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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Still it gets 4 stars because it is beautifully crafted. Would love to read more about the Necromongers and their rise to power.

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In fact, in searching my library for more novelizations by him, this one popped up. In a new epilogue scene, Riddick orders the Necro armada “to the Threshold.

Pitch Black and subsequently The Chronicles of Riddick are favourite films in my household and I am quite fond of the character of Riddick. Some of the unnecessary details are over explained and repeated, making it boring. I’m so very ‘blah’ about this book. Foster did not let me down with the sultry blade that is Dame Vaako.

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Differences from the film Edit There are many minor scene extensions, and some narrative focus on design elements that are only implied in the film such as the reliance on older, sturdier mechanization in the Crematoria Slam Facility. I will say if you watch the movie first then the book gets easier to follow and the book seems more interesting because of the more in depth detail that is presented.

Didn’t seem to better explain the universe they lived in, how people came to be or what would happen next. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. Jan 21, Gregory K. Learn how your comment data is processed. One by one, he pushed back hoods and examined faces.


I already know the overall story, of course, seeing as I’ve watched the movie at least three times. I decided to read the book tye hopes of learning more about why Riddick is the way he is.

So I feel like I should give Foster credit for capturing both the vibe of the film and showing such patience with our illustrious star. While I recognize that the movie can’t exactly be considered high art, I like it a lot. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The only worth reading is the prologue that it tells the tale of chronocles necromongers. Foster began his career as an author when a letter alann sent to Arkham Collection was purchased by the editor and published in the magazine in This interest is carried over to his writing, Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City inbut raised mainly in California.

He doesn’t show his feelings an Well, I never knew this was a book! The campaign being discussed by the Zhylaw and his commanders before Vaako’s stealth test is different, and the scene between the Lord Marshal and Aereon is fosfer longer. By continuing to use if website, you agree to their use. Kyra in particular is a character of interest, as is the Lord Marshall in his unwavering beliefs, but really, I am here for the Vaakos.

Riddick takes their spacecraft.

The Chronicles of Riddick (novelization)

Every writing teacher says show don’t tell, but this book was just the opposite. I rated it a 3 because I still got the gritty action and taciturn antihero I love so much, but I couldn’t give it a score higher than that because it provided absolutely no more depth and back story than the movie.

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This book also has a movie yet goes into more depth, so if Vin Diesel lover watched the movie then surly they will want to know more about what Riddick Vin Diesel does. It is just too forceful. Several other novels, including the Icerigger trilogy, akan also set in the world of the Commonwealth. Our Goodreads lists are an eclectic assortment of genres — and we love to share our thoughts.


When the Helion police search his home, Riddick does not taunt them by putting out the candles but simply kills them in the already-dark room. This honestly didn’t add much save for amusement in reading the Ths loves Riddick story. We learn nothing of Riddick or Kyra. As with all fanatics, they believe they are doing their lord’s work. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I’m guessing that was a last minute script change that made it into the movie, much like Leia and Han’s “I love you” “I know,” which was not in the novelization.

Foster has done an excellent job of retelling the story from the movie.

Kryllthe fifth Lord Marshal brought about the Quasi-Dead, fragile yet powerful beings whose use to the Necros evolves even today. Too close to the movie I like reading the chroonicles before watching the movie so I can compare my images with the movies.

The other way around the movie takes precedence so it’s not as exciting.

Here is a monster to fight off the other monsters, not because he cares but because fighting for mates and meat is what monsters do. Intense read I think scifi fans should definitely read but an amazing story for all. Riddick has some flashes, imagines, almost like movie snippets when he’s in trouble.

The Chronicles of Riddick

He wants desperately to convince the reader that this is a gritty universe and Riddick is the grittiest. That was the point of the movie that this novel was based on. Well, if you’ve ever seen this movie, then you’re going to love this book. I really enjoyed this book and gave it was four stars. Mogsy is Currently Reading. Apr 28, P. Riddick’s touchdown on Helion Prime is extended – the stolen ship buries itself in a sand dune to escape detection.