Book Reviews

Before the Storm-Book Review(No Spoilers)

Author: Christie Golden

Series: World of Warcraft #18

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Summary: “Taking place after the climactic events of Shadows of Argus, World of Warcraft: Before the Storm tells the story of what awaits the heroes of the Horde and the Alliance in the wake of their struggle against the demonic Burning Legion.” -From Goodreads

Review: I have been waiting to read this book ever since the new expansion was announced, including this book.

Like always Christie Golden wrote a great WOW book. It’s not as great as War Crimes, but it still has the same feeling of a WOW book. I just feel like her writing wasn’t as good as her other WOW books.

The story was interesting at times. Though there were some side stories that didn’t need to be shown in this book. They could have just been told instead of devoting a chapter to it. A problem I had was that the Alliance seemed to have more chapters than the Horde, which made it hard for me to understand the Horde’s side of things because there was much about them. Don’t get me wrong, I love both sides in their own way, but there should have been a balance between the two.

The characters the same as always just a bit more developed in this one. There was one character that annoyed at the end with what they choose to do, which set things off when everything was going fine. I wished this book kind of hinted at why Sylvanas is acting the way she is since it seems they are putting her on the same path as Garrosh.

This book is definitely worth the read if you play World of Warcraft and/or want to what happens before the expansion.

Have fun reading!