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World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part I [Kindle Edition]

Richard A. Knaak
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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Book Description

THE AGE OF DRAGONS IS OVER.

Uncertainty plagues Azeroth’s ancient guardians as they struggle to find a new purpose. This dilemma has hit Kalecgos, youngest of the former Dragon Aspects, especially hard. Having lost his great powers, how can he—or any of his kind—still make a difference in the world?

The answer lies in the distant past, when savage beasts called proto-dragons ruled the skies. Through a mysterious artifact found near the heart of Northrend, Kalecgos witnesses this violent era and the shocking history of the original Aspects: Alexstrasza, Ysera, Malygos, Neltharion, and Nozdormu.

In their most primitive forms, the future protectors of Azeroth must stand united against Galakrond, a bloodthirsty creature that threatens the existence of their race. But did these mere proto-dragons face such a horrific adversary alone, or did an outside force help them? Were they given the strength they would become legendary for...or did they earn it with blood? Kalecgos’s discoveries will change everything he knows about the events that led to the...DAWN OF THE ASPECTS

PART I

The former Dragon Aspects are on the brink of going their separate ways to forge new destinies. As Kalecgos ponders the uncertain future awaiting his kind, he uncovers a mysterious artifact that allows him to see through the eyes of his late predecessor, Malygos. Intense visions bombard Kalecgos, transporting him to a time when the original Aspects were no more than primitive proto-dragons. Across ancient Kalimdor’s northern plains, they fought for survival against each other and a terrifying creature that dominated the era: the Father of Dragons, Galakrond. But many questions remain for Kalecgos. What are the origins of this strange artifact? Are its visions a gift, or a curse?


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  • File Size: 4341 KB
  • Print Length: 71 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star (February 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AHE2DD6
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well Done February 19, 2013
By Jerry
Format:Kindle Edition
Richard Knaak always does a good job on these books and this one is no exception. It is somewhat irritating that it is being done in several small segments instead of all at once. It would have nice to read the entire storyline as opposed to just a few chapters.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick read February 21, 2013
By Joseph
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I enjoyed this even though it was short. Cannot wait until book II comes out next month. I'm a huge lore fan and have all the novels, comics, short stories, graphic novels, etc and this was fun. If you are confused with this book, read Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects and then read the short story Charge of the Aspects. This short story can be found on the wow website under lore and short stories. I hope that helps and you all enjoy this as much as I!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I'm writing this review having just finished the fifth part of the series/novel chunks/whatever you want to call it, and I'm looking at the work as a whole. I came into it as a fan of Knaak, having enjoyed his work since the Dragonlance and Dragonrealm days. I've often heard people denigrate him for his Warcraft novels, which puzzled me. I wasn't pleased with some of the stuff in Wolfheart, but having now read Dawn of the Aspects, I understand why people hate on his books so much.

From the start, his characterizations are awful and inconsistent with other presentations of the characters. I haven't read the older Warcraft novels, so perhaps how Kalecgos was portrayed matches how he was at some point in the novels, but it certainly doesn't match where he and Jaina ended up at the end of Tides of War, which this follows both in publication date and the lore timeline. The little we see of modern day Alexstraza doesn't really match where she should be either. She attempted to withdraw from the world following Korialstraz's death. For her to do so again so quickly (especially quickly for a creature who has existed for at least ten thousand years) is ridiculous.

There are logical inconsistencies that are obnoxious as well and threw me out of what little immersion I was able to grasp from the story. For example, it's declared that the dragons are now infertile. Why would five individual dragons losing extra special powers (that of being the Aspects) render the entire species infertile? They are not the only dragons around, nor is it suggested that they are. The Aspects were not the only ones of their flights to reproduce either. It makes no sense at all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok story, terrible format April 22, 2013
By Jason
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I've read many of the books that are part of World of Warcraft canon, and I was excited to read the new Dawn of the Aspects title. The dragons and particularly the Aspects, have been such a core part of the story for so long that I was interested in seeing how they handle having their driving role in Azeroth diminished. Unfortunately no one knows the full story yet as the publisher of these titles has decided to serialize them, selling of five pieces independently over the space of a few months.

I think this is a terrible format. The pieces independently are unfulfilling, and drag the story into a series of uninteresting story arcs. Knaak is an ok writer, and true to the WoW books, the writing is not complex or gripping. This is a fast read, made less interesting by the small piece of story and need to string things along across five parts.

Do yourself a favor: if you really want to get the details, wait for the inevitable single download that comes out in the summer and get that instead.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epicness continues March 18, 2013
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the vast story of Azeroth continues to jump around the world and back to the past and forward to the future, giving readers a history in which to immerse themselves in
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dawn of the Aspects: Part 1 July 11, 2014
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Oh my gosh I loved this book! The aspects are one of my favorite things about WoW (World of Warcraft), so it's great to finally have a book series to read about them. I'll be buying part 2 as soon as I have the money!
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3.0 out of 5 stars it's "adequate" April 15, 2014
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I did not realize that Richard had divided the book into novellas. Not sure that I want to buy the other 5 books in the series. This really did not hold my interest very well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent in a series of good books! March 19, 2014
By Lindsey
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I really like the writing style. It's really a page-turner! I would whole heartily recommend this to any fan of the Warcraft franchise.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read.
I can't wait until I get the next two books. I was very impressed with the story and I the next is just as good
Published 16 days ago by DoctorWho0204
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Book!
Published 1 month ago by Smilinez
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great Book!
Published 2 months ago by Xuina
3.0 out of 5 stars I love the lore of Warcraft but this was a tough ...
I love the lore of Warcraft but this was a tough read. It was not very well written at all. It seems at though it might have been rushed or an editor just didn't take the time to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ian McNiff
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice book for an afternoon.
Very nicely written. The story seems very absorbing after the first chapter. Too bad it's not in one book instead of five.
Published 4 months ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting
Cool book. Suggested for any Warcraft fans or fantasy readers. Read the whole series and peer deeper into the minds of the aspects.
Published 5 months ago by Chenzo
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
silly fantasy but it seems to sell. I wanted to see an example of this genre.
Published 6 months ago by Mark Thrice
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Reccomend!
As with most of the Richard A. Knaak books in the Warcraft series, I really enjoyed reading this book. Great storyline and characters that you can get immersed in.
Published 7 months ago by E. Ercoline
5.0 out of 5 stars Dawn of the Aspects: Part I
I would recommend to everyone I know. Great start to series, can't wait to start the next book should be just as awesome as the first one!!
Published 9 months ago by Joseph A. Kennedy
4.0 out of 5 stars Short, quick read
Too short of a story, but good for the audience that likes to know more about the lore behind the game.
Published 15 months ago by estefan
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