Customer Review

4.0 out of 5 stars A good read but not one of Golden's best, 13 Oct. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Arthas (World of Warcraft) (Mass Market Paperback)
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 on TV, lets destroy the world"
He doesn't have the hell bent evil of the other villians like Archimonde, or Sargeras, or Gul'dan, he doesn't desire power, or justice or anything other than a hatred for the living, and there's no explanation as to WHY he feels like this.

Overall an enjoyable read, but it doesn't rank up with Golden's much better Rise Of the Horde in terms of character development.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.4 out of 5 stars (40 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (28)
4 star:
 (6)
3 star:
 (3)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:
 (2)
 
 
 
£7.99
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: London

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,949,306