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In her NY Times bestseller, THE SHATTERING, now in mass market paperback, Christie Golden delivers a sensational tie-in to the newest World of Warcraft game expansion.

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Four things to know about this book: 1. This is a World of Warcraft novel. Each month, over 11 million subscribers pay $14.99 to play this online videogame. 2. Warcraft is big, but getting bigger: A Sam Raimi World of Warcraft is now in production. 3. This novel serves as an official tie-in prelude or introduction to Cataclysm, a World of Warcraft game expansion that premieres this month. 4. Christie Golden is a first-rate battle fantasy author. Her Arthas garnered strong sales and enthusiastic reviews.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781416550747
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Series: World of Warcraft Series
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Christie Golden

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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  • Posted October 28, 2010

    A Huntard's review of The Shattering

    I recently finished reading Christie Golden's "The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm," and in the spirit of actually working on this blog again, I'm reviewing it for your edification. Or annoyance. Whatevs.
    The novel follows Thrall's quest to understand what's happening to Azeroth, and his pain at the torment his beloved elements are enduring. It also shows the internal strife present in the Horde, and the treachery of the Grimtotem clan, and chronicles Cairne's death, Thrall's more permanent appointment of Garrosh as warchief, and Moira's return to Ironforge and the death (I'm assuming he's dead) of our pal Magni.

    Off the bat, a few things got me hopping mad about the book, none of which can be blamed on the author. First, Cairne's death. Dammit, I liked him. Second, Magni's death. Huh!? Two of my favorite leaders, gone. The horde being led by a hothead, and Ironforge ruled by a sociopath. Regardless of why she became one, the fact remains that she's a sociopath. No good can come of this.

    Now that that's out of the way, on to the novel itself. One thing that comes through time and again is the balance Christie Golden is able to walk while bringing major lore characters to life. Do too much, and they change materially. Too little, and they seem as though they're cardboard cutouts with no personality. Personally, this is my chief complaint with some of Knaak's work. it seems as if he's scared to approach the major lore figures, and as such they come off very wooden. As in Arthas, Christie's treatment of Thrall, Anduin, and others does not disappoint. It manages to be true to the existing lore of the characters while giving a perspective on each of their inner turmoils and struggles.

    Anduin in particular is wonderfully done. His simultaneous love and disdain for different aspects of his father's personality shines through, and we get to see what he's become: a developing leader with a great amount of empathy for others. I loved this guy.

    I also think that the novel, particularly later in the story, has done a great job of undoing some of the general dislike towards Garrosh. Garrosh, from in-game sources, has come across as a jerk. In the novel, although we see that he's hotheaded and sometimes stupid, we also see his great sense of honor at being robbed of a proper kill in his battle with Cairne. We also see humility, when he realizes the losses the Horde has suffered, and the consequences of his brashness.

    Golden's descriptions of Thrall's struggles in Nagrand were particularly revealing. You sense the pain he feels at his world's suffering, and his reluctant mentor Aggra eventually feels it too. Thrall casting off the plate armor and taking up the traditional Shaman garb marked what I think will be a drastically different direction for the character, although like others I am disappointed that his romantic interest ended up being someone other than Jaina, although I understand why it had to be that way.

    I think it's probably tough to write a novel when most of the major points of the story are already laid out for you. That said, Christie Golden did as great a job as she did on Arthas. Her ability to bring major characters to life without changing their essence is extremely valuable in this genre, and separates her work from the heaps of trash in the Warcraft and Star Wars universes that I can only describe as glorified fanfic.

    I enjoyed the book immensely!

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  • Posted May 3, 2013

    A recommended book if you want to know more about Cataclysm's lo

    A recommended book if you want to know more about Cataclysm's lore.
    Christie Golden did a excellent job depicting the story with rich detail and accuracy.
    If I could rate this 1000 stars, I would

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    Really Richard Wellner?

    wow bro, keep your crap comments like that to yourself. Any way, great book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

    Great book

    If you play the game you will love this book. Gave great insight to new expansion. I want to read it again!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    WoW

    Best game of 2012, playing since 4.2.5 in Cataclysm.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    WoW lore = AWESOME!!!

    This book is great.good lore and story line for a lot of carecters that you can meet in the video game. If you read this book you can't look at some of the carecters the same way again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    What happened to the cover? It is wrong! I need it fixed for m

    What happened to the cover? It is wrong! I need it fixed for my NOOK.

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  • Posted December 12, 2011

    Awesome book but....

    This is an awesome in depth book about everything you need to know pre-cataclysm. A world of warcraft lore fans must have, only one thing....... The cover of this Ebook shows up as Twilight Aspects and not the Shattering, someone please fix this! It makes it difficult to tell the difference on Nook Simple Touch if you have both books. I find myself opening the wrong book to read and its very annoying, other than that I would give this book five stars.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    Epic story for all to read and enjoy

    Even if your not a avid player of the game or follow the lore of warcraft, this book will suck you in, not let go untill the end, and leave you wanting more. Christie Golden has outdone herself yet again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2011

    Good book

    Loved the story fives a great view into what's going on behind the scenes prior to cata. I recommened this book for anyone who loves the lore behind WoW.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2011

    read this book

    this book was amazing

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