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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Allentown’s Fellowship of Christians in the Arts Striving for technical excellence and profound orthodoxy. See 1 question about The Book of Atrus…. The antagonist is delightfully bad and well crafted. Instead of writhing Ages that he envisions, he takes phrases he likes from ancient D’ni text and tacks them together, creating worlds that are unstable and doomed to destruction. Atrus was raised by his grandmother, in an isolated dwelling in the desert.

But, with that being said, don’t let my review deter your experience of the book. And what responsibility does the writer owe to those who inhabit these worlds?

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This book is a quick read. Oct 04, Matt Matash rated it it was amazing. The revelations gook the beginning of the relationship between Atrus and Gehn were so human and moving.

Wingrove have done a great job bringing the Myst universe to life in these pages. Gehn teaches Atrus the Art, a skill the D’ni used to create special books which allow transport between worlds known as Ages.


The descriptions were everything: More than once I found myself comparing events in this tale to contemporary headlines, political and social sagas playing out all around bokk even as I read. It has some pleasant surprises and reminders if you’re familiar with the games and it has characters that are compelling and good if a bit archetypal.

In case you want to know more about atris game and its impact, here’s a link to a recent discussion. Atrus and his father are two of the last few D’Ni people.

I like the overall clarity and smoothness of the prose; it moves quickly but still has time for detailed observations along the way. Dec 26, Devon H rated it liked it. Love love love this story! Part of what made the game so addictive was the worldbuilding: I also think it’s a trait inherited from the book’s videogame predecessor; when playing a game, one is acutely aware of what’s visible from each vantage point of an island, and how many steps it takes to get from point A to point B.

The book’s protagonist is Atrus. Atrus grows throughout the story and really found myself rooting for him as the story unfolded. The first half was intriguing enough, especially if you’re a fan of the games, but the last half felt very rushed. 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.


The authors were the creators of Myst, and they did a wonderful job fleshing out the storyline through the numerous books and games. 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.

Characterizations also evoked emotions in me. I have read many fantasy and sci-fi books before, but none can compare to this one when it comes to the world created inside the book.

The Myst PC game is too outdated to work on my laptop. Jan 23, Kristen rated it really liked it. It certainly fills in quite a bit, but not everything. That certainly makes sense with what I read.

Myst: The Book of Atrus

I like characters like Atrus, who is a quiet, intelligent, and sensitive boy. Catherine and Atrus hatch a plan to trap Gehn on Riven. Everything that is present in the story, I like a lot—it just needs further development. See they are from a race of people who lived underground until they were all of a sudden destroyed. But the story, ultimately, is very neat. Did you ever play the games? Is the writer creating worlds, or simply creating bridges to worlds that already exist?

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