The Black Road is a Diablo series novel written by Mel Odom in 2002. It involves the story of Darrick Lang and his encounter with the demonKabraxis and Kabraxis's lieutenant, a former Zakarum priest named Buyard Cholik.
Darrick Lang is coming home. Years ago he left the town of Bramwell to walk the wide world as a soldier of fortune and champion of the realm. But Bramwell is not as he left it. Something dark and terrifying has ensnared the townsfolk, something very old and very patient, tangling innocents in a web of malice and profaning the very earth itself. Now that same power calls to Darrick and his only hope may be to walk the same perilous path of damnation.