The aging orc shaman Ner zhul has seized control of the Horde and reopened the Dark Portal His brutal warriors once again encroach upon Azeroth, laying siege to the newly constructed stronghold of Nethergarde Keep There, the archmage Khadgar and the Alliance commander, Turalyon, lead humanity and its elven and dwarven allies in fighting this new invasion Even so, disturbing questions arise Khadgar learns of orcish incursions farther abroad small groups of orcs who seem to pursue a goal other than simple conquest Worse yet, black dragons have been sighted as well, and they appear to be aiding the orcs To counter Ner zhul s dark schemes, the Alliance must now invade the orcs ruined homeworld of Draenor Can Khadgar and his companions stop the nefarious shaman in time to stave off the destruction of two worlds...
|Title||:||Beyond the Dark Portal (World of Warcraft)|
|Number of Pages||:||576 Pages|
|File Size||:||560 KB|
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Beyond the Dark Portal (World of Warcraft) Reviews
For timeline purposes, this book takes place right after the 2nd War with the orcs. This book is the 4th book you should be reading if you want to go in chronological order. It takes place right after Tides of Darkness the game or the book and you will see more than a few familiar faces carry over from that story. Rosenberg takes the story of the game, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal and does a solid job of putting it into a novel that serves as a refresher on events that happened years before the current setting in World of Warcraft. It also gives you a glimpse into some of the characters that you'll find in the World of Warcraft and give you an idea why there are statues of some of them outside of Stormwind. Some major characters that appear/mentioned are Turalyon, Khadgar, Lothar, Doomhammer, Gul'dan, Terenas (Arthas' dad) and Deathwing who is a major player in the story. I understand some of the plot holes people complain about which are annoying (Distances traveled, a bit one sided, unrealistic strategies, etc.) but I got what I expected and enjoyed it. I now hope they remake Warcraft 1-3 so I can play them, never got a chance to play the first two games. If you're looking for the proper order to read the Warcraft books I suggest the following:
I recently got back into WoW and one of my favorite things about the game is the lore behind it. It is a world with a rich history and fascinating characters.
Not as good as "Tides of Darkness" by the same author. The book has some cringe-worthy romantic moments and moves sort of slowly.
If you are a long time World of Warcraft fan then this is a good collection of the mythology all gathered in one place.
An absolute gem. I loved this book, I felt so connected to the characters and the lore and it has so many twists and turns that just leaves you wanting more. I was actually sad that the story ended and didn't pickup in the following book. More than a few times I got emotional, teary eyed just from the vivid descriptions of how the story went down. I only wish that I could be as lucky as you guys and read it for the first time. Enjoy it!!
As a former W.o.W. player I love the story lines which show why the game took the directions it did in dungeons, world events and expansions. The authors in this series do an excellent job of telling Blizzard's story.
It was a great read, and I love when lore comes to life like this. Plus, I love me some Christie Golden
Very large storyline and easy to read. At work I would read it on my break and lose track of time. Like all the other warcraft books ive read i wish they spent more time on the horde side telling the story but thats just because im a hordie! Ive never liked the alliance but this book makes them likeable to me. I even cried a couple times reading the alliance side. SPOILER ALERT FOR WOD AND THIS BOOK: I noticed that once khadgar said that they had to make a sacrifice, giving up the men that were fighting the horde at one point and leaving them behind. In wod he also does this in the tanaan forest... it gave me a bit kf de ja' vu reading that piece.