World of Warcraft: Arthas - Christie Golden

World of Warcraft: Arthas

By Christie Golden

  • Release Date - Published: 2009-04-21
  • Book Genre: Epic
  • Author: Christie Golden
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 252 Ratings)

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It was caught in a hovering, jagged chunk of ice, the runes that ran the length of its blade glowing a cool blue. Below it was a dais of some sort, standing on a large gently raised mound that was covered in a dusting of snow. A soft light, coming from somewhere high above where the cavern was open to daylight, shone down on the runeblade. The icy prison hid some details of the sword's shape and form, exaggerated others. It was revealed and concealed at the same time, and all the more tempting, like a new lover imperfectly glimpsed through a gauzy curtain. Arthas knew the blade -- it was the selfsame sword he had seen in his dream when he first arrived. The sword that had not killed Invincible, but that had brought him back healed and healthy. He'd thought it a good omen then, but now he knew it was a true sign. This was what he had come to find. This sword would change everything. Arthas stared raptly at it, his hands almost physically aching to grasp it, his fingers to wrap themselves around the hilt, his arms to feel the weapon swinging smoothly in the blow that would end Mal'Ganis, end the torment he had visited upon the people of Lordaeron, end this lust for revenge. Drawn, he stepped forward.

The uncanny elemental spirit drew its icy sword. "Turn away, before it is too late," it intoned.

* * *

His evil is legend. 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. Yet the object of his search would exact a heavy price from its new master, beginning a horrifying descent into damnation. Arthas's path would lead him through the arctic northern wastes toward the Frozen Throne, where he would face, at long last, the darkest of destinies.

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  • world of warcraft

    By VengefulDeeds
    Thank good there is Ibook store in macbook now
  • A great read

    By Manien
    Just finished the book, and it wasn't a fantastic read for lore lovers. I was somewhat hoping to find out more on Northrend, like how things there came to be, but otherwise a great story of Arthas' path to becoming the Lich King. My first WoW book, well worth the time and money.
  • Fantastic Novel!

    By Shaneodude
    I have been playing WoW since the Vanilla days but only recently started getting into the lore of it. I've read pretty much everything up to this point in the Warcraft timeline and Arthas has always been my favorite character amongst them all. This novel was my absolute favorite of all I have read thus far and I definitely recommend it. Even if you haven't read the novels that precede this, it could easily be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.
  • arthas

    By RAH4223
    wish i could get this on itunes cause i do not have a iphone.
  • Beautifully written story

    By frenchginger
    I am a huge WoW fan & learning how Arthas grew up was so fascinating. How the love between him and Jaina came to be and was shattered, and also the could have been relationship with Kael'thas and Jaina kept me wanting to learn more! Amazing author!
  • Cool read for Warcraft fans

    By Brad0907
    I am a WoW player and really enjoy the lore of the game. The story of Arthas was always really cool I thought and it was neat to read about it in more detail. I really enjoyed reading about the spells the characters used and the locations they visited, knowing what they look like and how they are in the game. Also the description of the scourge was pretty cool too.
  • Wonderful

    By Doggjj
    Lovely novel of my favorite Warcraft character I read this while I was I'll and it kept my mind off it I cried during the part with sylvannis
  • Great book that ties into WoW

    By Zen Through Mayhem
    More adult than Richard Knack, but every bit as good.

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