Starcraft has ratings and 24 reviews. Joe said: Arcturus Mengsk is a 2nd-tier villain in the world of Starcraft; a series of popular video-games. Men. StarCraft: I, Mengsk (Blizzard Legends) Sixty-thousand light-years from Earth, the corrupt Terran Confederacy holds the Koprulu sector tightly in its tyrannical. On the Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty soundtrack is a track called “I, Mengsk.” Within is a tenor duet that is apparently an homage to the Brood.
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Well that was the type of person Arcturus was and I liked him for it. The southern accent doest seem to come through. Witchywitch rated it really liked it Jul 09, Dmitri Yarynych rated it liked it Mar 08, I, Mengsk by Graham McNeill. The book deftly zips through generations and decades in telling the tale of three great rulers of a single lineage, helping to fill in some of the details around one of the series’ most menngsk characters.
Arcturus Mengsk—genius, propagandist, tactician, and freedom fighter. Oct 17, Eroldren rated it it was amazing Shelves: Arcturus Mengsk feuds with his father, commands zombie-like ‘brain-panned’ soldiers and turns himself into an interstellar prospector.
It manages to humanize one of the emngsk villains, showing how Arcturus Mengsk went from disaffected son, to revenge-obsessed rebel, to arrogant despot. It has some of the deepest character developments of all among the Starcraft books I have read.
I didn’t find Arcturus whiny; just fiercely independent, ruthless, proud and a bit immature.
Starcraft: I, Mengsk by Graham McNeill
Essentially, he was my favorite Terran character. The core of the story is good, because this is Starcraft after all, but too much time is spent getting from one point of the story to anothe This book is simply too mengsm. Dec 05, Frank Caron rated it really liked it. While the structure of the book made the pacing a little awkward, and had me wondering whether it was worth being emotionally invested in any character at any particular time period in the book, the overall effect was admirable.
Danny Wetzstein rated it really liked it Sep 18, Multiple similarities with Darth Vader’s rise to power. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The core of the mehgsk is good, because this is Starcraft after all, but too much time is spent getting from one point of the story to another.
The destiny of the Mengek family has long been tied to that of the Confederacy and the Koprulu sector, but as anew empire rises from the ashes of the past and alien invaders threaten the very existence of humanity, what will the mngsk hold for the next generation…?
Being able to occasionally ask “who is speaking” and having to think back through multiple transitions and narratives shifts provided a sense of pleasure that I did not expect to find in a game-inspired fiction.
May 31, Richard rated it it was amazing.
One man dares to stand up to this faceless empire and vows to bring it to its knees: But that’s where my praise ends. Surely such a person is a dead man walking? Jan 11, Richard Davis rated it it was amazing. I menggsk enjoyed it. This is a must read for all Starcraft fans. Can revenge backed with the momentum of wide-spread uprisings be that simple enough deed to get vain and declare oneself Emperor?
A surprisingly-compelling and deep portrayal of the old adage “like father, like son”, McNeil’s chronicle of the grand enemy of Blizzard’s universe is a page-turner.
I enjoyed Graham McNeill’s worldbuilding and the contrasts between Korh I, Mengsk bridges the gap between the first and second StarCraft games and spans much longer than the typical book set in this universe, nengsk through three generations of Mengsks – Angus, Arcturus one of the Big Bads in the game and finally, Valerian, who was by far the most interesting of the three.
We do have instances of overlapping insight from Angus Mengsk, patriarch of the Mengsks and a popular senator of Korhal, in his goal to overthrow the tyranny reign that the Confederacy represents to the masses.
Starcraft: I, Mengsk
Honestly, I have preservation about computer game novelizations, as far as their literary execution concerned, but this book was a pleasant exception.
Want to Read saving…. My only complaint is that while Mcneil creates a brilliant story, the dialogue for Acturus rarely feels like the character we know.
Every woman is attractive and McNeill rubs that in the reader’s face pretty much every time he mentions onea planetary senator’s wife loves cooking new recipes, and pregnancy automatically means the end of a woman’s career. Who, that is a teenage boy today hasn’t heard of starcraft, anyone? Mengsk is an aristocratic politician with a gentile southern accent and the tactics of a tyrant. And all the while he displays the kind of bravado, calculation and restlessness you’d expect from a megalomaniac-in-training.
I, Mengsk bridges the gap between the first and second StarCraft games and spans much longer than the typical book set in this universe, going through three generations of Mengsks – Angus, Arcturus one of the Big Bads in the game and finally, Valerian, who was by far the most interesting of the three.
Im also more keen to see mengwk they develop his son’s character Valerian from here and through the upcoming sequels to the game. Surely such a person is a dead man walking? He is not a popular character, but in the name of expanding Starcraft ‘s archive of lore, the bosses at Blizzard Entertainment commissioned a novel commemorating Mengsk’s rise to l.
Any fellow avid book collector of the StarCraft universe I, Mengsk one of the top-notch novels yet published and is should definitely not to be missed by anyone still yet considering otherwise.