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I ve played World of Warcraft for almost 9 years, and I was not sure what to expect of a book that was based on the upcoming movie Warcraft The Beginning It s definitely a departure from the established Lore of the game The movie is intentionally parallel with the game It is not a movie made from a computer game as some may think.Because of that, I think Christie Golden had an added challenge to bring a story to the pages, which was fresh, and which presented the characters as humane, compass I ve played World of Warcraft for almost 9 years, and I was not sure what to expect of a book that was based on the upcoming movie Warcraft The Beginning It s definitely a departure from the established Lore of the game The movie is intentionally parallel with the game It is not a movie made from a computer game as some may think.Because of that, I think Christie Golden had an added challenge to bring a story to the pages, which was fresh, and which presented the characters as humane, compassionate, often times as people with their own hopes, dreams, wishes, and desires The danger they face is real, and it is vividly described so that I, as a game player of World of Warcraft, can actually imagine how the world they knew, was actually like.Draka and Geyah are two characters in the World of Warcraft Lore that I was always curious and in awe of Two strong women who where thrust into a life that neither asked for or wanted In this book they come to life in a beautiful way, and earned a renewed respect from me for Christie Golden as an author.Worth reading even if you ve never played the game, as this story stands up on its own merits I wasn t expecting much from this story, but it wound up being an excellent addition to the lore It tells the original history of the Frostwolf clan, but in doing so, it makes some of the things that you see in the Warlords of Draenor expansion of the game make sense I was able to easily relate to the characters and their struggle for survival, and was even heartened to see the evidence of the coexistence between the Draenei and the Orcs of Draenor My chief complaint is that some of the lore I wasn t expecting much from this story, but it wound up being an excellent addition to the lore It tells the original history of the Frostwolf clan, but in doing so, it makes some of the things that you see in the Warlords of Draenor expansion of the game make sense I was able to easily relate to the characters and their struggle for survival, and was even heartened to see the evidence of the coexistence between the Draenei and the Orcs of Draenor My chief complaint is that some of the lore that I knew was only vaguely referred to or hinted at, and the book ends on a very abrupt note All things considered, it was a great read, but one I wantedout of #DOWNLOAD E-PUB Ó Warcraft: Durotan ⚢ In the world of Draenor, the strong and fiercely independent Frostwolf Clan are faced with increasingly harsh winters and thinning herds When Gul dan, a mysterious outsider, arrives in Frostfire Ridge offering word of new hunting lands, Durotan, the Clan s chieftain, must make an impossible decision Abandon the territory, pride and traditions of his people, or lead them into the unknown Review also published here We all knew that changes would be inevitable for the upcoming Warcraft movie The lore is convoluted in a lot of ways, and with the previous expansion to World of Warcraft, Warlords of Draenor, things got evencomplicated for the early days of the orc tribes before their exodus to Azeroth Adding time travel didn t help, either.As a result, I d recommend putting all you know aside for Warcraft Durotan , prequel novel to the movie Things have been changed a Review also published here We all knew that changes would be inevitable for the upcoming Warcraft movie The lore is convoluted in a lot of ways, and with the previous expansion to World of Warcraft, Warlords of Draenor, things got evencomplicated for the early days of the orc tribes before their exodus to Azeroth Adding time travel didn t help, either.As a result, I d recommend putting all you know aside for Warcraft Durotan , prequel novel to the movie Things have been changed and adjusted to make the materialapproachable to a new audience, and while hardcore fans may groan about it at first, I believe it is a good thing overall Let the movie franchise stand separate, and just nod in recognition when you encounter familiar elements or easter eggs You ll be happier that way Durotan s main concern is the Orc Chieftain the book is named after, and his Frostwolf Tribe First presented as the heir to the clan s leadership, Durotan is soon forced to take on his father s role himself, and find ways to deal with the world s changing nature As the hunts grow less successful and the elements themselves turn against the orcs, a warlock called Gul dan appears to offer the Frostwolves a choice Join him and his Horde and leave the world of Draenor behind, or die alongside the doomed realm.Gul dan, however, is not to be trusted, so Garad and his son Durotan both refuse him, and decide to stay true to their own identities and brave the seasons.As a result, the bulk of the story deals with the changing ways of the Frostwolves to cope with colder winters, scarce food supplies and the forces of nature unleashed, as well as rival orc clans that seemingly turned to cannibalistic attitudes to survive Durotan has to come into his own as the legendary chieftain that he is destined to be Maintaining his authority is challenging, as is keeping up the morale of his whole clan, as well as balancing the old traditions with new ideas needed for survival.It really is a hero s journey to greatness, a character piece and showcase of what made the Horde leave Draenor for Azeroth The prologue sets the tone for the novel, firmly rooting it around the Frostwolf Clan s respect for nature and the spirits That theme is maintained throughout, which I loved Experiencing shaman Drek Thar commune with the elements, seeing Durotan find love, or feeling the deep friendship between orc and wolf, all of these parts I found enjoyable and satisfying.Sure, it isn t the same story we already knew about the characters The roles of many of them are very different from the games, but taken together, they are all working in their positions and felt well balanced and properly used to make the journey of the Frostwolves an exciting and relatable one It is a classic tale of hardships to be overcome that can be enjoyed by anyone, I believe No further knowledge is required to understand the struggles of Durotan, and the easy writing style helps making it evenaccessible Even if you have never even heard of Warcraft before, this book and by extension the upcoming movie or its novelization could be an ideal starting point.It must have been difficult for Christie Golden, who has a few Horde related books to her name already Lord of the Clans especially , to set aside all her pre existing knowledge and expectations for the characters to write this novel, but I am glad that she did It is a success, in my eyes.Unto the Dark Portal, and off to Azeroth, I say I ll be looking forward to reading the Movie Novelization by the same author, and have to say that, for the first time, I am actually excited for the movie My review will be a list of changes from the original origin story in Rise of the Horde, for those that are curious and have some knowledge of the original and want to know how the movie will be different The whole of this novel is from the perspective of the Frostwolf clan, so some of the origin story details may still be present in the movie Please keep in mind that in game lore and other novel lore are separate from movie lore, these are not retcons Sorry if I miss anything view spoiler My review will be a list of changes from the original origin story in Rise of the Horde, for those that are curious and have some knowledge of the original and want to know how the movie will be different The whole of this novel is from the perspective of the Frostwolf clan, so some of the origin story details may still be present in the movie Please keep in mind that in game lore and other novel lore are separate from movie lore, these are not retcons Sorry if I miss anything view spoiler 1 Orgrim Doomhammer is a member of the Frostwolf clan, not the Blackrock clan 2 Guldan is the first Warchief of the Horde, not Blackhand.3 Durotan is never offered the blood of Mannoroth by Gul dan Gul dan is still green, so I guess he still drank it, but it is never directly mentioned.4 The formation of the Horde is for survival, not to wipe out the draenei 5 Draenor is a dying planet, the spirits of the elements have all but died, there is no food or water left practically anywhere, and natural diseasters are a common occurence.6 The upcoming invasion of Azeroth planned by Gul dan is to escape the dying planet, not to conqueror another world due to pent up demon blood aggression.7 Draka, Durotan s soon to be mate, is exiled by the Frostwolves when she is younger due to being weak She returns when she is stronger, and that is when her and Durotan are mated.8 Orgrim and Durotan are never rescued by the draenei when they are younger hide spoiler A Surprisingly Good Tale, Even for Non Gamers or Perhaps Especially for ThemAside from one multi hour binge of the original, I have not played the Warcraft game I ve dabbled in Starcraft again on a binge or two that showed me how addictive these games can be but I am not well versed in the game.And perhaps this is why Warcraft Durotan by Christie Golden appealed to me.It sounds kind of cheesy a prequel novel to a movie based on a video game, but as these franchise things so often are A Surprisingly Good Tale, Even for Non Gamers or Perhaps Especially for ThemAside from one multi hour binge of the original, I have not played the Warcraft game I ve dabbled in Starcraft again on a binge or two that showed me how addictive these games can be but I am not well versed in the game.And perhaps this is why Warcraft Durotan by Christie Golden appealed to me.It sounds kind of cheesy a prequel novel to a movie based on a video game, but as these franchise things so often are they brought in Christie Golden one of the best in the business to novelize it, and it is great.I am reminded of these two disparate tales Pirates of the Caribbean The Price of Freedom by A.C Crispin A Shore Thing by Snooki and Valerie FrankelThe former, Disney got one of the best in the business to make the origin of their big franchise, the latter, Snooki and co got Valerie Frankel, a chick lit auteur superstar and yes, A Shore Thing is both hilarious and a page turner.In any case, it is great because Golden finds a way to make orcs robust characters One of the criticisms of J.R.R Tolkien is that he separated the world into good and evil, with nothing in the middle His orcs were firmly on the side of evil, with no ambiguity.Warcraft the video game may split the world into two, but Golden does not She takes on the character of Durotan, an orc in the Frostwolf clan, who are known for honor, and courage, and not preying upon the weak.From this standpoint, she paints the picture of Durotan, who takes the chieftainship of his Frostwolf clan, and must make a difficult decision his home world of Draenor is filled with clans of fighting orcs, and it is dying And then an orc sorcerer named Gul dan arrives and says he has a plan to save all the orcs, provided they bow to him Not an easy decision.But Durotan can handle it.The book is a prequel, and helps set up the movie Which I saw afterwards, and liked as well.But regardless check out this book it s a lot of fun Christie did it again Lives up to Rise of the Horde and Lord of the Clans. This is most definitly a must for fans the WarCraft movie, particularly those who liked or want to knowabout the Frostwolves, Draenor, and or orcs Also for those who appreciate orcs in general both of which I am.The WarCraft and by extension the WoW universe is as rich as it is convoluted so this may not be the book for purists of the game as it does change some canon for the movie universe that hopefully continues fingers crossed.The book follows the events that lead to a lon This is most definitly a must for fans the WarCraft movie, particularly those who liked or want to knowabout the Frostwolves, Draenor, and or orcs Also for those who appreciate orcs in general both of which I am.The WarCraft and by extension the WoW universe is as rich as it is convoluted so this may not be the book for purists of the game as it does change some canon for the movie universe that hopefully continues fingers crossed.The book follows the events that lead to a long series of tragic trials that Frostwolves and all of Draenor which eventually comes to the beginning of the movie The dramatic irony is strong in this book and at times I found myself shouting in my head of course to try and curb unwise decisions In terms of content its typical fantasy trash not to say its bad, trash can be good.excuse my wording I do really love this book with most outcomes predicable not aided by the fact that if you know anything of WarCarft lore you know nothing is going to end well for anybody That being said two events genuinely surprised me although this may be due in part to me losing myself in the book.I loved all of the main characters and wanted to save them all This totally would have been a 5 5 had the OTP ship sailed Orgrim Durotan FTW 3 but amazingly I did not hate Draka.Really that is all there is to say Fans of orcs, WarCraft particularly the movie universe , and those looking for a quick romp in a Fantasy world though a different perspective enough of frail humans, flouncy elves, and stumpy hobbits halflings take a dive into the world of Draenor Say it with me Zug Zug I m going to say something here that even my wife knows and understands I love Christie Golden I love the way she tells me stories and keeps me glued to the book.She writes such awesome stories, placed in many different universes Star Wars, Warcraft, Starcraft, Star Trek and every time she does, her knowledge about them isthan enough to tell a great story Even to the most hardcore of fans.This has to be my 7th or 8th book written by Christie I loved each and every one of them.Her I m going to say something here that even my wife knows and understands I love Christie Golden I love the way she tells me stories and keeps me glued to the book.She writes such awesome stories, placed in many different universes Star Wars, Warcraft, Starcraft, Star Trek and every time she does, her knowledge about them isthan enough to tell a great story Even to the most hardcore of fans.This has to be my 7th or 8th book written by Christie I loved each and every one of them.Her writing style reminds me of Timothy Zahn, another author who seriously changed my view of the Star Wars universe Yes, here comes the obligatory Screw you, Disney shot callers for destroying a beautiful franchise I hope you all end up in your own private hells So, Warcraft universe this time I couldn t wait to start.After finishing the official movie novelization A book written after the movie, based on the script I was pleasantly surprised to see there s a prequel ready Being a prequel to the first book, this one ended up with a number 0 Yeah, I know I just read the 0th book in the series We ve seen what orcs can do when fighting for the survival of their race All united in the Gul Dan s Horde, they looked like an unstoppable force But we got only a glimpse of why You don t mess with the Horde The prequel tells us We learnabout Draenor, the ruined orc world, about their old ways and orcs themselves Proud warriors, who value tradition and family above all, were split into numerous clans Like humans, they frequently fought against other clans, but always with honor.It was not until the arrival of the warlock Gul Dan that orcs became united under a single leader, for the first time in their long history.Draenor is dying Spirits of Life, Earth, Air, Water and Fire commune with clan shamans less and less The end is near, and the clan less Gul Dan offers salvation.He shows just enough of his dark powers to sway clans, one by one, under his banner What looked like the power of Life provided hope to many.But not the Frostwolf clan Durotan, son of Garad, the chieftain of the Frostwolf clan, has seen first hand what terrible power fuels the warlock s magic Yet, the world is inevitably coming to an end You might not want to mess with Gul Dan either Air is turning to poison, Water and Fire are becoming enemies, and Earth and Life cannot be trusted any Draenor is turning on the orc clans And Gul Dan, however mad, is the only one with the plan.With the help of his friend, Orgrim Doomhammer, Durotan searches for a way out Can the father of Thrall, the future Warchief of the Horde, play Gul Dan for long enough to save his clan The Dark Portal is opening The First War against humans is at hand Will the Horde stand united Or will all the effort to save the orc race be in vain The forces of Azeroth, however ill prepared for the full blown orc invasion, will fight to the last man to protect their lands from survivors of the dying world Spoiler alert Don t look at the vid too late As usual, Toby Longworth s narration was a music to my ears Both he and Christie brought their A game here I cannot recommend this enough for the fans of Warcraft universe A special, and a completely unrelated, note There s a DC comics in GraphicAudio audio bundle sale happening on Humble Bundle right now Grab it, even if only the lowest 5 books for 1 bundle There are awesome audiobook bundles there, all for bargain prices Active until 2018.07.12 Warcraft Durotan Warcraft Movie Novelization 0 by Christie Golden, Toby Longworth Narrator Verdict A feast for the fans of Warcraft universe.Runtime 07 29Overall Performance Story The narrator was excellent and I always enjoy Golden s writing There was a discrepancy in the story though If you have read Rise of the Horde, there is a story of Durotan and his best friend Orgrim being saved by a draeni hunting party, but in this one it is implied that Durotan s first interaction with draeni is as an adult That point wasn t crucial to the story, so my nerd girl sensibilities were a bit agitated about it If you haven t read any of the Warcraft stories and are looking for a The narrator was excellent and I always enjoy Golden s writing There was a discrepancy in the story though If you have read Rise of the Horde, there is a story of Durotan and his best friend Orgrim being saved by a draeni hunting party, but in this one it is implied that Durotan s first interaction with draeni is as an adult That point wasn t crucial to the story, so my nerd girl sensibilities were a bit agitated about it If you haven t read any of the Warcraft stories and are looking for a starting place this would be a good one to pick up if you don t want too much backstory on the world of Draenor If you really want a detailed beginning I HIGHLY recommend picking up Rise of the Horde if you can find it, or the anthology, Chronicles of War which has it as the first book It s what got me hooked on this fantastic series Full review to come