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Beyond the Dark Portal (World of Warcraft)

by Aaron Rosenberg, Christie Golden (Author)

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If you play WoW, you will enjoy this book. It helps flesh out some of the great figures in WoW history and brings alive the mythology. If you don't play the game, this is a just a run-of-the-mill fantasy story. ( )
  empress8411 | Jan 20, 2014 |
I don't know why I keep doing this to myself. Serviceable (far better than some of the others) but slow to get moving, lacks any sort of satisfying resolution, and just perfunctory in general.

Part of the problem, I think, is that these books are all essentially childrens' histories. There's a fixed timeline, cast of characters, and sequence of events that have to be hit on the nose, the setting already exists, and there's just not that much room to add real tension. The best of the lot so far has been Christie Golden's Arthas, which was largely interesting because she was able to take a character we knew the endpoint of and really flesh out his childhood with a fair degree of narrative freedom. This book, however, is really just a paint-by-numbers setup for the Burning Crusade. It's fine for what it is, but again, I don't know why I keep bothering. ( )
  JeremyPreacher | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Small bands of orcs wander the eastern kingdoms intent on reclaiming mysterious unknown artifacts, and King Terneas sends General Turalyon and Archmage Kadgar on a perilous quest into the orcs' homeland to end the threat for good.

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