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Tides of Darkness (World of Warcraft Series)

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Just read it

I realize other reviews have not been kind to this particular piece however I enjoyed it very much. It does seem to some people that it somewhat just a summary of events and biased towards the alliance but the author needed to include a lot of facts (based off the game,...
I realize other reviews have not been kind to this particular piece however I enjoyed it very much. It does seem to some people that it somewhat just a summary of events and biased towards the alliance but the author needed to include a lot of facts (based off the game, WC2) for it to all make sense and to be able to 'live' through the entire experience. As for being biased towards the alliance, what did 95% of people do when they got the game? Play it from the start on the Alliance side. I think the author did a great job at including the Horde and going through their actions as well. I personally enjoyed the book very much and I have read every single WarCraft, StarCraft, & Halo book availabe, and have played the games as well. I will say that (through no fault of the author)the previous statements were correct in that the character development was lacking, it would have been better to go all out even if the book ended up being 500+pages. Oh well, I think most WC fans, even the die-hard ones (especially if details of the lore are important to you) will enjoy this book very much. Of course I played WC2 before I read it so I could visualize almost every battle, character, setting, chronology, etc.

posted by Ryanxia on December 20, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

It was...ok

While i did enjoy some parts of the book overall it was one sided and at some points blatantly inaccurate. The one that sticks in my mind the most is saying trolls are as strong if not stronger the ogres. As stated in reviews before it does lean heavily to the side of t...
While i did enjoy some parts of the book overall it was one sided and at some points blatantly inaccurate. The one that sticks in my mind the most is saying trolls are as strong if not stronger the ogres. As stated in reviews before it does lean heavily to the side of the Alliance and doesn't go into very much detail in the battles. But I definitely loved that battle between Doomhammer and Lothar.

posted by Zskor on April 8, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2008

    Boring and Lackadaisical Summary of an Epic Tale

    After reading the series of Warcraft books, I was very excited to see a new title released. However, I am greatly disappointed that the Epic tale of the second war was reduced to a boring, one sided summary. The book presents a very one-sided look at the vicious war of Warcraft2. By one sided, I mean whenever the author presents a battle, there appears to be a great favoritism toward the alliance which was simply inaccurate. Fights became predictable as human casualties are rarely described. The mighty Orcs seemed to be described as mere infants who only had number on their side. It simply seemed as if this book was written with a check list in mind of events that needed to be covered including the creation of the death knights, ogre magi and the alliance counter parts. All in a all, this book was a great disappointment to an avid fan of the enterprise. However, this reader¿s opinions may be in vain because people will flock to this title regardless simply for having the name of Warcraft.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2008

    Failure of Epic Grandure

    Not only was this book a failure of tremendous epic grandure, I often wonder if the author even at once played or read another warcraft book/game. First of all, this book was nothing but a summary. There was no character development and there was certainly no real sense of a war. From the author's point of view, readers can clearly tell Aaron is an alliance fanatic. So much so that he has recorded real slim casualties for the alliance so such tremendous death's for the horde that the reader can be lead to believe that the orcs were merely infants. That is not the case. Of course the horde did lose the war however, the author seem to believe that in such a bloody and long faught war like warcraft 2, the alliance won with such ease. Even the fearsome Doom Hammer was not able to score more than a handful of kills while a lowly peasant with the Alliance over his head was able to make Zul'Jin run away. Such a one sided disappointment this is

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Fuk minecraft

    Wow is better

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    TERRIBLE

    GOOOOOOO MINECRAFT

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