Blizzplanet interviewed Nate Kenyon to discuss details of Diablo III: The Order.
The Diablo III novel tie-in serves as a prologue to the video game. The events happen roughly 10 years before Diablo III, when Leah is only age 8.
The author also focuses to flesh out the background story of Deckard Cain, the popular character who says: "Stay a while and listen." -- who has assisted the heroes of Sanctuary throughout Diablo I, Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, and
The author explains the development process along with Blizzard Entertainment's creative team throughout a whole year to polish the epic story the studios wanted fans to experience in order to enhance the emotive events that transpire in the first Act.