Lord of the Clans by Christie Golden
My Copy: eBook, 278 pages
Publication Date: 2000
Publisher: Star Trek
In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind. Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of Man in relative peace and harmony — until the arrival of the demonic army known as the Burning Legion shattered the world’s tranquility forever. Now Orcs, Dragons, Goblins, and Trolls all vie for supremacy over the scattered, warring kingdoms — part of a grand, malevolent scheme that will determine the fate of the world of WARCRAFT
Slave. Gladiator. Shaman. Warchief. The enigmatic Orc known as Thrall has been all of these. Raised from infancy by cruel human masters who sought to mold him into their perfect pawn, Thrall was driven by both the savagery in his heart and the cunning of his upbringing to pursue a destiny he was only beginning to understand — to break his bondage and rediscover the ancient traditions of his people. Now the tumultuous tale of his life’s journey — a saga of honor, hatred, and hope — can at last be told….
I do not play any of the Warcraft games, but I really enjoy the lore and the world that has been created for Warcraft. This is the story of the orc warchief Thrall. The reader sees his story from his birth up to when he becomes a warchief. The story is very fast-paced with tons of action; there is never a dull moment. But, the plot was very simple and very streamlined. I always knew the direction things were heading.
All the characters were great, and very entertaining. Although, I thought that some of the characters were a little under-developed. The writing was very simple, which made for a very quick read. Some scenes did feel a bit rushed and I wish Golden would have taken a little more time to further develop some of the characters.
I’m positive all Warcraft/World of Warcraft fans will love this book, but I also recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy books. It is a very quick but enjoyable read with tons of action to keep you turning those pages.