Arthas: Rise of the Lich King tells the story of the Human and Undead campaigns from WC3, explaining the relationship between Arthas and Jaina, and Uther.
Richly detailed with Arthas's early life, it does tail off when it comes to the game campaigns, so you really have to play the game to know what happens in the middle. As a standalone, there will be huge chunks missing and this is the one of the biggest criticisms of this.
The biggest would be the development of Arthas, and his turning. The beginning captures his anger and vengeance brilliantly but, (without giving too much away) his ultimate conversion is very placid, almost like "I've got the sword, there's nothing… Read more