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World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King

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10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Excellent read

I read this book cover to cover in about a day and a half (which is about as fast as I go) and was very pleased by it. It ties in with the video games, WarCraft 3 and World of WarCraft, as well as ties into several other books in the WarCraft lore. It stills delivers or...
I read this book cover to cover in about a day and a half (which is about as fast as I go) and was very pleased by it. It ties in with the video games, WarCraft 3 and World of WarCraft, as well as ties into several other books in the WarCraft lore. It stills delivers originality and does not feel like it's 'describing a game campaign on paper'. Accuracy was very good too, I scrutinize details and 'facts' in books as compared to others in the same universe and this was very well thought out.

Yet another example of Christie Golden's excellent work, I have quickly become a fan of hers in her WarCraft/StarCraft novels and sincerely hopes she continues to write in these universes.

posted by Ryanxia on April 23, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

pretty good story

As an avid WoW and Arthas fan, I picked this up hoping to get more involved in the storyline of the game. While it does provide a good deal of information about the game and its background, i was a smidgen disappointed in the storytelling itself. It is a book that is ...
As an avid WoW and Arthas fan, I picked this up hoping to get more involved in the storyline of the game. While it does provide a good deal of information about the game and its background, i was a smidgen disappointed in the storytelling itself. It is a book that is full of potential, but moved too fast to really tap into it. Comparing to other fantasy genre books I have read and thoroughly enjoyed in the past, I would call it a decent read at best, a well written fan fic at worse. Overall, a good book that could use more pages.

posted by 4421479 on April 10, 2011

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  • Posted October 29, 2010

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    Basically fanfiction....

    Ok, let's be clear about my low rating. I'm rating this book as a fantasy book, not as a Warcraft book. If you're a fan of the Warcraft universe (like myself or clearly most of the people who've written reviews here), you'll enjoy this book a lot more than someone picking it off the shelf. That's a given.

    But even as a Warcraft fan, I think this book really fell short. Half of the story you already know (assuming you've played Warcraft 3 and Wrath of the Lich King), the other half is mildly interesting, but in my opinion, not worth the read. In fact, some parts (Jaina and Arthas' relationship, for example) are laughably bad.

    If you just want a cheap thrill to take up some time between your WoW log-ins, feel free to pick it up, but don't expect much.

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