Monday, March 01, 2010

What is Richard A. Knaak reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Richard A. Knaak, author of the newly released World of Warcraft: Stormrage.

His entry begins:
While my reading time is limited, I've recently read The Light of Burning Shadows, the second book in Chris Evans' Iron Elves series. I was asked to do a blurb for the first book and was so caught up in the tale I looked forward to reading the second as soon as I could. The mix of Napoleonic politics with traditional fantasy elements made for...[read on]
About World of Warcraft: Stormrage, from the publisher:
When the world of Azeroth was young, the god-like titans brought order to it by reshaping its lands and seas. Throughout their great work, they followed a magnificent design for what they envisioned Azeroth would become. Although the titans departed Azeroth long ago, that design endures to this day. It is known as the Emerald Dream, a lush and savagely primal version of the...


Many are the mysteries surrounding the Emerald Dream and its reclusive guardians, the green dragonflight. In times past, druids have entered the Dream to monitor the ebb and flow of life on Azeroth in their never-ending quest to maintain the delicate balance of nature.

However, not all dreams are pleasant ones. Recently the Emerald Nightmare, an area of corruption within the Emerald Dream, began growing in size, transforming the Dream into a realm of unimaginable horror. Green dragons have been unexpectedly caught up in the Nightmare, emerging from it with shattered minds and twisted bodies. Druids who have entered the darkening Dream lately have found it difficult -- sometimes even impossible -- to escape.

Nor are these the Nightmare's only victims: more and more people are being affected. Even Malfurion Stormrage, first and foremost of the druids on Azeroth, may have fallen victim to this growing threat. As uncontrollable nightmares spread across the world, a desperate quest begins to find and free the archdruid.

Soon nature's enemies will learn the true meaning of the name

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--Marshal Zeringue