I wanna check it out, but not right now. I like Sylvanas but I'm really tired of her character and the whole discussion surround it. But I really like Christie Golden's books. Before the Storm was really great.
I might buy the audiobook only because I heard it was voiced by the same person that voices sylvanas.
One of the best warcraft books out there, love it!
Hope the book is around in oh say..... 10 years from now.. because I've had enough of Slyvie to last at least that long. I might read it after that.
From what I have read the book tries and fails to fix shadowlands "lol lore" so what else is new?, I'd sooner believe Afrasabi made everything in SL than BfA but they had 2 years to fix the everything only to faceplant into the pavement. SL's lore will never be remembered as "good" and not even in a ironic way it managed to even surpass WoD in terms of awfulness it even comes off as spiteful. Maybe now we can finally close the epic fail saga and pretend SL never happened.Maybe they should try to write something not based in what's popular in media right now.
Any mention of that time she sent Koltira off to the undercity gulag, or are some of the crimes skirted over?
Geez the negativity here in the comments sections ....
Honestly not my fav book, I still prefer war crimes over any other book in wow lore.
Good review and surprisingly tolerable comment section, for now
I really enjoyed a book. I think it's well-written and really like REALLY sad, sometimes hopeless and depressing. I enjoyed the way relationship within the family is described, how Sylvanas met Nathanos and what came of it. I feel like the transformation from a good yet vain person into someone who burned Teldrassil is sufficiently explained. It is a journey, a real one that made me want to scream at the unjustice of it all and added another layer of sadness to the book. I enjoyed that we FINALLY get a decent explanation of how the Jailer convinced her to join him. He's actualy quite a %^&*ed up character if you think about it - they way he manipulates and outright lies to her, yet there would be no way of knowing it for her yet.I agree with the review that the book would benefit from being longer or even being a trilogy. I just feel it would be great to have a part where Sylvanas gets her soul back and grapples with the consequences of being played.I feel like many in the community already made their opinion on the character and they are not likely to change. Thoug I feel it would be childish stubborness not to give the book a try, whatever you feel. I think it might give you perspective, understanding and compassion to the character. It doesn't redeem or just forgive her actions, but it provides a glance on how people are not black-and-white and really complicated.
You shouldn't have to read a book to understand what's going on in a movie or game. More plot points in game please.
Sylvanas's story slowly degraded over time and was at it's peak in Warcraft 3 FT, where we KNEW she was struggling, and for $%^&* good reasons. That made her awesome. Can even a fan of her say her story has been awesome since then ?
I've seen a few other, nonbiased reviews, of some of these same elements, and one word springs readily to mind: Whitewash. It's an effort by Golden and Blizzard to justify Sylvanas being a bat-crap crazy mass murderer.There is no justification for genocide. Ever. Period. End of discussion.So, in short, thank you for your review. It saved me some money.