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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 dragons - led by the powerful Aspect, Neltharion - have forged a weapon of incalculable power: the Dragon Soul, an artifact capable of driving the Legion from the world forever. But its use may cost far more than any could have foreseen.

©2007 Blizzard Entertainment (P)2020 Blizzard Entertainment

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Loving this trilogy

So far each book has been fantastic! This is the first time I've heard of this author but he is now one of my favorites. He does the World of Warcraft justice in his telling and the narrator is a perfect fit. Looking forward to the next book!

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A Warcraft nerds dream!

This book was published 16 years ago. Still it is game relevant to this day!

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Amazing!

Great dive into the rich lore of Azeroth, well performed by de Ocampo as usual. Book 3 on audible ASAP please!

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  • THOMAS MYERS
  • 2020-07-10

give me more

I would love to have all the Warcraft books in this format. the entertainment value here is great.

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  • Alejandro T.
  • 2020-03-16

Worth the wait!

After listening to book 1 and realizing there was no book 2 on audible, I went out and bought both hard copy books 2 and 3. Luckily book 2 just came out!

Knaak is a great writer and Ocampo voices the characters sooo well. Will definitely be listening multiple times over. Hopefully book 3 comes out soon!

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  • Arno Basson
  • 2022-05-31

A great follow-up

Loved it. Great vocabulary, good story line and well composed with the usual buildup to the end. Some of the scenes were frustrating as the main characters lost their abilities at critical moments but still refreshing and enjoyable.

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  • Aurumai
  • 2021-11-15

An excellent audiobook experience!

I'm writing this review for the entire trilogy rather than for individual books -- The whole story is quite consistent in writing and performance. Any fan of the WarCraft universe will be able to appreciate all of the context and perspective that the War of the Ancients trilogy brings to it. It fills in some gaps in a handful of characters' origin stories and personalities as well as the general feel of the relationships between the races of Azeroth's earlier eras. These books are no masterclass in amazing writing, but they simply don't need to be; they mostly only serve to flesh out lore that you may already know with some specifics. One small nitpick I have to offer is that Richard Knaak has a very repetitive writing style. You'll no doubt notice that certain words and terms are repeated constantly throughout this trilogy, to the point where I have to wonder if the editing process of this book was rushed. Get ready to constantly hear terms such as: materialize, "It was all he/she could do", former, latter, visage, countenance, orbs (referring to one's eyes), scores, myriad, sinew, etc. Maybe it's a dumb thing to nitpick about, but the frequency of these words definitely did sometimes distract me from the story. It could possibly be that Richard's tendency to overuse some terms is at least in part because it was meant for this trilogy to be written in a certain 'fancy' writing style. I couldn't know whether or not this was an intentional thing, but the writing style definitely does seem appropriate for the story's ancient and epic setting. It almost feels somewhat reminiscent of H.P. Lovecraft's more convoluted classical style of writing, while being quite a bit easier to digest. I'm sure there's a much better comparison out there, but I'm not well-read enough to know one. By the end of the trilogy, I've started feeling that the writing style is very repetitive in a much broader sense as well. Maybe it's something that couldn't be avoided, as the book explores the entire War of the Ancients and needed to give us a sense of what all the characters had been through. There are MANY scenes in this trilogy which are all essentially the same (mostly combat scenes), just with different antagonists and protagonists. after all was said and done, I had more than my fill of scenes that describe each character's fighting style. Easily one of the greatest highlights of this trilogy is Ramon de Ocampo's performance. With every new character introduced in the story, I've grown more impressed with the scope of his voice acting, especially as the races with accents emerged. The first thing that caught my attention was that his depiction of female characters is actually very feminine. It was so jarring and even slightly uncomfortable to hear a male voice actor suddenly start channeling a borderline convincing feminine voice, I almost disliked it at first. But as time went on and I realized how many different voices he had to match the personalities of characters encountered in the books, I found myself forgetting that this book was being read by a single person and started listening to it almost as an audio drama. I'm very new to the audio book experience, but I have a hard time believing that many people can top Ramon's performance. I am extremely impressed with his reading and almost worry that he's set the bar so high that other readers will seem inadequate by comparison. The only shortcoming in Ramon's performance that I could think of is that sometimes his characters will sound like they got mixed up for just a single scene or even just a single line. These instances are few and far in between though. Overall, this trilogy was an excellent audiobook experience for me and I'd absolutely recommend it to anyone who is a fan of WarCraft or anyone who wants to get into it.

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  • john lynch
  • 2021-07-18

great addition

love the series loved the book even though I know how it turns out your still saying tell abt deathwing and the legion

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  • Randy Wayne Keith jr
  • 2021-02-10

Best yet!

Loved it so much I can't wait until this pay to get the Sundering fantasticly written!

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  • Karl
  • 2021-02-02

Should narrators do multiple voices?

This trilogy is the first audio book I listen to, so I don't know if this is standard for all audio books or unique to this on/this narrator, but I find it very strange when the narrator does female voices.

To me it sounds like bad caricatures of women and breaks immersion, I kept thinking that it would be much better if he just narrated their all characters lines as opposed to performing them, but maybe this is standard and something you just get used to with audio books.

The narrator also failed to pronounce some words that aren't even specific to the Warcraft universe, but very common in fantasy/medieval fiction writing, I thought that was a but sloppy.

In any case, if you are a fantasy fan these books are great listens (start with the first one in the trilogy, The Well of Eternity). They are perfect introductions to the Warcraft universe, the worldbuilding and characterization is on point.

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  • Raeanne
  • 2020-09-11

Great story and narrator

Waiting for book 3 anxiously, hopefully it comes out soon. Love the story and this narrator is amazing!

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  • C. Rabalais
  • 2020-09-02

Retconned Lore

It was hard to commit to this book knowing how much has changed. It's an ok story in it's own right and nostalgic because I read them as a child, but it struggled to hold my attention as an adult.

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  • Taylor
  • 2020-08-08

Amazing story and FANTASTIC narrator

I really enjoy all the Warcraft writings, although the narrator does an excellent job with voices and making the audio very immersive. Highly recommend!