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Average Warcraft Book
on August 27, 2016
I think that Christie Golden is the best author as far as Warcraft books are concerned, and I usually give her books 5 stars. But this one isn't as great as the others. It has nothing to do with her writing, it is on top as always. But my chief complaint is with the story itself.
It is difficult to portray in a novel creatures like gods, dragons, etc. I feel that the best treatment of them should be to leave them in the distance. I heard one reason why books aren't written about the Eldar in the Warhammer universe is for the most part because they are non-human and would suffer from being portrayed in such a humanistic thing as a novel. Indeed, although being told countless times about the superiority of the dragons as a species, the book just reduces them to shapeshifting humans.
The battles between the dragons seem best suited to a big-budget CGI movie. There's even an element of Transformers in there at the end.
There are some humanistic elements and Thrall's character development is central to the story, but somehow all of these forces come together in such a way that doesn't make the novel shine very brightly compared to others.