Myst, The: Book of Atrus

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Hyperion, Nov 1, 1996 - Fiction - 496 pages
108 Reviews
Based on the best-selling CD-ROM game, a fantasy novel fills out the lives of the game's characters, tracing the strange apprenticeship of Atrus to his father, Gehn, who wields the power to create worlds. Reprint.

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It makes the plot so much more engrossing. - Goodreads
The ending blew me away, I enjoyed it so much. - Goodreads
The writing was plain and unadorned, which worked well. - Goodreads

Review: The Book of Atrus (Myst #1)

User Review  - Matt Matash - Goodreads

I jumped on the Myst bandwagon a bit late. I played Myst, Riven, & Exile in 2012. I really enjoyed the style of the games and the characters, so I decided recently to give this book a read. First off ... Read full review

Review: The Book of Atrus (Myst #1)

User Review  - Lokathor - Goodreads

Fantastic stuff if you love the background to the Myst plot. I don't think it's really good enough to stand on its own if you don't already have some investment in the Myst setting though. Read full review


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David Wingrove is a co-author (with Brian Aldiss) of "Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, which won the prestigious Hugo and "Locus Awards for best non-fiction work in the science fiction genre.
"The Marriage of the Living Dark is the eighth and final novel in the Chung Kuo series, most of which have been translated into many languages. David Wingrove lives in North London with his wife and four daughters.

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