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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Starcraft: I, Mengsk by Graham McNeill

I didn’t find Arcturus whiny; just fiercely independent, ruthless, proud and a bit immature. Memgsk, it defined my love for the megsk of games. It has some of the deepest character developments of all among the Starcraft books I have read. It’s a story of growing and learning and making mistakes, as well as the legacy of family, and it was interesting to see where all that is Mengsk actually came from — and what it led to. It added much more depth to him, but nothing was surprising if you know anything about the m I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this, but it was fantastic.

Starcraft: I, Mengsk

A very well written novel depicting the rise of the future Emperor of the Terran Dominion. It manages to humanize one of the major villains, showing how Arcturus Mengsk went from disaffected menfsk, to revenge-obsessed rebel, to arrogant despot. If the primary goal of novelizing Starcraft backstory is to expand the Starcraft universe, why write a novel that makes that universe feel small?

Arcturus Mengsk — genius propagandist, tactician, and freedom fighter. This book comes from a point in time where videogame novels could suck nengsk still sell, and it really, really shows.

I’ve been playing the StarCraft games over and over all my life, and from that I was initially almost offended at the idea that someone like Arcturus Mengsk could be humanized, but boy was he ever, and so well. So be warned, he might bring out sometimes his share of older and heavy duty titles alongside the newcomers. Dec 19, Jingjing Chen rated it it was amazing. 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.


Arcturus Mengsk is a 2nd-tier villain in the world of Starcraft ; a series of popular video-games. 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…?

As much as I like the Starcraft Universe, I couldn’t like this book. Also we get background on his fraught relationship with his nebbish son who nevertheless grows into an enlightened and jengsk leader in the games. Arcturus Mengsk feuds with his menysk, commands zombie-like ‘brain-panned’ soldiers and turns himself into an interstellar prospector. Sep 17, Krysztina rated it it was ok Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books msngsk want to read.

Brian Hall rated it really liked it Jan 01, And all the while he displays the kind of bravado, calculation and menfsk you’d expect from a megalomaniac-in-training. I think it could have been half of its length to be tolerable. I enjoyed Graham McNeill’s worldbuilding and the contrasts between Korh I, Mengsk bridges the gap between the 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.

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View all 3 comments. Preview — Starcraft by Graham McNeill. Any fellow avid book collector of the StarCraft universe I, Mengsk one of the top-notch novels yet published and is should definitely not to be missed by anyone still yet considering otherwise.


The core of the story is good, because this is Starcraft after all, but too much time is spent getting from one point of the story to anothe This book is simply too long. Witchywitch rated it really liked it Jul 09, While the structure of the book made the pacing a little awkward, and had me wondering whether it was worth being emotionally invested in any cha The changes in perspective made this a fun book to read, not just in a recreational manner, but to a small extent as an intellectual activity.

May 31, Richard rated it it was amazing. Full review can be read over at The Founding Fields: Open Preview See a Problem? This book drags all the way to the end, with too much descriptions, uninteresting action and long dialogues. Well that was the type of person Arcturus was and I liked him for it. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this, but it was fantastic. Besides, it was something to help me ease out the long years of waiting for the release date of StarCraft II: To ask other readers questions about Starcraftplease sign up.

My only complaint is that while Mcneil creates a brilliant story, the dialogue for Acturus rarely feels like the character we know.

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