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Night of the Dragon (World of Warcraft #5)

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Grim Batol: its dark legacy stretches back into the mists of Azeroth's past. But most know it as the site of a terrible tragedy -- where the vile orcs corrupted the hatchlings of the noble Dragonqueen, Alexstrasza, and used them as weapons of war. Though a band of heroes, led by the enigmatic mage, Krasus, defeated the orcs and freed the captive dragons, the cursed mountai ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published November 18th 2008 by Pocket Books
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Night of the Dragon (World of Warcraft #5), Richard A. Knaak
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و چهارم ژانویه سال 2016 میلادی
عنوان: شب اژدها؛ نویسنده: ریچارد ا. ناک؛ مترجم: افشین اردشیری؛ ویراستار: آهو مدیحی؛ تهران، ویدا، 1394؛ در 450 ص، وارکرفت 2؛ ورلد آو وارکرفت 5 ؛ شابک: 9786002911483؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی - قرن 21 م
ریچارد ناک این کتاب را در ادامه روزاژدها نوشت و در هجدهم نوامبر سال 2008 میلادی منتشر کرد، وقایعی ست که به خشم لیچ کینگ منجر میشود. گریم باتول : میراثی تاریک از گذشته ازروت (
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صدرا بوستانی
خدای من وای O_o
چی بود این لاممصصصصب
یعنی نابود شدم عملاً. داستان بسی خرکی بود.
هی غافلگیری پشت غافلگیری. آدم اصلاً مهلت نمیکرد فکر کنه.
آخرشم که دیگه ته حماسه و اینا بود. فکر کنم پنجتا اژدها همزمان با هم میجنگیدن
البته یه چیز رو مخش مشکل خرکی ویراستاری و ترجمه بود. خیلی جاها جملهبندیها رو میشد بهتر کرد. تکرار فعل، حذف به قرینه تخیلی و ... یه بخشهایی از داستان هم یکهو پرش داره. طوری که آدم نمیفهمه صحنه عوض شد. خیلی رو مخه. حالا نمیدونم مال ترجمس یا سبک نویسنده. در هر صورت مزخرفه :|
بازم از داستان بگم
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Armin Khodadadi
Jun 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
عالی... چی بهتر از این؟
شخصیت پردازی های فوق العاده, داستان فوق قوی و توصیفات تمیز و بی نقص. چی دیگه باقی میمونه؟!
توصیفات قشنگ ناک جایی برای سوال توی ذهن مخاطب نمیذاره, قشنگ صحنه های نبرد رو جلو چشمم میدیدم. هیچ کم و کاستی نذاشت تو کار بمونه.
شخصیت پردازیش که دیگه فوق خفن... پر از تصمیمایی که مغز آدم سوت میکشه, فداکاری و شجاعت و اینا.
هیچ ایرادی هم از داستان نمیشه گرفت. خیلی تمیز روی پردازش داستان کار کرده بود.
والبته خالی از مشکلات ترجمه و ویراستاری نبود. یعنی آخرش موج میزد تو کتاب. آخراش هم پرش
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Moxie
Jul 21, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Richard Knaak isn't exactly one of the best writers, and at times it was almost painful to read. There is a pretty good story hidden in this book though.
pixie13
Jun 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went into this book prepared to be disappointed. Most books written as tie-ins to popular culture (ie, movies, games, skits, etc) are poorly conceptualized, badly written, and an obvious attempt to simplly wrest more money from die-hard fans. However, this book was oth a pleasant & unexpected exception to that rule.
The story itself is pretty straight forward: stop the bad guy. A group of diverse individuals are drawn toward Grim Batol, a place of terrible evil, to stop an even greater evi
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Matthew Ciarvella
Nov 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
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Theresa
Feb 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, adventure
I don't know how Richard A. Knaak does it. He is the master of the World of Warcraft novel. After reading and enjoying(but not as much) other authors, I returned to his style for this story. He manages to make me care deeply about every character in the story. I mourn every passing and wish he could have saved them. It isn't just war clashes and descriptions of the violence, it is showing the reason and the passion for it.

I happen to love Kraus from all the other stories I've read with him in. H
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Dustin
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic. While reading this, several times it felt like it had been written after the Cataclysm expansion, when in fact it was written before the release of the prior expansion - Wrath of the Lich King. I'm not sure if Blizzard or Richard Knaak were planning that far ahead, but the story is brilliant. Wonderful characters and great settings. Makes me want to load the game up and go see these places again.
Spencer
Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great WoW novel! I loved how this was a follow up to Day of the Dragon. The return of characters from the first book was nice to see, and the new characters introduced were also epic! This one seemed to have a little more depth than the first one. A must-read for any who have read the first book, or want a good fantasy.
Tatiana
This book was fun. It kept me entertained with the storyline that split in multiple threads at times, making it more diverse and intricate. It offered a bit more information on lore and it did depict my favorite dragon. It also explained, albeit in a vague manner, the blood elves' coming to being.
Jack Leone
Jul 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite knaak warcraft book after the war of the ancients trilogy. Rhonin and Krause are the greatest team in the warcraft universe.
Chris Tucker
Aug 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The follow up to Day of the Dragon. Enjoyed the story and the only thing I wish is that more of the spells in the books were in-game. :)
Kurst
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
awesome book series
Jay
Jul 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a very good read that gripped me from the beginning.
J
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Serious World of WarCraft Fans
Night of the Dragon was slow, plodding, reveals little, and hopes that you have a huge range of knowledge of the World of WarCraft world.

The story centers around the investigations of Grim Batol, and underground bastion, home to former and now renewed evils. Our three main characters are Krasus, a shape-changing dragon who's responsible for ensuring the saftey of the area. Iridi, a draeni priestess on the hunt for something taken. And finally Vereesa, survivor of a devastated people, hunting a t
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Evgeni Kirilov
Can't say I was much impressed by this book. The writing was better than some of the other World of Warcraft novels, but not spectacular. There were some ties with previous Warcraft novels and graphic novels (which is something I like to see), but I had hoped for more ties to the story presented in the game itself - and those were very limited. Characters were, for the most part, fairly one-dimensional, and the plot felt spontaneous, without long-term foreshadowing or overarching themes. All in ...more
Camilo Rodríguez Gaviria
Although its start was slow and boring, the main story was well created and told. Enough details were given throughout so the images kept flowing one after another. I'd say this book, compared with those before, feels more partial; less horde, less alliance and more about Azeroth. However, for the horde!
Amin Ghaemi
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
واو!
چقدر کشش و تعلیق! نمونه ی بارز یک داستان حماسی جادویی بود. اگرچه پایانش کمی عجیب و متزلزل شد اما پیچ و تاب های داستان واقعا نفس گیر و غیر قابل پیش بینی بود.
Trey Stone
loved it, a bit slow paced but it picks up towards the end
Oscar Mba
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lo mejor :D
Toeni
Jan 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Out of all the Warcraft books, I would have to say, this was one of my least favorite. I found the characters to be weak and lacking any depth. This was, to say the least, a huge disappointment because many of the characters were beloved ones that had been introduced in previous novels. The reader was introduced to Rhonin and Vereesa in the "Day of the Dragon". In that book they are merely acquaintances that could barely tolerate each other at first. Then suddenly they are together and expecting ...more
Tim Schlappi
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WOW!!! What can I say about this novel in the World of Warcraft series, except that it was an exceptional read. I have to give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars even though you can't select half a start on here, and the only reason is because of the start. However, in my opinion, Richard Knaak has done it again with this very well put together read.

Now, at the start of this book, I was a little hesitant as to how it would turn out, as it did start a bit slow. However, by the time I was into the 2nd a
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Nayari
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am becoming familiar with the adventures of Rhonin, Vereesa, and Krasus. It was doubly exciting to see the young Kalecgos added in. He is a character I know little of and Knaak was kind enough to give information on his background. I have not read The Sunwell Trilogy so of course I knew nothing of Anveena and the rivalry. Thankfully there was enough given so I could follow. This particular book was more interesting than the previous (Cycle of Hatred) and the character voices and motivations ar ...more
Jeremiah Johnson
Apr 18, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There really wan't anything I enjoyed about this book.
The same problems I had with Knaak's earlier books are prevalent in this one as well. I don't know what his obsession with referring to people by their relationships to others instead of by their name is, but it really bugs me.
Too many characters with similar names causing me to get them confused and others with unpronounceable names to stumble upon.
There was also not much to relate this book back to any previous lore. I had no idea who a num
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Shawn Fairweather
I was pretty dissappointed in this entry of Warcraft Lore. While reading this, I got the feeling as if I was watching a 1 hour cartoon special if that makes much sense. It felt like there was no character depth or development and the author was writing to simply put out a story for the sake of doing so. I probably should have given it 2 stars, but I am a fan of the series so I was hard pressed to do so. Read it if you are a fan or the lore, but if you choose not to, you really wont be missing an ...more
Zachary
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personally I loved this book the book was such a great start to my world of warcraft timeline experiene. I have been playing World Of Warcraft through the beggingin of when it started and I loved the story behind it. This book allowed me to delve deeper into the series of World Of Warcraft, which keeps me on the edge of m seat as I experience the journeys that I see past characters in the video game I hope for others to read it as well.
Filip
Jan 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-sf
*Sigh* Knaak again. Well, it appears Knaak learned something between this book and "War of the Ancients". Even though he still focuses much more on story and forgets characters, pacing is much slower and more intriguing. Knaak still has troubles with the style of writing, but overall it was nice to see a change since his first four books.
Katherine
Aug 18, 2009 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Die Hard Warcraft Fans
Shelves: fantasy, gaming, 2009
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Ryan Nicholson
I thought it was a brilliant story but the ending seemed rushed and everything happened at the same time. I love watercraft books though as I play the game it provides some background into the characters I encounter in game.
Aik Koh
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is slightly the sequel of his first book Day of the Dragon. It involves the main characters again but puts the more powerful dragon/elf mage on a slightly more vulnerable position against the rise of a new age of young dragons meant for evil purposes.
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Richard A. Knaak is the bestselling author of Dragonlance novels, the Dragonrealm and Black City Saint series (his own creations), six novels for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series, and six works in the Warcraft universe. He has also written several non-series fantasy books.

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