Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Last Guardian (WarCraft, #3)” as Want to Read:
The Last Guardian (WarCraft, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Last Guardian (WarCraft #3)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  3,942 Ratings  ·  106 Reviews
In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, long before the beginning of recorded time, there stood the world of Azeroth. Every kind of magical being strode the countryside among the tribes of man, and all was at peace -- until the arrival of the demons and horrors of the Burning Legion and their baneful Lord Sargeras, dark god of chaotic magic. Now Dragons, Dwarves, Elves, Gob ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Pocket Books/Star Trek
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Last Guardian, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Last Guardian

Rise of the Horde by Christie GoldenArthas by Christie GoldenThe Shattering by Christie GoldenJaina Proudmoore by Christie GoldenThe Last Guardian by Jeff Grubb
Warcraft
5th out of 45 books — 54 voters
Halo by Eric S. NylundAssassin's Creed by Oliver BowdenBioShock by John ShirleyAssassin's Creed by Oliver BowdenAssassin's Creed by Oliver Bowden
Video Game Novels/Trades
111th out of 245 books — 274 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Markus
Apr 19, 2015 Markus rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2015, warcraft
All the shards, all the pieces of history, known and unrevealed, spiraled down the tower or rose from its dungeons and flowed into the man who had been the Last Guardian of Tirisfal. The pain was great, but Medivh grimaced and accepted it, taking the energy and the bittersweet memories it bore with equal measure.

Anduin Lothar, Llane Wrynn, Garona Halforcen, Gul'dan the Warlock and Medivh himself. I've finally met some of the greatest legends of the Warcraft universe!

A lone young apprentice is se
...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Last Guardian (WarCraft, #3), Jeff Grubb
عنوان: آخرین نگهبان؛ کتاب پنجم - وارکرفت 3؛ نویسنده: جف گراب؛ مترجم: فرزانه زمانیان؛ علیرضا زمانیان؛ تهران، ایران سخن، 1388؛ در 272 ص؛ شابک: 9789648046021؛ عنوان دیگر: وارکرفت: آخرین نگهبان؛
صفی از قهرمانان با قدرت خدایگونه در خلال اعصار درگیر جنگی پنهانی با لژیون آتش
ازراث برپا بود... نگهبانان تیریسفال، صفی از قهرمانان خوفناک با قدرتهای خدایگونه، هر یک در خلال اعصار به تنهایی درگیر جنگی پنهانی با لژیون آتش بوده اند. تقدیر «مدیو» متولد شدن به عنوان مهی
...more
Amin
با دنیای وارکرافت ناآشنا نبودم. بالاخره یه زمانی بیشتر از الان بازی میکردم و بازیش رو دوست داشتم. میدونستم کتاب داره اما همیشه فکر میکردم که کتاب از روی بازی نوشته شده است. وقتی کتاب رو شروع کردم فهمیدم که اشتباه میکردم.

قبل از شروع مجموعه حقیقتا حس خوبی بهش نداشتم و فکر نمیکردم ازش خوشم بیاد اما در مجموع دوستش داشتم. هر چند پایانش به نظرم یه خورده سرهم بندی شده بود. ترجمه کتاب روی هم رفته روون بود اما عالی نبود. خیلی جاها کلمات به نظرم بهتر بود که ترجمه بشن در حالی که بدون توضیح به صورت نوشتار ف
...more
Sara Kamjou
May 21, 2016 Sara Kamjou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: فانتزی
در مورد کتابهای فانتزی نوشتن خیلی سخت است. خیلی دوستش داشتم و خیلی لذت بردم. اگر وقتم اجازه میداد، میشد کتاب را بیوقفه خواند.
-----------------------------------------
جملات ماندگار کتاب:
همیشه از میان دو حق انتخاب، سومی را برگزین.
...
در حال حاضر به هیچ نژادی علاقه ندارم.
...
نقش تو هر چه هست، همان چیزیست که خودت انتخاب میکنی.
...more
Mamen B.
May 23, 2016 Mamen B. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
2/5

Cuando salieron los tráilers de la película de Warcraft, me puse a buscar en qué libros y personajes se iban a basar. El caso es que leí que era en este, pero después me enteré de que en realidad se basa un poco en El ascenso de la Horda y otro poco en El último Guardián, y ya había empezado a leer este, así que por eso el orden inverso xD

Al acabar este libro, me doy cuenta de por qué la película no puede estar basada sólo en este libro, y es que me faltan personajes: los de la Horda.

En gener
...more
Julia
Jeff Grubb has a beautiful style of writing. I really appreciated the way he would word things, the analogies and metaphors he would create and, all around, his prose. He's not just a good writer, he's also a good story teller. He can make you feel for the characters, see how they became who they are, all without manipulating the reader. By the end of this story, I felt like I had grown along with each character. And they all did grow: some for the better and some for the worse.

I was just reall
...more
Pooyan
May 22, 2016 Pooyan rated it it was amazing
با اينكه خبري از صحنه هاي جنگ واركرفتي تو اين كتاب نبود و اتفاقات اون مدلي خاصي نيفتاد ولي روند فوق العاده اي داشت كتاب ، اون حالت رازآلود بودنش خيلي خوب بود ، كلا به سختي ميشد كتاب رو گذاشت زمين و چقد كركترا خوب بودن
Nichole * The Book Shredder
Aug 03, 2011 Nichole * The Book Shredder rated it really liked it
For WoW Lore lovers, this will be a fantastic book. For those of you who might not love the lore as much but are still interested in it, you might like this. For those of you who just want to read a fantasy book, I would not recommend it. I love WoW's lore therefore, I enjoyed this book a lot. I'd give it 3.5 stars considering it's not the best Warcraft book I've read but if I have to choose from 3 to 4 stars, I choose 4. The book can be slow at times but if you truly love lore, you will enjoy e ...more
Allyssa
Jul 03, 2016 Allyssa rated it it was amazing
This novel blew me away, honestly. Khadgar is one of my favorite characters in Warcraft lore so I knew that I’d probably enjoy the novel even if I absolutely hated the style, but I loved it. The prose is really lovely and poetic, lots of descriptors and metaphors. The narrative is very introspective and emotion-heavy, which I can understand why some people don’t enjoy it but you have to realize it’s told from the point of view of a 17-year-old mage who has been living in his own head for years, ...more
Matt
Jun 26, 2014 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The Last Guardian is an odd book. I'm not sure someone who hasn't played World of Warcraft would find it interesting as a stand alone fantasy story. For any WoW player however, especially those who have been inside Karazhan within the game, it's a fascinating look inside the lonely tower. Jeff Grub has done a delightful job expanding on the lore of the characters and the strange tower. Which is impressive, as the novel was written years before the dungeon appeared in-game. WowWiki has a section ...more
John Da conceição
Jul 01, 2016 John Da conceição rated it liked it
First off, and I don't know if this is true of all editions, there are an unforgivable number of spelling, punctuation, and grammar mistakes in this book. I don't know what kind of editing or proof-reading this thing went through, but I know it wasn't very good.

Once you get that past that, the story itself is actually quite serviceable. It is interesting to see a very early look at the Warcraft lore, because, yes, the lore here is still very much in its infancy with a lot of the Warcraft arcana
...more
Cole
Aug 19, 2014 Cole rated it liked it
I always thought orcs were inherent to Azeroth. I was mistaken. The title of the next WoW expansion, Warlords of Draenor, makes much more sense now.
Iri
Jun 30, 2016 Iri rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blizzard
Dala jsem si opáčko téhle knihy snad i kvůli té šílené hysterii kolem filmu. Ne, rovnou říkám - nebudu srovnávat knihu a film. Každý, kdo má soudnost ví, že jde o dva naprosto odlišné příběhy parazitující na jednom světě.

Co však chci říct je, že i když mám Warcraft i WoW moc ráda a nedávno jsem s guildou zase řádila v Karazhanu, tomuhle knižnímu "Kázetku" se vším, co obnáší, cosi chybělo. Možná to chybějící bylo hlubší propracování děje i vedlejších postav? Větší průzkum samotné věže? Nevím.

Ja
...more
Peter Simko
Aug 12, 2014 Peter Simko rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
In my opinion one of the best things about the Universe of Warcraft is that it makes you respect its lore, and its main characters no matter whether they are protagonists or antagonists. At least this is how I feel about this world. Reading a novel about Medivh, Khadgar, Sargeras and Aegwynn brings me back to the time when I was a kid, even though I was already an adult, or at least a teenager when I first heard these names. I see these great heroes and villains with the amazement of a child. An ...more
Branaugh
Dec 02, 2009 Branaugh rated it it was amazing
The Last Guardian is a fantastic book, well written with great description and a plot that holds your attention to the very end. It also has some fascinating takes on magic, which are very useful to those who enjoyed the Warcraft video game series, as well as the popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft. I personally found myself underlining some of the text for later use. Anyone who enjoys Warcraft, or simply a good fantasy novel, should read this book.
Barakiel
Jul 27, 2016 Barakiel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
Loved this book. Reminded me of my time in a mage tower when I played Dragon Age :)
Definitely recommend if you love powerful mages, spells and fantasy.
I'm impressed by the quality of these books. I really did not expect the writing to be very good, but it's more than passable.
Raphael
Jul 08, 2016 Raphael rated it it was ok
To be honest I don't know what I was expecting from this book. I thought it would be a good idea to read it after watching the movie, specially since it's overall story was pretty messy, but to my surprise this book was something else entirely.
I've played the old RTS games back in the days, but I never really paid much atention to the story back then. Not untill Warcraft III at least. So even though I have some knowledge of the series story, the specifics of the who and how escapes me.
I guess I
...more
Daley
Jul 27, 2009 Daley rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fantasy lover and World of Warcraft gamers
Recommended to Daley by: Phoenix
Shelves: warcraft
The beginning confused me, but after the prologue and first chapter, I was sold. The story was great and it keeps you at a distance until the end. The only thing that I would change or add to it is that I would have loved to know even more about Khadgar. I read the entire book in about a day. I couldn't put it down. Wonderful book.
John
Oct 03, 2007 John rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all Warcraft fans
Shelves: fantasy
This is the best book from the Warcraft universe that I've ever read, and that's saying something. I love all of Richard A. Knaak's books very much, but this one manages to trump even those. It was absolutely gripping...It was even difficult to tear myself away from it when my stomach was rumbling in hunger.
Cacophonic7
Nov 16, 2010 Cacophonic7 rated it really liked it
If I could give this book 3.5 stars I probably would have. I love the subject matter, but I felt that something was missing. I wanted to learn more about Medivh's mother and all the Council of Tirisfal itself. However, it was a fun glimpse into what the Guardian of Tirisfal is all about.
Victoria Austen
Aug 04, 2016 Victoria Austen rated it it was amazing
I didn't expect a Warcraft book to make me cry but it did....
David
Dec 05, 2011 David rated it it was amazing
This book was great! Gave great insight into one of my favorite raid zones in WoW... Just wish the lower levels were implemented at one point. Medivh is a great character with tons of lore!
J
Aug 08, 2016 J rated it liked it
Recommends it for: World of Warcraft Fans
The Last Guardian is a good story, but a poor novel.

Young Khadgar, upon completetion of his training in the magical city of Dalaran is sent to apprentice in the distant tower of Karazhan under the title character Medivh. Soon, Medivh takes to him and they begin his training, learning to fly gryphons, fight Orc monsters, and investigate the murders of fellow wizards.

The book does well in scope, from the small tasks of straightening the library, through the epic scales of the invasion of the Orcs
...more
Rob
Jan 31, 2016 Rob rated it it was amazing
I've now read almost every book that is actual novel form in the Warcraft / World of Warcraft series... and this one is the best, IMHO. It is well written, it is true to lore without trying to add to much, it fleshes out popular characters, and the pacing is decent throughout.

I read this book fourth because I went in order of chronology (War of the Ancients TECHNICALLY takes place after this, but I read them first because it is basically the retelling of the WotA, just with a twist), but I wish
...more
Sam 8-3
Oct 12, 2007 Sam 8-3 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Warcraft fans
i dont know why but this is my favorite warcraft book. I just got sucked into the book. and i read it in a short while!
Christian Mello
Jul 25, 2010 Christian Mello rated it it was amazing
Jeff Grubb, you are the man for this novel. Medivh was every bit the cool guy I thought he would be.
Fatih Y.
Jun 11, 2016 Fatih Y. rated it really liked it
I have never liked Medivh anyway...
Jeremy Blum
Aug 30, 2016 Jeremy Blum rated it really liked it
This is currently the second book, chronological-wise, in the Warcraft novel series, and it recounts the events of the original game that started it all - Warcraft: Orcs and Humans. The emphasis is on the last Guardian of Tirisfal, Medivh, and a young apprentice named Khadgar that he invites to his tower at the edge of the world. Anyone who's played WoW knows of Medivh's descent into madness, his plot to bring the orcs into Azeroth and his eventual redemption (not really a spoiler because it's c ...more
Цветозар Бонев
May 29, 2016 Цветозар Бонев rated it it was amazing
I don't even care if this might piss off a lot of fantasy fans but imma' say it anyway. Warcraft is one of the best fantasies out there, hands down.

I can't explain why but Warcraft's world is just so god damned enticing. Everything just fits together perfectly. The books don't go into dreadful detail about fantasy patches of grass (Looking at you Tolkien) or fantasy clothing/cuisine (Looking at you R.R. Martin) and it still manages to build up a world which is a thousand times more interesting t
...more
Jen
Jul 23, 2013 Jen rated it really liked it
Actually rather interesting. At first, I was very turned off by the servant and his interaction with the possible apprentice, they kept repeating the same things over and over again and I was really hoping that the rest of the dialogue in the book wouldn't be more of the same, but it cleared up after a few pages. I like the memory flashbacks that Young Trust saw and how he pieced everything together. I'm glad he was written as intelligently as he was supposed to be. Usually the character who is ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
  • Lord of the Clans (WarCraft, #2)
  • The Sundering (WarCraft: War of the Ancients, #3)
  • Tides of Darkness (World of Warcraft, #3)
  • Of Blood and Honor (WarCraft, #4)
  • Cycle of Hatred (World of WarCraft, #1)
  • World of Warcraft: Ashbringer

Other Books in the Series

WarCraft (4 books)
  • Of Blood and Honor (WarCraft, #4)
  • Day of the Dragon (WarCraft, #1)
  • Lord of the Clans (WarCraft, #2)

Share This Book



“When given a choice between two, choose the third.” 10 likes
“What is he like?" asked Khadgar, his voice almost pleading.
"Like everyone else, I suppose." said Moroes. "Has his druthers. Has his moods. Good days and bad. Like everybody else."
"puts his pants on one leg at a time," said Khadgar, sighing.
"No. He levitates into them," said Moroes.”
1 likes
More quotes…