World of Warcraft: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects [NOOK Book]

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The Hour of Twilight. She?d spoken of it at the meeting, tried to warn the others of it, but the warning had gotten lost; a little bright fragment of . . . something . . . had been briskly swept away like a broken bit of pottery beneath an industrious broom. It was?

She gnawed her lower lip, thinking.

It was the greatest challenge the dragonflights would face, but she did...
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Overview

The Hour of Twilight. She’d spoken of it at the meeting, tried to warn the others of it, but the warning had gotten lost; a little bright fragment of . . . something . . . had been briskly swept away like a broken bit of pottery beneath an industrious broom. It was—

She gnawed her lower lip, thinking.

It was the greatest challenge the dragonflights would face, but she did not know against whom they would be fighting. It might come soon . . . or aeons from now. Could it have something to do with the return of Deathwing? Surely it had to . . . did it not? This breaking of the world was one of the worst things that had ever happened to Azeroth.

How could she persuade others of the direness of the situation when she herself could not articulate it? She uttered a little noise of annoyance and frustration.

One thing she knew for certain. There were many pieces missing from this puzzle, but there was one core piece that was necessary before any of the others could fall into place. It was a very strange piece, an unlikely one at best, and she was uncertain as to how he would fit in. She only knew that he had to.

Ysera had seen him, floating in and out of her dreaming. She had thought she understood his role in things, but now, peculiar as it seemed, something—some inner certainty that even she did not fully understand—was leading her to think she had not seen the full breadth of his contribution to Azeroth.

He was not a dragon. But he had the interests of the dragonflights in his heart—whether he knew it or not. He straddled worlds—but did not seek to rule or command or destroy them. He was unique.

She tilted her head, let the wind play with her long green hair. Perhaps that was why he fit in. Even the Aspects were not singular beings, although each had unique abilities. Not one but five there had been at the beginning, when the titans had come and shared their power for the good of Azeroth. Four there were now, but there would soon be five again, when the blues determined how to choose the one who would lead them.

But there was only one like this being.

There was only one Thrall.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439171455
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 82,874
  • File size: 4 MB

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 (Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, and The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm, Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, and Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War). She has also written the StarCraft Dark Templar Saga: Firstborn, Shadow Hunters, and Twilight, as well as the most recent hardcover, Devils’ Due. Golden is also the writer of three books in the major nine-book Star Wars series Fate of the Jedi (in collaboration with Aaron Allston and Troy Denning). Golden lives in Tennessee. She welcomes visitors to her website: ChristieGolden.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Freaking awesome!!

    I could not put thus book down. Explains a ton of the lore going on behind the scenes just before the latest patch, The Hour of Twilight. I recommend reading The Shattering first.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Stunning!

    As a veteran wow player, the lore is spot on as always. As a reader, the descriptive nature of everything will even let people who have never played paint an image of the malestrom and Wyrmrest temple in their minds. Christie Golden has th ability to capture the emotions of the characters we know and breathe a bit of life into them that is not even given in the games. Can't wait for her next one!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

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    This is a fascinating fast-paced World of Warcraft epic fantasy

    The Titans imbued different Aspects of their power into the five Dragonflights with the mission to protect Azeroth. The Dragonflights worked cohesively until the Black Neltarion/Deathwing turned against his comrades and threatened the world with the Cataclysm that at Maelstrom is ripping apart Azeroth. As the shaman try to prevent the end, one of them Thrall the former Horde warchief struggles to focus on the current Cataclysm.

    Ysera the Awakened Green Dragonflight is frustrated as she is unable to tell her three comrades (Malygos the Spellweaver Blue, Alexstrasza the Life Binder Red and Nozdormu the Timeless Bronze) that she envisions the final catastrophe; but is unsure of when as what she vaguely sees may be aeons in the future. She senses a special shaman so she assigns a trivial task for this Thrall to accomplish. He journeys from Maelstrom to Feralas on Kalimdo and from there on places on this island. Finally he goes on to Nexus on the island of Northrend. His seemingly insignificant trek leads Thrall to understand how the Dragonflights became distrusting of one another and a biological weapon of total extinction is being deployed by Deathwing. The life of a planet is at stake unless he can lead a counterattack.

    This is a fascinating fast-paced World of Warcraft epic fantasy. The story line enables the reader to see much of the world through Thrall and learns the different skills possessed by the Dragonflights. However, the faster than the speed of light plotting impedes the character development of the Dragonflights or that of the protagonist. Still fans of the World of Warcraft will appreciate Thrall's adventure to protect the four Dragonflights adhering to their mission in order to save Azeroth.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    HOW DOES SHE DO IT?

    Every single time Christie Golden writes in the world of WoW, she puts you right there in the mix of it all. In "Thrall" she takes an iconic character and makes him even more of an actual person, who takes the world on his shoulders. Great book, great author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Love it

    It made me love my shaman even more

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Simply enthralling! (c wut i did tharr?)

    I just finished this about ten minutes ago, and all I can say is that I couldn't put it down! I love the way it ended and I have to say I have a new love for the shaman in-game, as well as orcs. Good job, Golden!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

    I love this BOOK

    I love wow and books but i like books about wow better great author great book, if you like this theres plenty more wow books out there

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    A must read

    Very good capturing book. Recommend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I love the book it is a good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Lol

    They wrote a book about a video game lol

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Darvena

    Goes to warcraft first result.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    WoW the book

    WoW the game rocks and all the books do to!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Malnourished ghost wolf balls

    Exquisitely awesome if you play wow get it,if your a fantasy get it. Christie Golden FTW

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Christie's the best!

    I love Goldens books!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Excellent!

    A very good book. I can't put it down

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

    highly recomended

    It came very quickly and was packaged very well I recomend this seller

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Love the lore

    A must read for any fan of the world of warcraft lore

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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