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War of the Ancients Archive (Warcraft Series)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 25 September 2008
If you know about warcraft lore or are a warcraft fan, you will enjoy this book, it's written in a way that gets you hooked wondering what will happen next, most fans know what happened in the beginning of the universe of warcraft, the titans shaped the worlds and protected them from evil, the titan guardian and warrior Sargeras fought the evil countless times, but their crimes, their chaotic and evil nature, confused the lawfull titan and in the end corrupted and twisted is mind, he decided then that everything should be destroyed and became the leader of the burning legion, an empire of demons and twisted beings that seeks to devour and destroy everything that exists.

The book takes place 10,000 years before Warcraft III, when the arrogance of the Night Elves and abusive use of magic caught the attention of Sargeras.

Book: 3 out of 5 - The book quality is poor, the paperback cover doesn't really suit such big book and the pages are really thin and weak. As for the cover, the art is very good and charming, showing the 3 main characters of the night elven race of warcraft III.

Story: 5 out of 5 - This is my favourite part of the lore of warcraft, and the book succeeds in showing us what was so confusing in Warcraft III, what were Illidan crimes, how did the elves become immortal and so protective of their territory, how Tyrand became the high priestess, how furion became so powerfull and leader of the Night Elves and also it explains some neat details of the lore like the demon soul, the naga and the sundering.

Overall: 5 out of 5 - the book is really good, I enjoyed every bit of it and got hooked, it made me respect individuals from each race in another way, Humans, Dragons, Demigods, Night Elves, Orcs, Tauren, etc... For every race had their good side despite their differences while conflict existed because of politics and because of those in charge.
If you like Warcraft, you will enjoy this book that's for sure.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 1 November 2008
Virtually everyone knows the game, but I'm not sure about the books. I remember seeing the book and thinking "oh, I didn't even know they have warcraft books". I decided to give it a try, and was not disappointed. The main character is thrown back in time to the part of history where the seemingly immortal army of the Burning Legion make their first step into Azeroth. What really got to me was the battles in the book; really in depth and detailed as to always keep you interested. The story does drift off at places though, but it always kicks off again so that you won't be forced to put down the book. Very good read if you want to know know the history of warcraft.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 3 December 2008
Set many many years before World of Warcraft and even the original Warcraft games this compilation of The well of Eternity, Demon Soul and The Sundering is a great way to get into a bit of Warcraft lore. The characters are well written and help you understand why they became as they are, for example Illidan.
But i can safely say that anyone who likes fantasy novels but has no knowledge of Warcraft and its world this book is a great choice as you do not need any prior Warcraft knowledge, in fact those without could possibly enjoy it more, as a WoW player i know where it leads etc.
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on 26 October 2009
Brilliant book. If you want to add a bit more depth to your gameplay here's a great place to start. Put a little story to those familiar faces you see everyday!

Even if you don't play world of warcraft this is a very god stand alone fantasy full of great plots and gripping story line. (and it doesn't even start with the "chosen one" as a boy working in the kitchens)!!
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on 12 June 2009
A very good book for anyone interested in the wider warcraft universe. If you like a mix of fantasy, history (ish), and adventure then you will probably enjoy this. A background in the lore and characters of the book is helpful, although the aurthor does introduce them all and set out the basic plot lines effectively for first time readers
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on 23 November 2013
great story, i got 150 pages in and I've re-subbed to WoW after 2 years, really a missing piece to my experience of the world, a good supplement to the game
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on 16 January 2013
In my opinion it was the best book of the series so far. I have read many and like all of them but this one really delivered for me.
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on 31 August 2009
An absolutely stunning read for any warcraft fan or any fantasy fan infact. i recommend that u read Day Of The Dragon first.
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on 29 August 2014
Amazing loved it so much especially after playing wow for 9 years and this making so much sense of the actual game.
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Well the warcraft lore is so big that it's very interesting to know it. I recomend the books to every WOW player.
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