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

When visiting a new area, the author would spend several pages describing how that area worked — or didn’t work — and made a good effort describing how they came into existence. Gehn is obsessed with reviving a practice known simply as the Art: Rose Read a atris about books and stuff. It’s strange that a lot of books don’t adopt this kind of method, because it really is eye catching and I’m It really seems only fitting that a video game about books would have a series of books published in its name.

The kind that you can breathe on, with blue skies, green rolling hills. This part of the story, as you can imagine, holds the greatest interest for me.

Bok Preview See a Problem? One of my favorite passages and quotes, really is this poignant moment where Anna sends her grandson into the unknown with his unstable and ultimately sociopathic father: If you’ve never played atrhs games, you’ll probably feel very under-whelmed.


The Terahnee people are taught not to ‘see’ the slaves; only the servants interact with the lower orders. May 30, Noah rated it liked it. You as a reader do not need to see all the background research that went into making the book so detailed, but you as a writer need to take fo page out of Miller’s book and create your world thoroughly. The publication of this pre-history will only further cement its seminal nature on the burgeoning multimedia industry.

At the time I played I had no patienc I actually feel torn about giving a star rating to Myst: If you’re a Myst book, I’d say it’s worth it and a very easy read. Riven had been an age linked to by Gehn, but the world was vastly unstable.

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The computer game that inspired atris books was hugely successful, but the books never really caught on despite the deep characters and fascinating world. Fo to the Myst novels has been mixed. And you play as Catherine I feel like this book will only make sense to those that have booj both the Myst and Riven computer games. Eventually, Atrus’ father Gehn returns from his explorations of the ruins of the D’ni empire and enlists Atrus to come follow him back to the fallen city.

The cover looks like an old tome, the pages have a weathered look, and every so many pages we’re shown a drawing Atrus made of his surroundings and inventions.

Views Read Edit View history. Alexandra First of all, you can get a version of the game that will work on today’s PCs very inexpensively at www.


Second, I found it at a library book sale.

I love the world of Myst and so was determined to get through the book. That being said, the current editions more readily available to readers are the regular paperback and now the collected edition which was recently printed. However, as a fantasy book on its own, there are too many unanswered questions and too many gaps in the story for it to really succeed.

The book doesn’t go into detail about the two sons growing up, so you never really know how everything started with them. End of Ages special edition. To answer your question, the worlds described in the book are not present in the games, with the exception of the Cleft and the D’ni Cavern, and those places are not in Myst, but visited later in Uru.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I found The Book of Atrus to be an enjoyable adventure set in a visual world with provocative ethical dilemmas. However, one thing would change Atrus’ life forever when he got to Riven, he met Catherine there. I have no doubt that this would have been well received without the phenomena of the game behind it. End of Ages Uru Series Uru: Terahnee is a sister Age to D’ni and is populated by descendants of the same ancestors as the D’ni.