200 Words or Less

200 Words or Less: Darksiders: The Abomination Vault.


Welcome to 200 Words or Less, a weekly Friday feature here on The Tattooed Book Geek where I will bring to you reviews/thoughts of 200 words or less from the books I read before I started blogging. We all have them, books that we read and loved or even read and hated before we decided to start blogging and what better way than a quick fire review of 200 words or less to share your thoughts on them.

My Choice:


Ride with the Horsemen of the Apocalypse as they seek to unearth a plot that could plunge all of Creation into chaos!

Ages before the events of Darksiders and Darksiders II, two of the feared Horsemen—Death and War—are tasked with stopping a group of renegades from locating the Abomination Vault: a hoard containing weapons of ultimate power and malice, capable of bringing an end to the uneasy truce between Heaven and Hell . . . but only by unleashing total destruction.

Darksiders: The Abomination Vault by Ari Marmell.

Darksiders is one of my favourite game franchises, apart from a couple of pain in the ass puzzles the games give hours of enjoyment and are both top-notch. 

Darksiders: The Abomination Vault is a prequel taking place eons before the events of the games.

Darksiders focuses on the four horseman of the apocalypse, Death, War, Strife and Fury (though the later two only play very minor roles).

Darksiders 1 concentrated on War while Darksiders 2 concentrated on Death with the storylines taking place concurrently. The Abomination Vault features these two characters, adding lore to the world, complexity to both characters and their back-story.

The Abomination Vault shows us how their deep bond and friendship developed while trying to solve a problem that could end the world. 

Death is agile and cynical with a witty and sarcastic undertone while War uses brute force and prefers to obey the rules with a stoic and blunt personality. They are opposites, often bickering like a couple of siblings, together they make a formidable double act.

A quick and easy well written fun read, decent and descriptive world building and lots and lots of action!

FYI Death is plain awesome, sarcasm for life!

Quotes from Darksiders: The Abomination Vault:

“Your sarcasm is unwelcome here, Horseman,” the Crowfather rasped at him. “Pity. It seems determined to follow me everywhere.”

“If even one of you takes so much as a single shot at that crow”, he told them, his tone matter-of-fact, “then after you are dead, I will summon your spirits to provide me with the names of your siblings, your parents, and your children. And I will animate your corpses to murder them with your own hands”.

“Creation is quite impressionable. Everyone leaves a trail of their actions. And everyone, however wise, however powerful, however immortal, makes mistakes. All it requires is the patience to wait for them. And you’ll find no one, in all Creation, quite so patient as Death.”

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17 thoughts on “200 Words or Less: Darksiders: The Abomination Vault.

      1. I may well be tempted in the near future but I have a sequel to the audio book I just reviewed to start soon. And, ever since starting to watch the Expanse, I have the urge to dive into the novels the show was based on. Do love a bit of 4 horsemen, though. Even if I did think one was named famine 😉

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  1. HOLY C**P ! Even DARKSIDERS have a book? I Have to buy it asap. I so want a Darksider 3 , and I want Death back in it . I DON’T EVEN CARE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO DEATH AT THE END OF DARKSIDERS 2. I WANT HIM BACK!

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  2. Okay, so do I lose cool points if I admit that I own these and have yet to play them? Because that is the case. Although your review has rekindled my interest. I am a huge fan of video game books because I am a lover of all things love and the addition of depth they provide. This is great!

    Did you just change the blog layout that looks incredible!???! I have been having to use my phone lately so I miss a lot of details, but I am digging this hard 😉

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    1. I haven’t changed the blog layout, I like the theme that I use to much but I did change the graphics and the colour from red to blue, new banner and side picture though and headers on top of the pages. The 200 words or less posts will still have the old graphic though as I’ve drafted quite a few up and I’m not going through and changing everyone – I’m far to lazy.lol Also, picmonkey, I use the free version has decided that the font I use is now in the paid version, gggrrr!😠

      Ha, yeah, unfortunately you lose some cool points but only because I absolutely love these games!😀

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