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Warcraft Well Read - The World of Warcraft Book Club Podcast

World of Warcraft book club and podcast : A fun, friendly discussion of the WoW novels. Warcraft novels are chosen for entertaining round-table discussions hosted by Apsana and Skolnick.
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Aug 9, 2013

Episode #6 : Dawn of the Aspects, the five-part serial novel by Richard A. Knaak, explores the current activity of the former Dragon Aspects since the discovery of Pandaria. This thrilling story balances a historical look back to the time when Alexstrasza, Malygos & the others were mere protodragons – as well as the present-day struggle Kalecgos faces to understand the meaning behind a strange relic. Mystery & action are the cornerstone to this novel. Readers get to experience why the dragons were chosen by the Titans as guardians of Azeroth, why Galakrond became known as ‘Father of Dragons’, and ultimately, ascertain what Kalec & the dragonflights learned from the past to help all races in the future.

In the episode’s Warcraft book club roundtable, podcast hosts Apsana, Skolnick, Lignar, and Medros meet at the top of Wyrmrest Temple to discuss The Dawn of the Aspects. Lastly, the book club’s reading selection for next month is revealed: Vol’Jin: Shadows of the Horde, by Michael Stackpole!

Join the discussion forum: Official Warcraft Well Read Goodreads Group

Interact with the hosts via Twitter: @WowWellRead@Apsana@SkolnickWho

Warcraft Well Read Podcast - The Warcraft Book Club Podcast, Episode 6 originally published August 9, 2013

Jul 5, 2013

Episode #5 : The Sundering, the final installment in the War of the Ancients trilogy, brings the epic first battle between Azeroth and the Burning Legion to its apocalyptic conclusion. The night elves battle back the demons toward Zin-Ashari, the dragon aspects must determine how to recover from their betrayal by Neltharion, the time-traveling trio must rescue the Demon Soul, readers learn how Illidan’s need for power causes his imprisonment, and beautiful Queen Azshara is forced to impatiently prepare for the arrival of her self-proclaimed prince charming of fel energy, Dark Lord Sargeras. As the destruction of the Well of Eternity draws near, Warcraft’s epic characters face grand heroism, tragedy, and for some – madness.

Podcast hosts Apsana, Skolnick, and Joshua brace themselves against the surge of the newly-formed Maelstrom to discuss The Sundering in this fun Warcraft book club roundtable. The group examine the immense lore and pivotal scenes that are echoed throughout most of the Warcraft lore we’ve grown to know. Finally, the book club’s reading selection for next month is revealed: Dawn of the Aspects (Parts 4 and 5) by Richard A. Knaak!

Join the discussion forum: Official Warcraft Well Read Goodreads Group

Interact with the hosts via Twitter: @WowWellRead@Apsana@SkolnickWho

Warcraft Well Read Podcast - The Warcraft Book Club Podcast, Episode 5 originally published July 5, 2013

Apr 19, 2013

Episode #4 : The Demon Soul!

The second novel in the War of the Ancients trilogy ramps up the danger across the ancient land of Azeroth. The the March reading selection for the World of Warcraft book club podcast, Richard A. Knaak’s 2004 novel gives readers a first-person account of the legendary events that unfold around the Well of Eternity. The Highborne Elves advance the Burning Legion’s attacks under the directive of Mannoroth & Archimonde. While the unexpected hero – Krasus – turns to his beloved dragonkind for help to save Kalimdor from the epic threat of the Dragon Soul.

Podcast hosts Apsana, Skolnick, and Deacon pause beside the glow of the Demonic Portal for an interesting Warcraft book club roundtable discussion of The Demon Soul. These proud members of ‘Team-Illidan’ share their thoughts on the novel’s pacing, the strength of Tyrande, the fascinating story arc of Illidan, the descent of Neltharion into delicious madness, and a fun dialogue of Skolnick’s favorite – Queen Azshara.
In conclusion, the Warcraft book club’s reading selection for April is revealed: Dawn of the Aspects, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Richard A. Knaak!

Join the discussion forum: Official Warcraft Well Read Goodreads Group

Interact with the hosts via Twitter: @WowWellRead@Apsana@SkolnickWho

Warcraft Well Read Podcast - The Warcraft Book Club Podcast, Episode 4 originally published April 19, 2013

Mar 11, 2013

Episode #3 : The legendary War of the Ancients begins with the Well of Eternity!

The World of Warcraft book club podcast discusses Richard A. Knaak’s 2004 novel, published months before the launch of Blizzard’s highly-anticipated World of Warcraft MMO. The story gives readers a first-hand look into the events that caused the Sundering of Kalimdor. The novel recounts the early relationship between night elves Tyrande, Malfurion & Illidan; illustrates how Queen Azshara initiated the Burning Legion’s entry into Azeroth; and tracks the unique struggles of unlikely heroes in the face an unexpected danger.

Podcast hosts Apsana, Skolnick, Avrenym, and Hota put on their finest time-traveling cloaks for an enjoyable Warcraft book club roundtable discussion of Well of Eternity. The group share their impressions of the narrative’s use of time travel, consider the varied themes presented, and express their thoughts of how the characters are portrayed in this early Warcraft novel. To conclude the episode, the book club’s reading selection for March is revealed: Demon Soul by Richard A. Knaak.

Join the discussion forum: Official Warcraft Well Read Goodreads Group

Interact with the hosts via Twitter: @WowWellRead@Apsana@SkolnickWho

Warcraft Well Read Podcast - The Warcraft Book Club Podcast, Episode 3 originally published March 11, 2013

Feb 7, 2013

Episode #2 : The Rise of the Horde!

The World of Warcraft book club podcast discusses Christie Golden’s 2006 novel, published one month before the The Burning Crusade was released. This highly anticipated book set the tone for what players could expect before the launch of Burning Crusade, presents the evolution of orc shaman into shadow-magic wielding warlocks, and proved to be the perfect backstory for what danger lay ahead for all of Azeroth.

Apsana, Skolnick, Kevin, and Emma gather by the cozy fire for a thoughtful conversation regarding many of the themes expressed in Rise of the Horde. Later, the next Warcraft book club reading selection is unveiled for February: Well of Eternity by Richard A. Knaak.

Join the discussion forum: Official Warcraft Well Read Goodreads Group

Interact with the hosts via Twitter: @WowWellRead@Apsana@SkolnickWho

Warcraft Well Read Podcast - The Warcraft Book Club Podcast, Episode 2 originally published February 7, 2013

Jan 8, 2013

Episode #1 : The World of Warcraft book club begins!

Hosts Apsana and Skolnick discuss their experience with the growing catalog of WoW novels and identify their plans for this new reading adventure. The January 2013 Warcraft book club selection is announced: Rise of the Horde by Christie Golden. Considering the publication was originally released as a transitional novel into the Burning Crusade expansion, the hosts reflect on the book’s themes with historical perspective.

Join the discussion forum: Official Warcraft Well Read Goodreads Group

Interact with the hosts via Twitter: @WowWellRead@Apsana@SkolnickWho

Warcraft Well Read Podcast - The Warcraft Book Club Podcast, Episode 1 originally published January 8, 2013

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