    As a fan of the game, I enjoyed this book. New storyline that takes place after the first game, but before the second. The Empress is introduced as an adult and having trained under Korvo for about a decade. The author did well balancing both characters in the book, giving Emily (the Empress), more page time and agency. While Korvo did step in and wrap up certain things in the book, she was instrumental in the completion of those goals.If the game is as good as book, I can't wait to play it.

  • Maya Harvey
    2019-02-10 18:34

    A great way to bridge the gap between the first and second games, I'm looking forward to reading the sequel. Though there were some changes to the pre-existing lore that aren't addressed in the book or second game, they're pretty minor. Well, the very existence of one of the antagonists is a change to the lore, but it's forgivable.

  • Adam
    2019-02-07 15:52

    A fun read for fans of Dishonored and it's universe with an original plot and cast of characters. Some strange decisions were made in that the author seemed to stick quite strictly to game mechanics as a part of the story (mana potions etc.) but I kind of liked this for the campiness it added. Fun for fans but not particularly deep.

  • Jennifer Pastrana
    2019-02-04 20:35

    If you've played the game already then I fully recommend this book. Its mostly the mystery of whoever's behind everything but there is some action and a lot of references to the game if that's what you're looking for.

  • Dragoonfliy
    2019-02-05 15:48

    I enjoyed revisiting the world of Dishonored but am agreed with the majority of the reviewers, I wanted something... MORE than what I got. Probably worth reading if you're a Dishonored fan just to get some between the games info on what happens to a few characters (and for a few excellent scenes) but I'd be hesitant to recommend it to someone with no knowledge of the franchise.

  • Joshua Dancer
    2019-01-31 21:48

    I loved this, but I'm also obsessed with anything Dishonored related. If you're either not familiar with the games, or have played them and didn't care about the stories and lore, then this book will probably not be as enjoyable.

  • Aubrey Cartwright
    2019-02-06 14:57

    I love this video game series and when it became a book I was doing back flips. this book was so intriguing. I couldn't it down. I could picture every scene, and smell everything (even the bad stuff). beautifully written.

  • Heiki Eesmaa
    2019-02-24 22:35

    It is illogical, somewhat poorly written and cliched. Then again, I love Dunwall, and the standard for PC game tie-ins is really low. What the short and cheap book gives is a few more enjoyable escapist hours in the city I've already spent close to 100 hours in.