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11-01-2010 @ 6:52PM
Can anyone comment on how accessible this book would be if you haven't been reading the previous Warcraft novels? I'd like to read it to "gear up" for the lore in Cata, but I don't have the time to read all of the novels.
11-01-2010 @ 7:01PM
It can count as a stand alone, it mentions the nightmare but that is from the previous novel but other then that just playing the game you should be all set
11-01-2010 @ 7:02PM
Extremely! I haven't gotten any of them before this, and I followed everything just fine. There doesn't seem to be anything in there you wouldn't already know from the game.
11-01-2010 @ 7:06PM
All of the novels are standalone, but I highly, HIGHLY recommend any and all of Christie Golden's in particular. Skip Knaak if you like, but all of Christie's work is very, very good. They're quick, too. I finished The Shattering in just a few hours today, half-talking to people in IRC and half paying attention to the book. Anyway, yes. Read it. It's extremely good, perhaps even better than Arthas, which I loved as is. If you have to read one Warcraft book, I'd say make it this one. Not only for relevance, but also because it's incredible, and totally psyched me up for Cataclysm. Other than that, do yourself a favor and get Arthas and Rise of the Horde anyway.
11-01-2010 @ 7:11PM
Don't worry about the other novels. I've never read the other novels before, but I've played WotLK for over a year and I've followed the in-game lore quite a bit. 'The Shattering' plays directly off the end of WotLK and you really shouldn't have a problem knowing who everyone is in the book as long as you've played WotLK.
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