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 World of Warcraft.
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 Stormrage.
An actual good game tie-in novel
This book is a precursor to the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expac coming this year. It is a very good story and to be honest I am not a Knaak fan, I find his writing often time dry. This book book was very entertaining and if you haven't read any other Warcraft book, or listened to one, this is well worth your time. Be warned, there are a couple of references to Wildstorm Comics tie-ins and Knaak's previous trilogy; War of the Ancients. But you would be well served buying this book, if for no other reason, they might do up some more WoW books in the future. Dwarven Engineer Hunters FTW!
This is so awesome its not even funny, and the first warcraft book on itunes. This book is even a steal at 20$. im serious. get it.
Decent addition to the Warcraft series
While I wish that they had let Golden write it (she has a flair for personal relationship writing, and I think she would have written the dialogue between Tyrande & Malfurion better), Knaak is okay. His dragon books are good, but sometimes he comes off as very dry.
My one major grief with this book is that he makes the Horde look like a bunch of pansies compared to the Alliance, and I don't appreciate that (being Horde myself). Why is nearly every SINGLE horde leader incapacitated yet the Major Alliance leaders are untouched? Especially Sylvannas, who is undead and therefore does not sleep?
All in all a decent book, but Knaak needs to learn to let the Horde have their due. I would also appreciate more audiobooks, this is the only one I could find. I want Arthas on audiobook!