Monday, February 6, 2023

#Review ~ Cycle of Hatred (World of Warcraft #1) by Keith R.A. DeCandido #EpicFantasy #VideoGame #WorldofWarcraft #WoW


About the Book:

The Burning Legion has been defeated, and eastern regions of Kalimdor are now shared by two nations: the orcs of Durotar, led by their noble Warchief, Thrall; and the humans of Theramore, led by one of the most powerful mages alive -- Lady Jaina Proudmoore.

But the tentative peace between orcs and humans is suddenly crumbling. Random attacks against Durotar's holdings suggest that the humans have renewed their aggression toward the orcs. Now Jaina and Thrall must avert disaster before old hatreds are rekindled -- and Kalimdor is plunged into another devastating war.

Jaina's search to uncover the truth behind the attacks leads her to a shocking revelation. Her encounter with a legendary, long-lost wizard will challenge everything that she believes and illuminate the secret history of the ...

World of Warcraft

Book Details:

Publisher: ‎ Pocket Star; 1st Printing edition 
Publish Date: February 1, 2006
Mass Market Paperback: ‎ 272 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 0743471369
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0743471367

My Review:

 I began playing WoW after meeting my husband in 2007. He had been playing since Vanilla dropped and I decided to go by the old adage: "If you can't beat them, join them" and created my very first toon. You can read more about how my name, Sapphyria, came about by reading my About Me page on this blog. There is a WoW tie-in. As a gamer girl who has been playing World of Warcraft (WoW) for 15 years, I loved this book.

Cycle of Hatred is a fun book with recognizable characters and locations. The story is rich in lore and begins after the war against the Burning Legion. Jaina Proudmoore is the leader of the humans and Thrall is the leader of the orcs. Both Jaina and Thrall are desperately trying to keep the alliance between both their races. While Jaina, Thrall, and their trusted teams fight to strengthen the alliance, a sinister force is working hard to break them apart.

This novel takes the reader on a trip through Azeroth and even readers who've never played WoW will get a sense of the land. The author does a great (although, sometimes inaccurate) job of setting the stage. There is backstory that aids in progression of the story and it provides why the orcs and humans are enemies. I'm excited to move on to the next book in the series.

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