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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I was enthralled by the twists and turns, and I’m sure it would amaze everyone just the same. I like the overall clarity and smoothness of the prose; it moves quickly but still has time for detailed observations along the way. Second, I found it at a library book sale. What sparks an interest in a book? I went in with the most positive outlook for all three bbook.

The Art sounds like an idea anyone with a good imagination ought to explore. I have tried to teach you the mechanics of the earth and stars; the ways of science and the workings of nature.

Myst: The Book of Atrus

How they started their life in the Cleft, we do not know, but we note the interesting fact that both Anna and Atrus always wear special goggles ayrus lenses can be adjusted for opacity—like sunglasses of varying strengths—or to magnify images like a telescope or microscope. Nor do we know anything about the world beyond the desert, but that there is a market for the paintings Anna produces from the plant dyes she grows.

Audie Award for Multi-Voiced Performance I played the first two games. Terahnee is a sister Age to D’ni and is populated by descendants of the same ancestors as the D’ni. Myst co-creators and brothers Rand and Robyn Miller often created fictional worlds and stories as young children. Myst 1 2 Jul 06, This book is outrageously fascinating in that sense! Gehn destroys Atrus’ first Age, Inception, because it does not follow Gehn’s style of writing. A bit slow, but picked up pace towards the end.


After 14 years, he has come to take Atrus to the fabled city of his heritage,D’ni. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Oct 13, Ryan Hopkins rated it really liked it. Cyan Worlds Pyst Obduction Firmament.

In the first book, I was prepared for this. And what responsibility does the writer owe to those who inhabit these worlds? The author of this book, Rand Miller, is the creator and writer of the Myst game, atrs with his brother Robyn. Based on the best-selling CD-ROM game, a fantasy novel fills out the lives booi the game’s characters, tracing the strange apprenticeship of Atrus to his father, Gehn, who wields the power to create worlds. Did you ever play the games? They have the ability to travel to other worlds as well as create them through writing books in an ancient language.

So he and Atrus sought to fix it if they could. This ability, known as the Art, was practiced extensively by an ancient civilization known as the D’ni, who were only bokk briefly in the original Myst game. Let’s Talk About Books: Wasn’t the plot of Myst based on Atrus’ two sons? The Book of Atrus serves as a prequel to the events of the eponymous first game in the Myst series, and introduces both new characters and old characters seen in the games.

Together, they eke a happy existence in the barren wasteland. Measure your own deeds against the truths I have taught you.

Amazed by this science, Atrus begins to learn his father’s ways, “to become gods” as he says. The cover of the book Myst: Yet in this novel you are introduced to not only infinite worlds, but the creation of new ones and the process to do so.

This book acts as both a prequel to “Myst” and a bridge to “Riven”. Gehn, being the overbearing man that he is, did not think most of Atrus’ ideas were good ones. Manoah’s Wife “The grass kf, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.


The Book of Atrus (Myst, #1) by Rand Miller

I want to read more of the Myst universe novels, and perhaps head over to GOG. That being said, the current editions more readily available to readers are the regular paperback and now the collected edition which was recently printed.

It certainly has interested me in the games themselves. It’d be hard for any fantasy fiction reader not to gush over. At the time I played I had no patience for puzzle games, so I spent most of my time running around in circles until a friend and I finally got off the first island with the help of a game guide we stopped playing at that time because it only told you how to get off the first island. Uru Live Other Myst: Did all the worlds that the author described appear in the video game?

It was so rich with history and detail. Aug 31, Juan Valera rated it really liked it. The novel ends by setting the stage for the rest of the series atris setting Atrus and Catherine free and living on the Age of Myst and Gehn now trapped on the Age of Riven.

Characterizations also evoked emotions in me. The volcano and Cleft. Anna is my hero. Like the story as a whole, the characters captured my interest but did bool satisfy my curiosity except Atrus. The kind that you can breathe on, with blue skies, green rolling hills.

Miller has fleshed out the character and knows why the character acts or speaks a certain way, and the reader only ever sees the product of all this character work, not necessarily why. Gehn grows more despicable with the turning of every page.