Friday, 7 July 2017

Stormrage (World of Warcraft #7) - Richard A. Knaak (book review)

So time for a review of a Warcraft book. You guys know I like my Warcraft and World of Warcraft :)

Buy links
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Story
When the world of Azeroth was young, the god-like titans brought order to it by reshaping its lands and seas. Throughout their great work, they followed a magnificent design for what they envisioned Azeroth would become. Although the titans departed Azeroth long ago, that design endures to this day. It is known as the Emerald Dream, a lush and savagely primal version of the...
WORLD OF WARCRAFT
Many are the mysteries surrounding the Emerald Dream and its reclusive guardians, the green dragonflight. In times past, druids have entered the Dream to monitor the ebb and flow of life on Azeroth in their never-ending quest to maintain the delicate balance of nature.

However, not all dreams are pleasant ones. Recently the Emerald Nightmare, an area of corruption within the Emerald Dream, began growing in size, transforming the Dream into a realm of unimaginable horror. Green dragons have been unexpectedly caught up in the Nightmare, emerging from it with shattered minds and twisted bodies. Druids who have entered the darkening Dream lately have found it difficult -- sometimes even impossible -- to escape.

Nor are these the Nightmare's only victims: more and more people are being affected. Even Malfurion Stormrage, first and foremost of the druids on Azeroth, may have fallen victim to this growing threat. As uncontrollable nightmares spread across the world, a desperate quest begins to find and free the archdruid.

Soon nature's enemies will learn the true meaning of the name STORMRAGE

My Thoughts
Even if I do love World of Warcraft, Warcraft games, the lore and everything, this book was the boring. Dont take it wrong, it was interesting to read about Malfurion, Tyrande, Broll and all the other characters but this book is way to long and to little is going on. It is not fair to the character or to the lore. I wish there would be more depth and less description of the same thing over and over and over again. During the entire book, we get the same feelings, the same descriptions. I got so bored that I had to take breaks and sometimes even days of break because the book was so boring. This is strange because the most lore book I have read is really good and interesting. This one is not. 

Maybe also it is my own fault who knows the lore and it is very similar to the lore and expansion we are at now. Or maybe this is just a boring book. If I dont see it as a warcraft univers book, but as a fantasy book, it is still a boring book and there is plenty of grammar mistake and sometimes even parts that goes against what you just wrote. 

It feels like this book was a rush job and no thought or feeling was put into it. There just had to be a book about how the emerald Nightmare took hold and it had to be done quickly, and that screws the characters, the story, the lore and the reader over. 

If someone asked me if they should read the book, I would say no. There is nothing in this book to get, well maybe it is a good read if you cant fall asleep but otherwise this is not worth reading in my opinion.

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