I found myself fully immersed in the story. Great reading of a critical moment in the story line.
This book is amazing , the characters are wonderful and I especially liked the personal growth some of them went through while the story progressed , full of action and suspense I'd recommend this book to anyone and hope for many more books in this series are released as I have grown quite attached to many of these characters.
Helps highlight the Horde and Alliance view points and races with it being a more alliance driven story. A great for anyone wanting to learn about varian the king of storm wind and the worgen. Solid pace and a great read
Firstly, Scott does an amazing job at narrating this book!! Being an avid Alliance player, the story pulled me through a roller coaster of emotions and Scott's fantastic character voices made me forget I was listening to a book. He even snarls when talking as a worgen! how freaking cool is that?!? I have an even deeper love for the Alliance, King Varian, King Greymane, and Anduin after listening to this.
It also expanded on the story of the worgen. A lot of which I didn't know even after playing the race in the game. I definitely recommend this book to any and all WoW fans.
It should have been called World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm. The book is hardly about Varian, as the title suggests. He is not introduced until around the 3-4 hour mark. Narration was a bit flat, most voices sounded the same. All in all, it's good for the lore, but not a great book in any way. Illidan was dramatically better on all regards.
I'm writing this review long after the book's relevance has passed in the game, and I was very excited to read a book about the game I've been playing for many years, in hopes of learning more about one of my favorite characters. I was, however, disappointed in the amount of content covered in this book. It took quite a long time for any action to play out, though the build up was extensive, and while it covered him (eventually), it didn't really go into the depth of Varian's past in the detail I had hoped or expected.
If you want to read a book that touches on a number of big names, and goes into depth around the political machinations shortly after the cataclysm, this book is for you. If you're looking for cool action and an intriguing story about the king of Stormwind... this is not where you'll find it. That said, the narrator does a good job taking slightly disjunctive narration and makes it interesting enough. It's well performed, just not that exciting or interesting as you realize that 18 chapters of build up result in about 4 chapters of action, some of which is lack luster and most of it is quite telegraphed. Personally... I'd pass on this one.
The story itself moved at a slow pace and only seemed to picked up around the end.
The narration for the worgen was well done but overall the narrator seemed to lack excitement and was monotone.
The book was amazing, I've read the illidan and the trial of garish book and while good neither had engulfed me with the story. Loved it and now my only worry is that there isn't enough Warcraft books left for me to read.