Arthas: Rise of the Lich King is a Warcraft novel by Christie Golden, who is the The book is set over an extended period, and has many duplicate scenes from. Arthas: Rise of the Lich King Author(s) Christie Golden Pages HardcoverSoftcover Publisher Pocket Star Books Published Hardcover19 May. "Of all the Warcraft manga, comic books, and novels I have read, Arthas has the most solid, balanced writing and best realized norinkgibipen.ga's much to love .
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Автор: Golden Christie, Книга: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, Серия: WarCraft, Жанр: фэнтези. This book is dedicated to all the Warcraft lore lovers out there. Arthas book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Frostmourne. It was caught in a hovering, jagged chunk of ice, the runes th. Arthas: Rise of the Lich King. Christie Golden. World of Warcraft Novel. When a plague of undeath threatened all that he loved, Arthas was driven to pursue an.
Downloaded it to my site and gave it a whirl. I have read articles by people who played Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne are very faithfully represented in the book, sometimes word for word. After really getting into World of Warcraft, I regretted that I never played either of those games, though real time strategy games are not my forte.
Many World of Warcraft References. There were many World of Warcraft related references in the story. Appearances by Tuskarr and Taunka in Northrend. The ghostly Matthias Lehner anagram of Arthas Menethil. Because it spans so many events, it seems like you are lead from one event to the next with no read character or story development in-between. However, while the scenes themselves remain the same, they are experienced from alternate viewpoints.
If you are a World of Warcraft fan, this book fleshes out the lore very well. It will give you a new appreciation of the world of the game. For non-fans, it is a very accessible fantasy novel, so it might appeal to some who might not otherwise read the genre. For those who are strictly fantasy story fans and not WoW players, there are plenty of other works that you would probably appreciate much more.
Apr 11, Rhys rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the book World of Warcraft: Rise of the Lich King is about a prince named Arthas who is loved by every one in his kingdom. He was thought to be a paladin and use the light to his advantage. He was one day sent out on a mission to look for these orc who they thought were using demonic energy. When they got to the sight were the orcs were so posed to be, only to find undead men coming out of houses.
They killed them all and went in to the main town where they saw more undead and 5 men In the book World of Warcraft: They killed them all and went in to the main town where they saw more undead and 5 men in black robes looking like they were controlling the undead.
Arthas chased them for months in to an iceland. Arthas had heard tails of this place where a secret sword called frostmorn was so so posed to be. He looked for many days for it and finally found it. He wanted it so he could kill the undead scourge completely. He then started to hear voices in his head of a man telling him to find him to give Arthas even more power then he already had.
So Arthas looked for him when he got to the place where the voice was coming form he saw Illadan and his army of men. Illadan and Arthas had a grueling battle that was won by Arthas. Arthas then went to clam the lich king for him self.
Arthas took control of the Armor and turned in to the Lich King. He then raised an undead army to help take over the world.
Text to self In the book I learned more about Arthas and what his life was like but in this game I played I learned how and why he wanted to turn in to the lich king and How he did it. I also learned that he killed his father and left his sister in charge of the kingdom.
Last I learned in the book that he fell in love with a girl who was also in the game named Jania Prowdmorn. I would give this book 5 stares because I loved this book because it had so much detail and had so much action.
I would also recommend this book to people who like the game Warcraft or World of Warcraft because in the game you learn little bit about them but this book says more about it.
Oct 21, Monika rated it it was amazing Shelves: So far this is the best World of Warcraft book I have ever read. Jun 03, Saugat rated it really liked it. I knew the lores of the warcraft before but, even then it was such a good book to read. It created a picture of Arthas that I never imagined before.
It showed the human side of him.
The story I think follows the trend of Anakin Skywalker from the star wars; a great warrior turns evil for the power it promises. In both stories they begin as Champions of light but, their need to protect the things they hold dear makes them turn to darkness. It felt like the stories were too similar like the Battle of Stratholme after which Arthas killed Uther was like when Anakin fought Obi Wan.
The final product of both stories, the Lich King and Darth Vader were also very similar. This really made me question the originality of the story. Reading the lore really ties the story together and lots of the quests in the Icecrown Citadel and Northrend makes more sense because of it. You also understand some the instances like Culling of Strathlome, Ahn'kahet: Understanding the stories behind them really makes them funner.
Plus there are many little stories that are helpful to know like the story behind the mount Invincible that you can only get in 25 man ICC heroics.
Or maybe it gives you more fuel and anger to crit 10k on the Lich King as you think about all the horrible things he did. Jul 19, John rated it liked it Recommends it for: WoW Players.
Arthas, the central, defining bad guy in the World of Warcraft on line roleplaying game, and the good guy gone bad from Warcraft III is one of the strongest characters ever introduced in a computer game.
He sets out to save his family, protect his lover, and serve his people as their prince. He ends up destroying everything he touches or is touched by. This novel of his life is about as good as you could get and stick to the very convoluted script already set down in the game, and memorized by th Arthas, the central, defining bad guy in the World of Warcraft on line roleplaying game, and the good guy gone bad from Warcraft III is one of the strongest characters ever introduced in a computer game.
This novel of his life is about as good as you could get and stick to the very convoluted script already set down in the game, and memorized by the gamers.
As a straight fantasy novel, there are too many characters, too many details that divert from the story, and little to no tension.
However, the central story is a great one, and Christie Golden does a great job of putting the reader in Arthas's head. Arthas is the main point of view character, but there are some scenes in other PoVs, such is Jaina Proudmore's.
If you have played either of the games, it's great to live though the life of one of video games best loved and loathed anti-hero. If you play WoW, read this book.
Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
It's a quick read, and loads of fun. But your kid probably knows that minutia already. If you just want a good fantasy novel, there are many better ones.
I finally got to really see what was going on in Prince Arthas' head as he turned from a Paladin: Wielder of the Light to the nefarious Lich King.
Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
The storyline flows seamlessly with the campaigns of Warcraft III. As many scenes happened in the novel, I found my mind pulling up the cinematics from the game. If you've played the campaign enough times, it's impossible not to do this.
It was nice to see some back-story of Prince Arthas' upbringing.
I saw how profoundly certain events affected him I finally got to really see what was going on in Prince Arthas' head as he turned from a Paladin: I saw how profoundly certain events affected him and it became easier to understand his seemingly hasty descent into darkness. The depth of the relationship between Jaina Proudmoore and Arthas was more than I surmised, which added another previously non-existent dimension to the entire story.
I became much more acquainted with both of their characters. The lines that begin the Ravages of the Plague campaign now have much more meaning. There were other relationships that were equally important in Arthas' life that this book shed some light on. Most prominently with Uther, Muradin, and his horse Invincible. Having also read Lord of the Clans, I was pleased to see how the two stories encountered each other in this book. Christie Golden once again has done a fantastic job tying in all the new information to the story already entrenched in the game, and adds incredible realism to the legendary characters of Azeroth.
Oct 17, Nic rated it it was amazing. With the release of their top MMO's second expansion, Blizzard Entertainment begins to tell more about their expansion's main antagonist.
Rise of the Lich King expands on the existing story with deeper emotions from the characters to show why each does what they do in World of Warcraft. Arthas, the main character of the book, begins his life as the Prince of Lordaeron.
Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
He dredges through his studies and prayer sessions as he's molded into a paladin of the Light and king of Lordaeron. All With the release of their top MMO's second expansion, Blizzard Entertainment begins to tell more about their expansion's main antagonist. All the events of the original games happen during Arthas' childhood. Arthas meets Jiana Proudmoore during her journey to study at Dalaran. Later in their life, the two fall in love with Arthas destroying the relationship only to further destroy it during the events at Stratholme.
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Rise of the Lich King shows the reasoning behind Jiana's wanting to purify Arthas to the way he was as a paladin of the Light. Rise of the Lich King broadens the emotional ties of the lore in Warcraft. I recommend this book for anyone who plays the Warcraft games and takes an interest in the story of the game. Mar 27, Belinda rated it it was ok Shelves: Sue me.
As far as the craft of writing and storytelling go, these are all pretty much horrible, horrible novels. Really bad. I mean, really not well done at all. The ONLY reason to read one of the WoW novels is if you are geeked out enough in the game to want to fill in some of the lore you may possibly have missed out on during the course of regular gameplay, and on that score, this one filled the bill for me.
Mostly because now I feel sorry for poor scorned Kael'Thas, even while I repeatedly kill him hoping he'll drop that darn mount. Admittedly, the authors of these things are pretty much gimped from the start by having to force their narratives into a fairly rigid and often inconsistent and sometimes downright contradictory lore canon set forth in the game itself, so it can't be an easy task.
But geez. View 2 comments. What a great little book.
This is like what the Star Wars prequels should've been about; a focused story of the rise and fall of an ambitious, gifted man. A special mention of his one-time lover, Jaina, as her parts of the book provide us with the devoted sympathy needed for What a great little book. Plus she's a badass. Check this book out if you're into WoW, Castle Fight, absolute power stories, or any sort of fantasy stuff.
Readers also enjoyed. About Christie Golden. Christie Golden. Award-winning author Christie Golden has written over thirty novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror. She has over a million books in print. First out in late April will be a World of Warcraft novel, Athas: This is the first Warcraft novel to appear in hardcover.
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Rise of the Lich King Illidan. Azeroth Choppers Film. Races and factions. Category Book. Works by Christie Golden. Drawn, he stepped forward. The uncanny elemental spirit drew its icy sword.
Lord of the undead Scourge, wielder of the runeblade Frostmourne, and enemy of the free peoples of Azeroth. The Lich King is an entity of incalculable power and unparalleled malice -- his icy soul utterly consumed by his plans to destroy all life on the World of Warcraft. But it was not always so. Long before his soul was fused with that of the orc shaman Ner'zhul, the Lich King was Arthas Menethil, crown prince of Lordaeron and faithful paladin of the Silver Hand.
When a plague of undeath threatened all that he loved, Arthas was driven to pursue an ill-fated quest for a runeblade powerful enough to save his homeland.Overall, though, it was totally worth an hour or two of my time.
Y no hablemos de todas las referencias al mundo de Warcraft , son una delicia para un friki como yo. Long before his soul was fused with that of the orc shaman Ner'zhul, the Lich King was Arthas Menethil, crown prince of Lordaeron and faithful paladin of the Silver Hand. Friend Reviews. A soft light, coming from somewhere high above where the cavern was open to daylight, shone down on the runeblade.
Most prominently with Uther, Muradin, and his horse Invincible. Registered Customers.