Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Arthas: Rise of the Lich King

Arthas: Rise of the Lich King is a novel set in the Warcraft Universe.

Arthas, the prince of Lordaeron is an ambitious but spoiled young boy. Sheltered by his protective father and an ear of prosperity and peace Arthas has everything his heart desires growing up. Instead of embracing these privileges Arthas sees it as his right and expects to be revered at all times. Upon reaching adulthood Arthas is brought into the brotherhood of the silver hand and made a paladin. With his true love at his side, Jaina Proudmoore, Arthas has it all until a whisper of darkness finds its way into Arthas's mind.

The writing was wonderful, a complex character with many levels Arthas's descent into darkness was portrayed perfectly. While considered a character who has strayed from the path of light I did find myself cheering for Arthas at times and hoping he would overcome the darkness threatening to suffocate him. I hope to read more Warcraft lore novels in the future. 

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