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Tides of Darkness

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After killing the corrupt Warchief Blackhand, Orgrim Doomhammer was quick to seize control over the Orcish Horde. Now he is determined to conquer the rest of Azeroth so that his people will once again have a home of their own in the...


Anduin Lothar, former Champion of Stormwind, has left his shattered homeland behind and led his people across the Great Sea to the shores of Lordaeron. There, with the aid of the noble King Terenas, he forges a mighty Alliance with the other human nations. But even that may not be enough to stop the Horde's merciless onslaught.

Elves, dwarves, and trolls enter the fray as the two emerging factions vie for dominance. Will the valiant Alliance prevail, or will the Horde's tide of darkness consume the last vestiges of freedom on Azeroth?

384 pages, Mass Market Paperback

First published August 28, 2007

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Aaron Rosenberg

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Aaron Rosenberg is an award-winning, bestselling novelist, children’s book author, and game designer. He's written original fiction (including the NOOK-bestselling humorous science fiction novel No Small Bills, the Dread Remora space-opera series, and the O.C.L.T. supernatural thriller series), tie-in novels (including the PsiPhi winner Collective Hindsight for Star Trek: SCE, the Daemon Gates trilogy for Warhammer, Tides of Darkness and the Scribe-nominated Beyond the Dark Portal for WarCraft, Hunt and Run for Stargate: Atlantis, and Substitution Method and Road Less Traveled for Eureka), young adult novels (including the Scribe-winning Bandslam: The Novel and books for iCarly and Ben10), children's books (including an original Scholastic Bestseller series, Pete and Penny's Pizza Puzzles, and work for PowerPuff Girls and Transformers Animated), roleplaying games (including original games like Asylum and Spookshow, the Origins Award-winning Gamemastering Secrets, and sections of The Supernatural Roleplaying Game, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, and The Deryni Roleplaying Game), short stories, webcomics, essays, and educational books. He has ranged from mystery to speculative fiction to drama to comedy, always with the same intent—to tell a good story. You can visit him online at gryphonrose.com or follow him on Twitter @gryphonrose.

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Tides of Darkness (World of Warcraft, #3), Aaron Rosenberg

World of Warcraft: Tides of Darkness is a fantasy novel written by Aaron S. Rosenberg. The novel is based on Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft universe, and is a novelization of the RTS PC game: Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995). It was made available on August 28, 2007. The novel explores the events of the Second War (which took place during Warcraft II) when the Orcish Horde, led by Warchief Orgrim Doomhammer, returns to Azeroth to destroy the Human nations.

تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه دسامبر سال2009میلادی

عنوان: امواج تاریکی - کتاب ششم از سری فارسی وارکرفت - ورلد آو وارکرفت کتاب سه؛ نویسنده: آرون روزنبرگ؛ مترجم: احسان مقصودی؛ تهران، ایران سخن، سال1388؛ در300ص؛ شابک9789648046038؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان ایالات متحده آمریکا - سده21م

واژه های این کتاب، یکی از مهمترین برهه های تاریخ، در دنیای «ازراث» را روایت میکنند؛ این کتاب بیشترین شمار از نام اشخاص، مکانها و رخدادها را، نسبت به دیگر کتابهای «وارکرفت»، در خود ذخیره دارند؛ مترجم نیز، نقشه ای به زبان پارسایی، طراحی کرده اند، و بر کتاب افزوده اند، نقشه ای که، جایگاه نیروهای متحدین «هورد»، و مسیرهای حرکت آنها را، نشان میدهد؛ فاصله ی زمانی بین این داستان، و داستان پیشین، یا همان «آخرین نگهبان»، حدود شش سال است؛ «مدیو» با یاری «وارلاک» اورک «گولدان»، اورکها را، از دنیای خود، به «ازراث» میآورد، اورکها، از درگاه سیاه بیرون میریزند، و به «ازراث» یورش میکنند؛ «استورم ویند»، شهر اصلی را تصرف میکند، «مدیو» به دست دوستش «لوتار»، و «خادگار» شاگرد خویش، کشته میشود؛ «لوتار» بازماندگان از جنگ با «استورم ویند» را، گردآوری، و به دریا میزند؛ آنها به قاره ی شمالی پناه میبرند؛ در این کتاب، «ازراث» نام قاره ای است، که درگاه سیاه، و «استورم ویند»، در آن قرار دارند؛ همچنین نام کل دنیای انسانها نیز هست؛ «ازراث» نام دنیایی است، که انسانهای «آراثوری»، دنیایشان را، به آن نام، مینامیدند، و این نام، بر قاره ای که به آن کوچ کردند، همچنان باقی ماند؛ اینکه چرا، رویدادهای سه گانه ی «نبرد باستانیان»، که پیش از آمدن انسانها به این دنیا، رخ میدهد؟ و اینکه «الف»های شبانگاه نیز، دنیای خویش را «ازراث» میخواندند، مشخص نیست؛ برخی میگویند: اشتباهی است، که در نوشتن کتاب پیش آمده، و برخی نیز میگویند: زبان انسانها از همان زبان زمان باستان، مشتق شده، و این نام از آن زمان، باقی مانده است

تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 24/12/1399هجری خورشیدی؛ 27/12/1400هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی
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473 reviews1,526 followers
July 11, 2015
2.5 stars

The grand city of Stormwind has fallen. The dark tide of orcs sweeps over the lands of Azeroth, while the survivors of the war flee across the sea to seek aid in Lordaeron. But change is being made among the orcs. The Warchief of the Horde, Blackhand the Destroyer, has been betrayed and killed by his second-in-command; Gul'dan and the Shadow Council have been taken completely by surprise. And the Horde marches on under the command of its new Warchief... Orgrim Doomhammer.

This book explains a lot. From what I've heard, it's apparently mostly a novelisation of the game Warcraft II, and it definitely filled in a lot of holes for me.

From the viewpoint of Anduin Lothar, Tides of Darkness tells the tale of the Second War and the formation of the Alliance. Characters I had heard mention of but never encountered are introduced here, like Turalyon and Alleria Windrunner. And while reading, you also get to witness the origins of both the paladins and the death knights, among other things.

The most interesting part is that Orgrim Doomhammer, one of my favourite Warcraft characters and an overall pretty nice guy, is the main antagonist. And the word antivillain immediately comes to mind. Imagine Ned Stark as a bloodthirsty orc, and you have Orgrim. Honourable, traditional and respectful. And unfortunately also a guy who's main goal is to raze your homeland to the ground.

The first half of the book was unfortunately boring as hell. The second half was surprisingly good. Like the other books in the series, it's poorly written and remarkably shallow, but it does the job of presenting more of the backstory rather skillfully.

Profile Image for Pedro António Carvalho.
73 reviews18 followers
July 20, 2019
I was needing this shot of epic MMORPG fantasy.
This is the best Warcraft book so far! Everything I love about this universe is here.
Tides of Darkness really gave me a big big sense of nostalgia maybe because I hold many good memories when playing this game. That WoW feel of Horde Vs Alliance; humans elves and dwarves Vs orcs and trolls; mages and warriors Vs warlocks and shamans. All this was much more present. The story this time happens in the Eastern Kingdoms so I was instantly transported again to all the zones and cities where I virtually walked so many times.
Many important characters appear in story and I am glad to have met them because in game most of them are dead thus I was able to connect with them. I loved King Terenas.
A lot more epic fights, epic scenes *sigh*
Not much more to say, my gamer reader heart is full! 🎮❤️.
Estava a precisar desta injeção de fantasia épica ao estilo MMORPG.
Este é o melhor livro WarCraft que li até agora! Tem tudo o que adoro sobre este universo.
Tides of Darkness deu me um sentimento muito profundo de nostalgia talvez porque guardo muito boas memórias quando jogava este jogo.
Aquele sentido WoW de Aliança contra Horde; Humanos , Elfos e Anões contra Orcs e Trolls; magos e guerreiros contra shamans e feiticeiros. Tudo isto esteve muito mais presente!
Desta vez a história acontece nos Reinos do Este por isso fui instantaneamente transportado mais uma vez para todas aquelas zonas e cidades que tantas vezes visitei virtualmente.
Muitas personagens importantes aparecem na história e fico contente por as ter conhecido pois no jogo estão mortas ou desaparecidas e assim pude conectar-me melhor com elas. Adorei o Rei Terenas!
Muitas mais batalhas épicas, cenas épicas *suspiro*
Enfim, não há muito mais para dizer, o meu coração de gamer leitor está cheio! 🎮❤️
Profile Image for Evan.
2 reviews
October 25, 2011
this book is a good book and one of the best ive ever read it is about the human civilazation and the sons of lothar defending their home kingdom against the horde. Anduin Lothar is the leader of the alliance defense and his close allies help him defend against the orcish horde that treaten the kingdom of azeroth and its capitol Stormwind City. The kingdom of Arathi is far up north and it is farther away and safer than the kingdom of stormwind. the kindom of lordaeron is the kingdom that has created the alliance of lordaeron and will help aid the kindoms in thier fight against the horde. its a good book for World of Warcraft fans. i just finished it tonight and overall it was a very decent book.
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283 reviews24 followers
October 11, 2017
Another pretty enjoyable Warcraft novel. Pretty simple writing, but good enough to get the point across. The story was fun, as usual, and I enjoyed learning about the lore of the Second War and Lothar, Turalyon, and Khadgar.
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506 reviews37 followers
July 12, 2019
Uno dei romanzi originali da cui - secondo me - più di ogni altro è stato attinto materiale per la realizzazione del film, dove, oltre alla medesima situazione ritroviamo anche molti dei personaggi. Come un Orgrim Doomhammer qui davvero parecchio fico…

Le differenze però non sono poche, tanto nello svolgimento quanto nel ruolo giocato da alcuni contendenti.

Molto bello, non ho dato il voto massimo perché certe cose sono state lasciate troppo in secondo piano a mio avviso (tipo gli orchi che si fanno largo nel Khaz Modan), d’altronde per descrivere il tutto con dovizia di particolari credo non sarebbero bastate il doppio delle pagine; però la fondazione dell’ordine dei paladini della Mano d’Argento così in sordina mi ha davvero lasciato l’amaro in bocca T_T
Per il resto questa guerra si legge con gran trasporto: fieri condottieri, loschi traditori, acute strategie… tutto questo e anche di più nell’Orda che incalza l’Alleanza dei popoli di Azeroth - Con quel “anche di più” mi riferisco ad alcune presenze eccellenti aggiuntive che fanno sempre la loro porca figura, tipo: Khadgar, Alleria Windrunner, Zul’jin, e altri ancora; gente che al solo sentirla nominare vado su di giri ^_^ c’è stata persino qualche fugace apparizione di Uther <3 che in quest’occasione si è guadagnato il titolo di Lightbringer, il portatore di luce *_*

Inoltre così mi spiego la statua del “leone” Anduin Lothar nelle Steppe Ardenti di WOW che finora mi era sempre sembrata fuori contesto :P
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12 reviews4 followers
November 8, 2016
Gotta say that I quite enjoyed the book overall. The escapades of the early Horde and the early Alliance provide some of the lore-defining details that are background to World of Warcraft.

Orgrim Doomhammer is an interesting antagonist, not quite a good guy, per se, but not an evil savage by any means. His code of honour when coupled by his plan of hostile invasion and complete disregard for the lives of his enemies made him a more complicated villain than you usually get within the Warcraft universe. Orcish Warlock Gul'dan fits into the more distinctly evil category, though his final fate in this book (perhaps dictated by pre-established lore?) is a bit abrupt and feels like an appendage to the general story.

I wouldn't go so far as to say the heroic characters are less defined, but they are certainly a little less engaging. We do get some interesting first glimpses of characters who will later take a bigger role in Warcraft lore, such as a younger Lothemar Theron and a pre-banshee Queen Sylvannas.

While I enjoyed this outing, it felt a bit like one long, protracted fight scene once the orcish invasion got underway. But still a fairly good read.
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538 reviews92 followers
November 23, 2009
World of Warcraft: Tides of Darkness, by Aaron Rosenberg

I read this immediately after finishing "Rise of the Horde," by Christie Golden, and as such it provides a continuation of what happens after the orcs entered the Dark Portal. It is the story of the Second War, when the orcs tried to take over Azeroth but were stopped by the Alliance of humans, dwarves, and elves.

"Tides of Darkness" is a novelization of Warcraft II, and so is good background information for players new to the Warcraft universe.

I don't have much to say about this book. It's a quick read, despite its length of 374 pages; it felt to me like Rosenberg was writing to a juvenile audience. While he has some key figures of the Warcraft universe starring in the book, such as Turalyon, Khadgar, Lothar, Doomhammer, Gul'dan, and Zul'jin, the novel as a whole feels pretty flat and uninspired. Part of that could be because it is a direct tie-in novel to a video game and the author likely didn't have much leeway, but I still wish the book just had that special something to it. Je ne sais quoi.

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99 reviews14 followers
July 11, 2013
So far, imo, this is the best book of the warcraft series...but I can say that about most of them.
Except this one made me tear-up , and that always gets a huge 5+ stars from me. Great, Great book.
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38 reviews1 follower
August 15, 2014
I have mixed feelings about Tides of Darkness . It had the potential to be the best book of the series (out of 3, as I read them in chronological order), but unfortunately it turned out to be far from flawless. The best thing about this novel is that it shows us how the races of Warcraft started to form the Alliance and the Horde as we know them now. We see how the orcs and the trolls start to work together, Gul'Dan brings us the first set of death knights, and on the other side Rosenberg tells us how the elves and the dwarves became members of the Alliance. As these two groups are growing in numbers, and the confrontation between them become inevitable, we get to see some great battles, which is nice for sure, but unfortunately these battle scenes have some flaws. I understand that it makes a fight more exciting when a new element is added to the mix that changes the tides of battle, but if this happens too often in a short period of time, it becomes somewhat lame. Like the battle of Quel'Thalas. At first the Horde is winning, then the elves and the Alliance unite their forces and they are winning, then the the two-headed ogres show up, and the Horde is winning again, then the dwarves arrive on the back of the gryphons, guess what, the Alliance is winning, but then come the dragons and they finally win the battle for the Horde. In my opinion it's not very good writing, especially when something similar happen later on again, on the seas but that time the gryphons triumphing over the dragons.

Another thing that bothered me was how Rosenberg managed the question of messaging between forces. Sometimes they message each other sometimes they don't, and I don't really understand what's the difference between these two type of situations. Just an example: When Lothar realized that the Horde was on its way to Quel'Thalas why didn't he send a messenger to the elves? Either a bird, or a gryphon. I know the surprise factor is bigger this way, but the lack of logic undermines the credibility of the story.

And last, but not least I have to mention one more thing I have mixed feelings about. I really liked the duality in writing. I mean it was really nice to view the events from the view of both sides, but my problem with that was when it came to the great battles between the two factions, Rosenberg always showed them from the view of the Alliance. Of course it's his choice, but as this novel is based on World of Warcraft where the Horde and the Alliance are both playable factions and both have many "fans" all around the world, I think it's an unfortunate decision to show all the battles from the view of one side. I'm pretty sure that there are some/many Horde players out there that felt offended by that. I wouldn't have problem with that if the whole book was written that way.

Ok, so I mentioned mostly negative things, but it doesn't mean I didn't like this book. It only means that I'm a bit sad because it could have been an awesome Warcraft-related book, but instead of that it was only decent.
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
Profile Image for Rachel.
177 reviews8 followers
July 13, 2010
If Rise of the Horde tells the unfortunate story of the corrupt creation and madness of the Horde, Tides of Darkness tells the glorious tale of the rise of the Alliance in response to the massive Horde forces rushing towards Lordaeron from the Dark Portal. Great cast of characters: King Terenas Menethil II; Lord Anduin Lothar, Champion of Stormwind and Commander of the Alliance; Khadgar of Dalaran; Turalyon, Knight of the Silver Hand; Uther the Lightbringer; High elf Alleria Windrunner (and her sisters); Thane Kurdran Wildhammer and Sky'ree of Aerie Peak; and the Bronzebeard brothers. Orgrim Doomhammer is a poignant character foiled by the villainous Gul'dan. Fun read, especially if you played Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness or Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (when you enter the ruins and read Gul'dan's bloody messages in the Tomb of Sargeras).
Profile Image for Bob Biegun.
4 reviews
December 29, 2014
In a story describing the continent-spanning war between The Horde and The Alliance featuring combatants from several different races from two different worlds, there are a grand total of only three female characters in this whole book - the Windrunner sisters. Of those three, two have only a single brief appearance and the third exists only as a half-hearted love interest for a male protagonist. All three characters disappear without explanation as the story approaches its climax.

Frustrating as this is, I think it actually serves to show how the Warcraft franchise has evolved over the past decade in its treatment of women. There are many major female characters in the franchise now (though many of them are still scantily-clad elves).
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277 reviews5 followers
December 2, 2013
The epic battle between the blood-thirsty orcs and the lion-hearted humans has been beautifully depicted in this book. Action packed, this book provides entertainment, even more so if you are a WoW player. The lore is also abundant in this book and explains several things found in the game. It also links the previous books, including the Warcraft novels.
All in all, it is well written, eloquent and is truthful to the game version of the characters described, as well as the places and landscapes featured in the game.
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7 reviews
December 18, 2009
World of Warcraft, the greatest game that existed, i have been playing this online sensation for 3 years now. Aleeze: Relm Fenris. Every since the start of the game, its lore sparked my interest, i cant get enough. I have read most of the books and this one has to be my favorite out of the bunch. For the Alliance!
January 27, 2016
کتابی فوق العاده و بسیار زیبا و خوندنش برای کسانی که علاقه به خوندن ژانر فانتزی شدیدا توصیه میشه. من که عاشقشم.
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90 reviews16 followers
April 13, 2020
there is no limit to my love toward world of Warcraft, I love all the characters, I love the story, and I love the familiar creatures...
can't wait to see what happens next...
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79 reviews35 followers
December 23, 2018
Wow. I just finished this book and I'm in shock I have to admit the first half was a bit slow but then it all comes together in a powerball. Rosenberg's masterful storytelling brought me to the edge of my seat many times, and at the end...it also brought tears to my eyes. Great writing, pace, character development and ending. I'm just wowed and I can't wait to read more from Rosenberg.
This book also did a really good job in explaining some lore, characters and connections that are missing.
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22 reviews2 followers
April 1, 2013
In my attempt to familiarize myself better with the Warcraft lore, I picked Tides of Darkness up.

In terms of chronological order, this is one of the first books that you want to be reading, right after the events at Karazhan and the unveil of Sargeras' scheme through Medigh. The book picks up right after the Horder enters Azeroth and is focused around their efforts to take over the known world to them. Some of the noteworthy characters that make their 'debut'(or have their spotlight moments) in this one include Turalyon, Luthar, Uther, Kudran, Alleria and Terenas.

After the events in Draenor and the Horde's corruption, Doomhammer climbed to the top of the food chain and became the Warchief of the Horde. Given the preceded events, he wants to re-establish the honor of his kin and discard the taint of the ways that Gul'dan instilled upon them. On the blue corner, Luthar along with Turalyon and Khadgar jump start what is later known as the Alliance and try to drive back the Horde from whence they came from.

There are a lot of battles in this one as well. I was really pleased by how the author described them and how I was able to visualize them at times, really vividly in fact.

A small warning to Horde fans; you may want to skip this book if you genuinely dislike Alliance books. If you like to read fantasy books objectively though then I think that you will like this book and the kind of spectrum it provides on the initial state of the Horde.

PS. You also get to known who's is the erected statue on the base of the Blackrock Mountain and why its there of all places.
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1,189 reviews40 followers
November 23, 2014
I'm thinking this book may be what most people play the game for. Lots and lots of fighting and descriptions of fighting. Not my cup of tea at all.

I'm in it for the characters. Turalyon and Alleria delivered for me. I loved how real everything was through them. Even though they were about to fight for their very lives, they still had a strange attraction going on. And that really is how life is, regardless of what is going on, our "human-ness" still creeps in. I really enjoyed Turalyon's struggle to be second in command and renew his faith in the light.

This book was hard on me, because I love the orcs and there wasn't much to love in this book. Thry were mostly just kill or be killed. With the exception of Gul'dan who is as evil as Dolores Umbridge. Orgrim Doomhammer did show that the orcs weren't all bloodlust. He never drank from the cup, and he was there only to save his people. Yes he was going to kill the humans, but it wasn't just to spill blood. He wanted a place to be normal once more.
Profile Image for Arthur Levandoski.
12 reviews2 followers
February 24, 2016
Tides of Darkness for me was an interesting read because I've played World of Warcraft for so long it was easy to vision the places and some of the people in the book. I have not paid much attention to a lot of the lore in the game (I know the top level stuff) so getting deeper into the history of Warcraft and seeing certain things like the development of the Alliance and the first sittings of the Horde develop in the book were fun.

Some have said the beginning was slow but I enjoyed the back and forth chapters between the Horde and Alliance and the faster pace of that story early on. The mid portion slowed for me a bit as it focused more on the battles, but the book gets exciting as it draws to a close.

Overall the book made me a bigger fan of Khadgar and proud to play a Paladin in the game and I look forward to continuing to read more of the novels most likely choosing Beyond the Dark Portal next.
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7 reviews2 followers
March 21, 2014
This was an entertaining book in warcraft series. I have been playing the warcraft game for years and that led me to read the book series. It was wonderful to get to know the story of the game characters, for example in this book Alleria the windrunner, Guldan the warlock. The story begins with the arrival of orcs to the human world via the dark portal and continues with the attack on the human cities. It finally ends with the victory of humans over the orcs and the twist of the eye of sargaraus. One thing which I found missing is the story of duraton of frostwolf clan who was the main hero of the prequel book. No word was there about what happened to him once they crossed the portal. I guess I'd read about it in the sequel. so far in the series I read about the Story of orcs. Guess the Story of human and elves will present in the sequels.
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220 reviews13 followers
August 31, 2016
Tides of Darkness is a straight-up Warcraft II novelization, the sort of thing that you probably could have found on Fanfiction.net back in the day with 500 reviews and tons of people requesting more chapters about Ogrim Doomhammer in the comments section.

As you might have guessed with a description like that, the writing is kinda shoddy. But if you were one of those Warcraft fans who clicked on your little orc peons a billion times until they stopped saying "Zug Zug!" and started yelling "Stop poking me!" back in the day, you'll get a kick outta this. Worth a read for WoW heads because it also features some cameos from characters who later play a notable role in the post-Second War landscape of Azeroth, like Zul'jin, Alleria Windrunner and Lor'themar Theron, leader of the future Blood Elves.
August 11, 2015
Awesome book of the big war of orcs and humans. Good to tell the story of Ogrim Doomhammer and Anduin Lothar.

It tells and early story of the global history of warcraft, mainly how the hatred for the orcs started in the high elven society, the first conflicts of the human kingdoms of the north (lordaeron, gilneas, and so on).

There are also important parts regarding Gul'Dan and its twisted plans. For any warcraft fan it's a must read.

Nevertheless I would council to start reading warcraft novels in order. Before this book any fan should read Rise of the Horde and The Last Guardian, so the plot of this book can be better understood and even become more exciting as you will know why this or that is happening.
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338 reviews
March 23, 2011
The overall story is decent and the characters are quite likable. The storytelling is very poor however.
I don't know if it is because it is an adaptation of the game or just the way it was written, but every battle is extremely abrupt. No matter what side is winning, something amazing suddenly happens that turns the tide and the battle is over.
Also, the romance between Alleria and Turalyon was completely pointless and out of place.
September 25, 2015
The book is great, nice story overall. My only disappointment is concerning Doomhammer, I always saw him as a mighty orc, but the way Gul'dan plays him as fool is quite embarassing. For the Horde fans, I was looking forward to see the destruction of Capital City. Another thing I missed was Perenolde's treachery, the book took little concern on the subject... but as I wrote before, the book is great.
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182 reviews8 followers
August 18, 2017
Ever wanted to have a recap of Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness Story in a wiki-like way, this book is for you then. Being familiar with the source material it was nice to remember how Warcraft story went about in its earliest days. The book is not without its flaws, in particular it's just a re-telling of the games story without much characterization and depth to the characters, but it was an enjoyable and quick read nevertheless.
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15 reviews5 followers
December 13, 2014
ჰორდის და ალიანსის პირველი ომის აღწერა. ყველაზე მაგარი წიგნია ომზე და ბრძოლებზე რაც წამიკითხავს, დინამიური, დაბალანსებული, ეპიკური. მთავარი გმირების, რასების და მათი წინამძღოლების ხასიათი და თვისებები, საუბრის მანერა, ყველაფერი უფრო ნაცნობი და მშობლიურია WoW-ის მოთამაშეებისთვის. და წიგნი ათმაგად საინტერესო ხდება.
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3 reviews2 followers
November 6, 2014
A little disappointing after the first books in the Warcraft universe. The story is solid, however felt like there was a little too much sequential introduction of races, back and forth from Alliance to Horde, and there was no depth or real character development. Still a good read if you are a Warcraft fan.
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70 reviews1 follower
September 25, 2015
It seemed promising in the first few chapters, but when the war comes it gets a bit dull in my opinion. There are characters that i wished I'd have known better, but only got a glimpse of who they are. Others got lost in the middle of the story. In the end it gets better, but i was left with some questions. Anyway, I enjoyed this book.
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132 reviews
December 9, 2015
This book was good for sure. I would say the only thing was that it felt like the battle lasted forever! I know it's war and it actually does last forever but for some reason the book just seemed to drag with the never ending battle. It was at least well written. I love how it shows what kind of Orc Doomhammer is.
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