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Stormrage (World of Warcraft #7)

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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 th ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published February 23rd 2010 by Pocket
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Patrick
Feb 08, 2013 Patrick rated it it was ok
This was my least favorite book set in the World of Warcraft universe, even worse than Arthas by Christie Golden. The reasons are many, these are the three I had the most issues with:

- The characters are boring and uninspiring.
- The story doesn't radiate "WoW" as other books do.
- The suspense goes up and down. One minute everything is lost, then everything is won. Over and over.

It's sad because I really enjoyed the Well of Eternity trilogy by Knaak and I was looking forward to the return of Ma
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Jeremy Preacher
Jul 15, 2011 Jeremy Preacher rated it did not like it
Shelves: video-game
This was a terrible book. I expected this. I read it anyway. I'm not sure why.

From the most generous possible perspective (meaning, let us assume that I care deeply about the subject matter, which is not particularly true) it's still a terrible book. The writing is godawful - stilted dialog, weird, artificial plot developments, confusing action and terrible pacing. Knaak spends far, far too many paragraphs describing in detail the clothing and/or armor of the characters in what appears to be an
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Jen

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Wendy Hines
Jun 24, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say, Mr. Knaak has done his homework! He knows things that I had no clue about. Stormrage is about the Emerald Dream and its guardians, the dragon flight.

The druids enter the dreams to monitor life on Azeroth because life and nature must have a balance. But recently, those dreams have turned into nightmares and the druids find themselves trapped in the dream world. Even the renowned druid, night elf arch druid Malfurion Stormrage may be a victim of these horrifying nightmares. Thus, b
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Heather
Oct 15, 2015 Heather rated it it was amazing
Loved it. I have always been a fan of the author although so many readers seem to look down on him for what characters he has chosen from the Warcraft universe to write a history for - something I have never understood as an author has to pick characaters, they can't not have characters nor can they choose all.

Anyway. I have read his previous Warcraft books, and especially loved this one for being up to date and set in the WoW universe that players are currently actually experiencing in game. So
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Angel
May 02, 2010 Angel rated it it was ok
Shelves: queens-champion
Reading this I was not surprised to find afterwords that it is the same writer from their manga. Which had gorgeous pictures and horrible writing. This book had me torn through the whole thing and was pretty frustrating. For those that love the warcraft lore and are wanting to know what is going on in the emerald dream I recommend it because it does let you know what happens. It just turns one of your favorite warcraft heroes into a sniveling whiner, is often confusing switching between characte ...more
Melissa
Jun 14, 2010 Melissa rated it really liked it
The book was interesting for any Warcraft fan. But I agree with the other reviews, parts of the plot seemed to drone on or repeat themselves during the second half of the book. I don't want to say that it is the writer's style to be that way, because the war of the ancients trilogy was fantastic. This one seemed to lack in plotline and story.

Seeing as I have read the previous ones (The War of the Ancients) this book should have been exciting for me to revisit the fantastic characters. It was a b
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Chris Tucker
Jul 05, 2010 Chris Tucker rated it really liked it
This is not a prequel to the next Expansion in the World of Warcraft but is a story that bring Malfurion Stormrage back into the current story line. What I love the most about these books is the abilities that are not currently in the game and just thinking about how cool they would be if Blizzard added them. The story is great and consequences seem very real. Malfurion especially has many things he has to work through in his mind and heart as he makes the effort to overcome his foe. Fun read an ...more
Christina
Feb 19, 2013 Christina rated it it was amazing
For all Knaak's faults I love the tie in's to the game story. Preceding this Malfurion finally appears within the game and of the brother's he was one of my favourites.

Even if his in game appearance is a bit unsettling.

Guiltily I am a fan of Knaak's story telling however, and how this one was told. Especially that it meant finally we would see Malfurion's return.
Sire
Dec 23, 2012 Sire rated it really liked it
I love this book because undoubtly my second favorite character besides thrall and Arthas is Malfurion Stormrage this book is a great intro telling me of his experiences trapped by the nightmare lord and being betrayed by fandral and him escaping not the best wow book I've ever read but it's Malfurion so I had to read it
Nickolas
Oct 25, 2011 Nickolas rated it it was amazing
The description of this book is false! I know the real tale. This book relates the War of the Nightmare.
Debra
May 14, 2012 Debra rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nookbook
this book was so good that once i started it i found it hard to put down.
Ciante
Feb 15, 2012 Ciante rated it really liked it
The beginning started off slow but I grew to like it.
Bernard Doddema Jr
Jan 02, 2011 Bernard Doddema Jr rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
Pretty good book. This book would make an awesome movie!
Christopher
Feb 06, 2014 Christopher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read : )
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Santiago
Feb 28, 2016 Santiago rated it it was amazing
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Tempestira, es una novela basada en el juego de computadora World of Warcraft (abreviado WOW) y para entender bien la historia es necesario tener algún concepto de la historia más reciente de los juegos (por lo menos de Warcraft III y de las primeras 2 expansiones del WOW) porque sino van a terminar perdiéndose entre los detalles del libro.

Para ubicarlo temporalmente, Tempestira pasa entre la segunda y tercera expansión del wow (Wrath of th
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Denise
Jul 06, 2014 Denise rated it it was amazing
I've been listening to all the books in the WOW series that are available on audible, though I have a couple lined up that I'll actually have to read. I've found them extremely interesting for all the lore since I play the game. I can relate things in the story to quest lines in the game that really brings so much understanding and cohesiveness to the game I've got to get back to playing.

A lot of the other audible books are narrated by Scott Brick who I like a lot more than Richard Ferrone who n
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William Bentrim
Aug 01, 2011 William Bentrim rated it liked it
Shelves: books-for-swap
Stormrage by Richard A. Knaak

This book will no doubt be a major hit with World of Warcraft fans. It details Malfurion Stormrage’s part in the Emerald Dream.

I am normally a major fan of fantasy. I guess I am just not a fan of Knaak. I wasn’t a fan of Beastmaster Myth either, the only other book of his I read. I can’t even point my finger at what I don’t like so my supposition is there is just something about his style that doesn’t resonate with me. I mean, how can you not like a book whose main
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Mogsy (MMOGC)
World of Warcraft: Stormrage by Richard A. Knaak is the latest game-related novel I finished. I’ll admit I picked this one up solely due to my fascination with its eponymous protagonist because in fact, I am not a big fan of Knaak’s writing at all. The War of the Ancients trilogy, for example, is the last thing I read by him and it was a torturous ordeal just to try and force myself to get through all three books. I find his style overly simplistic and at times vapid and flavorless, though to be ...more
Peter Anargirou
While I love Christie Golden's Warcraft books, this was my first by Richard A. Knaak, and I found it severely lacking. The story seemed a bit sloppy, and I didn't care for the writing. However, the overall story was an important part of the on-going Warcraft story.

The story centers around something that should be a huge event in the Warcraft universe. I'd expect this to be listed alongside the war against Illidan, the War in Northrend, and the Horde-Alliance War after the Cataclysm. It's an epic
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Sam Gaume
Apr 26, 2014 Sam Gaume rated it liked it
Shelves: tchlrn-307
Stormrage is another book based off of a popular video game series, meaning it will not appeal to just any reader. The main characters are brothers, Illidan and Malfurion Stormrage, both of them are called night elves, a creature that never ages. It is a story of corruption and how the brothers are fighting to help save this thing called the Emerald Dream. The Emerald Dream was corrupted by a demon presence. Malfurion becomes corrupted by the same evil, but his brother frees him and is corrupted ...more
David
Feb 19, 2016 David rated it it was amazing
What would happen if dreams turned into nightmares and you couldn't change them back? In Richard A. Knaak's Stormrage, the suspense builds as the characters race against time to save their world. From the vivid details to the intense battles, he will keep readers heart racing as they follow the characters through the story. As the story progresses, Richard uses effective details and events that show readers how the characters will grow and develop. Form the many they had to lost to the few that ...more
Craig Boston
Feb 06, 2015 Craig Boston rated it did not like it
I would like to start this review by stating that I am an avid World of Warcraft player, so I was very excited to read about the legendary Malfurion Stormrage, but this book is so poorly written that it was tedious to finish. In fact, the only reason that I finished this book is that I am currently deployed in Afghanistan. First, the book is filled with iconic characters from World of Warcraft, they are EPIC heroes, yet the author portrays them as mundane adventurers, who are so poorly developed ...more
John Potiris
Jun 01, 2014 John Potiris rated it it was ok
The book Stormrage is based on the fictional character Malfurion Stormrage. Who is the ArchDruid of the Night Elves one of the races in World of Warcraft. In this booked he is stuck in the Emerald Dream and has to be saved from this realm in the world of Azeroth. This book was written by Richard A. Knaak a writer of several books based around World of Warcraft and wrote several books for other games made by Blizzard. He has only written fantasy fiction books many of which based on video games. T ...more
Kyle Prichard-Krause
Nov 30, 2015 Kyle Prichard-Krause rated it really liked it
Yet another very interesting read in the lore of the Warcraft series. Although, as it is lore, the novel by Richard A. Knaak will not exactly be appealing to the majority of readers unless they are into the Warcraft series. For those in to the series, I highly suggest the pulling read, following Malfurion and Illidan Stormrage, two Night Elf (a race of immortal elves that typically have a purple or blue hue to their skin) brothers into their part in the war against the Nightmare Lord in the Emer ...more
Eclipse
May 26, 2016 Eclipse rated it it was amazing
Starting off from the cover, it'd look like it was a story about Illidan. When really, it's about Malfurion, his brother. Throughout this entire novel, it just sucks you into the story and sets your mind into overdrive by envisioning all of whats happening. It may start out a little boring, but it turns into an amazing adventure to save all of Azeroth. Although many W.O.W. stories are great, the use of the Dragon Aspects makes it even greater! I'm not going to say what the main conflicts are abo ...more
Peyton Durand
Mar 14, 2010 Peyton Durand rated it it was ok
Started off to be very good. I would recommend reading the first half and then imagining the rest of it. It really just does not take off like i would have liked it to.
Toeni
Mar 22, 2015 Toeni rated it liked it
After reading the last couple of World of Warcraft books, I had despaired of finding another book in the series as good as the first that I had read. I was kind of disappointed by this book. This story focuses primarily around Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage and the love of his life, the High Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind. Sensing a darkness in the once tranquil Emerald Dream, Malfurion leaves Tyrande behind to investigate it. In the process, he is captured by a mysterious evil known as the "The N ...more
Allie
Mar 02, 2014 Allie rated it it was ok
As somebody who thoroughly enjoys Night Elf lore and anticipated the awakening and return of Malfurion Stormrage, this book was a massive let-down. I was thoroughly disappointed in Knaack's story-telling, as I've enjoyed his other novels in the past.

The story was slow-going and the fabled Malfurion seemed always at a loss and feeling hopeless. If there was ever an actor to play Malfurion's role in a movie, Woody Allen would be the only viable candidate. Whiney, helpless and ineffectual.

I don't r
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Daley
There were good points in this book.
There were nice twists that I did not expect.
There were too many words, for me.
This is my opinion after constantly wondering about the bulk of the story VS the repetition and drawn out feeling I felt while reading it.
I got the impression that the author was being paid per letter.
I don't necessarily mean that to sound rude. If I put a book down and don't read it for a few days by choice, it's just not a fun book.

I don't like to talk about the specifics in any
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Richard A. Knaak is the bestselling author of Dragonlance novels, Dragonrealm (his own creation), six novels for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series, and six works in the Warcraft universe. He has also written five non-series fantasy books.

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