Many months have passed since the cataclysmic Battle of Mount Hyjal, where the demonic Burning Legion was banished from Azeroth forever. A time when the Dark Titan Sargeras, and his demon pawns persuaded Queen Azshara and her Highborne to cleanse Azeroth of its lesser races. Start by marking “The Well of Eternity (WarCraft: War of the Ancients, #1)” as Want to Read: Many months have passed since the cataclysmic Battle of Mount Hyjal, where the demonic Burning Legion was banished from Azeroth forever. Richard A. Knaak is the bestselling author of. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Richard A. Knaak is the New York Times bestselling site Store · site eBooks · Literature & Fiction.
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Feb 06, Michael Hall rated it it was amazing. In the game much of the history is told but not in details. The player either ignores the lore or goes and research about it some other way. The book introduces the reader to Krasus and Rhonin who were summoned to investigate a strange phenomenon. To a time where night elves ruled and pending disaster was just on the horizon, one that would change their for them then and in their future.
When opening the book for the first time not much is expected except another fantasy novel that has the usual magic and fairies. The use of the shifting perspective can be confusing at first because once a reader gets so caught up in one character; another is either introduced or revealed to be something different.
Also the book does a great job in somehow making the reader feel the characters emotions my setting up the situation and then explaining how that specific situation affects that character. For example Krasus does not smile nor laugh much but when finding out they have either two option, one is to die while the other is to fight, Krasus smirks and chuckles at the choices.
This book gives all details about he history of the game and its main characters and is also an excellent read for any who wonder about the lore of Warcraft. Jan 26, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: I've been a casual player of World of Warcraft since , and have spent my fair share of time in that "world" questing, flying around, farming, running dungeons, battling pets, etc. Over time, though, it just wasn't enough to just roam around the world doing stuff.
I really wanted to know the lore - the history of everything, the backgrounds of the characters I was playing. So I started picking up the novels And fun is all I think they are really meant to be.
I gue I've been a casual player of World of Warcraft since , and have spent my fair share of time in that "world" questing, flying around, farming, running dungeons, battling pets, etc. I guess I can understand the nerdrage in the other reviews - in any kind of geeky fandom you are gonna have unhappy, raging fanboys.
Fact of life. Don't let them deter you, though. If you want a better understanding - literally - of The World of Warcraft , start with this novel or, better yet, start with Day of the Dragon by the same author and then follow-up with this one.
I had very little understanding of this major part of the lore concerning the night elves, dragons and the Burning Legion - a whole playable race and part of history that are brought up time and time again - so this novel was really valuable to me, as a fan, in that regard. Heck, even though I'm all about the Horde, I still enjoyed this novel that's primarily about Alliance races because the histories of both Horde and Alliance are more intertwined than most would think.
If you've ever had the slightest inclination to roleplay, or are very interested in the lore but have never played any of the original Warcraft games that preceded World of Warcraft , these novels are informative and, like I said, a lot of fun.
No, they ain't Shakespeare - but who'd want them to be?
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View 2 comments. Nov 14, Leeanna rated it really liked it Shelves: Warcraft, War of the Ancients 1: The Well of Eternity, by Richard A. Knaak "The Well of Eternity" is the first in a trilogy of books based on the bestselling game series World of Warcraft. It's a fun and informative read for fans of the game - you see plenty of game characters fleshed out, and by the end of the first book you'll know them better. The book starts a little slow, setting up the main characters and settings, but quickly picks up pace.
Krasus, a dragon who spends much of his time in Warcraft, War of the Ancients 1: Krasus, a dragon who spends much of his time in the guise of a human figure, and Rhonin, a mage of Dalaran, are thrust into the distant past.
There they meet Malfurion Stormrage, the first druid of the night elf race. Krasus and Rhonin arrive at a time when the Burning Legion is reaching its claws into the world, intent on perverting Azeroth and "cleansing" it of all life.
Krasus and Rhonin run into the classic paradox of time travel - if they mess with the events of the past, will they affect their own future? But when faced with their own destruction, the two inevitably join the war effort of the night elves in an attempt to save Azeroth so that there can be a future Knaak gives enough background information so that someone unfamiliar with the world would quickly gain familiarity; in doing so, he also expands nicely on the lore for Warcraft fans.
I find this book a good read - it's enjoyable fantasy, and one I reread every year or so. There's plenty of action, magic, and lore, which is a good combination. Aug 13, April rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Well of Eternity is my fourth warcraft book. It was very interesting, especially because I played World of Warcraft for 3 or 4 years on and off. Currently off, but who can stay away from WOW when the new expansions come out?
So I'll be going back on again. My brother also greatly encourages me to read them. He thinks it's the only worthwhile books to read.
That all the other books I've read can't be better than the warcraft books. D Well don't believe that, though being able to read a bo The Well of Eternity is my fourth warcraft book. D Well don't believe that, though being able to read a book and play a game on the same story is pretty awesome.
However I go slow on reading these books because they don't match up to the other books I've read in excitement and keeping the reader glued to the book. I just have to read these books. I'm too connected to the story. I might even go on to read the Starcraft and Diablo books afterward. Now onto the book.
Seeing the different point of views was perfect because I care about all of them. You can't just chose one to go off of and the story revolves around two big parts: It would be hard to fit all the information from one point of view. This is the first book based around the night elves. We get to see their culture from before it got ruined and they had to start over. When they thought the world was a perfect place and had no idea to what was really out there.
Korialstraz or Krasus has a hard time for being a dragon. Illidan, Malfurion, and Tyrande were the most interesting to me.
We get to see the moments before the bad guys became the bad guys, which is always fun. Apr 13, Crystin Goodwin rated it it was amazing. I've played World of Warcraft for years, and one of the first things that made me fall in love with the game was the incredible storyline underlying everything.
The rich histories of the various races, the interaction between faction leaders I hadn't played anything like it before. I'm one of the few people I know who actually reads quest text - because you're never sent off to do something without being told WHY you're doing it.
So when I found out there were actual NOVELS written in the War I've played World of Warcraft for years, and one of the first things that made me fall in love with the game was the incredible storyline underlying everything. It helps that they came in a handy mulit-book compendium. I have no regrets. This book tells the story of the very first Legion invasion, before the world was sundered, before humans appeared on Azeroth, when Night Elves were at the peak of their civilization.
You get to learn more about many favorite heroes and villains within the game, and gain a bit more understanding about Azeroth history.
Though it provides a ton of flavor detail about the Warcraft universe, it never feels like a history book. Fast paced, full of gorgeous imagery and epic storylines, this first book of the War of the Ancients trilogy should please any World of Warcraft fan. I think the average fantasy fan would be able to appreciate the story and world, too. Feb 01, shan Littlebookcove rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is everything I thought it would be and more. I'm not really one for fantasy book's but I Knew this was going to be good and deliver everything I wanted as an avid world of warcraft fan that I have been since I was The game is steeped in history, if your a player to the new expansion 'Legion' then I highly recommend you read this book as it will place you on what now are parts of the broken shore in teams of the night fallen and The highborne as well as ravensBrook and the moon gua This book is everything I thought it would be and more.
The game is steeped in history, if your a player to the new expansion 'Legion' then I highly recommend you read this book as it will place you on what now are parts of the broken shore in teams of the night fallen and The highborne as well as ravensBrook and the moon guard.
Without giving too much of the plot away you will know where the characters are in teams of the expansion gameplay going on right now. All in all, such a good book that I recommend to anybody who wants to get into the lore of world of warcraft or any fans new and old. Jan 14, Holly rated it did not like it Shelves: This book is absolutely terrible.
I picked it up off my ex bf's floor when I had nothing else to read; it came for free with his Special Edition World of Warcraft: The Burning Legion.
The writing is abysmal, but it does tell the lore of WoW, which I found interesting enough to go out and download the other two books in the trilogy. I know that I'm going to hate them, but I do want to know all of tne lore, and as of now, that's really my only viable option, as even the game excludes some of it. Worth t This book is absolutely terrible. Worth the read for the game's lore sake, if you are into that, but be prepared for poor characterization, choppy dialogue, and painfully awkward writing style.
View all 3 comments. Jun 26, Shay rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Warcraft lore fans. I couldn't finish this. I'm used to a much higher quality writing style. This came off as trash you find hidden in the back shelves of the used book store. One of those terrible, thin paperbacks with a cover from the 60's that you know is going to be awful before you even read the plot synopsis. I managed about the first 50 pages and just couldn't go any farther, the author is horrible.
The other books may be better, or you may find inspiration from a deep interest in the lore behind the Warcraft I couldn't finish this.
The other books may be better, or you may find inspiration from a deep interest in the lore behind the Warcraft series, but to someone who loves well-written high fantasy novels, this is trash. Apr 06, Dan rated it it was ok. Only read the first few chapters, but I agree with most of the other negative reviews on here.
I've never read a Warcraft book, I didn't expect it to be "good", but I expected it to be entertaining enough. It's not. I felt like I was reading one long, badly written quest log. I agree with the reviewer that pointed out how sexist each description of a female character is. I feel like I can review this book because the beginning sucks, so I can only assume the rest of the book sucks. Aug 03, Aik Koh rated it it was amazing.
Another great book by the author, the start of the trilogy explains a story that happens thousands of years before what most gamers know about the story of Warcraft lore.
Explains more about the Night Elf race and their internal struggle with power hungry members of their race. Also connected with the author's earlier work where he brought some old characters in to make it even more exciting. Jun 08, Thomas Thunbo rated it it was amazing. As a fan of the Warcraft universe, I thought that this was a great book. I wouldn't recommend people who are not familiar with the Warcraft lore to read it just yet. One has to know the basics of the World of Warcraft.
Jun 03, Nyssa rated it it was amazing. If you played World of Warcraft and enjoyed it, you'd probably be interested in the lore behind the game.
These books do more than what a wiki could offer you in painting a pretty vivid picture. Front row seats to original characters like Cenarius, Illidian, Malfurian, Tyrande is pretty awesome. Oct 09, Julie rated it it was amazing. I am a sucker for lore. I love reading this stuff. It does get dry at times but it's totally worth it and these stores are the backbone of all the other lore.
Feb 28, Majki rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 22, Diane Krawczak rated it it was amazing. As a rabid WoW player, I wanted to learn more about the background lore and I found it very engrossing, very epic.
Aug 26, Amanda Jarbeau rated it it was amazing Shelves: The War of the Ancients trilogy was my first Warcraft books. OMG it got me so hooked on them. Sep 20, Jovanni Bello rated it it was amazing.
Despite being written by Knaak, this whole series is pretty wonderful. Oct 25, Krista rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazing book that I would recommened for anyone who loves the Warcraft universe, fantasy, and action.
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Mar 05, Suzanne Berget rated it it was ok. More like 2, 5. Not really my cup of tea, had some good moments, should probably have read some thing else first, or played WoW: And without sacrificing the intellectual rigour the subject requires.
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It is written in a relaxed and lively style. Griffiths, First Things "Eire's erudite, engaging, and often witty history should interest anyone interested in Dickinson's 'Flood subject' L , as she called her understanding of immortality.
A Very Brief History of Eternity achieves very well what it sets out to do: to enlighten while proceeding at pace. Eire's ability to explain complex ideas and to elucidate the ways in which concepts of eternity have affected the way human beings live as well as being themselves affected by human activity, have made the book popular among readers. While the topic chosen by Eire, eternity, is thought-provoking and momentous, requiring the readers' full attention, Eire saves his book from being too formidable a treatise with gentle humor and witty asides.
Eire is deeply learned in history, philosophy, theology, literature, language, and popular culture. Eire knows that we know that one cannot think or write historically about eternity. So his book is a history of human questionings, ponderings, and sometimes foolishly or frighteningly bold dealings with the concept. What he finds and details, yes, briefly, should enrich the reflections of historians as they deal with time. Eire teaches us to understand our ways of thinking about the future—as well as the present and our past—with new clarity and insight.
After the Old Gods and their elemental minions had been defeated and sealed in their prisons, the titans' most powerful servants — the keepers — set to work to seal the still-bleeding wound. After having labored day and night to construct magic wards around the wound, the tumultous arcane energies eventually calmed and settled into balance, and the keepers named it the "Well of Eternity". Drawing its energies from the infinite Great Dark Beyond , the Well acted as a mystical fount, sending its potent energies out across the world to nourish life in all its wondrous forms.
She created great enclaves of life at the locations where the Well's energies had coalesced — the areas that would later become known as Un'Goro Crater , Sholazar Basin and the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. She nurtured and molded various life forms and seeded them around the world, the greatest of which were the colossal animal spirits known as the Wild Gods. Over time, the Well's cosmic power affected the tribe, making them wise and immortal.
Their skin turned various shades of violet, and they gained a shorter, yet more upright stature. Inspired by titanic words found on titan-forged relics around the Well's periphery, the tribe adopted the name " kaldorei ", meaning "children of the stars". They believed that their moon goddess, Elune , slept within the Well's shimmering depths during the daylight hours.
Zin-Azshari's coast. The kaldorei, or "night elves", soon built a wondrous society around the Well. They built their capital, Elun'dris , on the Well's shores and honed their ties with the surrounding woodlands.Fargo I agree with the reviewer that pointed out how sexist each description of a female character is.
A time when the Dark Titan Sargeras, and his demon pawns persuaded Queen Azshara and her Highborne to cleanse Azeroth of its lesser races. Overall rating 5. I am well aware of that. After the Old Gods and their elemental minions had been defeated and sealed in their prisons, the titans' most powerful servants — the keepers — set to work to seal the still-bleeding wound.