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10-18-2010 @ 7:14PM
That's good to hear, because the Arthas book feel flat with me. Just a bunch of scenes from warcraft 3 in print format. Even tired old Richard Knaak was more readable than Arthas, IMHO.But I'm willing to give an author a second chance, and this may just do it for me.
10-18-2010 @ 7:53PM
Read Rise of the Horde, bit slow but amazing.
10-19-2010 @ 5:47AM
Arthas was definitely Golden's weakest work, and I say that as someone who enjoys her writing a great deal. She's much better than that, and I second the rec of Rise of the Horde. Best WC book to date.
10-20-2010 @ 7:36AM
The issue with RotLK is that 80% of that information is stuff we already have because of the WC games. So yeah, if you've played those or ever read a Wowwiki article you know what's going to happen. And she can't really change much because again, the Arthas story is one we all know. I didn't feel there were any problems with her writing, just the story.Knaak, on the other hand, is capable of taking the completely original story of Malfurion's return and Xavius' defeat and Staghelm's downfall and the cleansing of the Emerald Dream and wrapping it up in such purple prose that I genuinely can't stand to read it.
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