An epic action-adventure series set in Blizzard's popular World of Warcraft® game franchise. Features a young cast of characters discovering the mysteries and majesty of the world around them.
It's been years since 12-year-old Aramar Thorne, a clever boy who is never without his precious sketchbook, has seen his father. So when Captain Greydon Thorne comes ashore and asks his son to join him at sea, it feels as if someone has redrawn Aram's entire world. At sea Aram struggles to get along with the Wavestrider's crew - especially second mate Makasa, a tough teenage girl who has been reluctantly placed in charge of him. Just as Aram starts to get his head above water, a band of vicious pirates attack the Wavestrider, turning his world upside down once again. As Aram and Makasa try to find their way home, they encounter creatures both terrible and wondrous, and Aram will seek to understand Azeroth's denizens as he draws them in his sketchbook, forming unlikely friendships along the way. But the journey is hindered by Greydon's compass, which never points north. If the compass isn't leading Aram and Makasa home - to safety - to what destiny is it leading?
©2016 Blizzard Entertainment (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.
Book one of the Traveler series is a very cute and accessible look into the World of Warcraft for even the totally unfamiliar with it. Despite that it peppers itself with little easter eggs for veterans and fans to point out and smile at.
But it doesn't fill my Warcraft lore void that I've been longing for since War Crimes and it served as a slightly satisfying appetizer at best.
OH MY GOD! This book was amazing! I couldn't stop listening to it, and there is absolutely no reason to not buy this book listen to it, and keep listening to it. This is an amazing addition to the World of Warcraft. Anyone who doesn't listen to this book, or doesn't buy it is sorely depriving themselves of what is in my opinion one of the best World of Warcraft books, and one of the best performances by an Audible Narrator. I can't wait for the rest and I seriously hope Ramon comes to narrate them all.
This book is awesome. If you're a Warcraft fan I think you will enjoy this story. It's a fun adventure set in the world of Azeroth. The narrator did a great job and the author really seemed to have done his homework. 10/10! Looking forward to the next in the series.
if you like Warcraft, you'll love this book. no matter your age. Dire Maul and the Ogres play heavily into it. Since it was written for Scholastic, I assumed there would be a few more funny parts, so when they happened, it made me think they should be happening with more frequency. Don't think that makes it any less wonderful of a book though. Just something I desired.
Having studied how reading helps younger learners, I fully appreciate Blizzard teaming up with Scholastic to give access to the massive content of their World of Warcraft universe to younger readers. So far the books have beenba great series in their own rite, but also serve for companions to learning about the games and expanded universe of WoW. The characters maybe on a fantasy planet, but the story is grounded by making it relatable to the all too familiar struggles of adolescence with the main character, Aramar, as he learns to become a sailor on hos father's ship. I'm excited to read the next installment of this series as a reader, a fan of the games, and an educator.
I think the book is a fantastic idea for a book. I enjoyed hearing a story about a person from the Warcraft Universe who isn't a major lore character, and just when you think it's a normal kid his journey turns into something both mysterious and compelling. The narrator did an amazing job capturing the characters and making them come alive.
"some might say this is good magic"
I loved the book and being able to listen to Ramón de Ocampo and I would recommend this to any world of warcraft player or anyone who likes abit of adventure, can't wait for book two.
I thought the story was great! I have been playing Warcraft since Warcraft II days so am aware of lore like a fan boy! However this was a pleasant new story, and easy to listen to while working even.
Character development was awesome! I can't wait for the next ones.
Report Inappropriate Content