Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Shattering - Page 100


OK, I read for fun, but not a lot. On my shelf here in my den, I have 5-6 books that I've made it to about page 100. It's about the time I get bored with the story line or the real story starts. If it doesn't peek my interest MORE than everything else in my RL, it goes on that shelf.
Garrosh, where's Gorehowl?

So far, The Shattering, is doing a fair job at keeping me entertained. (Note, these last 3 days I have been doing my civic duty, aka Jury Duty, and have many hours to read w/o immediate access to electronics.) The book is a lore piece that fills in the gaps between death of the Lich King in Wrath and the escape of Deathwing in Cataclysm. It weights (in the first hundred pages so far) heavly on the rise of Garrosh's rise in power to the leader of the Horde. It's interesting to see Cairn's and Thrall's impressions of him. It's a great reminder of the history between him and the other characters.
I have been playing the Warcraft games since they first came out and have been buying all the books as soon as they are published. I am a lore geek, and this book answered ALOT of questions I had about changes coming in the Cataclysm expansion. I was lucky enough to get into the beta, and a few of the changes confused me since I had no backstory to understand WHY these changes were made. The Shattering answered every single question I had made, and even gave me a newfound respect for Garrosh Hellscream, a character that I had previously loathed. (comment on Amazon)

Like a movie / book combination, it will be interesting to see how this pans out. Which be more interesting, which will be more 'correct'. I hope to have this finished before December when Cataclysm finally comes out. If you are interested in the Lore, or simply like a good Fantasy read, and play WoW, this is doing an excellent job at keeping me entertained. You should check it out.




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