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World of Warcraft: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

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About the Author

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Christie Golden has written more than thirty novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Visit her website at: ChristieGolden.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5260 KB
  • Print Length: 357 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (19 Oct. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BEGYCSU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,894 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Shattering is a prequel novel for the new World of Warcraft expansion Cataclysm and explains many of the lore changes that happened in game. It follows many well-known lore characters from the games which most players will know and follows Thrall and Cairne Bloodhoof from the Horde side and Anduin Wrynn for the Alliance, though many more well-known characters from both factions appear along the story.

Christie dose a wonderful job in immersing you in to the characters of Azeroth and the plight that is going on in there world. Both factions are given their own story which occasionally overlaps. The Horde side feels more epic, especially near its conclusion but I found the Alliance side far more engrossing and interesting (I play both factions in game, but my alliance has been swinging more to the, well, Alliance)

The only fault of is that at 350+ pages long it feels like it could have been flushed out more. I for one would have loved to see more set in and around Ironforge and taking more time in introducing and developing Aggra and her relationship with Thrall. I found this to be the problem of Christina other book, Rise of the Lich King, but in this case it is a minor flaw in a very well written book.

All in all, The Shattering is a gripping novel from start to finish that really gets you in the mood for Cataclysm and is a gift for those who are enthralled by the Lore of Warcraft.
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Long description comming up..

After reading Christie Golden's book Arthas: Rise of The Lich King and all the build up that Blizzard has done for the upcoming launch (or if you have read this review past the launch) of World of Warcraft's third expansion Catacalysm this actually ties in with the pre launch within the game pretty well and helps set up the back story to some of characters and the events taking place.

It's a good book to read as Christie Golden does make her characters believeable and sticks with their personality traits as they are in the games whereas some of the other WoW books out there potray their main characters as being dominant and spiteful and if it's not their way then they have to do something about it which doesn't always reflect in-game characters.

This book actually does tend to stick with the current and upcoming happenings within the games at present (or previously happened) so well done Christie for that one!

The only very tiny letdown for me and it is only a nit-pick (comment if you will) is it was abit too busy in places and it seemed like you needed to read through it quickly to get back on with the main storyline. As this was more focused on the Horde side to the buildup it did feel to me that the Alliance's problems were just a side-track and some breathing room from what the Horde has to go through. Like I said that was just a personal experience on the book.

Being a WoW player myself Christie has done well with the lore side to the Warcraft series so if you're a WoW player who has played (or wish to know) the pre-catacalysm experience or you're one for the lore side to this great game franchise then this is a book worth getting and adding to the WoW series. Happy Reading and keep up the good work Christie!
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This book is pretty good and for a huge World Of Warcraft fan such as myself I think it is a fun read, but compared to some of the other books like Vol'Jin : Shadows Of The Horde I think it isn't as good. I do think a Wrath Of The Lich King clean-up book like this is one of the book ideas I wouldn't expect to see made, but It kinda works. Only get if you are a World Of Warcraft fan who enjoys the lore.
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Loved it. It was good to finally have some in depth explanation behind some of the events that took place before Cataclysm was released. After hearing the rumours confirmed that Garrosh was becoming leader of the horde and other slightly unbelivable rumours, I was a little bit shocked to hear that they were all true. But now after reading this novel I can understand where the writers/designers were coming from, and their reasoning behind such decisions.

I absolutely loved being able to read about and see from the perspective of two characters who are usually overshadowed by their fathers; Anduin Wrynn and Baine Bloodhoof. Such interesting characters and I'm really hoping more is written about them.
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The title says it all! I was absolutely astounded at how well thought out and written this book was. I enjoyed every waking moment reading this book and took it just about everywhere! (Not when i was sleeping ofc). The way she speaks about the characters makes you feel as though you are imbursed within the book yourself, asif you could almost touch them with your own hands. This may of been my first of Christie's book but surely wont be my last, excellent Author, excellent book, 5 Stars !
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I am pleased to say that I enjoyed every page of this book. The author has a real knack for imagery and keeping the reader engaged. As a player and fan of world of warcraft the settings and characters in the book were immediately familiar and it was fun and exciting to hear them described in a new way.

If you are a fan of world of warcraft or just fantasy novels in general I would definitely recommend this book, just get it.
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