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7-18-2011 @ 4:44PM
I have tried to read the Warcraft novels by Christie Golden, but I simply cannot make myself get into them. Her writing just doesn't do it for me. I tried to slog my way through The Shattering three times before I finally gave up. The story, meaning the plot, is excellent - but it's not like it's 100% original. I'm not saying it's easy to take an IP and make great stories out of it, but given that the Cataclysm was going to happen whether there was a "prequel" novel or not, it's not much of a stretch to fill in the gaps when Blizzard undoubtedly had a full outline of the events leading from the defeat of Arthas to the Shattering. Her writing itself is extremely close to juvenile (maybe it's because it's technically supposed to be "Young Adult?"), and most of the dialogue reads like a Dick and Jane book...I can do without that, thanks. As much as I love the lore in Warcraft, I really wish they'd get someone with actual talent to novelize it.
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