Friday 56 – Before The Storm

before the stormThe Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple – turn to page 56 in your current read (or 56% in your e-reader) and post a few non-spoilery sentences.

Today’s quote is from Before The Storm, the latest World of Warcraft novel. (Yes, I play. In fact I have a max-level character of every class….I really love this world!)

“Mind if we have a bit of company?” Moira asked as they rose and left the table.

“Of course; anyone you like.”

The queen spoke quietly with one of the guards, who nodded and stepped out. A few minutes later, he returned, escorting a little dwarf boy. The child’s skin was an unusual but appealingly warm shade of gray. His eyes were large and green, holding no hint of the red glow common to the Dark Iron dwarves, and his hair was white. Anduin knew at once who it had to be: Moira’s son, Magni Bronzebeard’s grandson, and the heir to the throne, Prince Dagran.

The book largely centers on Anduin, the King of Stormwind and head of the Alliance. He used to be my Prince, and now he’s my King. (RIP Varian, you will be missed.) I’ve always adored Anduin, so to read a book mostly centered on him was a pleasure. Full review will be coming up sometime in July – by August 12 at the latest!

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Aside from the Friday 56, today is my amazing husband’s birthday! He turns 29 today, and I adore him just as much as I did when we met, 14 years ago. Happy Birthday, love!

7 thoughts on “Friday 56 – Before The Storm

    • I think some of the books would make sense without knowing anything about the game, but this one definitely would not. They’re really not written with the non-Warcraft player in mind. Given that that’s their target audience, a lot of what they’d have to explain for non-players would just annoy players as it’s such common knowledge within the world.

  1. Wow, that’s so cool that you have max-level characters. I haven’t played the game myself, but I’ve always been kind of curious about the books since they seem interesting.

    • The storylines and lore are my favorite parts of WoW. I’ve read all but one or two of the novels, and I have the “Loremaster” achievement for doing almost every quest in the game. I absolutely love the characters and story. It’s kind of like a book I get to participate in!

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