Warcraft: Tides Of The Dark Portal

“Are we ready?” Turalyon gulped and nodded. “Ready, sir.” Lothar nodded and turned away, frowning, and for a second Turalyon worried the expression was because of him. Had he given the wrong response? Had Lord Lothar wanted more detail?

-“I will keep this one” She selected the emerald and fastened it about her throat. I wanted to give the other two Veressa and Sylvanas when I… please take this home with you when you can. Give them to my sisters. Tell them this way, no matter what happens… we’ll always be together”

-” For a long time, Ner’zhul was aware that he is surrounded by death and it would claim him soon”

I’m, Gul’dan! I’m Darkness Incarnate! This cannot end like this!. No, I’m a fool. And I always was a fool”

While some of the Warcraft novels aged greatly, I believe they are still worth to look up and analyze. Despite I have fun with the current lore of the game and waiting for the Shadowlands with hype, ıt is a fun work to look back and examine the past events and meeting with old, really old friends.

Our topic for today are the books covering most of the events happened in Warcraf 2, Tides Of Darkness and Beyond The Dark Portal. Despite containing important lore characters such as Khadgar, Anduin Lothar, Ner’zhul and Grom Hellscream, the main focus of the two novels are actually Alleria and Turalyon. The two characters who have been a great mystery up until Legion’s last patch, Shadows Of Argus!


The novel Tides Of Darkness which had been written by Aaron Rosenberg describing how the two first met and were pulling each other by love. But the main focus of the book was to describe the forming of the Alliance of Lordearon and how they defeated the first Orcish Horde. Because of this,Tides Of Darkness explaining a grand scale of story, the war and politics of the Alliance. While explaining the character development for Turalyon, Khadgar, Alleria, Kurdran Wildhammer, Danath Trollbane and how their long lasting friendship was formed. On the other side, we have the leaders of the Orcish Horde, which desires to conquer the rest of The Eastern Kingdoms, Orgrim Doomhammer, Gul’danCho’gallMaim Blackhand and Rend Blackhand and the shaman Zuluhed can be marked as the main characters of the novel. But despite being the center at the story at the first chapters, Anduin Lothar becomes a role model for Turalyon, kinda becomes a side character while we explore the events through Turalyon’s eyes.

Orgrim Doomhammer

Beyond The Dark Portal on the other hand, which is my favourite Warcraft books of all time focusing on the characters themselves and their relationship with each other. Probably the effect of Christie Golden the co-writer of the book alongside with Aaron Rosenberg. While the Alliance side preserves the same team which known as The Alliance Expedition, the Horde has new stars. Ner’zhul, Teron Gorefiend, Grom Hellscream and Kilrogg Deadeye. Throghout most of the books, the reader goes back and forth between two sides, so no matter they love The Alliance or The Horde it becomes tough to blame each side as the evil one. Becasue the easiest way to blame someone or a group as black, is staying ignorant to inner motivations or the reasons why. Both of the books are delving deep into the motivations of the characters and both factions, forcing the reader to leave their bias’ about the opposite faction.

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