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The Shattering by Christie Golden
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Oct 31, 2010

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As a former WOW (World of Warcraft) player, I was really looking forward to reading this book. I hadn't read any of the books written about this fantastical game world and I wasn't disappointed. Author Christie Golden captures the feel and spirit of the game while also telling a fast-moving and colorful story. I don't think a person has to be a fan of the game to enjoy the book, although there are several references that a non-gamer might not understand.

The characters, while not Golden's own creations, are well written and engaging. I used to play on the side of the Alliance which is the "enemy" of the Horde leaders who are the center of this story. I learned a lot about the members of the races that make up the Horde itself. The reader is drawn into their world and traveling along with them around Azeroth. This book definitely made me want to go back to playing the game ~ alas, we don't have fast enough Internet out here in the boonies...

I recommend this book to fans of adventure and fantasy, especially those readers who are WOW players. It's an engrossing read no matter which way you approach it.


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