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The Demon Soul

(War of the Ancients Trilogy #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  5,086 ratings  ·  96 reviews

Led by the mighty Archimonde, scores of demonic soldiers now march across the lands of Kalimdor, leaving a trail of death and devastation in their wake. At the heart of the fiery invasion stands the mystic Well of Eternity -- once the source of the night elves' arcane power. But now the Well's energies have been defiled and twisted, for Queen
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 26th 2004 by Pocket Star
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Demon Soul (War of the Ancients Trilogy #2), Richard A. Knaak
The second novel in an original trilogy of magic, warfare, and heroism based on the bestselling, award-winning electronic game series from Blizzard Entertainment. The night elf defenders, led by the young druid, Malfurion Stormrage, and the wizard, Krasus, fight a desperate battle to hold back the Legion's terrible onslaught. Though only embers of hope remain, an ancient power has risen to aid the world in its darkest hour. The dra
1.5 stars

I'll admit I'm considering the one-star rating for answering two of my most important lore questions in the worst manner possible, but I suppose I'll have to be rational.

Series review here!
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I like the Warcraft Universe so much that I left aside the poor choices concerning the writing style, the rather limited vocabulary and stylistic choices. I found that at times the author over-played the beauty of the female characters, if anything, aiding to the stereotyping of women.
Warcraft and World of Warcraft is one of the few games where a gear set put on a male character is the same as the one on a female character, without unnecessarily revealing breasts, hips, legs. So, considering the
Michael Hall
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When reading a book the reader should feel some type of emotions form the book to better understand the characters thoughts and understand the characters actions. Richard A. Knaak does a interesting job at describing the feelings of the characters and others through either the environment of the character. This review is about the book Warcraft: The Demon Soul by Richard A. Knaak. It takes place in the magical world of Azeroth where night elves rules and other magical races are under classed. I ...more
کتاب اهریمن روان جلد دوم از مجموعه ی نبردباستانیانه که من اونو برای پنجمین دور کتابخوانی فارسی در گروه پرسی 3 خوندم. باید بگم نسبت به کتاب قبل زیبایی بیشتری برام داشت شاید به این خاطر که دیگه شخصیت ها توی ذهنم تثبیت شده بود و می دونستم از هر کدوم چه انتظاری می ره. اما بازم نویسنده هرگز اجازه نداد که بر اون پیش دستی کنم و همیشه در گوشه کنار سوپرایزی برام تدارک دیده بود.
داستان اوج و فرود خوبی داشت اما ترجمه ی این جلد به خوبی جلد قبلی نبود. گاهی چند بار جملات رو می خوندم تا معنا و مفهوم واقعی رو د
نیما اکبرخانی
به عنوان یه فانتزی خون و یه فانتزی پسند تا اینجای کار از وارکرفت خوشم نیومده . راست و بی تعارف . حالا بزاریمش پای بی سلیقگی من راحت تریم یقینا .
یه مقداری جادو تو دنیاش بی در و پیکر هست . آخر کار ملفاریون یه فن جدید رو می کنه و هوتوتو ! هر چقدر دشمنش گنده باشه هم منهدم میشه . خوب چه کاریه از اول رو کنه این ورد و جادو و وقت مارو هم نگیره . دنیاش خیلی خیلی بزرگه انصافا و من هنوز توش گیج می زنم بعد از خوندن دو جلد .
در هر حال درود بر سارگراس فرمانروای لژیون های جهنم
May 14, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: کسانی که به کتاب‌های فانتزی علاقه دارن حتما بخونن
Shelves: فانتزی
ترجمه متاسفانه افتضاحه! مترجم یه جاهایی رو حتی از خودش نوشته و تو کتاب نیست. ولی داستان فوقالعاده جذاب و هیجانانگیزه. ...more
Nov 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own
Warcraft, War of the Ancients #2: The Demon Soul, by Richard A. Knaak

"The Demon Soul" continues where the first book of the trilogy left off. Krasus and Rhonin, who are from the future, have joined forces with the night elves of Azeroth's past to defeat the Burning Legion. The Burning Legion is an ancient force of evil demons who are attempting to take over the world.

This book delves into the dragons, and the creation of the Dragon Soul - an artifact that has the potential to drive away the Bur
Taylor S
Jan 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: snyome who has played the warcraft series
I just finished reading this book and so far I love the series. I can't wait until i can start reading the next novel. Part of what made me like and even want to to read this book was how it is based of the lore or history of a popular game. Reading this book was really interesting because I could connect its characters and events with the games plotline. Seeing some legendary villains and heroes as children growing up was defenitely something very interesting to read. I think the author did a g ...more
Sep 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The three friends a mage a wizard and a veteran warrior try to fight a demon lord by combining their powers.and its beginning with the highborne calling on the demon lord archimond.
want. they want to go home and be able to be with their family's . and be with their own kind because their a dragon a human and a orc. because they are stuck in a time period where literally anything could end up killing them.
obstacles. a giant army of demons known as the BURNING LEGION who kill everyone who the
Mar 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
A continuation in the War of the Ancients book series. Again, we have Rhonin and Krasus with a few friends trying to stop the Burning Legion taking over Azeroth and it flies along at a fast pace. I thoughly enjoyed this book as I do play the game and I am a huge lore nerd so finding out about the book series is a huge trip for me. To find out about the Guardians of Hyjal and everything how Azshara progresses as a character was what kept me entralled in this book.

But don't read it if you've not
Jun 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
I liked this one a lot more than the first.

The author used a more diverse vocabulary and not the same phrasing over and over ("the latter", etc). The first book was irritatingly repetitive and I was glad to feel like he put time into this book.

There is a lot going on at one time, but he manages to juggle the stories well. It didn't feel unfinished. There was a clear progression to the last book. Very nice detail and wonderful ideas that made me stop and share specific scenarios with my family.

Nov 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
While the first volume of the trilogy did not flow smoothly, this second volume does not have the same issues and is quite entertaining and fast paced. While Malfurion Stormrage and his brother, along with Rhonin, Krasus, Brox and Tyrande fight with all the night elves against the demons of the burning legion that are devastating Azeroth, the dragons, guided by Neltharion, are working on a powerful artifact to stop the demons.
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thought that this was an amazing book, I began to read this right after I had finished the other. These books are always very interesting to me because of how I am so interested in the lore. It is very interesting to find out about what is behind the video game. These are very well written books, the only difficult part is at times the book seems to jump between characters and it takes me a few paragraphs to catch back up to who is talking, other then that I thought these books were amazing.
Dec 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
It starts off a bit slow, but picks up and really pulls you in especially towards the end. Really can't wait to start reading the third in the series to see how things turn out as there are a lot of loose ends at the end of the book. These characters continue to be built upon and you really get a sense of what they're all about.
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Stejně jako předchozí díl, docela hezké, nenáročné, neurážející fantasy. Je tam sice víc akce (hromada bojování), víc zlomových událostí (zrady Illidana a Nelthariona) a víc ne úplně přesvědčivých studíí psychiky charakterů, ale jinak se to od prvního dílu zas tak moc neliší. A fakt se moc těším, až se ve třetím dílu stane z Illidana sexy démon :D
Aik Koh
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
2nd book of the amazing trilogy. This continues on how the Aspects(Dragons who rule the world) are coming together with a plan to stop the Burning Legion but end up being betrayed by one of their kind. The story is engaging with battles depicted clearly. An amazing read that hangs at the end of the book leaving me waiting, I mean, dying for the final book.
Jul 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Way better than the first! A ton of action and the story picked up and went off at a decent pace.
The foreshadowing is still a bit dry however... Can't wait to see what the third one includes! I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone :D
Mar 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: warcraft
Time travel + fantasy. Two of my favorite genres. If you love Warcraft lore, or if you just love fantasy books in general, you should give this a shot. I can't wait to finish the last book of the trilogy.
David Holec
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: awesome, fantasy, warcraft
Druhý díl této série byl zatím to nejlepší, co jsem od Knaaka četl. Kniha narvaná akcí, kdy se proti sobě střetnou zástupci různých ras a démoni z Plamenné legie. To vše je provázáno příběhy jednotlivých postav, které jsou stejně zábavné a čtivé. Prostě úplná spokojenost.
Jun 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book. I was a little disappointed that there was a cliff hanger at the end even though I know there is another book - I still expected a sort of wrap up like the first one had. I am anxious to start the next book!
Ivan Leong
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book with so many epic fundamentals to the development of Night Elves . Even if you are a Horde fan there is Brox story as well. Most importantly the book writes the first appearance of Sargeras. Definitely a book you do not want to miss. It adds a lot of detail if you play the game as well.
Daniel ross
May 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: WoW players
filled with action, and keeps you hungering for more. especially interesting for Wow players
Nichole * The Book Shredder
Jul 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Definitely a must read for WoW lore fans and fantasy lovers.
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating turn of events to an already thrilling story. Knaak can lose me sometimes by the way he explains the scenery from the lack of more details, but the story is trully worth it.
May 25, 2010 rated it really liked it
Beautiful Warcraft mayhem. Nice grim high fantasy and war. Very enjoyable. =)
Feb 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction-fantasy
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Arya Ptb
Mar 15, 2008 rated it liked it
A little boring compared to the "Well of Eternity";
But still was Warcraft and "Warcraft is Awsome!!"
Diane Krawczak
Mar 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
this trilogy gave me insight into the game
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
People were saying that they liked this book more than the first one, and I have to agree :-) I'm learning so much lore, must . . . learn . . . more!
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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.

Other books in the series

War of the Ancients Trilogy (4 books)
  • The Well of Eternity (WarCraft: War of the Ancients, #1)
  • The Sundering (WarCraft: War of the Ancients, #3)
  • War of the Ancients Archive (WarCraft: War of the Ancients, #1-3)
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