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10-18-2010 @ 8:30PM
I don't dislike Knaak as much many people seem to but then it seems that everyone says Day of the Dragon was his best book; I liked it. Golden, however, seems to be in another league. I read Arthas and really liked it. Lord of the Clans blew my mind. The epic story of Thrall's beginnings is so well written (and fun to read), I've read it no less than six times. I know this won't happen, but I still believe that Clans should be the Warcraft movie. Can't wait to get Shattering.
10-19-2010 @ 10:11AM
Day of the Dragon was actually good. I tried to start the War of the Ancients trilogy, but it never really got me, and Stormrage was... flawed. I don't dislike Knaak as much as most, probably because DotD was my first Warcraft novel and I've not endured its direct sequel or the last two of the War of the Ancients books, but I do agree that he's not the best writer out there. Still, he's better than CS Goto (the worst author to ever write about stuff in the Warhammer 40k setting), and they're both far better than Dan Brown: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/6194031/The-Lost-Symbol-and-The-Da-Vinci-Code-author-Dan-Browns-20-worst-sentences.htmlChristie Golden, on the other hand... I loved Lord of the Clans and Arthas, and all indications lean toward this book continuing the pattern. While I won't place her on the same level as Robert Jordan, Terry Pratchett, or Brandon Sanderson (my favorite authors), I will place her just below them on the level of Dan Abnett, JK Rowling, and Jim Butcher: i.e., still quite awesome.
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