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World of Warcraft: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm Kindle Edition
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I have been playing the Warcraft games since they first came out and have been buying all the books as soon as they are published. I am a lore geek, and this book answered ALOT of questions I had about changes coming in the Cataclysm expansion. I was lucky enough to get into the beta, and a few of the changes confused me since I had no backstory to understand WHY these changes were made. The Shattering answered every single question I had made, and even gave me a newfound respect for Garrosh Hellscream, a character that I had previously loathed.
I can't recommend this book highly enough, buy it, borrow it, whatever, and read it!
Anyone who likes Warcraft needs to read this book, it clears up many things in the transition to the new World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm, and it is also an amazing read, like Golden's other Warcraft work.
10/10 no contest!
This is a must read. I just pre-ordered the game after reading the end. can't wait.
Christie Golden's appropriately titled, The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm, covers the earthshaking events leading up to latest World of Warcraft expansion being released this winter.
The Shattering contains story arcs for both the Horde and the Alliance, with a few intertwining scenes to tie them altogether. Two of the major arcs are parallel to each other, but are set within the context of one of the two factions.
Golden navigates the reader through these plotlines masterfully. Alliance and Horde politics are entertainingly explained, and Golden performs her magic of fleshing out characters that most Warcraft fans vaguely have seen in other media or not at all; specifically, Anduin Wrynn and Baine Bloodhoof, whose storylines are the focus in this novel.
However, considering the length of the novel and its' purpose, the multiple story arcs does contain a few tangles. Some plot-lines are rather rushed, specifically Thrall's visit to Nagrand.
Thrall's journey involves a romance that came off rushed and unconvincing due to the limited screentime the two characters had. The romantic interest IS interesting as a character, but the way their relationship developed could've been better off developed later versus all at once in The Shattering.
Additionally, considering it's a novel containing both factions, there's a lot of names and locales exclusive to those factions that a casual fan wouldn't recognize. Golden tries to mitigate this by providing a brief background or title on anything notable, but it still can come off as a tangled net of pronouns.Read more ›
Christie Golden does a great job of giving you a sense of the lore figures, even if you only have a cursory familiarity with Warcraft lore. In fact, I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to gain a quick, synopsis of not only those-present lore character's history, but demeanor.
Often when an author is challenged with multiple view points, a reader can feel disappointed "just as s/he is getting comfortable" with a POV and being taken away at an interesting point. Golden does a solid job of keeping the various threads of her tale engaging, and the bulk of my disappointment arose elsewhere (read further).
I primarily bought this book for lore I felt was lacking in the game, and really, in most Warcraft lore books, specifically: Voljin, Sylvanas, Lor'themar Theron, and Prophet Velen. Curiously the only leader absent that I didn't care about was Mekkatorque. As a lore reader, I was sorely disappointed to see them absent amidst such critical moments in the game's canon. As a general sci-fi fantasy reader, I was thoroughly disappointed in the, as what other reviewers here have labeled rushed (and in my opinion, lazy), writing. Having to juggle so many "players" in a game's history can be a challenge, but anyone who has read the likes of Steven Erikson or George R.R. Martin are familiar with how a five star author handles such a challenge.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good read that shows more of the stories behind the game. I definitely recommend reading this to understands all the lore behind the game!Published 13 days ago by Noah Habrat
Excellent book. Definifely one of the best Warcraft books I have ever read and I agree with previous reviews! I couldn't put this one down. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BOOKt
It was nice seeing the politic atmosphere before the cataclysm. Just wish Jaina wasn't crying everytime someone talked.Published 5 months ago by Stepback121
Although I had quitted playing WoW for a year. I still follow the story development. The scenario is played out in a logical manner with just the right touch of information to get... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Chan Kok Chie
Christie Golden has a way with words like my wife has a way with changing diapers.
...no idea where I was going with that, but this novel was saved by the ease reading... Read more
I've read other Christie Golden books and in all cases she is a tale spinner that kept me engaged and lost in her writing. Read morePublished 11 months ago by VLG
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you should understand most of it. Actually you may even understand more of it that those that currently play due to the fact that the books seem to be much more informative about the goings on within the factions and story lines at the moment. But that is my personal opinion. Although I will say... Read More
Sep 26, 2011 by E.J. | See all 3 posts
|Its Oct 19???||
I assume it means at least Oct. 19th 12:00 am PDT as most US online orders are based on stating a time in PDT.
Oct 18, 2010 by Matthew McCraw | See all 2 posts
I agree. I rarely use my Kindle anymore. E-books that cost more than physical books are crazy. I refuse to buy one on the Kindle that is more (or even the same price) as a physical book. Right now, I only use my Kindle for out of copyright classics that I can get for free. If publishers make... Read More
Dec 15, 2010 by Nomadic Dan | See all 2 posts
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