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World of Warcraft: Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde

Written by: Michael A. Stackpole
Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: World of Warcraft, Book 21
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
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That night, visions mocked Vol’jin. He found himself in the midst of fighters, each of whom he recognized. He’d gathered them for that final assault on Zalazane, to end his madness and free the Echo Isles for the Darkspears. Each of the combatants took on aspects of a jihui cube, faced to be at their maximum power. Not a fireship among them, but this did not surprise Vol’jin.

He was the fireship, but not yet turned to display his maximum power. This was not a fight, though desperate, in which he would destroy himself. Aided by Bwonsamdi, they would slay Zalazane and reclaim the Echo Isles.

Who be you, this troll, who be having memories of a heroic effort?

Vol’jin turned, hearing the click of a cube snapping to a new facing. He felt trapped inside that cube, translucent though it was, and shocked that it had no values on any face. “I be Vol’jin.”

Bwonsamdi materialized in a gray world of swirling mists. “And who be this Vol’jin?”

The question shook him. The Vol’jin of the vision had been the leader of the Darkspears, but was no longer. Reports of his death would just now be reaching the Horde. Perhaps they had not yet gotten there. In his heart, Vol’jin hoped his allies had been delayed, just so Garrosh could dwell one more day wondering if his plan had succeeded.

That did not answer the question. He was no longer the leader of the Darkspears, not in any real sense. They might still acknowledge him, but he could give them no orders. They would resist Garrosh and any Horde attempt to conquer them, but in his absence, they might listen to envoys who offered them protection. They could be lost to him.

Who do I be?

Vol’jin shivered. Though he thought himself superior to Tyrathan Khort, at least the man was mobile and not wearing sick-robes. The man hadn’t been betrayed by a rival and assassinated. The man had clearly embraced some of the pandaren way.

And yet, Tyrathan hesitated when he should not have. Some of it was a game to make the pandaren underestimate him, but Vol’jin had seen through that. The other bits, though, as he’d hesitated after Vol’jin complimented a move, those were genuine. And not something a man be allowing in himself.

Vol’jin looked up at Bwonsamdi. “I be Vol’jin. I know who I was. Who I gonna be? That answer only Vol’jin could be finding. And for now, Bwonsamdi, that be enough.”

©2013 Michael A. Stackpole (P)2013 Simon and Schuster Audio

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Thank 'da spirits Mon, Vol'jin be a good listen

#Audible1 Those who are fans of the lore behind the MMORPG World Of Warcraft, Vol'jin tells the story of his travels to Pandaria and the dark politics of that place. A good read and a great Character. I wasn't a Vol'jin fan before I listened to this story. I am now.

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  • lazyaerie
  • 2013-09-05

A good read for Warcraft players.

I'd recommend this book to other WoW players, especially those interested in current lore. The story would be lost on one who does not play the game, as the book does not cover a lot of background. Being a player, I do not think this is a bad quality, but it should be known.

The story is very Horde centered, but the book is primarily about Vol'jin, so that should be expected.

All taken in, I enjoyed the story very much! The voice acting was well done, plus the names all seemed to be pronounced correctly. Again, I recommend this book to other WoW players familiar with 5.3 content!

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  • paul
  • 2015-01-28

Awsome book

Top notch story,I play alliance and have no love for the horde, So I thought I'd give it a go as I've listened to all the other warcraft books. To my surprise it was one of the best books I've listened too. It had me engrossed from start to finish, with top notch narration from Scott brick as always. A must read/listen for all warcraft fans (even if your alliance :p) just stay away from the stormrage piece of **** book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-07-24

Amazing

Anyone can discover some inner peace. Much respect for voljin even tho I'm for the alliance

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  • Harper Micko
  • 2018-07-16

I'm a sucker for this kinda thing

I'm a big fan of parables and metaphors as well as stories of personal definition, so I'm biased. but damn good tie in if you ask me

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  • Skyler S.
  • 2018-06-17

Amazing Tale from the Warcraft Saga!

The story was amazing. The edit was fantastic. The voice actor was absolutely perfect! Definitely worth the purchase.

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  • CHU
  • 2015-04-09

Good troll experience

The content was good and the narrator was very trollish per se. I'd recommend to any wow fans, include a good indepth into what happened to voljin

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  • Rebecca
  • 2020-01-13

Best wow narration

Not only was the story amazing, but the narration blew it away. This was a great listen and highly recommend it to other wow fans.

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  • Ryan Mason
  • 2019-11-01

This is Vol'jin deserved to become Warchief

This novel precedes the Siege of Orgrimmar, and sets up the Dark Spear rebellion very well. I'm sad Vol'jin didn't get to spend longer as Warchief, he stood beside Thrall in Orgrimmar when I first started playing WoW, and that Thrall chose Gorrash over him is startlingly stupid. And I'm still trying figure out why Vol'jin chose Sylvanas Windrunner as his successor.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2019-08-13

long live the warchief love vol'jin

look mon I have been around like the trees have leaves and the deeps have water the lowwa will take you brotha and we will live as you lead

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  • cerberus824
  • 2019-07-12

great finish but dragged on

this book was slow moving, but had a very good ending. there were a few good chapters in the middle of the book.