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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Extended scene on ice planet U. The content is the same as the movie, which in turn leads me to believe the book was written from the movie script. My friend and I used to have email exchanges that were 32 pages long when all was said and done… all talking about Riddick and his survivor instinct. Riddick is left with some choices on how to get out of things. Apr 28, P. There was no equation to explain Riddick.

We know that Riddick is brutal and fearsome, but still capable of loyalty and deep feelings. The final riddkck between the Lord Marshall and Riddick is a bit shorter, with Kyra being revealed sooner; upon her impalement she dies, whispering no last words. Very unfulfilling – not the least because it seemed to have so much potential. Riddick takes their spacecraft. A quick check behind him showed that no one was following fostr. Riddick finds the person he is looking for and is surprised this person would set a bounty on him.

I’m glad I read this book because although it didn’t tell us why Riddick was dezn the run in the first place, or about his past, it gave us an inkling about his early life and where he’s from. Added some emotional depth to the characters, but no additional story.

The Chronicles of Riddick (novelization)

Unimaginative rehash of the movies. I like reading the book before watching the movie so I can compare my images with the movies.


Vaako takes pride in being the commander to capture the capitol building which was shown, but not identified, in the film. 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. 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.

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.

Either way, if you decide to read, it please do enjoy! Differences of note include: A bit of the mystery has been solved.

The Chronicles of Riddick by Alan Dean Foster

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tiara is Currently Reading. Intense read I think scifi fans should definitely read but an amazing story for all.

Book description Edit No matter how long or how hard they strive, no matter how extensive their education as a species, no matter what they 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. May 28, Charli rated it it was ok Shelves: That was only a matter of physics.

Foster did not let me down with the sultry blade that is Dame Vaako. His dull style and repetitive descriptions slow down the flow so much it’s like wading through treacle. This interest is carried over to his writing, Bestselling riddico fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City inbut raised mainly in California.

And all of that swirling want and need on the part of the author is exactly the problem with this book. In fact, in searching my library for more novelizations by him, this one popped up.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. It was a beautiful, clear night. Jul 25, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: Fortunately, this book was not just about Riddick and the perspective quite often changed.

Mass Market Paperbackpages. See 1 question about The Chronicles of Riddick…. But they end up dead, and Mr. I liked how the third movie sort of reverted back to that nature, but then it went off the rails with some really gross misogyny. He had no divining equipment with him, needed none. Jun 16, Clint rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This interest is carried over to his writing, but with a twist: He accesses the bounty announcement, tries to find out who put the bounty on his head, and can not, but he does find out where the bounty originated from, so he goes there.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On Vaako’s ship, the Purifier’s questioning of Vaako about doubts is extended. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: How many book are in the sires and are they appropriate for middle school.

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. I also disliked Oh. While dealing with these invaders the unthinkable happens.

Unlike other books, this author portrays feelings through other characters opinions and assumptions. Dec 29, Selene rated it it was ok.

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