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World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King

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World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King by Christie Golden
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20.38% of people buy World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King and World of Warcraft: The Shattering: Book One of Cataclysm ~ Paperback ~ Christie Golden.

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"A Must for World of Warcraft fans!"
5 stars"
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Ever wondered What made Arthas what he is- Ever wondered how one man could do soo much – Well this book has all those answers and more! One of those books that once you start you dont wana put it down.

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"Well written and researched novel"
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Thoroughly enjoyed this backstory about the rise of the LichKing, it is well written, and contains a lot of lore and familiar characters. Highly recommended if you play Wow, or even if you don't but want a book with a story you can loose yourself in.

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At last! The novel World of Warcraft fans have been clamouring for: the true story behind one of the Warcraft universe's most terrifying villains: Arthas the Lich King. Author Christie Golden does for Arthas what she once did for the Orc Lord Thrall in the bestselling Warcraft: Lord of the Clans, in another epic exploration of one of the key characters from the ten-million subscriber World of Warcraft massively multiplayer online game.

Frostmourne.
It was caught in a hovering, jagged chunk of ice, the runes that ran the length of its blade glowing a cool blue. Below it was a dais of some sort, standingon a large gently raised mound that was covered in a dusting of snow. A soft light, coming from somewhere high above where the cavern was open to daylight, shone down on the runeblade. The icy prison hid some details of the sword's shape and form, exaggerated others. It was revealed and concealed at the same time, and all the more tempting, like a new lover imperfectly glimpsed through a gauzy curtain. Arthas knew the blade -- it was the selfsame sword he had seen in his dream when he first arrived. The sword that had not killed Invincible, but that had brought him back healed and healthy. He'd thought it a good omen then, but now he knew it was a true sign. This was what he had come to find. This sword would change everything. Arthas stared raptly at it, his hands almost physically aching to grasp it, his fingers to wrap themselves around the hilt, his arms to feel the weapon swinging smoothly in the blow that would end Mal'Ganis, end the torment he had visited upon the people of Lordaeron, end this lust for revenge. Drawn, he stepped forward.

The uncanny elemental spirit drew its icy sword. "Turn away, before it is too late," it intoned.

His evil is legend. Lord of the undead Scourge, wielder of the runeblade Frostmourne, and enemy of the free peoples of Azeroth. The Lich King is an entity of incalculable power and unparalleled malice -- his icy soul utterly consumed by his plans to destroy all life on the…

But it was not always so. Long before his soul was fused with that of the orc shaman Ner'zhul, the Lich King was Arthas Menethil, crown prince of Lordaeron and faithful paladin of the Silver Hand.

When a plague of undeath threatened all that he loved, Arthas was driven to pursue an ill-fated quest for a runeblade powerful enough to save his homeland. Yet the object of his search would exact a heavy price from its new master, beginning a horrifying descent into damnation. Arthas's path would lead him through the arctic northern wastes toward the Frozen Throne, where he would face, at long last, the darkest of destinies.

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"Of all the Warcraft manga, comic books, and novels I have read, Arthas has the most solid, balanced writing and best realized characters….There's much to love about this book….When it ended, I could feel the pangs in my heart as if I was one of the participants." -- WowInsider.com

"This book is an overdosed cocktail of lore and continuity that will numb your senses….I can only say one thing about this. I (beep) love this book!!!" -- Blizzplanet.com

About the Author

Award-winning author Christie Golden has written twenty-five novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror, including WarCraft: Lord of the Clans, currently in its 12th printing. Other projects include a slew of Star Trek novels, among them The Murdered Sun, Marooned, and Seven of Nine, and "The Dark Matters Trilogy," Cloak and Dagger, Ghost Dance, Shadow of Heaven, Homecoming, The Farther Shore, and the two-parter, Spirit Walk.

Release date NZ
January 26th, 2010
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Character
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Pocket Star
Pages
416
Dimensions
106x171x36
ISBN-13
9781439157602
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
3685701

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