am 16. Dezember 2014
I have to admit that I was skeptical when I first thought about reading a novel about World of Warcraft. I do like the MMORPG but books about video games are usually pretty shallow and - more often than not - not worth the price. A hardcore fan of the respective game might like it, but an “ordinary” person who just wants to read a decent book, typically won’t.
This book however not just proved me wrong but made me a fanatic about WoW novels :) ! Seriously, this is one of the top 20 most thrilling books I’ve ever read in my life. Granted, this might have two reasons which possible won’t apply to everyone. Firstly, I really like WoW and the lore of this game. Secondly, I just love the draenei race and this book tells quite a lot about their background.
But I’m sure that even “ordinary” readers with no ties to WoW would find this book compelling and worth their time.
The style of writing is excellent and practically forced me to continue reading, no matter where I was. In fact, I was so addicted to the writing of Christie Golden that I will definitely buy her other books, too. Unfortunately she only seems to have written a few more books in the WoW universe :( .
The story is very deep and the characters have so much personality that I even started to care about orcs as a race. WoW players will know immediately what I mean :) . To everyone else, I don’t wanna spoil anything. Even though the book isn’t that long (which is a real shame) it offers a lot of very interesting plot and character development.
I so much wanna know how the story continues that I already bought the kind of sequel to this book “World of Warcraft: Tides of Darkness”. I’d be pretty surprised if somebody who either likes WoW, fantasy in general or just well written books, wouldn’t like this one.
For me it’s an awesome book and absolutely worth it… particularly for WoW fans!