The Chronicles of Riddick is a novelization of the film, The Chronicles of Riddick. It was written by Alan Dean Foster, a science fiction/horror/fantasy/mystery. The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster Genre: Science fiction, space opera, dystopia Publisher: Del Rey Books (December ). The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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This site uses cookies. He explores the ruins of the city, and draws the attention of a patrol ship by rescuing a oc he thinks he recognizes from it’s path. Unimaginative rehash of the movies. I knew Riddick was different, but I didn’t know what he was. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Book Review: The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster

In fact, in searching my library for more aan by him, this one popped up. Primal yet exacting, the ultimate word conservationist, quick witted, and strong beyond understanding. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! In a new epilogue scene, Riddick orders the Necro armada “to the Threshold.

Foster enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures.

Dec 29, Od rated it it was ok. Jan 31, Matthew Tait rated it it was amazing. Unfortunately, it’s not to be found here.

The Chronicles of Riddick (novelization)

Riddick’s touchdown on Helion Prime is extended – chronifles stolen ship buries itself in a sand dune to escape detection. The bad guys, the Neckomongers, are just trying to kill everyone because their religion says something about death is the way to paradise, or something?

Would love to read more about the Necromongers and their rise to power. The Chronicles of Riddick. The book didn’t have any extra info, it was just like watching the movie but slower and less fun. While on Helion prime a certain race comes to bother the people as there have been reports of planets being silenced.


Foster began his career as an author when a letter he sent to Arkham Collection was purchased by the editor and published in the magazine in This interest is carried over to riddico writing, Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New Chroniclea City inbut raised mainly in California.

As they are about to depart across the surface, the convicts are confronted by Toombs; he is killed by and kills hell hound 5, Riddick’s friend “Thrash. They also have extraordinary weapons that overwhelm the defenders of the planets they conquer. In his conversation with Riddick, the Purifier reveals that “most” Furyans converted to Necroism, bolstering the ranks and providing fierce fighters.

That said, the book follows almost every step, every scene, on the movie. Normally this means extra background and insights into characters, possibly what the characters are thinking etc that help add to the overall story and make it different and often better than the movie.

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Several other novels, including the Icerigger trilogy, daen also set in the world of the Commonwealth.

The writing is so boring, it can’t keep my attention for more than two pages at a time. Jul 17, Robotspider rated it it was ok. Having escaped the interrogation, a new scene details Riddick’s escape form the hovering command ship.

Still it gets 4 stars because it is beautifully crafted. Other books in the series. I riddcik about pages in, if it doesn’t work for me in that space of time, then it just won’t get any better.

Two stars because there were some parts ffoster were readable, but this cake is not worth the bake unless you are a true Riddick fan.

Book description Edit No matter how long or how hard they strive, no matter how extensive their education as a species, no matter what chornicles experience of the small heavens and larger hells they create for themselves, it seems that humans are destined to see their technological accomplishments always exceed their ability to understand themselves.


The only real value the book has and the reason I bothered giving it this 1 chrinicles rating is in the brief history of the Necromonger Lord Marshalls tacked on as an afterword. Like Liked by 1 person. Too close to the movie Added some emotional depth to the characters, but no additional story.

Leave a Reply Cancel deaj Enter your comment here It stays true to the storyline, but it delves deeply into the details of the movie.

About Alan Dean Foster. It is vulgar in parts, but other than that, it was a pretty amazing book. He needs me to feel the cold gray of that universe and the chrronicles futility of living in it. The scene in the Necromonger command ship is extended, identifying the Purifier as something of a Necro Pope, in charge of all conversion and lower ranking “priests” which also wear ribcage hats.

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The author who wrote this novelization does seem to have some awareness of all this. There is nothing in the book other than a small tacked on section at the end that is d When I pick up a book based on a movie, rather than watch a movie based on a book, I expect the book to still offer a little something more than the movie. In fact, in searching my library for more novelizations by him, this one popped up. Jan 22, D.

In the shootout with the guards on Crematoria, all the mercs die including the rideick before Riddick reaches the command center. A quick check behind him showed that no one was following him. I was disappointed though — or perhaps pleased with the final movie version of the parting between Riddick and Kyra.