World of Warcraft: War Crimes

World of Warcraft: War Crimes

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by Christie Golden
     
 

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The national bestseller and direct tie-in to the new game expansion pack Warlords of Draenor—a thrilling novel set in the universe of the record-breaking, internationally bestselling video game World of Warcraft!

The brutal siege of Orgrimmar is over. Alliance and Horde forces have stripped Garrosh Hellscream, one of the most reviled figures on

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The national bestseller and direct tie-in to the new game expansion pack Warlords of Draenor—a thrilling novel set in the universe of the record-breaking, internationally bestselling video game World of Warcraft!

The brutal siege of Orgrimmar is over. Alliance and Horde forces have stripped Garrosh Hellscream, one of the most reviled figures on Azeroth, of his title as warchief. His thirst for conquest devastated cities, nearly tore the Horde apart, and destroyed countless lives.

Now, on the legendary continent of Pandaria, he will stand trial for his transgressions. Renowned leaders from across the world have gathered to witness this historic event. As the trial unfolds, agents of the bronze dragonflight present shocking visions of Garrosh’s atrocities. For many of those in attendance, these glimpses into history force them to relive painful memories and even question their own innocence or guilt. For others, the chilling details stoke the flames of their hatred.

Unbeknownst to anyone, shadowy forces are at work on Azeroth, threatening not only the court’s ability to mete out justice…but also the lives of everyone at the trial.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451684490
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Series:
WORLD OF WARCRAFT
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
43,173
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Christie Golden has written more than forty novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Among her many projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels and several original fantasy novels. An avid player of World of Warcraft, she has written two manga short stories and several novels in that world. Golden lives in Tennessee. She welcomes visitors to her website: ChristieGolden.com.

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World of Warcraft: War Crimes 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an avid player of WoW and someone who follows the lore with keen interest, I found this book to be both enjoyable and captivating. To see the leaders of the various races that we have all come to love interacting together, reacting to past situations together and sometimes plotting together was nothing short of magnificent. I fully enjoyed this book and look forward with much anticipation the next story in this wonderful universe!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I reviewed the last novel set in the Warcraft universe, I commented on how Blizzard was facing a no win situation. They needed to find a way to balance dealing with major events in both their game and their tie in media. If you only put major events in books, your player base may be upset that they're not involved in those events. If you only put major events in your game, then there may not be a good enough reason to pick up the latest book. War Crimes is a good solution to this problem. It deals with an important event within the setting via a criminal trial. And while some very interesting video games have been made that allow people to play as a lawyer, that's never been something Warcraft has been known for. So the book doesn't take away content that a player could be involved in otherwise. For the story itself, much of it is copied from previous novels in the franchise. I don't know if it's literally cut and pasted from those books. I think the author does a good enough job of breaking up those scenes with character reactions and pauses for questions to be asked. I remembered reading many of the scenes before, but I never felt like I should skip ahead because I knew what was going on. But the book doesn't spend all of its time in reliving the past. There are some nice subplots going on. And it's not a Warcraft novel without at least one major fight occurring. I hope their next major book continues along this path.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this hoping for a deeper look into the characters of the faction leaders and their affiliates. Which this provided, especially with Baine and the Windrunner sisters. Unfortunately, the author dropped the ball towards the end through a predictable plot twist (even if you know nothing about the upcoming game expansion), turning what could have been a complicated character into a stereotypical villain, canceling a tragic ending that would have given the story of the expansion more material, and wrapping up everything with your standard happy ending and a heavy-handed epilogue. Regardless, the story is a good read and in my opinion, it's the best Warcraft novel written so far. Four stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was 95 in some areas until WOD came out so yeah plus the book was awesome as a wow player it tells more of the background you may not know like Deathwing is pure evil but was made by someone to protect the hordes capital mainly OG or orgrimar for those who dont know next time you go to Deathwings Decent look closely
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Yeah? You can only go up to 90 Beyitch
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A really good read. I hope that blizzard decides to tie the trial into in-game events pre-expansion release. That being said, Christie Golden delivers a great story and interpretation of events from the past and present. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Warcraft lore, you will not be disappointed.
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Your all nerds who need to get lives and read reall books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Om real sorry, im about to fall asleep here.......im gonna go, again, really, really sorry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She smiles
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope you realize tha maz lvl is 95 on wow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love blizzard i really do the games are all awesome as a fan i have to say that it sounds like an anoying book and the sample proves me right in my opinion though i also have a recomendation read the book halo contact harvest then if interested read halo cole protocol then halo the fall of reach then halo the flood and then halo first strike in that exact order otherwise it dosent make sense otherwise i love blizzard and will continue to play world of warcraft my charector name is damon and im lvl 437 on a private server im what you call a peice keeper literily i can kill anyone any where in the server and stop town raids by myself and i have a life my names eric dilenger and i make $440,000 a year working in the top brass of the bank chase you have a good day thank you for reading the post