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Preview — Firstborn by Christie Golden. Paperbackpages. Published May 22nd by Pocket Star first published The Dark Templar Saga 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please temolar up. To ask other readers questions about Firstbornplease sign up.

Lists with This Book. Jul 18, Zachary Wagoner rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a random buy for me, though I am not disappointed by the purchase.

Brought back some fond memories of playing starcraft back when I was a bit younger. For the most part I enjoyed the read. The characters and story were engaging.

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The only thing I felt that was a bit off is that it took a while for the story to take off. Some templqr up leading to all the discovery and action.

But all in all a good read and will be looking into obtaining the rest of the series. Jul 24, Federico rated it it was amazing.

Must read for any Starcraft fans out there Sep 15, Stan rated it it was ok.

Well, I read the book. I got a free copy of it at a convention, so I figured, “Eh, why not. Christie Golden definitely has writing talent, I will grant. Plausibility, dialogue, richness of details–all were what I firstbkrn expect from a seasoned author. The thing was, “Firstborn” just didn’t engage me, notwithstanding that I’ve played Starcraft, and that I like the backstory of that universe.

What I think it boiled down to was that de Well, I read the book. What I think it boiled down to was that despite the good plausibility, the book still felt Even for a work of fiction. Add to that the fact that I never really did relate to any of the characters, and I don’t have any plans on seeking out the rest of the trilogy book three came out just a few weeks ago, at time of this review. Jake, the tem;lar character,is brilliant supposedly but naive, and even though he had struggles in the book, I only barely came to like him.

I cringe to think that I’ve used such a cliche templsr one of my own works, having seen it at work in “Firstborn. I eventually stopped counting how many times Dahl’s “raven eyebrow” was mentioned, for instance. Or zaga silky hair. Need I say more? Though there were some plot twists, and at least a couple of attempts at using “shock value” scenes, it still felt like something from the same old fiction mill.

They were betrayed tempalr, only this time by criminals. Golden is good, but Firstborn wasn’t what I’d call “golden.


May 19, B. This book is one of the best books I have ever read. Some may not understand if you don’t know what in the world is Starcraft its a video game, a strategy one I thinkthen maybe you don’t want to read it.

I personally am a gamer so I know Blizzard’s awesome games [like WoW, Warcraft and there is a big difference, and Diablo III who likes to pick up a book every once and a while to read.

All in all, this book is an awesome book for gaming readers. Jun 18, Chad rated it really liked it. A templa book for fans of Starcraft lore. A well done story, though the writing is as should be expected somewhat sub-par.

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Only a few cringe-worthy lines however, and on the whole an enjoyable if quick read. Jul 07, Ryan Joseph rated it really liked it. Dec 10, Aykut Elmas rated it it was amazing. Bu kitapta da bu evrenin esintileri var. Sonra zor da olsa elektronik olarak buldum. Mar 18, Abhinav rated it it was amazing Shelves: You can read the full review over at my blog: The first time I ever ran into StarCraft was in one of the two gaming magazines I got as a kid, many, many years ago now.

And you know what, I loved the game. It was sort of similar to WarCraft strategy games were all similar to me back then but more nuanced I suppose. T You can read the full review over at my blog: Then the obsession went further in junior year of college when my friends and I played the StarCraft board game on weekends and had a ton of fun playing it. It is my first StarCraft fiction in three years, and it was as great an experience as I, Mengsk was.

During his investigation and exploration, he irretrievably becomes psychically bonded with a Protoss female, and from there starts his journey in uncovering a rather large mystical secret, something the likes of which Valerian Mengsk, the son of Arcturus Mengsk, is willing to kill to acquire. Personally, I loved almost everything about this novel.

For me, it was an interesting continuation of I, Mengsk in that Valerian makes for some great scenes, interacting with a wide variety of characters. He has grown in personality and attitude since those days of his early youth and is now very much the kind of man that his father, the Emperor of the Terran Dominion, wants to have as his Heir.

That ultimately provides the lightning rod that throws a rather quiet and unassuming novel into high gear as a full-on action-adventure in the world of StarCraft. Christie Golden has written numerous novels for Blizzard, whether we talk StarCraft or WarCraft, and in this novel, it very much feels as if she is right at home.

The ease of her prose in her WarCraft novels is present here as well because Firstborn made for a great read that I plowed through in short order. Sep 26, Dino rated it it was amazing.

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. Now, despite it being written in 3 separate books, it’s basically 1 story, and as such i will be giving my experience and impression of it as a whole, not book by book, simply because it’ll make a lot more sense this way.


The story takes place in the yearafter Brood Wars 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. The story takes place in the yearafter Brood Wars and slightly before Wings of Libertyand it follows a human called Jacob “Jake” Ramsey and a protoss conscience within him, Zamara, and a lot of other characters who’ve had the miss fortune of living this epic adventure with them.

This is, hands down, the BEST and most enjoyable chunk of lore that i’ve learned. I shit you not, i’ve read all 3 books within 3 and half days, taking some downtime to charge my notepad and read more. The story is so captivating, heartfelt, action packed, there are multiple stories and plot lines being told phenomenally, i might add simultaneously, plot twists some predictable, but you would have wished for them to happen so you won’t care! And don’t even get me started on R.

Reading these books have been the most enjoyable thing that i’ve done in recent memory, constantly wanting more, and finding myself quite sad after finishing them, simply because there’s no more: The Dark Templar Saga blew all of that away and has easily become my favorite, which i didn’t think would happen because it’s a Protoss based story, and i only really like humans Terrans.

I must admit, after reading these i have developed a HUGE amount of sympathy, respect, grief, liking and admiration for the Protoss. And just in time for the Protoss based expansion, Legacy of the Void a coincidence, in truth.

Now, you might find this a bit ridiculous because it’s a fantasy setting, but i’ve grown quite fond of and attached to this franchise and i look at it from a different perspective, i feel for it.

Jul 15, Stan Crowe rated it it was ok. Jun 19, Melissa Bennett rated it liked it. This is not the typical kind of book I read. It is the typical book for my son.

He always reads books based off of video games. I made a bet with him trying to broaden his horizons. I told him that I would read one of his books if he read one of mine. So he gave me this one. I actually was able to read the whole book and enjoy it while doing so. I personally would of gave it 3 stars since I liked it but did not love it. My son on the other hand said he would give it 5 stars because he did love it. So I compromised and gave it 4.

If you are into science fiction or books based off of video games, I am sure you’ll probably like this one. Jan 01, Robert rated it liked it.