Thursday, October 7, 2010

Release Reminder: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm

Hey guys for you Warcraft fans I just thought I'd remind you that in just under two weeks, on October 19, the next Warcraft book is coming out: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm, by Christie Golden.


Here is a preview of the book, taken from Golden's website: "Long ago, Azeroth's destructive native elements raged across the world until the benevolent titans imprisoned them within the Elemental Plane.  Despite the titan's intervention, many elementals have ended up back on Azeroth.  Over the ages, shaman like Thrall have communed with these spirits and, through patience and dedication, learned to soothe roaring infernos, bring rain to sun-scorched lands, and otherwise temper the elements' ruinous influence on the world of Azeroth.  Now Thrall has discovered that the elements no longer heed the shaman's call.  The link shared with those spirits has grown thin and frayed, as if Azeroth itself was under great duress.  While Thrall seeks answers to what ails the confused elements, he also wrestles with the orcs' precarious future as his people face dwindling supplies and growing hostility with their night elf neighbors.  Meanwhile, King Varian Wrynn of Stormwind is considering violent action in response to mounting tensions between the Alliance and the Horde, a hard-line approach that threatens to alienate those closest to him, including his son, Anduin.  The conflicted young prince has set out to find his own path, but in doing so, he risks becoming entangled in political instability that is setting the world on edge.  The fate of Azeroth's great races is shrouded in a fog of uncertainty, and the erratic behavior of the elemental spirits, troubling though it is, may only be the first ominous sign of the cataclysm to come."


I can't wait for this to come out and have it pre-ordered.  I plan on reading this and getting a review up asap(hopefully I have Wednesday off to sit down and read it :) ) until then, I plan on reviewing a few other of Golden's works after I finish what I'm currently reading, so you can expect to see those up shortly.

Christie Golden is a New York Times bestselling author and has written other Warcraft books such as Rise of the Horde, Lord of the Clans, and Arthas: Rise of the Lich king, as well as, a few original fantasy novels and short stories, several Star Trek novels, and even the StarCraft Dark Templar trilogy.  You can learn more about Golden and her works at her website here.

12 comments:

Koniworld said...

wow.. nice book... i like wow

Verols said...

hmm i better order this i guess, got ecxited :D

Bethzilla said...

My boyfriend would probably enjoy this~

happybuffet said...

Dang, I'm behind on my WoW literature. Thanks for the heads up.

Slumph said...

not much of a fan of the books, looks good though =D

Barnacle said...

I should read this.. 9.9

Fuuuuuuuu said...

nice, I can't wait to see what you have to say in your next post

Home Alone Stoned said...

never read the books but damn i miss playing WoW

KillerKun said...

Wow my friend would so buy this book

aGas said...

mh, i never got into the warcraft-books myself...

BLUERAD said...

Hmm sounds pretty interesting, i'll read it sometime if I have more time =P

Donkote said...

they have WoW books? I never knew that....definitely intrigued

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