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Dawn of The Aspects #5

World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part V

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The final installment in an all-new World of Warcraft e-novella series from New York Times bestselling author Richard A. Knaak!

The age of dragons is over. Uncertainty plagues Azeroth’s ancient guardians as they struggle to find a new purpose. This dilemma has hit Kalecgos, youngest of the former Dragon Aspects, especially hard. Having lost his great powers, how can he—or any of his kind—still make a difference in the world?

The answer lies in the distant past, when savage beasts called proto-dragons ruled the skies. Through a mysterious artifact found near the heart of Northrend, Kalecgos witnesses this violent era and the shocking history of the original Aspects: Alexstrasza, Ysera, Malygos, Neltharion, and Nozdormu.

In their most primitive forms, the future protectors of Azeroth must stand united against Galakrond, a bloodthirsty creature that threatens the existence of their race. But did these mere proto-dragons face such a horrific adversary alone, or did an outside force help them? Were they given the strength they would become legendary for—or did they earn it with blood? Kalecgos’s discoveries will change everything he knows about the events that lead to the...dawn of the Aspects.

Ó2013 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Blizzard Entertainment and World of Warcraft are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., in the US and/or other countries.

100 pages, ebook

First published June 17, 2013

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Richard A. Knaak

241 books1,345 followers
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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Profile Image for Ahmad Sharabiani.
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January 29, 2019
World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part V (Dawn of The Aspects #5), Richard A. Knaak
World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part 5 (Jun 2013).
THE AGE OF DRAGONS IS OVER. Uncertainty plagues Azeroth’s ancient guardians as they struggle to find a new purpose.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز بیست و نهم ماه ژانویه سال 2014 میلادی
دوران اژدهایان به سر رسیده، نگهبانان باستانی ازراث به دنبال هدف تازه ای هستند. ا. شربیانی
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122 reviews3 followers
November 13, 2017
Disclaimer: I've started reading this series after reading Warcraft Chronicle 1 and 2, and after playing the game up until WotLK.

The questions of why did Galakrond eat the proto-dragons and why did he turn into an undead still remain unanswered. I would like for those plot points to have some effect in the lore and not just be the fuel to drive the story. I was excited because I thought Galakrond might be the origin of the undead force. But obviously not.

I didn't understand why the keepers didn't intervene and dealt with Galakrond themselves.

The story is okay and it would be great if it didnt span throughout 400 pages. A short story of 150 pages would be sufficient.
Profile Image for Merryn Turner.
139 reviews4 followers
May 26, 2020
This series was definitely my favourite part of the lore so far!

Even though I enjoyed this one slightly less than the others in the series (the fight scenes didn’t seem to make sense at times) I still loved it, and was awesome to see the conclusion to the series!
Profile Image for Chad Kosch.
55 reviews
June 17, 2013
This final installment brought closure to a story that I think needed to be told. In World of Warcraft we know the Aspects as the great Dragonkin leaders. But we have not really seen how they all came together and became those great leaders we know today.

Dawn of the Aspects took you back to the beginning and showed you five dragons who were very different that came together for a common cause and by the end became something more then any thought they would be.

Reading this left me with a mixed batch of feelings; but in a good way. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more of the Aspects. It shows you a side of them that you wouldn't have expected.
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September 21, 2016
Great series

I began reading this series to learn more about the WoW lore. This series told me more than I ever imagined from playing the game alone. Never had I even known about these dragons, other than Deathwing obviously from the Cataclysm expansion. This was a very well-written series of books. I am eager to continue reading more than I could have imagined!
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26 reviews4 followers
December 28, 2016
Great series of books about the dragon aspects and their coming together. During a Warcraft game break I've been catching up on a few books and really enjoying diving into the lore a bit more. Wish I had read the book closer to the events in game - but still very enjoyable now.

Bit annoying they were released as 5 small books - but whatever.
11 reviews
June 26, 2013
it told the history behind the making of the aspects but it could have been better served to have been written as one book instead of in 5 small parts. so for the whole series my rating is 3.7 because of the breakage in the story
Profile Image for Usukhbayar Lhagvasuren.
34 reviews5 followers
February 5, 2016
WooooooW my last wow lore book .. I just couldn't express my feeling about this one .. Malygos, Neltharion idk why but after read this one i can't blame these two proto-dragons about their betrayal since without them our world were doomed already ! :)
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151 reviews2 followers
February 21, 2016
There we go. I'm finally done reading this five-part series. Not bad at all for those of you who enjoy Warcraft lore! This one delves deep into young Azeroth and how the Five: Malygos, Alexstrasza, Ysera, Nozdormu, and Neltharion became the great dragon Aspects.
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143 reviews2 followers
June 21, 2013
It was nice to read about how great the Aspects were before they were Aspects. You don't have to have a bunch of special abilities to be great.
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October 15, 2018
I felt captive with this story. If you are a fan of world of warcraft you will love this book and the other parts too. Completely recommendable.
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