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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
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By JP on 06-09-14

Great story and lore!

Would you listen to World of Warcraft again? Why?

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.

What did you like best about this story?

The untold story of the five Aspects.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Kalec was about to witness the titans granting powers to the dragons.

Any additional comments?

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!

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By charlee on 05-11-16

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!

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By ben on 08-24-16


the prologue was a bit long and dragged but once you get into the story, your hooked till the end!

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By Pete on 12-08-17

brilliantly read

as a long time blizzard fan this was an amazing story abd showing a more "human" side to the aspects, specially Malygos and Neltharion. well read.

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By Ewan on 07-18-17

Intriguing And Insightful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book carries with it much depth, more so than the video game 'World Of Warcraft' provides. If you are looking for more knowledge on the lore and story of 'Warcraft' DEFINITELY give this a read!

What did you like best about this story?

This story provides to us a look at the very beginning of the wow universe. This is by far the best way of viewing how everything in 'World of Warcraft' came to be, and why it is, as it is in the game!

Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have not.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The world.... it hungers for power.

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By Jonathan on 08-30-16

Excellent story.

Really cool fantasy story, engaging throughout.
Very well read, Scott Brick does a fantastic job of narrating.

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