New Lore: The Shattering Novel Available!

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Blizzard Entertainment and Pocket Books are proud to present the newest novel set in the ever-evolving Warcraft universe: World of Warcraft: The Shattering!

    Thrall, wise shaman and the warchief of the Horde, has sensed a disturbing change . . .

    Long ago, Azeroth’s destructive native elementals raged across the world until the benevolent titans imprisoned them within the Elemental Plane. Despite the titans’ 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 elementals’ ruinous influence on the world of Azeroth.

    Now Thrall has discovered that the elementals no longer heed the shaman’s call. The link shared with these spirits has grown thin and frayed, as if Azeroth itself were 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 warning sign of the cataclysm to come.



World of Warcraft: The Shattering is now available at local and online book retailers!

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/World-Warcraft-Shattering-Prelude-Cataclysm/dp/1416550747/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1287451885&sr=8-1

Barnes & Noble
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/World-of-Warcraft/Christie-Golden/e/9781416550747/?itm=3&USRI=shattering

Borders
http://www.borders.com/online/store/TitleDetail?sku=1416550747
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85 Draenei Paladin
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Agreed
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90 Night Elf Druid
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One of my cats threw up on my copy. Literary critics or heartbroken shippers?

I still haven't got past the first chapter - call me picky but starting a sentence with "Too" really broke me out of the moment. It's the first time I've ever seen it (maybe it's a US thing?) and it looks horribly incorrect to my eyes. You should really try and stay away from colloquial English in a fantasy novel IMO.
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85 Blood Elf Rogue
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One of my cats threw up on my copy. Literary critics or heartbroken shippers?

I still haven't got past the first chapter - call me picky but starting a sentence with "Too" really broke me out of the moment. It's the first time I've ever seen it (maybe it's a US thing?) and it looks horribly incorrect to my eyes. You should really try and stay away from colloquial English in a fantasy novel IMO.


Actually I don't think it's colloquial English, feels more like old English to me. I didn't catch on it, so I've probably seen it used in other books.

Apart from that one [arguable] nitpick though, the writing is good. Far better than Knaak, anyway. And the story flows far more smoothly and with very little awkwardness and no obsessive repetition of certain words *cough*.
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80 Tauren Druid
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One of my cats threw up on my copy. Literary critics or heartbroken shippers?

I still haven't got past the first chapter - call me picky but starting a sentence with "Too" really broke me out of the moment. It's the first time I've ever seen it (maybe it's a US thing?) and it looks horribly incorrect to my eyes. You should really try and stay away from colloquial English in a fantasy novel IMO.


Ha! I totally agree, but she seems to absolutely love opening sentences that way. I'm amused to see someone else is bothered by it. I don't really think it looks incorrect so much as awkward and forced, but still.

That said, it actually is a pretty solid book if you're at all interested in the story leading up to Cataclysm, and I liked it quite a bit.
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