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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 led to the...

©2013 Richard A. Knaak (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • JP
  • 06-09-14

Great story and lore!

Would you listen to World of Warcraft again? Why?

Definitely. It is a world that I have come to love and enjoy and would always appreciate good books to put the world in a broader perspective.

What did you like best about this story?

The untold story of the five Aspects.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Kalec was about to witness the titans granting powers to the dragons.

Any additional comments?

The tone set by the reader is a bit cumbersome. I had trouble following along but I think he was in the right to have such a mellow tone. It set it up correctly, just was honestly putting me to sleep haha!

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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First Wow book I've heard

This story was utterly amazing. I've never even consider reading a WOW book but this was well worth it. In its own way it brings new light to the game and it was an amazing story that I really wish blizzard would reference more in the game. I wouldn't hesitate to relive this tale in the form of World of Warcraft. The readers voice was a little slow for my taste but at x1.20 speed it's perfect. I will definitely buy more of these books, would totally recommend this!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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the old secret of the aspects, amazing.

Well written, the old vast world of the proto dragons with rich history, really amazing experience going through all this with kalec and malgos

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Good Lore on Dragons

This book was pretty good. I enjoyed Warcrimes more. If you like lore surrounding the aspects and dragonflights, this is the book for you. I found it a little boring at times. I was hoping for more involvement with the horde and alliance in the story. Great narrator though.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great story

So much story to build up to the actual good parts but so worth it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good but not great book

honestly I'm a little disappointed because most of these Warcraft books or so spectacular but this one Falls a little short of that it's not a bad book but it's been so long time on an insignificant plot sort of all over the place and I don't know that it was worth 14 hours of my time. the narrator was fantastic but the story was underwhelming if you're into Warcraft I recommend reading it for the sake of the lore in the series aside from that it's kind of just whatever in my opinion

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Almost entirely dull

This story (and narration of it) left a bad taste in my mouth. What I thought could be interesting and quite epic turned to be a stumbling, bumbling excuse for a novel. Boring characters, plot and execution of an ending proved to be entirely uncritical to the World of Warcraft.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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First world of Warcraft book (spoilers)

I'd like to open by saying I have played wow on and off for several years, although I have not delved to deeply into the lore I can say I have more than"most" players. With that said lets begin.

Ultimately this story only had a few interesting points, I found myself more interested in the prologue than anything. The just is man has not come to earth yet dragons are the supreme rulers. A much larger dragon begins to terrorize and eat the smaller ones (the aspects). In they end the larger dragon chokes and dies by choking on a large rock.

Jania proudmoore is slightly involved in this story although mostly felt shoehorned in for fan service.

In all if you want to know what the "father of dragons" was and the back story of the dragons before they were the defenders of the world pick it up. Otherwise id say there are more interesting Warcraft stories out there and maybe find another.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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brilliant!!

Enjoyed the lore from this book. couldnt stop listening to it. a must for every wow lore nerd out there. especially if you love dragon lore.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Warcraft Books Rule the game not so much

What made the experience of listening to World of Warcraft the most enjoyable?

Knaak always does great work

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dragons

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

Dragons

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Money Maker

Any additional comments?

More warcraft books please if you agree then hit helped button so audible can see we want more warcraft books

28 of 44 people found this review helpful

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  • ben
  • 08-24-16

great!

the prologue was a bit long and dragged but once you get into the story, your hooked till the end!

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  • Pete
  • 12-08-17

brilliantly read

as a long time blizzard fan this was an amazing story abd showing a more "human" side to the aspects, specially Malygos and Neltharion. well read.

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  • Owen
  • 08-23-17

for Deathwing! oops...

loved it. the action was tense. must read if you like world of warcraft as much as I.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-17

Great title

Amazing title. Such an amazing back story to the Aspects we have all grown to know!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-17

Brilliant story

Absolutely loved it. You need to have something of an understanding of World of Warcraft to fully appreciate what happens. Great book!

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  • Jim
  • 07-09-17

Enjoyable

Excellent narrator who I personally felt made the book more interesting. The book was purchased to pass time on long commutes. However, I often made time outside of my commute to listen to the book. As my first audio book I was very impressed and would recommend this title to anyone who is interested in fantasy novels or has previous experience with the world of Warcraft franchise.

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  • fawaaz mubarak alkhudhair
  • 06-20-17

one of the best stories

i listen to this amazing story everyday i go to work and i finally knew about the skeleton in dragon's blight from wow.

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  • JAMES
  • 02-27-16

Dragon problems

Brick gives another great performance but the substance of the book seems lacking, cuts between present day meddling Jaina and proto dragon olden days are not very well executed and the aspects we know and love have little screen time, just their older proto dragon selves. the dragon fights are okay and the story is consistent enough but there are better settings than Northrend and better warcraft stories about dragons.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Shazkia
  • 05-11-14

Was Ok for a warcraft Story

What did you like best about World of Warcraft? What did you like least?

Like: The story of how they got their powers. was pretty interesting to see the dragons before they were aspects<br/>Dislike: did not fully go into how they got the powers.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most: All the dragon in there more primitive form. <br/>Least: The interruption sometimes.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Near the beginning when malagose first fines alexstraza and Yeasa

Could you see World of Warcraft being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No

0 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Ewan
  • 07-18-17

Intriguing And Insightful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book carries with it much depth, more so than the video game 'World Of Warcraft' provides. If you are looking for more knowledge on the lore and story of 'Warcraft' DEFINITELY give this a read!

What did you like best about this story?

This story provides to us a look at the very beginning of the wow universe. This is by far the best way of viewing how everything in 'World of Warcraft' came to be, and why it is, as it is in the game!

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The world.... it hungers for power.

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  • Jonathan
  • 08-30-16

Excellent story.

Really cool fantasy story, engaging throughout.
Very well read, Scott Brick does a fantastic job of narrating.