Friday, May 6, 2011
World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde by Christie Golden
Every once in awhile a book comes along that changes everything for you. World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde is not that book, but it's a fun read.
Set in the universe of World of Warcraft, this book serves as one of the several prequels to the insanely popular MMO and gives some interesting background information of one of the two major factions, the Horde. Players of the game will enjoy something akin to a "Santa Clause is Coming to Town" experience as we meet legendary characters from Orc history and follow them through the dark choices made and the terrible results - which of course sets up the situation that players enjoy every day in game.
What's fun is, even if one knows nothing of WoW and it's many plots and subplots, it's an interesting story of how fear and war can corrupt a people.
Again, if you want a book that'll change everything, I'd say try Atlas Shrugged, perhaps The Stranger, maybe even Little Heroes by Norman Spinrad, but if you want a fun little book that will take you away and enrich your WoW experience, World of Warcraft: Rise of the Horde by Christie Golden is the right book.
For the Horde!