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Posted July 2, 2014
Over all, the stories balance out to be good, but it's hurt by a few editing choices.
A collection of short stories focusing mostly on the leaders of the various races found in the game. The better selections where the ones that did their own important thing or dealt well with people that aren't really covered all that much. Sylvanas' interaction with the Val'kyr, Mekkatorque trying to retake the homeland of his people, the secrets of Gallywix's rise to power (with footnotes about how you can't ask for your money back if they don't work for you).
On the other hand, there are a number of stories that don't make the best use of their material. Valen's story isn't so much about him and his people as much as it's about how they interact with outsiders. Greymane's feels like it wastes time on their evacuation by another faction. The Wrynn story is another retread of Varian and Anduin not getting along.
Over all, the stories balance out to be good. I would have given it one more star, but some editing choices hurt it as well. Over all, the stories are all separate things and don't tie together. But when they do share a character, we have a few occasions where the end point of one does not match the start point of another. That and the final short story should not be able to claim the word "short" as a description. I don't need an almost complete history of a people to understand the rise of an organization within it. And another story in the collection proves that point.
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