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Tides of Darkness (World of Warcraft Series)

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Warcraft Fans Must Read WoW: ToD!

Warcraft fans! If you're interested to know more of the Second War before the Burning Crusade event, you'll understand more of the invasion of the Horde, the formation of the Alliance, how Alexstrasza's (Dragon of the Life-Binder) children were being misused by the Hord...
Warcraft fans! If you're interested to know more of the Second War before the Burning Crusade event, you'll understand more of the invasion of the Horde, the formation of the Alliance, how Alexstrasza's (Dragon of the Life-Binder) children were being misused by the Horde. And you'll eventually will find out characters that will later reappear in Warcraft: The Burning Crusade & Frozen Throne. Nevertheless, this book comes with detailed scenery, delightful humor, vigorous battles, and last but not the least, devastating tragedies. Enjoy this book as I did. I would also recommend this book to readers who have never read any of the Warcraft series that currently enjoy reading any fantasy/sci-fiction books.

posted by DJ_Kidmack on July 11, 2009

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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...
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

posted by Anonymous on August 15, 2008

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    alright

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  • Posted July 6, 2010

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    Tides of nonsense indeed

    What could of been a great novel instead turns into inane alliance biased drivel. Poorly put together, i would of expected better from an english major! Rosenberg has a fetish for crushing orc skulls and making the alliance army all but invulnerable. ex: hillsbrad was levelled by the orcs, yet rosenberg brushes off lore, and goes for the dramatic alliance victory. Doomhammer himself would have steamrolled lothar, yet rosenberg would have nothing of it! I know the alliance win the war in the end, but there has to be parity... the horde did just as much damage to the alliance as the alliance did to it. Total waste of money... read christine golden's work instead. Much better author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2010

    Tides of Nonsense

    The first third was quite enjoyable but.... Like Beyond the Dark Portal Rosenburg demonstrates his excessive favoritism for the alliance. He also does his best to portray the horde as target dummies for the alliance while Turalyon crushes orc skulls with monotonous ease. That is what ruins whats good and leaves a bad taste. All I take from it in high regard was the Lothar Dommhammer fight, that was the only battle where it wasnt about orcs dying and heading for cover or about Turalyon swatting away orcs while he looked around talking to his mates... Its worth a read I guess if you're a fan.

    (also trolls are stronger than orcs and Lothar was as big and strong as an orc...)

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