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by Richard A. Knaak

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ISBN:
142781497X
Author:
Richard A. Knaak
Category:
Literature & Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tokyopop (July 5, 2010)
Pages:
192 pages
EPUB book:
1945 kb
FB2 book:
1518 kb
DJVU:
1985 kb
Other formats
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Rating:
4.1
Votes:
575


As lore fan of WarCraft, I enjoyed this book a lot. I still have few more books to go to complete the collection and this one adds up nice to my current collection.

Ships from and sold by shawnek-rightstuf. As lore fan of WarCraft, I enjoyed this book a lot.

World of Warcraft book. Richard A. Knaak is the bestselling author of Dragonlance novels, the Dragonrealm and Black City Saint series (his own creations), six novels for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series, and six works in the Warcraft universe. He has also written several non-series fantasy books. Books by Richard A. Knaak.

Richard A. Knaak is the author of several Warcraft books, and has also written for Blizzard's other franchises, Diablo and StarCraft. Knaak was approached by Blizzard because of his work for Dragonlance. Some of the heads of Blizzard had grown up on his Dragonlance works and asked him to write for both Warcraft and Diablo. Knaak accepted because it allowed him to write for both of the kinds of fantasy that he liked: Lord of the Rings-type fantasy (Warcraft) and dark fantasy (Diablo).

Richard Knaak сказал(а): The unique thing about Warcraft – and in particular World of Warcraft – is the depth that exists in the lore. It’s larger than almost any other licensed world that I’ve dealt with. They all have some depth, but I can’t think of anything that’s more immense than Warcraft. Knaak (born 28 May 1961 in Chicago) is the author of Dragonlance novels, Dragonrealm, six novels for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series, and ten works in the Warcraft universe. He has also written five non-series fantasy books. Richard Allen Knaak was born May 28, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, to James Richard Knaak and Anna Maria (Trappen) Knaak.

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WORLD OF WARCRAFT Many are the mysteries surrounding the Emerald Dream and its reclusive guardians, the green dragonflight. In times past, druids have entered the Dream to monitor the ebb and flow of life on Azeroth in their never-ending quest to maintain the delicate balance of nature. However, not all dreams are pleasant ones.

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. Warcraft movie novels and comics. Early Azeroth history. World of Warcraft: Mage by Richard A. Knaak

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. World of Warcraft: Chronicle Vol. 1 by Chris Metzen, Matt Burns and Robert Brooks. Chronicle covers the history of the Warcraft universe - it’s not a typical novel so much as a written history. This manga takes place in Dalaran, and covers some of the events surrounding the Nexus War between the Kirin Tor and Malygos, Aspect of the Blue Dragonflight. This story takes place just before Wrath of the Lich King.

A young mage confronts his greatest foe and learns he is the only one who can stop him, in a single volume WarCraft adventure penned by the best-selling author of the Dragonlance books. Original.
  • Zorve
this is a different approach to the story, having nice drawings in manga style. Yet as each downfall with a manga-stand-alone, it is too short and wants you hungering for more. You cannot conjure the feeling to fill that void.
  • Djang
I was also very disappointed with this book. I love Knaak's stories, but this one makes you feel like the story was cut in half, everything happens so quickly and you don't get a chance to know the characters or what motivates them.

My overall feeling since the beginning was that the book had originally 300 pages and someone started to rip some pages off until there was only 192 left. There's no connection in the narrative, everything seems out of place, you get lost and it feels like you are reading just the summary of an OK story with very few lore references.

The art is very simple, not even near the details of Jae-hwan Kim's work (Sunwell Trilogy, Shadow Wing). Really, if you look at Kim's sketches in the end of those books they have more detail than Kawakami's final art.

Since I bought and read almost everything warcraft related, I would recommend this for those out there who are like me. If you are just interested in a good story with good artwork, buy the Sunwell Trilogy instead or the Death Knight manga and skip this one. You won't miss anything.
  • Heraly
im sure this book will hold much credit with the average reader who likes comic books. its got great artwork, but i perfer a book that has words and invites the reader imagine the scenes as they play out. Unfortunately, i am no a comic book fan. it would be nice if the writers could also pen this story in written form, since it seems like a great story.
  • Wrathshaper
Firstly, a summary of Warcraft: Mage-

'Mage' tells the story of young Aodhan, a human boy born into a family of warriors/paladins. All Aodhan wants to be, however, is a mage like his beloved yet ostracized uncle. 'Mage' follows him to Dalaran, where he is sucked into the middle of the Blue Dragonflight's attack on the floating city. The young mage unwittingly aids a traitor in weakening the magic city's defenses, and has to call upon all his meager knowledge to fix his mistake.

The lowdown:

I was hoping for a fantastic manga to follow up Warcraft: Death Knight (World of Warcraft), and had pre-ordered the book in advance. However, I was very disappointed. The characters aren't sympathetic or fleshed out, and the artwork is just so-so. The lore, too, is barely touched on.

The art: The art is merely ok, in my opinion. The style is slightly warped and stretched, the proportions a little beyond what is usual for comics or manga. I've never been a fan of that style myself, so it could just be my own personal aversion that leads me to rate it low. Nevertheless, I didn't think it suited the story well at all, as the characters are unremarkable and rather dull. The art doesn't contain much detail either, which detracts further from my opinion of it. I would not go out of my way to see further work from the artist.

The story: The story was as unremarkable as the artwork, unfortunately. The summary on the back of the book gives more detail than the story itself, which was a little shocking to me. The reader is supposed to sympathize with the main character, and yet is not given any real reason to, or any hint of his personality beyond his life's aspiration: to be a mage like his uncle. The story skips rapidly from his boyhood to his teen years in Dalaran, and his training as a mage is barely touched upon. I've enjoyed Mr. Knaak's novelizations so far, but I really think his talents are better suited to the much longer novel format. Manga and comics are just too short for him to get his story in and fleshed out. I think this manga had great potential, but didn't have a ghost of a chance of reaching it without a few more books at least.

In short, I was really disappointed by this book. The only positives in my opinion are that the Blue Dragonflight's attack on Dalaran is shown, and Ronin makes a brief appearance.

I'd recommend skipping this book.
  • Xanna
This clumsy episode of Warcraft class-based manga doesn't add to Warcraft history or expand an understanding of it, nor does it derive much about mage abilities from the Warcraft world. As such, it makes use of a number of improbable resolutions to plot difficulties, particularly in regards to hero Aodhan's escapes and clever solutions. Author Richard Knaak needed to utilize dramatic irony to avoid these deus ex machina scenarios. For those familar with World of Warcraft lore, this occurs in the Wrath of the Lich King era and deals with the Kirin Tor's battle against the blue dragonflight. As another reviewer wrote, the art is in a different style than in The Sunwell Trilogy, as the illustrators are different, but I didn't have an issue with the art quality. This was a quick, empty read.
  • Ttexav
As lore fan of WarCraft, I enjoyed this book a lot. I still have few more books to go to complete the collection and this one adds up nice to my current collection
  • Larosa
I thought this was a pretty fun romp. You really get to see why a mage does what he does and get to the crux of the nexus war. Sadly, the knaak dialog was weak and made it less good than the others. But all in all, it was a nice mage story. glad i read it.
I do not like the comic books