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2-22-2009 @ 5:31PM
Everyone I've talked to who's read the Warcraft novels either adores Christie Golden and hates Richard Knaak, or vice versa. (Though I've met more of the former.)I've not read Knaak's work yet, but I just devoured Rise of the Horde and Lord of the Clans over the weekend, and keep picking them both back up to re-read the parts that stuck in my chest. So odds are good that I'll enjoy this one.Golden is excellent at making me care about characters -- I went into LotC just wanting orcish backstory for a character and ended up inexplicably adoring Drek'Thar so much it made me want to go do several AVs just to stand next to him. To see her do this for a character who'll become a terrifying villain (Arthas) as well as a character I already fiercely dislike (Varian) will be really interesting.
2-22-2009 @ 5:42PM
To be fair I like Christie Golden's other books too. And I actually like a few of Knaak's Diablo books. Either way it's Thrall and Jaina forever!
2-22-2009 @ 5:50PM
I like both, it's the other authors that have been rough to read. Grubb wasn't bad, but I'm used to his style because of his Realms work.
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