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The Last Guardian (WarCraft #3)

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The stunning and dangerous world of Azeroth comes to life in this essential untold tale of the Warcraft game universe, which finally reveals the origin of the bitter conflict between men and Orcs and the fall of the one who was driven to set that war in motion.
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Published April 6th 2009 by Tantor Media (first published December 1st 2001)
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Markus
Mar 13, 2015 Markus rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Last Guardian (WarCraft, #3), Jeff Grubb
عنوانها: آخرین نگهبان؛ وارکرفت: آخرین نگهبان؛ نویسنده: جف گراب؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: دهم سپتامبر سال 2009 میلادی
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؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - قرن 21 م
صفی از قهرمانان با قدرت خدایگونه در خلال اعصار درگیر جنگی پنهانی با لژیون آتش
ازراث برپا بود... نگهبانان تیر
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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
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Sara Kamjou
May 21, 2016 Sara Kamjou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
در مورد کتابهای فانتزی نوشتن خیلی سخت است. خیلی دوستش داشتم و خیلی لذت بردم. اگر وقتم اجازه میداد، میشد کتاب را بیوقفه خواند.
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جملات ماندگار کتاب:
همیشه از میان دو حق انتخاب، سومی را برگزین.
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در حال حاضر به هیچ نژادی علاقه ندارم.
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نقش تو هر چه هست، همان چیزیست که خودت انتخاب میکنی.
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Mamen B.
May 03, 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
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Unai
May 24, 2017 Unai rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muerto me he quedado con la historia de Medivh, muerto. Es lo que tiene ponerte al día con el lore, años y años después de empezar jugar.
Por otro lado, la anticipación que crea a pocas semanas de adentrarme en la tumba de Sargeras, es de lo mas paladeable.
Nichole * The Book Shredder
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
John Da conceição
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
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Matt
Jun 01, 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
Branaugh
Sep 03, 2009 Branaugh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
John
Oct 03, 2007 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Daley
Jun 23, 2009 Daley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Cacophonic7
Nov 16, 2010 Cacophonic7 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Barakiel
Jul 27, 2016 Barakiel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Christian Mello
Jul 25, 2010 Christian Mello rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jeff Grubb, you are the man for this novel. Medivh was every bit the cool guy I thought he would be.
Cole
Aug 14, 2014 Cole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Victoria Austen
Jul 08, 2016 Victoria Austen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't expect a Warcraft book to make me cry but it did....
Fatih Y.
May 17, 2015 Fatih Y. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never liked Medivh anyway...
David
Nov 01, 2011 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Joss loves Jace
Dec 14, 2016 Joss loves Jace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It's a very good story, several moments in the story are very good.
Sam 8-3
Oct 12, 2007 Sam 8-3 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Mitch S
May 25, 2017 Mitch S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great "Mass Market Paperback" from new (to me) Blizzard author Jeff Grub. If you are passingly familiar with the Warcraft universe, then you must have heard tell of the great Medivh. If not, imagine if Dumbledore and Hagrid fused together, then multiply their power and give them multiple personalities. A curious personality cross of Old wise-man, puncuated with petulant child-like tendencies. He's an eccentric madman with way too much power.

Through the eyes of his newly attained apprenti
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Karina
Jun 13, 2017 Karina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jp Malartre
Jan 09, 2017 Jp Malartre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. I have been playing World of Warcraft for years, but I had never read any of the lore and novels. This was the first one. It was interesting to visit Azeroth in literature. The books captures quite well the essence of that world.
Jozef Poljak
May 13, 2017 Jozef Poljak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
<3 give me more
Tunc Morova
Mar 18, 2017 Tunc Morova rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ivona
Oct 12, 2016 Ivona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opět zajímavá četba a nahlédnutí do života Medivha. :)
Giulia
Feb 21, 2017 Giulia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Come ogni capitolo della storia di Warcraft, parlo da grande appassionata, anche questo è estremamente coinvolgente, e il lettore finisce per amare alcuni personaggi, identificarsi in loro, odiarli o provare pietà per loro. E per chi gioca o ha giocato ai videogiochi della Blizzard, questi libri sono quasi indispensabili per approfondirne la storia. Ancora una volta la Blizzard dimostra la sua professionalità.
Krysztina
Dec 16, 2016 Krysztina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: warcraft, fantasy
I remember first reading this book, shortly after World of Warcraft came out, and not getting most of it. In the undying words of a certain very dead Warchief, times change, and this time around I had fun tracking down all the fun little things that got retconned along the way (like Gul'dan being a warlock of the Stormreaver clan rather than Ner'zhul's second-in-command and part of the Shadowmoon clan). I had a mental chuckle imagining an older, balding Lothar; I'm sure Travis Flimmel (who playe ...more
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
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“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.”
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