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Of Blood and Honor (WarCraft 0)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  1,328 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
The world of Azeroth teemed with Elves and Dwarves walking among tribes of man in harmony. Now comes the demonic army known as the Burning Legion. Orcs, Dragons, Goblins, and Trolls all vie for supremacy over the scattered, warring kingdoms -- part of a scheme that will determine the fate of the world of Warcraft. The noble Paladin, Tirion Fordring, must decide who are the ...more
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Published December 1st 2000 by World Wrestling Entertainment
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Apr 22, 2015 Markus rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2015, warcraft
The days of war against the Horde are over. Relative peace now reigns throughout Azeroth. It is in this time that we meet Tirion Fordring, a renowned paladin of the Order of the Silver Hand. While out in the woods one day, Tirion suddenly faces a deadly challenge, and a bond of friendship that will turn his existence upside down.

Written by the creator of the Warcraft universe himself, Of Blood and Honor is a mediocre, but enjoyable addition to it. Both in length, plot and number of characters it
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Of Blood and Honor (WarCraft 0), Chris Metzen
Sep 01, 2009 Katherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Warcraft Fans
Shelves: fantasy, gaming, 2009
More of a Novella than an actual novel, this is one of the better books in the Warcraft universe. It takes place shortly after the events of Lord of the Clans, and is a nice background for one of the main characters in Wrath of the Lich King, Tirion Fordring.
Jan 11, 2012 Matt rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I have ever read, right under Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, by Christie Golden. Chris Metzen has some extremely great writing skills, and reading this book inspired me to write my own 50 page fan-fiction dedicated to my WoW Character named Brunden Valorwind. Great book, and I recommend it to any fantasy lover and especially any Warcraft Lore-hound! :D
Kevin J.J. Carpenter
Feb 16, 2015 Kevin J.J. Carpenter added it
Recommends it for: Warcraft Loremasters, Fantasy Fans
Shelves: warcraft
I don't care what anyone says, I like Warcraft. The lore may not be on the level of Tolkien, and it may be nothing more than a blender-mix of every fantasy trope ever conceived, but it's one of the most epic sagas you will find in this genre. It's not high-class literature and it doesn't try to be. It knows the field it's playing in, and it doesn't try to be anything else. If you're willing to leave your over-zealous criticism at the door, and experience Warcraft as the fun fantasy it is, you're ...more
Jan 15, 2010 Branaugh rated it really liked it
This book, while short, did not lack the grandeur that those of longer length may have. It was an incredible story that gave you a more in depth explanation of Tirion Fordring's life than was given to you by the MMORPG, World of Warcraft. The characters had much depth, and the reader will likely find them self loving certain characters and hoping they succeed, and hating others. The theme of honor was also interestingly explored, creating a perspective which one might not expect to have. All in ...more
Apr 24, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing
Good stuff. I like Metzen's writing a lot.
Michael Crews
Of Blood and Honor takes place in the Warcraft universe, where the events of World of Warcraft takes place. This story is a reletively short one, and takes place prior to the times after Warcraft 3. The main character in this story is Tirion Fordring, a paladin in the human and dwarf meeting called Knights of the Silver Hands. Tirion Fordring has grown up to believe that orcs have no sense of mercy, and since a paladin has always protected his village from them. However, in an unexpected act of ...more
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A well written story about Tirion. A quick read but definitely a worthwhile book for Warcraft fans.
Aug 23, 2014 Cole rated it liked it
A decent pally story. Even Arthas the paladin makes an appearance.
Lukas Lovas
Jun 25, 2015 Lukas Lovas rated it really liked it
Not bad at all. I started reading warcraft books, when I was little, and I enjoyed the books a lot. After I grew up, I noticed an interesting thing. The six books I read (the first two warcraft trilogies) were still good, but not quite as awesome as I remembered. However, the world of warcraft books felt almost disappointing. I'm not sure, if they really got worse, or if I'm just not judging them through the eyes of a little kid anymore...possibly, I was unlucky in the choice of the specific boo ...more
Eli Skinner
Apr 01, 2016 Eli Skinner rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite warcraft books, its actually amazing how metzen ties so many things into this very small book many characters from the warcraft franchise make appearances even if they are very minor.

I found this to be a highly enjoyable read, and i've actually read it twice now. It's a great tale of a highly noble individual who struggles between his concept of honor and right and wrong, I'd recommend this too people even if they aren't a fan of the warcraft franchise
Thach Pham
Apr 08, 2015 Thach Pham rated it it was amazing
This is the first novel which I've read by Chris Metzen and I have to said that he is one of the best.
Even the novel tells a short story and doesn't relate much to main storyline of Warcraft but this is very moved novel.
As the Title, the man has to suffer his pain because of his oath. I can't say too much because the story will be spoiled.
I think this is a must-read-novel.
Thank you Chris Metzen.
Tyler Newcomb
Aug 21, 2016 Tyler Newcomb rated it really liked it
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Aug 09, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it
It was great reading a book from Chris Metzen. I was very impressed with his writing style and ability. Although it wasn't the most well written book ever, the story had just the right amount of details without being overly wordy or overdone. The story was heartfelt and I enjoyed that just as much as a story three times the length.
Aug 27, 2015 Matthew rated it really liked it
Great short story. I found Tirion's internal conflict to be quite intriguing. The world building was stellar, and made me wish there were more pages after the ending.

Because it is so short, you could read this book without reading the rest of the WarCraft Lore and be relatively safe.
Apr 04, 2015 Roșu rated it it was amazing
A great tale of redemption, sacrifice and greater good.

Following the paladin, Tirion, through the path of wisdom and remaining true to the Light is a breath taking experience that provide a greater enlightment to the reader.
Joe Mahoney
Dec 31, 2014 Joe Mahoney rated it really liked it
Pretty good short story that fills out a good bit of background to a fairly major Warcraft character. If you're a fan of WoW, this may send you down a WowWiki worm hole after you've read it.
Arley Ramos da silva
Sep 05, 2014 Arley Ramos da silva rated it it was amazing
One of the best books i read in my life. Such bonds dont rise by nothing. A true story of Blood and Honor.

Even if you dont know much about the Warcraft universe, you still can enjoy this book.
Aug 26, 2012 Bartosz rated it really liked it
Despite having a rather generic title and being based on a game series, whose most famous entry consists mostly of hacking and slashing play, Chris Metzen's novel manages to tell a moving, nicely structured story, with a well fleshed-out characters, avoiding many of the fantasy clichés. Instead of focusing on mindless action, the author tries to develop the psychological aspect and interpersonal relations, while placing in the centre a moral dillema, rather than the good old black-and-white good ...more
Pablo Giambelluca
Nov 08, 2014 Pablo Giambelluca rated it really liked it
A short and simple story of two people (orc & human) in the midst of conflict... a great and different point of view and a great ending.
May 05, 2016 Yarisbeth rated it it was amazing
Muy bueno, en cada página sucedía algo inesperado y tuvo un desenlace fantástico.

5/5 estrellas
Keenan Peddie
Jun 20, 2016 Keenan Peddie rated it it was amazing
Thank you World Wrestling Entertainment. You know what the people want, and you deliver.
Mohan Karthik
Jan 01, 2015 Mohan Karthik rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
A small story that does justice to the honorable Eitrigg and Tirion.
May 28, 2011 Tjellow rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Nice, short novel about a paladin and his internal struggle about honour and doing the right thing... Having a Horde Palla 85 myself I found it very nice to read this book. It has inspired me to do more battlegrounds and slay my enemies there with even more respect and honour then before :). The novel shouldnt have been any longer and has just the right amount of pages.
Perfect read while yr wow subscription has ended and you have to wait for the next sunrise to purchase more playtime at your loc
Jennifer Chough
Mar 09, 2010 Jennifer Chough rated it it was ok
I really enjoy/enjoyed the warcraft books and all of the various authors who wrote them....except for mr. metzen. his strengths lie elsewhere -- he has been such major contributor to the look and feel of these games with is art work and design. but writing isn't his strongpoint, i'm afraid. he's not bad...but he's not good either, especially standing next to the other authors who have delved into this world.

the story itself was interesting but i think it could have been so much more under someon
Usukhbayar Lhagvasuren
Jan 25, 2016 Usukhbayar Lhagvasuren rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wow
Loved it!
Jen Brubacher
Jan 13, 2013 Jen Brubacher rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book especially since I paid money for it despite it being available online for free. Don't make the same mistake. It's not well written and doesn't add enough to Warcraft lore to be worthwhile. The characters are unbelievable and they live in an old fashioned world more like medieval earth than Azeroth (the main character's 1960s wife makes me want to cry.)

The ideas in the book--honour, mostly--are interesting but not well represented by this novella.
Heidi Joy Niswonger-Dulom
Aug 29, 2013 Heidi Joy Niswonger-Dulom rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It might be true that you should be a WoW player to enjoy it, I'm not sure. All I know is that I pictured the scenes of the familiar animated lands and faces as I read- and even heard portions of the WoW soundtrack in my head along the way.

I am determined to read all of the WoW novels to give myself a better game experience. I wasn't disappointed in this book. It wasn't Tolkien, but it was still my beloved Azeroth.

It's also a *very* quick read.
Jan 25, 2014 Mohsin rated it it was amazing
Amazing amazing content. The start is a bit dragged but what a beautiful carry through and certainly a killer end. Second book is so ON! :)
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