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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Besides, it was something to help me ease out the megsk years of waiting for the release date of StarCraft II: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Full review can be read over at The Founding Fields: It has some of the deepest character mengs of all among the Starcraft books I have read. The rest of the text doesn’t fare much better – look hard enough and you’ll find gems like “The bark of automatic weapon fire roared” or “A drizzle of moisture clung to his skin like humidity. A damn shame, since the premise is interesting and the plot isn’t half-bad.

Feb 05, Jeremy rated it liked it. Besides, it was something to help me ease out the long years of waiting for the release date of StarCraft II: Jake recoMmended this Starcraft book.

While the structure of the book made the menfsk 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.

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.

Dec 05, Frank Caron rated it really liked it. Proberbly the best of the StarCraft novels.

Dec 19, Jingjing Chen rated it it was amazing. The destiny of the Mengsk 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 future hold for the next generation…?


It was also interesting to see the origins of the war between the Confederacy and the Kel-Morian combine and revisit the Terran vs. Although for those interested in eternal human conflicts, taking place in the Starcraft universe, I would highly recommend this novel. This rises to laughable mnegsk towards the end of the book, when Valerian sees a marine and I, Mengsk bridges the gap between mengsm 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.

Who, that is a teenage boy today hasn’t heard of starcraft, anyone?

Starcraft: I, Mengsk

Nearly every major character introduced in this novel is killed by the end. Sep 17, Krysztina rated it it was ok Shelves: Hailing from Scotland, Graham McNeill narrowly escaped a career in surveying to work for Mmengsk Workshop as a games designer.

Lists with This Book. A monstrous act of bloody violence sows t Sixty-thousand light-years from Earth, the corrupt Terran Confederacy holds the Koprulu sector tightly in its tyrannical grip, controlling every aspect of its citizens’ lives.

Adams rated it liked it. Gamers interested in story of Starcraft. If you expect swift actions full of rampageous monsters, this book is not for you. But that’s where my praise ends. In exchange you get life-like characters, whom you can symphatize with, despise, or even hate.

No trivia or quizzes yet. In regards of characters, everybody in the original games, StarCraft and Brood Warhas some sort of distinctive appeal about them whether they be the enigmatic alien Protoss or their ravenous kindred, the Zerg Swarm or those Terran castaways caught-up meddling in between.

A very well written novel depicting the rise of the future Emperor of the Terran Dominion. What’s more, it’s filled to the brim with tired, sexist tropes that make me wonder if the author has ever interacted with an actual woman. Essentially, he was my favorite Terran character.


Preview — Starcraft by Graham McNeill. Sep 15, Kevin rated it it was amazing. I think the story is quite interesting, it spans three generations of the Mengsk family, so naturally it unfolds at a slower pace what you may have been used to.

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If mfngsk point of a back-story is to explain how a character got to where they are, this does the job. Before Arcturus grew to manhood, his father, Angus Mengsk, also defied the Confederacy and sought to end its brutal reign. Maybe the other ones are better. Paperbackpages.

My only complaint is that while Mcneil creates a brilliant story, the dialogue for Acturus rarely feels like the character we know. However, I doubt that the latter part is mentioned there just as well with any other source material.

Terran part of the old StarCraft campaign. Arcturus Mengsk — genius propagandist, tactician, and freedom fighter.

Starcraft: I, Mengsk by Graham McNeill

Surely such a person is a dead man walking? Feb 26, Adowt rated it it was amazing. Feb 06, Toby Fang rated it it was amazing. View all 3 comments. Jul 09, Matthew Edrich rated it liked it. It manages to humanize one of the major villains, showing how Arcturus Mengsk went from disaffected son, to revenge-obsessed rebel, to arrogant despot. I would say that this book is important to the Starcraft universe considering the role Arcturus plays.

Good book, except the fact that it is a bit too long. Powered by WordPress Designed by: The story of Acturus Mengsk upbringing has really brought much light and development of his character.