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8-28-2011 @ 9:43PM
The thing I loved about The Shattering is how it fleshed out Magni and Varian. Magni was a great dwarf whose largest flaw was not accepting Moira. Varian is a man who is just trying to be the best father and king he can. His dual-personality is all that's keeping him from it. The Varian you see at the memorial service at the beginning of the book is who I like to think of him as. A man who's weary from everything that's on his shoulders. His friend became the Lich King. His wife was murdered. His son has grown up without a father as did he. Both Anduin and Varian had to grow up without their father but had a father figure to guide them. Anduin was lucky to have gotten his back. Varian is dealing with all of these external conflicts while trying to control his own internal conflicts. The thing I like about Varian is that those who study him can relate to him. He wants nothing but to be the best he can be but he must overcome the world and himself just to live. He's the man walking through the rain contemplating his every move. He's the father who would do anything and give anything for his son. He's the king who wants the best for his people. He is Varian Wrynn.
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