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World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Good Read if you love the Arthas arc.

    If you enjoy the story arc for Arthas, then you should definitely pick this up. I couldn't put the book down it was that good. I'm not too familiar with the Warcraft Lore, so it didn't confuse me that much...but its not recommended for people who know nothing about Dalaran or the characters...you'll be completely lost.

    If you play WoW and love the love story of Jaina and Arthas..get it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2011

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    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 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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2011

    An okay book for a Warcraft fan...

    Pretty much, this was nothing more than a recap of Arthas' life through a fanfic. It was fun to read because I like Arthas & have a crush on him, but other than that. meh.

    If you want action, fighting, and adventure, go play Warcraft 3 & skip this. If you want drama, love, and cute girlfriend/boyfriend type story, this is the book for you.

    About 3/4 of it is filled with his love life. 1/4 of it is how becomes the Lich King.
    Oh yeah. There is no sex. (LOL)

    I enjoyed it. My husband didn't.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

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    Excellent for WoW fans, so-so for "noobs"

    I just finished reading this book today . . . and it took me three months to read. Normally when I read a book, I would finish it pretty quickly. I feel that the reason it took me so long to read this book was that it's part of a series of video game novels.

    Normally a book based on a video game franchise is recommended for a person that knows a lot of that said game since a lot of material used in the book would have newcomers saying, "What is that? Where would it be? Who is that person?" etcetera, etcetera. While I indeed play World of Warcraft, and have become a fan, I do not know a lot about the actual in-game story; I just play the game.

    All in all, it was an alright book. If I knew more about WoW before reading it, I may of enjoyed it more.

    I guess you oould call me a noob . . . at least for this game/book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2009

    W.O.W. Fans only

    Worth reading if you like World of Warcraft of Arthas inparticular

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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