The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm

The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm His eyes were open now watching the path of the tiny flame If you continue your path little spark you will cause great harm I must burn I must live There are places where your glow and heat are wel

  • Title: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm
  • Author: Christie Golden
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  • Page: 367
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  • His eyes were open now, watching the path of the tiny flame If you continue your path, little spark, you will cause great harm.I must burn I must live There are places where your glow and heat are welcome Find them, do not destroy the dwellings or take the lives of my people For a second, he seemed to wink out of existence but then blazed back with renewed vigor.ThrallHis eyes were open now, watching the path of the tiny flame If you continue your path, little spark, you will cause great harm.I must burn I must live There are places where your glow and heat are welcome Find them, do not destroy the dwellings or take the lives of my people For a second, he seemed to wink out of existence but then blazed back with renewed vigor.Thrall knew what he had to do He lifted his hand Forgive me, Brother Flame But I must protect my people from the harm you would cause them I have requested, I have begged, now I warn.The spark seemed to spasm, and yet he continued on his lethal course.Thrall, grim faced, clenched his hand hard The spark flared defiantly, then dwindled, finally settling down to nothing than the faintest of glowing embers For now, he would no longer do anyone harm.The threat had ended, but Thrall was reeling This was not the way of the shaman with the elements It was a relationship of mutual respect, not of threats and control and, in the end, destruction Oh, the Spirit of Fire could never be extinguished It was far greater than anything any shaman, or even group of shaman, could ever attempt to do to him He was eternal, as all the spirits of the elements were But this part of him, this elemental manifestation, had been defiant, uncooperative And he had not been alone He was part of a disturbing trend of elements that were sullen and rebellious rather than cooperative And in the end, Thrall had had to completely dominate him Other shaman were now calling rain to soak the city in case there was another aberrant spark that persisted in its course of devastation.Thrall stood in the rain, letting it soak him, pour off his massive green shoulders, and drip down his arms What in the name of the ancestors was happening New York Times bestselling and award winning author Christie Golden has written thirty five novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror Among her many projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels and several original fantasy novels An avid player of World of Warcraft, she has written two manga short stories and several novels in that world Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde, Arthas Rise of the Lich King, and The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm with in the works She has also written the StarCraft Dark Templar Trilogy, Firstborn, Shadow Hunters, and Twilight Forthcoming is Devils Due, a StarCraft II novel focusing on the unlikely friendship between Jim Raynor and Tychus Findlay Golden is also currently writing three books in the major nine book Star Wars series Fate of the Jedi, in collaboration with Aaron Allston and Troy Denning Her first two books in that series, Omen and Allies, are on shelves now Golden currently lives in Colorado Thrall, wise shaman and the warchief of the Horde, has sensed a disturbing change Long ago, Azeroth s destructive native elementals raged across the world until the benevolent titans imprisoned them within the Elemental Plane Despite the titans intervention, many elementals have ended up back on Azeroth Over the ages, shaman like Thrall have communed with these spirits and, through patience and dedication, learned to soothe roaring infernos, bring rain to sun scorched lands, and otherwise temper the elementals ruinous influence on the world of Azeroth.Now Thrall has discovered that the elementals no longer heed the shaman s call The link shared with these spirits has grown thin and frayed, as if Azeroth itself were under great duress.

    The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm WoWWiki FANDOM The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm is the name of a World of Warcraft novel by Christie Golden Like her previous work, Arthas Rise of the Lich King, had done for World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King, the story will lead into the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, World of Warcraft Cataclysm. World of Warcraft The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm An avid player of World of Warcraft, she has written two manga short stories and several novels in that world Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde, Arthas Rise of the Lich King, and The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm, and Thrall Twilight of the Aspects. The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm Wowpedia Your The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm is a World of Warcraft novel by Christie Golden, released on October , The story told in the novel leads up to the events of the Cataclysm expansion in a manner similar to that of Arthas Rise of the Lich King and The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm by Christie Golden The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm World of Warcraft, . Rating details , Ratings Reviews His eyes were open now, watching the path of the tiny flame If you continue your path, little spark, you will cause great harm.I must burn I must live There World of Warcraft The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm by World of Warcraft The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm by Christie Golden In her NY Times bestseller, THE SHATTERING, now in mass market paperback, Christie Golden delivers a sensational tie in to the newest World of Warcraft game expansion. World of Warcraft The Shattering Prelude to C by Feb , An avid player of World of Warcraft, she has written two manga short stories and several vels in that world Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde, Arthas Rise of the Lich King, and The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm with in the works. The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm WoW The Shattering Meanwhile, King Varian Wrynn of Stormwind is considering violent action in response to tensions between the Alliance and the Horde, an approach that threatens to alienate those closest to him The fate of Azeroth s great races is uncertain, and the erratic behavior of the elemental spirits may only be the first ominous warning sign World of Warcraft The Shattering Prelude to World of Warcraft The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm Kindle edition by Christie Golden Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading World of Warcraft The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm. The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm book by Christie Golden Buy a cheap copy of The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm book by Christie Golden In her NY Times bestseller, THE SHATTERING, now in mass market paperback, Christie Golden delivers a sensational tie in to the newest World of Warcraft game Free shipping over . World of Warcraft The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm by World of Warcraft The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm The fate of Azeroth s great races is shrouded in a fog of uncertainty, and the erratic behavior of the elemental spirits, troubling though it is, may only be the first ominous warning sign of the cataclysm to come.

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    1. 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.2009 will see no fewer than three novels published First out in late April will be a World of Warcraft novel, Athas Rise of the Lich King This is the first Warcraft novel to appear in hardcover Fans of the young paladin who fell so far from grace will get to read his definitive story.In June, Golden s first Star Wars novel, also a hardcover, sees print Star Wars Fate of the Jedi Omen is the second in a nine book series she is co authoring with Aaron Allston and Troy Denning Also in June comes the conclusion of Golden s StarCraft The Dark Templar Saga with the release of Twlight, the third book in the series The first two are Firstborn and Shadow Hunters.2004 saw the launch of an original fantasy series called The Final Dance, from LUNA Books The first novel in the series, On Fire s Wings, was published in July of that year The second, In Stone s Clasp , came out in September of 2005 With In Stone s Clasp, Golden won the Colorado Author s League Top Hand Award for Best Genre Novel for the second time The third book, Under Sea s Shadow, is available only as an e bookGolden is also the author of two original fantasy novels from Ace Books, King s Man and Thief and Instrument of Fate, which made the 1996 Nebula Preliminary Ballot Under the pen name of Jadrien Bell, she wrote a historical fantasy thriller entitled A.D 999, which won the Colorado Author s League Top Hand Award for Best Genre Novel of 1999.Golden launched the TSR Ravenloft line in 1991 with her first novel, the highly successful Vampire of the Mists , which introduced elven vampire Jander Sunstar Golden followed up Vampire with Dance of the Dead and The Enemy Within In September of 2006, fifteen years to the month, The Ravenloft Covenant Vampire of the Mists enabled Jander Sunstar to reach a whole new audience.Other projects include a slew of Star Trek novels, among them The Murdered Sun , Marooned , and Seven of Nine , and The Dark Matters Trilogy, Cloak and Dagger , Ghost Dance and Shadow of Heaven.The Voyager novel relaunch, which includes Homecoming and The Farther Shore , were bestsellers and were the fastest selling Trek novels of 2003 Golden continued writing VOYAGER novels even though the show went off the air, and enjoyed exploring the creative freedom that gave her in the two parter called Spirit Walk, which includes Old Wounds and Enemy of my Enemy.Golden has also written the novelization of Steven Spielberg s Invasion America and an original prequel, On The Run , both of which received high praise from producer Harve Bennett On The Run, a combination medical thriller and science fiction adventure, even prompted Bennett to invite Golden to assist in crafting the second season of the show, if it was renewed.Golden lives in Loveland, Colorado, with her artist husband and their two cats.

    2. The Shattering does a great job of leading the reader into the Cataclysm, and it’s definitely one of the best Warcraft books so far. Mostly because it actually made me feel something.First of all, I have a new addition to my ever longer list of favourite characters. He’s a bull. And for the first time, I actually want to start playing as a bull because of the awesomeness of this particular bull. All hail Cairne Bloodhoof, ladies and gentlemen.Second, I want to go back in time to pre-invasion [...]

    3. I was fortunate in a way in reading this novel by Christie Golden. My wife became pregnant with twins in March of 2009 and I shut down my WoW account just before making it to Icecrown in the game. This means I have not played Cataclysm yet. As a high school teacher and a parent of twins, I really don't even see much of the gaming world these days except for the occasional Hearts or Minesweeper game during my off period.The Shattering took me back into that world, advancing an already terrific st [...]

    4. Any review of The Shattering, like a review for any franchise novel, has to be written with a big caveat: Do you have any interest in the franchise?I am a Warcraft guy. I play regularly. I've read several of the books. I am fairly, though not 'religiously' well versed in the lore.As Warcraft books go, The Shattering is excellent. Well written, nicely paced, and there are some compelling details and insights for those of the lore nerd persuasion.If you have followed the widely available pre-Catac [...]

    5. As a rule, I don’t have a problem with Tie-In Fiction. I’m very much in the “you like what you like” camp and don’t think you should ever be ashamed of your reads.The argument against tie-in fiction is often that it is of a lesser quality, that because it is work for hire, authors don’t give it the same attention they would their own creation. I don’t think that’s necessarily true any more.However, I have encountered more than a couple of tie-ins which fail to capture the spirit [...]

    6. I really don't understand how this has so many positive reviews. I mean, there's not too much that is good in this book. I'd say maybe people who read Blizzard books have very low standards, but I ready "Heaven's Devils" and that was pretty good. This isn't. Some of the parts with Thrall are interesting, and that's about it. The biggest problem with this book in my opinion is Anduin. The book spends WAY too much time on him and he is the least interesting character in the story! It's been severa [...]

    7. With the World of Warcraft expansion looming on the horizon, I thought it prudent to give this one a read before the cataclysm descends upon us all. As it turns out, my timing couldn’t have been better. Elemental invasions and other pre-Cataclysm events are unfolding on the live servers even as we speak. Since the novel deals with important WoW characters and their struggle to understand the increasingly unruly behavior of Azeroth’s elements, I felt it complemented my in-game experience nice [...]

    8. A gripping, superlatively well-told fantasy - set in the Warcraft universe. This could easily stand alone as an excellent story, but WoW players and lore geeks will adore it. The political upheavals of Cataclysm are set in an entirely sensible context, with every character rendered as complex and fully-nuanced, even fan fave-hates Garrosh and Varian. Impressively for a fantasy novel, teenage prince Anduin Wrynn is presented as a genuine, complex young man, not a Hero of Destiny or a Cute Precoci [...]

    9. This is the best book that I have read in September, no doubts (for now lol). I really enjoyed the way Mrs. Goldie writes, how poetic it is - mostly in Thrall parts - , sometimes, I'd say. Once again I'm admitting that I'm a fool, fool for not reading this before, when I started play World of Warcraft. I'm so regretful that I didn't enjoy to know the story while I played the game :( But, I think It isn't late, so here I am.I'm absolutely in love with Thrall and Aggra love, the way he leads the H [...]

    10. You can read the full review over at my blog:sonsofcorax.wordpress/2014As far back as I can remember, the first video game that I owned, good and proper, was the Game of The Year edition of WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness. An elder cousin, on holiday from college in US, got me the game and I was hooked on it immediately. It was my first real taste of a fantasy game like this. I finished both campaigns, Human and Orc, in short order (a few weeks or something), and spent several weeks playing the v [...]

    11. I was not prepared for how much I enjoyed this, especially considering it was a gift and not something I would immediately pick up myself.I was immediately drawn into the story because I was instantly familiar with all the characters and settings; Jaine Proudmoore in Theramore, Thrall in Orgrimmar, Anduin and Varian Wrynn in Stormwind these are all places and people that I have interacted with while playing World of Warcraft. Having forged my own journey in this incredibly complex world through [...]

    12. Protip: You are not going to understand half of what this book is talking about if you don't play World of Warcraft. Cause, well, most of the stuff that is referenced in here is in the game. And it doesn't really explain itself because they expect that you play the game or at least have a decent amount of knowledge about it.Seriously, though, if you're willing to look past that or you play World of Warcraft, The Shattering is actually really, really good. I do wish that they had taken some time [...]

    13. I really enjoyed reading The Shattering. I'm an avid fan of the Warcraft universe and the lore of it. The Shattering was a great prelude of the Cataclysm because it explains many of the events which occurred in the game, World of Warcraft : Cataclysm, in depth and had a lot of interesting lore included within it that really enticed me such as the death of Magni Bronzebeard. Without reading this book you would not have as much information about how he died and even why he died when playing the ga [...]

    14. So World of Warcraft: The Shattering tells the story of the lead up to "The Shattering", where Azeroth is attacked by Deathwing. I was expecting it to be about the events of the Shattering, ie the world falling apart, however it turned out to be more about the polotics of Azeroth than anything else. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't disappointed by this at all, I relished finding out more about Thrall and even about the Alliance side in Ironforge. As a Horde player myself, I have to admit, I don't kn [...]

    15. If you're a World of Warcraft player you'll know what this book is about before you start, although perhaps not predict which of the actual events leading up to the Cataclysm are in it.One of the things that most annoyed me with the way the Shattering was handled in the World of Warcraft game is that, overnight (with a content patch), the story jumped forwards an undisclosed amount of time. The events described in The Shattering happened, only explained by a few quest lines here and there. Sudde [...]

    16. Its so hard to read Warcraft books. I wish I didn't get so enormously attached to the characters. I mourn so deeply when any of them die that I don't want to continue reading the story. This book encompasses three huge arcs that that tie together. 1. Thrall going back to his homeland because of Azeroth's elements being in turmoil.2. Magatha trying to take over the Tauren.3. Moira coming back to take over the Dwarves. And subsequently her holding Anduin prisoner.I absolutely hated reading about C [...]

    17. Better than Lord of the Clans, which I also enjoyed. I read Christie Golden before she was cool (Vampire of the Mists BAM) and I knew when she turned her hand to a media tie-in it would be a real novel. I've read some of the other authors who have done work for Warcraft. They aren't novelists. Christie Golden is. It's a shame she's such a traitorous HORDE LOVER, but what can you do?I already liked Anduin and she made me like him more. I've always hated Garrosh and I still do, but he's a bit more [...]

    18. I found "The Shattering" to be pretty entertaining, but I definitely felt as if the book was not a standalone offering. Unless you are a fan, and more importantly pretty knowledgeable of the Warcraft universe, this book would be both muddled and confusing to you. Some issues kept it from garnering a higher rating in my appraisal the primary issue was the feeling of moving from scene to scene in a disconnected fashion, a push and pull that detracted from the smoothness of the piece. But the vigne [...]

    19. I am a huge warcraft nerd and I adore the lore HOWEVER the tie in books are frankly terrible however Golden really has a passion for the property she writes in her Fae of the jedi series is fantastic. I do not believe in giving tie ins 5 stars because they are not original they have a backdrop already However while nowhere near as beautifully written as Arthas it is probably the best since Rise of the Horde.Pros; well described, vivid and a real sense for the world Negative; pages 100-200 are a [...]

    20. So I play World of Warcraft, and recently I've begun reading the novels because I'm interested in the background and lore of Azeroth. I have to say that this installment is quite a bit better than the previous one, Stormrage. As a hardcore WoW fan, I enjoyed learning more about King Magni and the dwarves, Jaina Proudmoore's role as diplomat, how Hellscream came to lead the Horde, and how Aggra came into the picture. That said, I'm not at all convinced this would be a compelling story for anyone [...]

    21. After the snooze-fest that was Stormrage, I was pleasantly surprised that this book was kind of interesting. I certainly wasn't expecting Anduin Wrynn to be as enjoyable of a character as he was. On the other hand, what seemed like the central conflict of the novel--the elemental forces of Azeroth going nuts--was never reresolved. In fact, a resolution to that issue was barely even hinted at. I guess you have to read the next novel for that. Oryou know, actually play WoW.

    22. Good Linking StoryThis book covered the events between the Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm expansion sets for the World of Warcraft MMORPG. For fans of the series, and especially those who played the game during that era, this was a fun romp to gain more understanding of the sweeping lore changes between the two sets. There were a few parts that dragged, but I enjoyed the walk down memory lane and the added clarity.

    23. La verdad que me gustó mucho cuando lo leí (En mis tiempos de jugar a wow) me encantó conocer la historia de thrall cuando ocurrió el cataclismo y todo lo que pasó entre expansión y expansión. Muy bueno.

    24. If you enjoy wow lore and played the game, this was a good book to lead into cataclysm. If you have never played the games I wouldn't recommend this necessarily because it seems to be a supplement to the game and requires some background knowledge.

    25. A good book for those with lore gaps I know with the game the story can be hard to follow, but this book helps clarify the death of Cairne and so on

    26. As far as the Warcraft books go, this was not a bad one. The quality of the writing itself is still not ideal, but it didn't distract often enough to become a problem.

    27. The Shattering ReviewBy: Jared EppersonThe Shattering written by Christie Golden is possibly one of the most well written novels I have ever read. As Christie Golden is my second favorite author I will try to make this review as unbiased as possible. Ms. Golden has also written Beyond the Dark Portal and Rise of The Horde both of which I would suggest reading before The Shattering. As any fan of the World of Warcraft novels would know, all of these books lead into one another and are based on Bl [...]

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