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Day of the Dragon (WarCraft #1)

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In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind. Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of man in relative peace and harmony -- until the arrival of the demonic army known as Burning Legion shattered the world's tranquility forever. Now Orcs, Dragons, Goblins, and Trolls all vie for supremacy over the ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 378 pages
Published December 5th 2001 by Pocket Books (first published 2001)
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Markus
Mar 08, 2015 Markus rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2015, warcraft
The Second War has ended with a crushing defeat for the Horde, but Zuluhed and Nekros Skullcrusher keep the fight going by imprisoning Alexstrasza the Dragonqueen and forcing her to breed dragonlings to serve the Orc armies. Meanwhile the Eastern Kingdoms are shaken by the scheming of its kings and nobles, further developing the crisis...

Back when this year began, I had no idea that I would start playing World of Warcraft, not to mention getting so immersed in this world that I would actually st
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Day of the Dragon (WarCraft, #1), Richard A. Knaak
عنوان: روز اژدها - وارکرافت 1؛ نویسنده: ریچارد ا. ناک؛ مترجم: افشین اردشیری؛ ویراستار: آهو مدیحی؛ تهران، ویدا، 1394، در 380 ص؛ شابک: 9786002911445؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - قرن 21 م
Leeanna
Nov 29, 2009 Leeanna added it
Shelves: i-own
World of Warcraft: Day of the Dragon, by Richard A. Knaak

"Day of the Dragon" was the first book to be written in the Warcraft game universe. But while it is based on a game series, the book is practically a work of original fiction with hints of the story coming from the game. Knaak took the setting, characters, and events from the Warcraft universe and constructed them into an enjoyable, readable novel.

Although it is helpful to have some familiarity with Warcraft, such knowledge is not needed t
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Stan
Nov 12, 2009 Stan rated it it was ok
I read this one because my stepbrother loaned it to me with his recommendation (albeit a mild one). I read the whole thing, just because, and remembered what it was like to read books aimed at teenage male gamers. I used to read plenty of those, back in the day. I didn't like all that many of them then, either, but I read them anyway, because I wanted to know the lore.

"Day of the Dragon" was good enough to not just stop reading part way through. That said, if the book is at all a commentary on
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Julia
Jul 29, 2012 Julia rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Warcraft Fans
Recommended to Julia by: Jason
I enjoy Richard Knaak's writing. I like the way that he describes areas and people and find myself imagining them perfectly and not just because I play the video game, but because he describes them well. He has a knack (pun intended) for description. That being said, I was a bit disappointed at how Knaak handled the romance between Vereesa and Rhonin. They only travelled together for about a week before everything horrible happened. Not enough time had elapsed for the two of them to be recalling ...more
Hugo Saraiva
Aug 01, 2010 Hugo Saraiva rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
It's a great book, first of the Warcraft Books, or fantasy book for that mater, that I've ever read. Tells a story of a Mage who basically messed up on his last major quest, where everyone who went with him were distroyed in battle. Then he was then sent with another on a new quest. This new journey he is one will clear his name, if he is victorious. That is to say even if he lives through the journey to even get to where he needs to go to complete his quest.
Mogsy (MMOGC)
Wow, shocker, a Warcraft book by Richard A. Knaak that got more than a one star rating from me. Seriously, I'm floored. Like, really. After suffering through his last couple WoW novels Wolfheart and Stormrage, I was starting to think I might just be a glutton for punishment when I picked up Day of the Dragon, but to my surprise, it wasn't that bad at all.

Granted, that might not mean much since I'm using my special video game tie-in novel scale to rate and review this book, so take my praise with
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Jacklyn
Jan 31, 2012 Jacklyn rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who plays the Warcraft series
Recommended to Jacklyn by: Blizzard
Shelves: kindle-copies
This is the first Warcraft book I've read. I was completely skeptical about how these books were going to read. I figured they were going to be dull or cliched at best. I was horribly wrong. After I read this book, i was hooked. I NEEDED to know more about Warcraft lore. I played the game for 3 years without having any background intelligence (I don't pay attention to in-game stories. I'm too impatient). These books actually make the gameplay way more interesting. I had actually cancelled my sub ...more
Cole
Jul 31, 2014 Cole rated it liked it
Not bad. Steeped in World of Warcraft lore....Deathwing, the Aspects, the Kirin Tor, Lordaeron
Stan Crowe
Jul 15, 2012 Stan Crowe rated it it was ok
I read this one because my stepbrother loaned it to me with his recommendation (albeit a mild one). I read the whole thing, just because, and remembered what it was like to read books aimed at teenage male gamers. I used to read plenty of those, back in the day. I didn't like all that many of them then, either, but I read them anyway, because I wanted to know the lore.

"Day of the Dragon" was good enough to not just stop reading part way through. That said, if the book is at all a commentary on t
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Han
Nov 23, 2014 Han rated it really liked it
This book is definitely the kind of book for me. First of all, World Of Warcraft is a game that I have played before and little content covered in the book is within the game, that makes me feel more interested in these kind of books. This whole book is about how a human mage named Rhonin takes a risky journey into the last remaining orc-controlled land in the order of Krakus who truly is a red dragon. Human is part of Alliance and Orc is part of Horde, Horde and Alliance has been fighting since ...more
Yahanan Xie
Sep 22, 2010 Yahanan Xie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: games, favorites, warcraft
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Dylan  Wong S1
Mar 31, 2008 Dylan Wong S1 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Dylan by: my cousin
This book is very amazing. It is very exiting. The mage Rhonin was sent by the counsel of elders to save the Dragonqueen from the clutches of Dragonmawclan.(All by himself!!!) This took place in 100B.C when it still had Dragons but the very last know female(able to breed) Dragon was known as the Dragonqueen! They hope it will breed another female dragon. the Dragonmaw clan kidnaping the dragonqueen not only escaping(holing the Dragonqueen) the elders but also the silverhand alliance! Rhonin, de ...more
Deeptanshu
Nov 11, 2013 Deeptanshu rated it really liked it
This was the first book I have read that was written by Ricahrd Knaak but I had heard some very good things about him.
I am happy to say that I as not disappointed, though the book starts of a bit slow, it really begins to grab you around halfway through. The characters are interesting but the true standouts are the Dragons. Unique and mesmerizing each was a delight to read about and left me wanting more.
Katie
Nov 20, 2010 Katie rated it it was amazing
This was a lot better than I thought it would be. The writing is good and the characterization was way more than I was expecting from a book based on Warcraft. I was just looking to start reading all the lore books and started with this one, and I'm glad I did.

From what I've read, I'm glad that I chose to start with this book and not the War of the Ancients trilogy.
David
Jun 29, 2011 David rated it it was amazing
Just finished this book--amazing! The fact it ties in so well with the Warcraft universe was a plus. Rhonin and Krasus are both badasses--and the foreshadowing of Rhonin bumping uglies with Vereesa was quite obvious. I don't want to give too much away, so that is all. Must read for Warcraft lore folk.
Eric Peusa
Mar 17, 2008 Eric Peusa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Warcraft lovers
Shelves: go-read-it
In the world of Warcraft, where Orcs are still ravaging the lands due to their blood-lust, a rogue mage Rhonin is sent, by his superiors, to redeem himself into the orc infested lands. Aside from the orcs, there are dragons and many more adventures that he will face. This is a book for those who love Warcraft and love fantasy.
Ahmad
Jan 21, 2014 Ahmad rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, once again the horde (pre-horde) are being dishonest and achieve power by ill means ... "yeah let's capture the dragon queen" ... what absolute moronic idiots, I seriously question anyone that's proud of the horde history
Billy Davis
Jun 16, 2007 Billy Davis rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of fantasy
I debated giving this book four stars, even though some parts of the story rubbed me the wrong way. But I gave it five starts because that was the intent of the writer, not some bad writting habit.

If you like Dragons and wzirads or know anything about the warcraft games, this is a good read.
Aik Koh
Aug 03, 2012 Aik Koh rated it it was amazing
My first warcraft novel. Rented it just to try it out, end up owning a copy and re-reading it all over again. Story is simple and yet so wonderful, especially when it comes down to the mid of the action.
Daley
Jun 23, 2009 Daley rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fantasy Lovers, first time Warcraft readers and WoW players.
Shelves: warcraft, fantasy
I absolutely loved it.
This was my first Warcraft book and I recommend it to first time Warcraft readers.
Rhonin was remarkable and I loved reading about the Aspects. I couldn't stop until I was done with it.
Arsenovic Nikola
Aug 03, 2016 Arsenovic Nikola rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
poceo sam da citam ali moram da prekinem. Mozda bi mi ova knjiga bila zanimljiva da je prva koju citam u zivotu. Lose
Daniel ross
May 01, 2008 Daniel ross rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: WoW players
after you read this one, which is pretty good, theres a whole trilogy with these charecters
Kelly
May 24, 2013 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Love it.
Anthony Ljucovic
Jan 16, 2014 Anthony Ljucovic rated it it was amazing
First installment of the series, absolutely loved it!
Mark
Feb 03, 2011 Mark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read for Fantasy and Warcraft fans.
Patrick Kinney
Aug 19, 2010 Patrick Kinney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rhonin is a badass. Nothing new.
Francine_schmoekert
super auftakt einer reihe
Chris
Apr 30, 2008 Chris rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Warcraft Fans mostly
Amazing book, yet Cycle of Hatred is better. Hard to believe people hated it.
Kuba Sieradzan
May 25, 2013 Kuba Sieradzan rated it it was amazing
Książka jest świetna ! Zakończenie trochę rozczarowuje, jednak reszta to rekompensuje. 9-/10.
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Richard A. Knaak is the bestselling author of Dragonlance novels, the Dragonrealm and Black City Saint series (his own creations), six novels for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series, and six works in the Warcraft universe. He has also written several non-series fantasy books.

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