Behind the legend stands a being hungry for justice and vengeance as the adventure, intrigue, and heroism of World of Warcraft, the global phenomenon, rise to a new level.
You are not prepared.
Illidan Stormrage is one of the most powerful beings ever to walk the lands of Azeroth. He is also one of the least understood. Behind his legend, beneath his enigmatic mission, lies a brilliant mind whose machinations are comprehended by few—and trusted by even fewer. Illidan’s righteous reign of justice and vengeance has begun.
Long ago, the night elf sorcerer Illidan infiltrated the demonic Burning Legion to ward off its invasion of Azeroth. Instead of hailing him as a hero, his own kind branded him the Betrayer, questioning his intentions after he appeared to aid the demon lords. For ten thousand years, he languished in prison—vilified, isolated, but never forgetting his purpose.
Now the Legion has returned, and there is only one champion who can truly stand against it. Released from his bonds, Illidan prepares for the final confrontation in the alien realm of Outland, gathering an army of grotesque fel orcs, serpentine naga, cunning blood elves, and twisted demon hunters to his side. He alone knows what deeply hidden motives guide his hand; he alone understands the price that must be paid to defeat the enemies of creation. Yet as before, he is assailed by those who see his schemes as a cynical quest for power, including the night elf Maiev Shadowsong, his former jailor. Warden Shadowsong and her Watchers have pursued the Betrayer to Outland to exact retribution for his crimes, and she will not rest until Illidan is in her custody . . . or in his grave.
Praise for Illidan
“William King kicks off a great story with Illidan.”—BlizzPro
“For many people, new and old players alike, this book will be an eye-opening journey.”—All Things Azeroth
“I enjoyed World of Warcraft: Illidan a great deal.”—BlizzPlanet
“Damn fun . . . There’s virtually never a dull moment in Illidan.”—Cinelinx
From the Hardcover edition.
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Ups & Downs in this audiobook
The Narration was Great!
way better than previous book "War Crimes".
but the story this book holds was not very much new. was just revisiting old stories and diving into details. which was all already mentioned.
While Previous book "War Crimes" had provided new story! unexpected turns! nothing was mentioned before nor experienced in the game.
Audio Narration: 10/10.
Story value: 5/10.
if you know who Nobbel is, i advise you to wait till he makes a video on this instead of getting this audio book.
This Audiobook IS "prepared"
TLDR: "ILLIDAN is the perfect companion piece for anyone going into Warcraft's new expansion, LEGION."
I've seen many mixed reviews about ILLIDAN noting how the storytelling is uneven or the characters aren't well-developed. You won't find such criticism here. The author presents a straight forward approach to the story (focusing primarily on what Illidan was doing in Outland during the BURNING CRUSADE expansion) that is refreshing.
While I should note that Illidan is among my favorite Warcraft Anti-Heroes and I'm a bit biased towards his lore and storyline, both author and narrator give you much more than the regulat, run of the mill fantasy experience. The story is very submersive, characters are flushed out and you are interested in their motives and back stories.
This Audiobook is the perfect companion piece for someone who's interested in what's going on in Warcraft's upcoming expansion, LEGION, though I will add as someone that's played through the Demon Hunter starting zone, it helped to fill in some gaps at the book's conclusion.
Take this story for a spin. You won't regret it.