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5.0 out of 5 stars Tides of War... Golden's brought it back to the origins,
This review is from: Jaina Proudmore: Tides of War (World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Series) (Hardcover)Tides of War revolves around the diplomatic alliance Mage, Jaina Proudmoore, and the fractured Horde's campaign to take back what they believe is rightfully theirs; Kalimdor. Lead by the cunning but arrogant Warchief Garrosh Hellscream - who has manipulated his Horde to the point where it's proud and fan-loved faction leaders are on a leash; one which they are sorely beginning to strain on. Hellscream plans an attack on the Alliance city of Theremore using horrific means which takes the previously seen scale of Alliance vs Horde to a whole new level, involving the now un-restrained and free Blue Dragon Flight's ancient power.
Presented primarily from Theremore itself, with further character depth into the ex-Blue Dragon Aspect Kalecgos, various Horde and alliance leaders and also the Kirin'tor's of Dalaran - Christie Golden sublimely writes my favorite and what I believe to be her/if not the best World of Warcraft novel yet, showing new cavernous depth to characters we knew little about previously. The story is utterly gripping from start to finish, holding scenes from heart breaking tragedy to heart pounding intensity.
Tides of War shows that an angry Black Dragon, evil Lich King, betrayed ex Night-Elf demon or grumpy Old God is not required to hype up the excitement level for a new expansion.A resounding 'Bring it on' rings in your mind after fiercely concluding this book, reassuring me that the upcoming game will truly MoP up the mess the Cataclysm spilled on our beloved game and bring back the unique atmosphere which World of Warcraft has lacked recently in its story/raid content.
Full marks, 12/10, 6 out of 5. I fully recommend this book to any and all World of Warcraft players even remotely interested in it's Lore. I also recommend those who usually aren't interested to try it out and just make that end game Raid a little more satisfying and anticipated...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Warcraft Novel,
This review is from: Jaina Proudmore: Tides of War (World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Series) (Hardcover)Alright, first of all, I would like to say that I've read 5 Warcraft Novels so far: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, Rise of the Horde, The War of the Ancients Archive (this could probably be counted as three), The Shattering and Tides of War, which I finished not ten minutes ago. Afte reading it I can say with absolute certainty that this is the absolute ebst Warcraft book I've read.
Firstly, the format. The hardcover follows the same design as The Shattering, being an elegant medium sized black book, with the title and author written in gold on the side. The size of the font is easy to read, not being too large or small, and the overall quality of the book is superb.
The story. I just got the book the day before yesterday and literally couldn't stop reading it. Without any spoilers, Tides of War has tons of tense action, moral dilemmas, internal conflicts, well chosen humor, and well, dramatic changes to some of Warcrafts most important figures, such as Jaina, Thrall, Kalecgos, Garrosh, Baine, etc., some of whom I did not appreciate or fully understand before reading the novel.
I recommend this to anyone who is intersted in the lore of Warcraft and wants to better understand what's going on inside the heads of the games' main charecters.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Amazing,
This review is from: Jaina Proudmore: Tides of War (World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Series) (Hardcover)One of the best Warcraft books out there. Highly Recommended, for anyone with a love for wow. Golden shows why she is one of the best authors out there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jaina's breaking point.. worth reading!,
I'm a WoW player myself and I had to miss the pre Mists of Pandaria event but this book covered it extremely well even though Blizzard did keep the Fall of Theramore quite well under wraps until the event went live and became a Scenario for level 90 players after the expansion was released. I got to say good work Christie!
BEWARE! Spoilers incoming!
Jaina and Thrall are 2 of my favorite characters in the WoW lore and to say that Lady Jaina Proudmoore has "had it rough" would be an understatement as she is always caught in the middle of the forever growing friction between the Horde and the Alliance, defying her father and brother with her diplomatic approach with the Horde even after both of them falling to the Horde and being caught in a love triangle which results in the death of her mentor and the love of her life going down a dark path (Read Arthas; Rise of the Lich King if you haven't already).
Garrosh Hellscream's thirst for conquest and war sends an all-out assault on Northwatch Hold and then to Theramore to end the "peace and diplomacy" which Jaina has given the Horde to the resent of both Baine Bloodhoof and Vol'jin. This conquest not only affects the Alliance itself and Jaina personally but it comes at a cost to both the Kirin Tor (with the death of a good man), the Blue Dragonflight (Kalecgos' story) and members of the Shattered Sun Offensive military group from Shattrah City.
The cause of Theramore's fall affects Jaina both mentally and physically and causes her to head down a dark path similar to Arthas and be full of vengence and hate towards the Horde and attempts to "heal her wounds" by using dangerous magic against the Horde. With this using similar magic and would affect two close friends of hers she is confronted and stopped by them who make her see sense that killing innocents the same way will only make her the same monster as Garrosh and that anger makes people do actions they think is right but costs the lives of those who did nothing wrong. This leads an Alliance assault against Ogrimmar and turns the tides a little bit thus begins the preparation for the next war, but can Pandaria be the end of the war? Only one way to find out!
Definitely worth the read so again well done Christie! I eagerly await your next book! 5*
5.0 out of 5 stars very happy son,
This review is from: World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War: Mists of Pandaria Series Book 1 (World of Warcraft (Pocket Star)) (Mass Market Paperback)Bought this for my son, he really enjoyed the book he said the storyline was very god, it was packaged well by the seller and delivery was quick - mother and son happy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book,
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!,
This review is from: World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War: Mists of Pandaria Series Book 1 (World of Warcraft (Pocket Star)) (Mass Market Paperback)Again, one great WoW book by Christie Golden. I really enjoyed the read. As I haven't played the latest expansion, there were many unexpected moments.
5.0 out of 5 stars Once again, amazing!,
This review is from: World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War (World of Warcraft (Pocket Star)) (Kindle Edition)Another great book by Christie Golden! This book has everything, a great love story and amazing action. Christie's writing is fantastic, as always it makes you have a clear picture of what she is describing. Some of the great characters are back too. Hats off Christie, you have done it again, another great Warcraft book!! Please keep doing them.
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good purchase!,
Christie Golden never stops to amaze me how good of a writer she is compared to other World of Warcraft authors. Having her write about one of my favorite characters in the Warcraft universe was just the perfect combination.
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading in preparation for 5.4,
This review is from: World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War (World of Warcraft (Pocket Star)) (Kindle Edition)For any WoW players who are bored of playing and are waiting for the inevitable raid on Orgrimmar, I would recommend giving this a read to fuel your hatred for Garrosh!
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Jaina Proudmore: Tides of War (World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Series) by Christie Golden (Hardcover - 31 Aug 2012)