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A perilous journey into the Orc controlled lands of Khaz Modan What Rhonin uncovers is a vast far reaching conspiracy darker than anything he ever imagined a threat that will force him into a dangerous alliance with ancient creatures of air and re if the world of Azeroth is to see another da. This is the first

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In the mist shrouded haze of the past the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of man in relative peace and harmony until the arrival of the demonic army known as Burning Legion shattered the world's tranuility f. The Second War ha

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Orever Now Orcs Dragons Goblins and Trolls all vie for supremacy over the scattered warring kingdoms part of a grand malevolent scheme that will determine the fate of the world of WarCraft A terrifying upheaval among the highest ranks of the world's Wizards sends the maverick Mage Rhonin on. I read this one b


About the Author: Richard A. Knaak

Richard A Knaak is the bestselling author of Dragonlance novels the Dragonrealm and Black City Saint series his own creations six novels for Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo series and six works in the Warcraft universe He has also written several non series fantasy books



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    Day of the Dragon WarCraft #1 Richard A KnaakDay of the Dragon is the story of how a human Mage Rhonin ventures into the last remaining Orc controlled lands in Khaz Modan by the order of Krasus Krasus is actually a red dragon named Korialstrasz yet is disguised as a human mage of Dalaran during the earlier chapters of the book He is loyal to his captured ueen Alexstrasza ueen of the Red dragon flight and one of the five great Aspects By using the Demon Soul Nekros Skullcrusher leader of the orcs in Khaz Modan is able to hold Alexstrasza and her consorts such as Tyranastrasz against their will and use their offspring as pawns against the other races of Azerothتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز بیستم ژانویه سال 2016میلادیعنوان روز اژدها وارکرافت یک؛ نویسنده ریچارد اِ ناک؛ مترجم افشین اردشیری؛ ویراستار آهو مدیحی؛ تهران، ویدا، 1394، در 380ص؛ شابک 9786002911445؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده 21ماخطار اگر این کتاب را هنوز نخوانده اید و میخواهید آن را بخوانید، لطفا چکیده ی داستان و ادامه ی این ریویو را نخوانید؛ داستان شاید افشا شود؛ چکیده ی داستان به یاری مدالی پر شده از نیروی ماورایی، به نام «اهریمن روان»؛ «الکستراتزا»، ملکه ی اژدهایان دنیای «ازراث»، در بند طایفه‌ ای از ارک‌ها ست؛ «ارک»ها فرزندان اژدهای ملکه را به ماشین‌های جنگی بدل کرده‌ اند، و آسمانها را در اختیار خویش گرفته اند؛ شورای جادوگران «کیرین تور»، به ترغیب «کراسوس جادوگر مرموز شورا»، «رونین» را به ماموریتی ناشدنی می‌فرستند، تا او ملکه را آزاد کند؛ شورا، باز هم به ترغیب «کراسوس»، به همراه «رونین»، یک «اِلف» به نام «وریسا ویندرانر» را نیز می‌فرستند، تا او را تا مرز قلمرو «ارک‌»ها راهنما باشد؛ از دیگر سو «لرد پرستور»، که گویا نجیب‌ زاده‌ ای است که مشاور «ترناس»، فرمانروای «لردران» شده، شاهان اتحاد «لردران» را به شورایی فرامی‌خواند، و در شورا همه را به نیروی جادو و هیپنوتیزم، وامی‌دارد، تا او را فرمانروای قلمروی «آلترک» قرار دهندبا وجود محرمانه بودن سفر «رونین» و «وریسا»، بسیاری از ماجرای سفر سر درمی‌آورند، از جمله «گابلین»ها که اربابان خویش «پرستور» و «نکروس» را از ماجرا آگاه می‌کنند؛ «ارک‌»های ساکن قلعه ی «گریم باتول»، «الکستراتزا» را به بند کشیده اند؛ در راه رفت، اژدهایی به «رونین» یورش می‌برد؛ «رونین» و «وریسا» می‌گریزند، و سه «دورف» «شیردال» سوار به یاری‌ آنها می‌آیند، و هیولا را دور می‌کنند؛ سپس شوالیه های «سیلور هند» به آنها می‌رسند، و اگرچه دل خوشی از جادوگران ندارند، اما به احترام «الف بانو»، و اتحاد با «لردران»، ایشان را مهمان می‌کنند؛ شب هنگام «رونین» که وسایلش را از دست داده، برای ارتباط جادویی با «کراسوس»، به بالای باروی «ارگ» می‌رود، و جادویش را به کار میاندازد؛ اما در همان دم انفجار شدیدی بارو را ویران میکند، و «رونین» پیش از بیهوشی متوجه میشود، که چنگالی عظیم او را در هوا گرفتار کرده است؛ «دانکن»، فرمانده شوالیه ها، «رونین» را که ناپدید شده، مقصر انفجار می‌داند، و گروهی را برای پیدا کردن او به راه میاندازد، که «وریسا» هم همراه آنهاست؛روز نخست جستجو هنوز به پایان نرسیده، که بادی شدید آغاز به وزش میکند، و «رونین» در میان اردوی «دانکن» ظاهر میشود؛ «رونین» چیزی به یاد ندارد؛ جز اینکه دستی که او را ربود، پنجه ی اژدهایی بود، و گویا او را برای نجات از آوار انفجار ربوده بود؛ اما این سخن آخر را در برابر «دانکن» به زبان نمی‌آورد؛ به یاری «وریسا»، «دانکن» او را درباره ی انفجار بی‌گناه می‌یابد، اما پافشاری میکند تا او را دور کند، و سوگند می‌خورد تا همراهان را به سلامت به کرانه ی دریا برساند؛گروه به شهری در کرانه ی دریا می‌رسند، و آنجا را نیمه‌ ویران می‌بینند؛ «ارک‌»ها سوار بر دو اژدها به آنجا حمله کرده‌ اند، و تقریباً همه چیز را از جمله تمام کشتی‌ها را از بین برده‌ اند؛ «وریسا»، «فالستاد»، فرمانده «دورف‌»های «شیردال» سوار را ترغیب می‌کند، که «رونین» را با خود به مرز «گریم‌باتول» برسانند؛ «فالستاد» نهایتاً می‌پذیرد، اما «وریسا» و «دانکن» هم همراه با «رونین» می‌روند؛ در این میان «کراسوس»، که درمی‌یابیم همان «کوریالستراتز»، اژدهای سرخ، و همسر ملکه ی اژدهایان است، متوجه می‌شود که پرستور، همان مرگ‌بال نابودگر، اژدهای سیاه دیوانه، و پنجمین اژدها از میان فرمانروایان فرقه های اژدها ها هست، که قصد دارد دنیایی جدید بیافریند، و دیگر آفریدگان را نیز نابود کند کوریالستراتز به سراغ اژدهایان بزرگ دیگر می‌رود، و با مالیگوس اژدهای جادو، نوزدورموی بی‌زمان، و ایسرا بانوی خواب و مرگ دیدار می‌کند، تا ایشان را وادارد، کاری کنند او به یاد همه می‌آورد، که اهریمن روان در واقع قدرتهای خود اژدهایان را در خود دارد، و اگر به چنگ مرگ‌بال بیفتد، نابودی آنها، و به دنبالش نابودی جهان را در بر خواهد داشت گروه رونین، در راه به دو اژدها برمی‌خورند، که نکروس به استقبالشان فرستاده است در نبردی، دانکن قهرمانانه یکی از اژدهایان را می‌کشد، و خود نیز از زخم تبر ارکی که سوار اژدهاست، می‌میرد نبرد به نفع ارک ها در جریان است، که ناگهان مرگ‌بال به کمک می‌آید، و اژدهای دیگر را به شدت زخمی، و رونین را می‌رباید و با خود می‌برد سپس در روی زمین او به شکل پرستور درمی‌آید، و به رونین می‌گوید برای آزادی الکستراتزا کمکش خواهد کرد، به شرطی که فرمانبردار باشد گردن‌بندی از سنگی سیاه، که از وجود خود اوست به رونین می‌دهد، تا با او در ارتباط باشد سپس ماشین پرنده ی گابلین‌ها از راه می‌رسد، و به فرمان پرستور، رونین را به سمت گریم‌ باتول می‌برد از آن سو وریسا و فالستاد هم به دنبال رونین می‌روند، و وریسا که حسی به رونین پیدا کرده، تا او را نیابد آرام نمی‌گیرد او گمان میکند که برخلاف چیزی که ساحر به او گفته، ماموریت رونین چیزی بیش از پرس و جو و شناسایی است، و می‌داند که رونین در سرزمین ارک‌ها، بی توان جادو کاری از پیش نخواهد برد الف و دورف، با حیله ی کریل، گابلین خدمتگذار نکروس و پرستور، به چنگ ترول‌ها می‌افتند اما جوخه‌ ای از دورف‌های کوه نشین، و خویشاوندان فالستاد، به موقع به آنان می‌رسند، و با کشتن ترول‌ها، آن دو را آزاد می‌کنند وریسا درمی‌یابد که دورف‌ها فرمانبردار کراسوس جادوگر هستند فرمانده دورف‌ها، سنگی همانند گردنبند رونین به آنها می‌دهد، و آن دو را به گریم باتول می‌رساند رونین به گریم‌ باتول می‌رسد، و به چنگ نکروس اسیر می‌شود نکروس پس از دیدن اژدهایان مرده‌ اش و رونین، گمان می‌برد که اتحاد، قصد حمله به گریم‌ باتول را دارد دستور تخلیه ی گریم‌ باتول، و پیوستن به نیروهای جبهه ی شمال را می‌دهد و این همان چیزی است، که کوریالستراتز و مرگ‌بال می‌خواهند رونین را ارک‌ها اسیر غولی آتشین می‌گذارند، و وقتی وریسا و فالستاد به راهنمایی کریل به زور شمشیر، به او می‌رسند، نیمه‌ جان است اما در بیرون از گریم باتول، مرگبال به انتظار ارک ها، و تخم های ملکه اژدها که آنها با خود حمل میکنند نشسته، غافل از اینکه اتحاد اژدهایان بزرگ، پس از ده هزار سال، دوباره علیه او تشکیل شده است نوزدورمو، مالیگوس و ایسرا، برای نجات خواهر در بندشان به سرعت به طرف گریم باتول پرواز میکنند ا شربیانی


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    The Second War has ended with a crushing defeat for the Horde but Zuluhed and Nekros Skullcrusher keep the fight going by imprisoning Alexstrasza the Dragonueen and forcing her to breed dragonlings to serve the Orc armies Meanwhile the Eastern Kingdoms are shaken by the scheming of its kings and nobles further developing the crisisBack when this year began I had no idea that I would start playing World of Warcraft not to mention getting so immersed in this world that I would actually start reading the books And yet here I am reading them one by one Day of the Dragon is a typical tie in novel Poorly written but fairly entertaining None of my favourite characters appeared and the story was not particularly fascinating but I read this book to learn about the lore of the world of Warcraft and it helped with thatTo close off here’s a picture of Deathwing and Alexstrasza


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    World of Warcraft Day of the Dragon by Richard A KnaakDay of the Dragon was the first book to be written in the Warcraft game universe But while it is based on a game series the book is practically a work of original fiction with hints of the story coming from the game Knaak took the setting characters and events from the Warcraft universe and constructed them into an enjoyable readable novelAlthough it is helpful to have some familiarity with Warcraft such knowledge is not needed to understand the background of the book Knaak spends some time in the beginning setting up the scene for unfamiliar readers and refreshing it for those who have played the real time strategy game I believe that he is the one who took the dragons in Warcraft and really fleshed them out; he has a very good touch with the behemoths Their splashes of egotism combined with uniue personalities make them seem powerful than the regular inhabitants of Azeroth; you can easily see them meddling in mundane affairs thinking they are doing the right thingThe main story of Day of the Dragon consists of Rhonin a mage being sent on an observation mission into orc held territory He believes it is a chance to redeem himself for his previous adventure one that went disastrously wrong But his chance uickly turns into much as he is actually the pawn of two dragons who are each attempting to guide him into fulfilling their own devious plansNovels based on games can be very very weak usually only enjoyed by hardcore fans But Day of the Dragon while set in the Warcraft universe is much than simple tie in fiction Knaak pens a memorable book one that kept me reading long past my bedtime as I kept reading just one page to see what would happen next The plot is ace the characters are people you want to know about and you want to see them succeed and the writing is solidIf you liked this book check his War of the Ancients trilogy which continues the story of Rhonin and the dragons45


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    I read this one because my stepbrother loaned it to me with his recommendation albeit a mild one I read the whole thing just because and remembered what it was like to read books aimed at teenage male gamers I used to read plenty of those back in the day I didn't like all that many of them then either but I read them anyway because I wanted to know the lore Day of the Dragon was good enough to not just stop reading part way through That said if the book is at all a commentary on the target audience it's not a very flattering oneFor one the characters were fairly flat They spoke with some differences but the way they thought didn't appear to be very deep In fact with some exception to the male lead most of the male characters bent over backwards just to do whatever they could to be withappease the very attractive elven female Fortunately Knaak doesn't uite rub the readers' faces in just how beautiful she is the way I've seen some authors so I appreciated thatThe prose was good enough but I had to blush to realise that I'VE used so many of the little tension building gimmicks that Knaak uses namely trying to insert dramatic pauses into the narration Stuff like The sword came rushing at him only to be deflected at the last moment by a spellThat's not a direct uote I'm not trying to insert spoilers but I think it's a good enough illustration Either way I suppose it works well enough for the target audience My problem was that gimmicks like that appear rather freuently through the entire bookAll in all it was just standard male teen gamer fare Simplistic plot contrived action thrown in seemingly for the sake of it a mild romance thankfully Knaak kept it very clean complete with the obligatory hot chick and everything works out for the good guys usually at the last possible moment no matter how bad things getThere's really not much else to say so I'll stop there


  5. says:

    Wow shocker a Warcraft book by Richard A Knaak that got than a one star rating from me Seriously I'm floored Like really After suffering through his last couple WoW novels Wolfheart and Stormrage I was starting to think I might just be a glutton for punishment when I picked up Day of the Dragon but to my surprise it wasn't that bad at allGranted that might not mean much since I'm using my special video game tie in novel scale to rate and review this book so take my praise with a grain of salt Still speaking as someone who'd pretty much given up on Knaak I couldn't believe how much I actually enjoyed this And that's despite his extremely annoying obsession with always referring to his characters by their hair colorprofessionrelationship to another characteranything else other than using that character's damn name like a normal person Honestly if I had to read something along the lines of flame tressed wizard one time I was going to facedesk myself into a comaKrasus and Rhonin are far from being my favorite characters but it was nice to finally read the book that introduced them I was also hoping to see of how the romance first blossomed between Rhonin and his beloved wife Vereesa Windrunner but apart from touching upon the attraction they felt for each other they didn't really get close until the very end and it was practically a footnote I think that was my biggest disappointment whereas everything else in the story was pretty much par for the course because I was already familiar with that part of Warcraft historyAnyway I think I read somewhere that this was the first ever Warcraft novel though somehow the writing in it seemed far better than some of Knaak's newer stuff Its publication date as well as its place in the lore of the game world is what mostly drove me to pick this one up and even now I'm still slightly amazed that I don't regret it


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    It's a great book first of the Warcraft Books or fantasy book for that mater that I've ever read Tells a story of a Mage who basically messed up on his last major uest where everyone who went with him were distroyed in battle Then he was then sent with another on a new uest This new journey he is one will clear his name if he is victorious That is to say even if he lives through the journey to even get to where he needs to go to complete his uest


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    25 stars I'm not that big on fantasy I started this book in 2012 because I had been playing World of Warcraft While there were some cool moments in the book most of them I feel were stolen from Tolkien I finally finished this book in 2019 I'm not the right person to ask whether this is a good book or not but it's heavy on lore and politics which is always a struggle for me to get through Hence the 7 year trudge


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    This is the first Warcraft book I've read I was completely skeptical about how these books were going to read I figured they were going to be dull or cliched at best I was horribly wrong After I read this book i was hooked I NEEDED to know about Warcraft lore I played the game for 3 years without having any background intelligence I don't pay attention to in game stories I'm too impatient These books actually make the gameplay way interesting I had actually cancelled my sub to World of Warcraft last year after getting bored and upon starting this book i resubbed as soon as possible I should've started the series a long time ago


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    There are two ways to look at this book Just as a book with their own characters and plot If you do it like that you are probably looking at 2 or 3 stars book Characters are not very deep the plot is not that goodBut if you look at this as part of WarCraft series then you have bit You already know characters you know some back story And you can imagine the world And you have a bit better book I would say 3 to 4 star I'll go with 4 as it was fun to read about dragons


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    This is a must read for every single fan of the Warcraft videogame seriesI think Day of the Dragon is a great introduction to the Warcraft books Not too heavy can be understood without having played the videogames and with a nice setting of characters a wizard an elf and a dwarf Classic And if that was not enough this story has dragons If you take this book as a part of the story you already know because of the videogames then it is really enjoyable you will find yourself saying ooh look who's here than once I guess that this nostalgy is the reason it made me rate it with 4stars leaving this feeling aside then it's a 35 stars storyNot the best book in this series still do not skip this book if you enjoy the Warcraft loreOh I almost forgot FOR THE HOOOOOOOORDE


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