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A fair attempt at Warcraft story writing but......
on 15 May 2009
This is a fairly well written story, but lacks the depth of either Knaak or Golden's stories. I really felt that Aaron was too inexperienced to write something like the death of Gu'ldan, he gave no more information about it than the game. Even the capture of the dragonqueen was written in a rushed manner, there no attention to detail, no eloquent writing style.
The whole book seems to have been rushed with seemingly long portions of the story covered in a few lines. It doesn't really do justice to the epic tale being told. There is no capture of the emotion of the moment, no attempt to extend the story anymore than the basics.
About on par with the lesser Warcraft books like The Last Guardian and Cycle of Hatred, but cannot be counted alongside the works of Knaak or anywhere near the pen of Golden, not even upto the level of Road to Damnation.
If you're reading this book to fill in the gaps of Warcraft lore, it fulfils that, but there are much better warcraft writers out there. Don't write any more, Aaron.