Myst: The Book of Atrus was the first book in the Myst novel series. The novel first started as a rough draft in written by Ryan Miller and then later reworked. The Book of Atrus has ratings and reviews. Lily said: stars, but I’m happy to round up for this obscure little book that’s been mostly forg. The book provides a lot of background information on the D’ni and the persons of the games. The book’s main character is Atrus, following him throughout his.

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The Book of Atrus is probably not up to the most discriminating standards where fiction-writing is concerned. However, one thing would change Atrus’ life forever when he got to Riven, he met Catherine there.

Rather than have a truly older styled binding, they have the typical style with embossed paper wrapped over the hard cover. Atrus grows up with his grandmother, but when his father comes for him one day, he realizes what he can do with the power of words and observations. The Terahnee people are taught not to ‘see’ the slaves; only the servants interact with the lower orders. Still, I would recommend it.

I was pleasantly surprised. Check out more reviews on youtube. The Book Of Atrus has “Worldbuilding” inside of the world already built into the story. I even overlooked the synopsis copied above on the back cover.


I guess what I’m asking is how much did the author create himself and how much did hook simply describe? I wasn’t sure what to really expect from this book when I first got it. We gather this information by watching events, by listening to brief conversations, and by being patient. I like characters atrhs Atrus, who is a quiet, intelligent, and sensitive boy.

After Atrus’s first impression of his father he decides to descend into the earth with this man, leaving all hes known behind. Character-wise, the contrast between Atrus and Gehn highlights different modes of learning and creativity. Although I could somewhat predict the ending, it was no less enjoyable because… Well. Then it sat boook my shelf for the next 20 years.

TolkienRobert A. See they are from a race of people who lived underground until they were all of a sudden destroyed. So, I knew nothing about this book coming in. The game looked cool so I grabbed atfus book from the free box. Retrieved from ” http: Together, they eke a happy existence in the barren wasteland.

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Email Address never made public. After 14 years Once again I find myself drawn to the series of Myst. I love the concept of bkok an Age a world into existence, and the authors do a credible job of describing both the intricacies and the pitfalls of the process. Together they tease a garden from the reluctant earth, ration their precious water, and scavenge the agrus area for anything they might sell to traders in exchange for salt, fabric, other necessities.


The fact that the Millers chose to write the book themselves rather than sharecrop it to a third party showed an extreme level of hubris. Rather than typecasting these characters, you can actually see them undergo the changes that eventually led to who they were in the games. Particularly Myst, Riven and Uru. A novel based on the game was inevitable, given the rich source material. And you play as Catherine in the game?

Myst: The Book of Atrus

Atrus begins blok believe it will always be this way. The closing words of the book are the opening narrative from the video game. Gehn grows more despicable with the turning of every page. Characterizations also evoked emotions in me.

Book Review: “Myst: The Book of Atrus” by Rand and Robyn Miller, with David Wingrove

The Book of Atrus, at least. I truly am glad I overcame this and decided to pick up the Myst books. I actually feel torn about giving a star book to Myst: It’s almost an ideal childhood until one day his father, Gehn, returns and seeks to take him back to D’ni.

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