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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Jeff Grubb is an author of novels, short stories and comics The Warcraft: The Last Guardian - Kindle edition by Jeff Grubb. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets . So I'm reading the Warcraft series, I've read the War of the Ancient series and the Rise of the Horde, but I can't find The Last Guardian anywhere. The Last Guardian book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, long before the beginning.
I'd give it 3. The book can be slow at times but if you truly love lore, you will enjoy e For WoW Lore lovers, this will be a fantastic book. The book can be slow at times but if you truly love lore, you will enjoy every minute of it, especially when you've seen the characters in-game and have interacted with them.
I read this a long time ago.
I don't play Warcraft anymore, however, I remember it being really interesting and fun to go see characters I read from in the book after having known all their story. It's also important to note I read this when Karahzan was a major raid, so it was really enjoyable at the time.
Definitely recommend for you WoW Lore lovers! Hope you enjoy it! First off, and I don't know if this is true of all editions, there are an unforgivable number of spelling, punctuation, and grammar mistakes in this book. I don't know what kind of editing or proof-reading this thing went through, but I know it wasn't very good.
Once you get that past that, the story itself is actually quite serviceable. It is interesting to see a very early look at the Warcraft lore, because, yes, the lore here is still very much in its infancy with a lot of the Warcraft arcana First off, and I don't know if this is true of all editions, there are an unforgivable number of spelling, punctuation, and grammar mistakes in this book.
It is interesting to see a very early look at the Warcraft lore, because, yes, the lore here is still very much in its infancy with a lot of the Warcraft arcana yet to be firmly established. I was actually quite surprised with how well this book lines-up with the newer entries in the Warcraft expanded universe. A fairly good story overall. View 1 comment. Feb 24, Roman Kurys rated it really liked it.
This is it. The grand finale of this Warcraft trilogy. Exactly 33 books ago I finished the "Day of the Dragon" which was the beginning of my Warcraft adventure and now it is time to wrap up with "The Last Guardian.
I am not sure how those who never played Warcraft 3 of WOW will perceive this book, I would think it might not make for a very fun read in that case. I, however, played This is it. I, however, played WOW for over a decade and each character is a very familiar face. Seeing Khadgar as a young apprentice to a legendary Guardian after having played the last few expansion with him as a powerful wizard in his own right, was nothing but satisfying.
I understand that my immersion, in part was due to me being very familiar with Khadgar and Medivh, and it is very difficult for me to remain objective here, so take this review with a grain of salt for sure. Medivh is not very much spoken of in the game.
Small tidbits here and there, he is very much a mysterious figure. The book keeps his as such, but adds new information and shows deep in the mind of Medivh through Khadgar's observations.
I loved it. The emotional struggle that he had to put up with his entire life, living with a gift he has never asked for and oh I don't know if, personally I see Medivh as a villain that he is supposed to be in the story. I kind of actually sympathize with him. It might be, I am just a tad bit evil myself. That might be. Last but not least, Garona! What I kept thinking about was the Warcraft movie where all three of them, as well as Karazhan, were showcased and I immediately wanted to get to know more about the half-orc emissary.
She's different, but fun to get to know, to say the least. It is very hard for me to pick which of the three I liked the most, each one was different enough to stand very strong in their own right.
In part, it might be because I did not like Jeff Grubb's writing style as much as I like Knaak's or Golden's who wrote the previous two books. It seemed unnecessarily dry at times and confusing to follow. I think he tried to divulge certain details at certain times to create suspense and make me wonder but in many cases, I either forgot about that detail and was confused later or just did not care enough for his cleverness.
Also, I am still not entirely sure what the ending means. I think I get it, but I am not sure. It was very unsatisfactory to me and left me looking at the last page, going: In other words, if this story was not about Medivh, Khadgar, Garona and took place mostly in Karazhan, it would probably be a star read.
I literally went and raided the old Karazhan on my higher level toon by myself just to experience it all over again. It is also why someone who doesn't have that particular set of memories to refer to, will not understand the excitement. Overall, I would say, if you have read first 2 books, reading this might one might almost be required by OCD laws.
If you are looking for a good fantasy read, move along. This will not captivate you. Much better works of stand-alone fantasy out there. I, myself, without a doubt, am looking forward to the next read in Warcraft universe that is somewhere on my reading list.
Roman "Ragnar" May 24, Unai rated it liked it. Muerto me he quedado con la historia de Medivh, muerto.
The Last Guardian is an odd book. I'm not sure someone who hasn't played World of Warcraft would find it interesting as a stand alone fantasy story. For any WoW player however, especially those who have been inside Karazhan within the game, it's a fascinating look inside the lonely tower. Jeff Grub has done a delightful job expanding on the lore of the characters and the strange tower. Which is impressive, as the novel was written years before the dungeon appeared in-game.
WowWiki has a section The Last Guardian is an odd book. Karazhan remains one of my favorite places in World of Warcraft and Grub's novel is recommended to anyone who has ventured inside the strange tower in Deadwind Pass.
Jun 23, Daley rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Recommended to Daley by: The beginning confused me, but after the prologue and first chapter, I was sold. The story was great and it keeps you at a distance until the end. The only thing that I would change or add to it is that I would have loved to know even more about Khadgar.
I read the entire book in about a day. I couldn't put it down. Wonderful book. Jul 29, Dustin rated it it was amazing.
For years I've known the basic summary of what and who Medivh and Aegwynn were. Karazhan was my first raid in World of Warcraft. Now it is all clear. The last few paragraphs were really interesting.
I wonder if that particular story will ever be continued. Jul 30, Alyssa rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was really well written and I liked the subject. I didn't know anything about Medivh, his mother, Khadgar, or why Sargeras and the Burning Legion did what they did.
Aug 01, Michael T Bradley rated it liked it. Yay, I made it through a Warcraft book thanks to Jeff Grubb! There's a war that happens in the latter half of the book, but it doesn't impinge upon the story that much.
Mostly it's a grumpy old wizard teaching a young prodigy. Record scratch. A lot of fun, and some fun twists toward the end. I could do with more Grubb WC. Sep 03, Branaugh rated it it was amazing. The Last Guardian is a fantastic book, well written with great description and a plot that holds your attention to the very end.
It also has some fascinating takes on magic, which are very useful to those who enjoyed the Warcraft video game series, as well as the popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft. I personally found myself underlining some of the text for later use.
Anyone who enjoys Warcraft, or simply a good fantasy novel, should read this book. Nov 16, Cacophonic7 rated it really liked it. If I could give this book 3. I love the subject matter, but I felt that something was missing. I wanted to learn more about Medivh's mother and all the Council of Tirisfal itself.
However, it was a fun glimpse into what the Guardian of Tirisfal is all about. Jul 27, Barakiel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Loved this book. Reminded me of my time in a mage tower when I played Dragon Age: Definitely recommend if you love powerful mages, spells and fantasy. I'm impressed by the quality of these books. I really did not expect the writing to be very good, but it's more than passable.
Jul 25, Meredith Mello rated it it was amazing. Jeff Grubb, you are the man for this novel.
Medivh was every bit the cool guy I thought he would be. Aug 14, Cole rated it liked it. I always thought orcs were inherent to Azeroth. I was mistaken. The title of the next WoW expansion, Warlords of Draenor, makes much more sense now. Jul 08, Victoria Austen rated it it was amazing. I didn't expect a Warcraft book to make me cry but it did May 17, Fatih rated it really liked it Shelves: Warcraft Audiobooks: Dick Hill Interview.
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