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7-18-2011 @ 1:59PM
I know Christie Golden is the best of the bunch for WoW novelists, but I really found the Shattering to be a mediocre novel (I don't grade on a curve for something being a tie-in to something I like). How is the writing on this, compared to the Shattering?
7-18-2011 @ 2:41PM
Better, honestly. I was really impressed -- The Shattering had a lot of emotional stuff going on, but it didn't grab me as much as this one did. If you're a fan of Thrall and his history, this is a really good one to pick up. If you're a fan of the lore surrounding the various dragonflights, this is also an really good one to pick up. Honestly the only reason I would say you *shouldn't* pick this one up is if you were looking for all sorts of Alliance lore, because it sure as hell isn't here really. There's a small touch of it, but that's all. And that's not to say the book is all about the Horde, either -- honestly it's mostly about the dragonflights, and Thrall. Not Thrall, Warchief of the Horde, just ... Thrall, shaman orc who is desperately trying to get his shit together.
7-18-2011 @ 6:40PM
Thanks, Anne. I didn't much enjoy the Cairne/Garrosh bromance in the Shattering, but a focus on one character might make for a stronger novel.I guess the Alliance-focused novel is Knaak's next one in the fall. (No dwarves, though, so clearly skippable!)
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