Nice build up,
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This review is from: World of Warcraft: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm (World of Warcraft (Hardcover)) (Hardcover)
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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!