Day of the Dragon: Warcraft #1

Day of the Dragon: Warcraft #1

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by Richard A. Knaak
     
 

In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind. Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of man in relative peace and harmony — until the arrival of the demonic army known as Burning Legion shattered the world's tranquility forever. Now Orcs, Dragons, Goblins, and Trolls all vie for

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In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind. Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of man in relative peace and harmony — until the arrival of the demonic army known as Burning Legion shattered the world's tranquility forever. Now Orcs, Dragons, Goblins, and Trolls all vie for supremacy over the scattered, warring kingdoms — part of a grand, malevolent scheme that will determine the fate of the world of
WarCraft
A terrifying upheaval among the highest ranks of the world's Wizards sends the maverick Mage, Rhonin, on a perilous journey into the Orc-controlled lands of Khaz Modan. What Rhonin uncovers is a vast, far-reaching conspiracy, darker than anything he ever imagined — a threat that will force him into a dangerous alliance with ancient creatures of air and fire if the world of Azeroth is to see another dawn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671041526
Publisher:
Pocket Books/Star Trek
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Warcraft Series, #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.94(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Richard A. Knaak is the New York Times bestselling author of some three dozen novels, including the The Sin War trilogy for Diablo and the Legend of Huma for Dragonlance. He has penned the War of the Ancients trilogy, Day of the Dragon and its upcoming followup, Night of the Dragon. His other works include his own Dragonrealm series, the Minotaur Wars for Dragonlance, the Aquilonia trilogy of the Age of Conan, and the Sunwell Trilogy — the first Warcraft manga. In addition, his novels and short stories have been published worldwide in such diverse places as China, Iceland, the Czech Republic, and Brazil.

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Day of the Dragon 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought it for my boyfriend...he loved it!
Sharon Sanchez More than 1 year ago
I am a big player of the World of Warcraft. I never looked into the lore until this book and it ignites my want to play more and also read more books. For those looking for a good fantasy read, you do not have to know anything about the games to enjoy this good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent read for Warcraft fans. A bit confusing at first, but once it gets going, it is hard to put down. The plot was...different than other books of this genre and the unraveling of it was so exciting, it left me breathless. I had read the novel written by Richard A. Knaak called the Legacy of Blood, but it was nothing compared to this book. Day of the Dragon was an exceptionally good book, in my opinion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author of this book is Richard Knaak. The book that he wrote is called War Craft #1: Day of the Dragon. The genre of this book is science fiction or fantasy because this book has orc, humans, dark magic, light magic, and elf¿s. This book has many main characters like Rhonin the mage, Falstad the Aerie Dwarf, Vereesa the Ranger, dragons, and many more. The one that I am going to talk about is the main character Rhonin. Rhonin is a human. He is a powerful mage of the Kirin Tor. His first order was to break the power of the ocrs at the end of the second war, after that he was to free the dragon queen know as Alexstrasza. She was in prison by the orc warlock Nekros Skullcrusher. Any dragon can break any prison wall but he used the Demon Soul to keep her prison. The High Elven Ranger Vereesa assigned Rhonin on this mission. Veressa is the warrior Dwarf Falstad. Also by the dragon mage Krasus, who thought about this mission. Before all of this happens there was an evil dragon Deathwing, he wanted to steal some of Alexstrasza¿s eggs so he can create his own dragon army. The major conflict is that Rhonin have to save the dragon queen but first he have to get pass the ultra power of the orcs. The setting of this story is at the forest there are a lot of battles in the forest, humans and orcs. The plot starts in the lands of Dalaran, Rhonin is sent on a quest. His guider is Vereesa and early on their journey they meet Falstad. At the end of the story some people died in a war. The point of view is 3rd person because the narrator is not a person in this story he knows everything that is going on. If this book was a 1st person then this book would be a lot different because it would focus on one character and you wont know what other people are thinking or doing. The things that the author didn¿t do well is to describe the orcs, I didn¿t get a lot of information of them because he was always at the kingdom with Rhonin and the rest of the Heroes. This book is great. I will give these books two tombs up because I like fantasies books and this is one of the great is one that I have read. There are more books of War Craft so if you read this book and like it then you should read the rest of the War Craft books. There were some other parts that I didn¿t like about this book like in the beginning, it was confusion but when you get in the middle then you will get it and never stop reading this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was already a fan of the WarCraft genre before starting to read this book. I was a little unsure how well this book would follow the story line of the game as it is now ( I.E. World of WarCraft). So far I've found it well written, exciting, and worth my time to read more of the series if the next book is like this. It adds richness to the story line. Many events, items of legend, and characters I'vd herd about or encountered in quests in World of Warcraft or WarCraft relate to something in these books or I've herd about. I think if the rest of these books continue to add demension like this and hold my attention as well as this one. I'll have read them all by the end of my deployment.
AshleyKaye More than 1 year ago
5/5. Not just because I'm a Warcraft nut, but because the way this story just ascends! This is the first book I've decided to start reading under the Warcraft lore. I've played the game for about 7-8 years now and it's so awesome reading these characters to life that I've already come to know. Even if you're not a player of any of the Warcraft games or don't even know what it is, I'd still recommend it if you're in to fantasy/adventure. If you're wanting to get in to the Warcraft lore, there's so many forums out there that argue which book you should actually start out with. I've racked my brain and the one I chose to follow along with (because it made the most sense to me) was this one --> http://wow.gamepedia.com/Novel_guide Now you by no means have to follow this, but this is what I'm going by so I thought I'd share! Already grabbed the "second" book.. I tread lightly with these words.... and I can't wait to see where this one takes me next (while comparing Richard Knaak's writing with Christie Golden's)!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all of the WoW books before this one, and when i started with Day of the Dragon, I could not get past the first chapter...From what I see, the book seems to get better, but I don't know and who knows if i ever will. This is disappointing because i loved all the others that I've read :/
DannyVaughnIII More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read recently, it is action packed with with magic and swords and all other kinds of battle. Rhonin, a wizard who had previously messed up a mission he had gone on, is sent to the treacherous mountain, khaz modan, to free the red dragon queen Alexstrasza. Assigned to aid him is the elven ranger Vereesa. As the pair journey, They slowly grow more and more attached. However, little do they know, the dark dragon Deathwing is actually manipulating the wizard Rhonin, and separates him from his friends. Meanwhile the red dragon Korialstrasz, or Krasus, is trying to unite the dragons to do battle against Deathwing.. Now Rhonin must resist Deathwings pull and continue his mission. Will he succeed, or will he fall for Deathwings sinister plans? And can Krasus assemble the dragons in time?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wordy but will wake up your imagination
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I just love world of worcraft i even play it on the computer and you know how people think that boys only play it well im a girl and i play it and i wanted to learn more about it so i started reading the series and i think it is a good series and if your a gamer i would recommend this book to you
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Sethbob More than 1 year ago
Fourth WoW book ive read so far and it did not disappoint. Definitely recommend reading this.
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