Y0!! fellow gamers/animers/book-worms :). Those of you who played hellgate london and appreciated it must have come across a trilogy on Hellgate London written by Mel Odom. Fully action-packed and it will surely haunt you in dreams if you are reading it before bedtime :). I was totally engulfed by the idea of being a Templar Knight (Yes the same knights of Templar, King Arthur but more technologically advanced) .
Have a look at the covers –
These three novels are set 18,14 and 13 years respectively before the Game. Those of you who haven’t watched the cinematic of hellgate london game can watch it here –
The Novel starts when hellgates have opened in London and demons are overflowing in the streets of London killing every living thing they encounter. There are various underground organizations which are fighting against them. Mainly these organizations are based on the the three character classes which are shown in the game. The main classes being the Templars, Cabalists and hunters. The Templars believed in the eradication of whole demon race while Cabalists wanted to control the Demons and use them for their benefits. Simon Cross – the templar knight and Warren Schimmer – the Cabalist are two very strong characters in the novel and your loyalities are likely to shift as the novel progresses.
I was literally hooked to the novel. At a point of time I was having dreams of being a Templar and hacking the demons down every last bit of them. The technology blended with the arcane forces which can immolate the demons is a marvel to read.
For those of you who are somewhat familiar with the demon ranks and lords, you will find pretty much of those are depicted in the novel. A very interesting and fascinating plot although after reading the 3rd part you will be craving for more. The Novels have a very strong appeal, not only to the gamers but also for those who like to read sci-fi/fantasy stuff. The characters are extremely powerful and the writing style is meticulously though over and then put into this novel. You would be having frequent adrenaline boosts while reading this novel, and the best way to utilize that boost is to play the game along with the reading of novel. It would a unique experience, one of its kind.