THE AGE OF DRAGONS IS OVER.
Uncertainty plagues Azeroth’s ancient guardians as they struggle to find a new purpose. This dilemma has hit Kalecgos, youngest of the former Dragon Aspects, especially hard. Having lost his great powers, how can he - or any of his kind - still make a difference in the world?
The answer lies in the distant past, when savage beasts called proto-dragons ruled the skies. Through a mysterious artifact found near the heart of Northrend, Kalecgos witnesses this violent era and the shocking history of the original Aspects: Alexstrasza, Ysera, Malygos, Neltharion, and Nozdormu.
In their most primitive forms, the future protectors of Azeroth must stand united against Galakrond, a bloodthirsty creature that threatens the existence of their race. But did these mere proto-dragons face such a horrific adversary alone, or did an outside force help them? Were they given the strength they would become legendary for . . . or did they earn it with blood? Kalecgos’s discoveries will change everything he knows about the events that led to the...
©2013 Richard A. Knaak (P)2013 Simon & Schuster Audio
"Great story and lore!"
Definitely. It is a world that I have come to love and enjoy and would always appreciate good books to put the world in a broader perspective.
The untold story of the five Aspects.
When Kalec was about to witness the titans granting powers to the dragons.
The tone set by the reader is a bit cumbersome. I had trouble following along but I think he was in the right to have such a mellow tone. It set it up correctly, just was honestly putting me to sleep haha!
"First Wow book I've heard"
This story was utterly amazing. I've never even consider reading a WOW book but this was well worth it. In its own way it brings new light to the game and it was an amazing story that I really wish blizzard would reference more in the game. I wouldn't hesitate to relive this tale in the form of World of Warcraft. The readers voice was a little slow for my taste but at x1.20 speed it's perfect. I will definitely buy more of these books, would totally recommend this!
"the old secret of the aspects, amazing."
Well written, the old vast world of the proto dragons with rich history, really amazing experience going through all this with kalec and malgos
"Good Lore on Dragons"
This book was pretty good. I enjoyed Warcrimes more. If you like lore surrounding the aspects and dragonflights, this is the book for you. I found it a little boring at times. I was hoping for more involvement with the horde and alliance in the story. Great narrator though.
So much story to build up to the actual good parts but so worth it.
"Good but not great book"
honestly I'm a little disappointed because most of these Warcraft books or so spectacular but this one Falls a little short of that it's not a bad book but it's been so long time on an insignificant plot sort of all over the place and I don't know that it was worth 14 hours of my time. the narrator was fantastic but the story was underwhelming if you're into Warcraft I recommend reading it for the sake of the lore in the series aside from that it's kind of just whatever in my opinion
"Almost entirely dull"
This story (and narration of it) left a bad taste in my mouth. What I thought could be interesting and quite epic turned to be a stumbling, bumbling excuse for a novel. Boring characters, plot and execution of an ending proved to be entirely uncritical to the World of Warcraft.
"First world of Warcraft book (spoilers)"
I'd like to open by saying I have played wow on and off for several years, although I have not delved to deeply into the lore I can say I have more than"most" players. With that said lets begin.
Ultimately this story only had a few interesting points, I found myself more interested in the prologue than anything. The just is man has not come to earth yet dragons are the supreme rulers. A much larger dragon begins to terrorize and eat the smaller ones (the aspects). In they end the larger dragon chokes and dies by choking on a large rock.
Jania proudmoore is slightly involved in this story although mostly felt shoehorned in for fan service.
In all if you want to know what the "father of dragons" was and the back story of the dragons before they were the defenders of the world pick it up. Otherwise id say there are more interesting Warcraft stories out there and maybe find another.
"Warcraft Books Rule the game not so much"
Knaak always does great work
More warcraft books please if you agree then hit helped button so audible can see we want more warcraft books
I had been on a break from playing the game and I decided to listen to this book and I enjoyed it so much that I got back on WoW and I I thought it was neat if you play the game the book mentions your character's or your group's deeds in game so it's kinda making you part of the story and I really liked that but I digress the book was great kept me interested through out the entire book. Scott brick did a great job
the prologue was a bit long and dragged but once you get into the story, your hooked till the end!
Brick gives another great performance but the substance of the book seems lacking, cuts between present day meddling Jaina and proto dragon olden days are not very well executed and the aspects we know and love have little screen time, just their older proto dragon selves. the dragon fights are okay and the story is consistent enough but there are better settings than Northrend and better warcraft stories about dragons.
"Was Ok for a warcraft Story"
Like: The story of how they got their powers. was pretty interesting to see the dragons before they were aspects
Dislike: did not fully go into how they got the powers.
Most: All the dragon in there more primitive form.
Least: The interruption sometimes.
Near the beginning when malagose first fines alexstraza and Yeasa
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