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World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King Kindle Edition
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Christie Golden has crafted a strong character-centric tale following the life of Arthas Menethil. It shows him growing into a young man, joining the ranks of the paladins, and his eventual fall from grace in a way that is quick, concise, and yet still meaningful. Arthas is portrayed as neither a spoiled brat or an arrogant upstart, but as a well-meaning person with a good soul and a few very human and realistic character flaws that gets twisted into something horrible, party by outside forces, but also by the lack of control he has over himself. As I read it, I found myself comparing it to the fall of Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars Saga, and I hate to say it, Golden did a superior job with her take on how a hero becomes the villain.
If this book has any weakness, is that its a little too short. The first two volumes take place at a good pace, always moving but taking the time to really show us all that's transpiring. As the book moves through its third act, those familiar with Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne will note at how briefly the events of the undead campaign are covered. In contrast to the first two thirds of the book, the last third skips over large chunks of the storyline to make sure the crucial points get the time needed, which is good.
The main story in no way feels slighted.Read more ›
Christie Golden seems to be a fan of writing the "bad guy" story. She's written both Rise of the Horde and Lord of the Clan (though the argument could be made that the leader of the orcs is not a bad guy in the true sense). With Arthas: Rise of the Lich King she gets the nod from Blizzard (the company who owns WoW) to write an account on one of the most powerful and profound characters in the WoW universe. And she does VERY well.
I agree, however, with the other reviews that state she seemed to become bored, or was strapped for time, near the end of the story. While I understand the desire to not "re-write" some things that have appeared (or may appear) in other WoW novels, sometimes the story jumped from "A" to "C" to without satisfactorily touching on "B". There are parts in the book where it was almost like "By the way, there was this big war and the good guys won"; where one sentence was the springboard past epic events in the history. Noticing it as one who has a strong understanding of the lore, I can only imagine someone who has no idea scratching their heads before reading on.
Otherwise, as I've said, enjoy the story, you won't be disapointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you enjoy lore and liked WOTLK this will give you an inside to the past of Arthas. Not very surprising stuff but definitely very interesting read.Published 2 hours ago by Jorge M.
This book has been an emotional journey from the very beginning...
Learning about Arthas's life from a child into a man... Read more
Really great story that fills out some of the lore around the time of Warcraft 3. I'd say it's a definite read for any fan.Published 19 days ago by Cody Keisler
If you’ve been playing Warcraft, when it was just a simple game or World of Warcraft as an online game, you must know who the Lich King is. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Hedgewitchmama
It's nice seeing it from Arthas' point of view. From the beginning to his transformation, the storyline is exciting. 5 Stars!Published 1 month ago by mark llanos
Arthas becomes the very thing he fights against as this tragic hero loses all by his hand. A perfect extension to the games.Published 2 months ago by Jonathon Snowdon
Another great Warcraft book Christie Golden. This one ties in with other books in Warcraft universe, but from the eyes of Arthas.Published 2 months ago by B. Fahey
This book is quite a good introduction to the warcraft universe as it touches upon the original warcraft rts and world of warcraft. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dominic
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