- Series: World of Warcraft
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: TokyoPop (December 1, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1427814961
- ISBN-13: 978-1427814968
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 7.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #518,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Warcraft: Death Knight (World of Warcraft) Paperback – December 1, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
Either way, for a DK player who is interested in the Lore, it's a fun read. I'm not sure I'd pick up the upcoming mangas for classes I don't play, though.
Death Knight follows the story of Thassarian, beginning from his days as a young man in Lordaeron's army. Through a combination of flash-backs and linear storytelling, it shows the events leading from the fall of Lordaeron, the redemption of the Death Knights, to Thassarian's journey to seek revenge upon the Lich King.
Now, let me validate myself by saying I am both a longtime manga fan, Warcraft player, and bookaholic. I've flipped through every Warcraft comic or manga in print, and so far there are very, very few I felt worth the money. This one, however, was simply incredible.
There are a few things to keep in mind, however.
Firstly, this is a manga...a concrete story trying to do the impossible: capture the essence of a constantly evolving game. Anytime a book/comic attempts to do this, with ANY series, there will be obsessed fans who are disappointed. This book, like any RPG/MMORG novel, must be read with that understanding. In that light, I don't think anyone could have done a better job than Rocio Zucchi and Dan Jolley!
The Art: I was a little skeptical at first, as I am not used to seeing sword-and-sorcery stories in manga form. However, I quickly got over that and came to really appreciate the style and representation of the characters. Rocio Zucchi does a fantastic job of portraying the characters' personalities, and especially in contrasting the details between Thassarian as a human vs. Death Knight. Her style is very emotive, which blends well with Dan Jolley's storytelling. The Blood/High Elves especially were beautifully done (unlike in a few other Warcraft manga that I shall leave unnamed...). The detail, too, is absolutely staggering.Read more ›
My first main issue is with the story itself. It just seemed really jumpy. It felt as if certain parts of the story were missing. I still liked the background that it gave on Thassarian, but it felt incomplete.
The other issue I had was with the artwork. Don't get me wrong I think the artwork itself was great! The issue I had was that some of the characters looked the same, and by the same I mean virtually identical. I don't know if it was done purposely or not. Maybe there was some sort of statement being made by it? I don't know. I do know that it was just annoying. Maybe if the book had be done in color the characters would have had more obvious differences, but it isn't and I think this is something that should have been noticed.
Would I recommend it? Sure. I think it gives an interesting insight into a character that people have seen in the game. But I think going into it they should know the issues ahead of time so they won't be as disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was very happy, indeed, when this arrived. Somehow, "Death Knight" is not as easy to find as other WoW manga, but it is worth the search. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Earthshine
Absolutely loved this book. Anything with Thassarian and Koltira gets 5 stars from me.Published 15 months ago by Thesseli
this was a great book! i would definitely recommend this to my friends was also enjoy WoW lore. the only thing that bothered me was that i read it in about two hours. Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Jake S.
If you havent played the expansion already, or even if you have,, this fills you in on all the little tid bits you have no clue about. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by Phalanx Security Innovations
i would love it more if i would download this to my kindle and the story shoulda been more but enjoy it lots!Published on November 27, 2010 by gary ferrell