World of Warcraft Dawn of the Aspects

World of Warcraft  Dawn of the Aspects
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN: 1476708649
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Dawn of the Aspects Book Excerpt:

The final installment in an all-new World of Warcraft e-novella series from New York Times bestselling author Richard A. Knaak! The age of dragons is over. Uncertainty plagues Azeroth’s ancient guardians as they struggle to find a new purpose. This dilemma has hit Kalecgos, youngest of the former Dragon Aspects, especially hard. Having lost his great powers, how can he—or any of his kind—still make a difference in the world? The answer lies in the distant past, when savage beasts called proto-dragons ruled the skies. Through a mysterious artifact found near the heart of Northrend, Kalecgos witnesses this violent era and the shocking history of the original Aspects: Alexstrasza, Ysera, Malygos, Neltharion, and Nozdormu. In their most primitive forms, the future protectors of Azeroth must stand united against Galakrond, a bloodthirsty creature that threatens the existence of their race. But did these mere proto-dragons face such a horrific adversary alone, or did an outside force help them? Were they given the strength they would become legendary for—or did they earn it with blood? Kalecgos’s discoveries will change everything he knows about the events that lead to the...dawn of the Aspects. Ó2013 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Blizzard Entertainment and World of Warcraft are trademarks or registered trademarks of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., in the US and/or other countries.

World of Warcraft Dawn of the Aspects

World of Warcraft  Dawn of the Aspects
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-11-19
ISBN: 147676137X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Dawn of the Aspects Book Excerpt:

"Contains the never-before-published prologue Charge of the Aspects by Matt Burns"--Cover.

World of Warcraft Dawn of the Aspects

World of Warcraft  Dawn of the Aspects
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2013-05-20
ISBN: 1476708630
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Dawn of the Aspects Book Excerpt:

Fourth in an all-new WORLD OF WARCRAFT series from New York Times bestselling author Richard A. Knaak! THE AGE OF DRAGONS IS OVER. Uncertainty plagues Azeroth’s ancient guardians as they struggle to find a new purpose. This dilemma has hit Kalecgos, youngest of the former Dragon Aspects, especially hard. Having lost his great powers, how can he—or any of his kind—still make a difference in the world? The answer lies in the distant past, when savage beasts called proto-dragons ruled the skies. Through a mysterious artifact found near the heart of Northrend, Kalecgos witnesses this violent era and the shocking history of the original Aspects: Alexstrasza, Ysera, Malygos, Neltharion, and Nozdormu. In their most primitive forms, the future protectors of Azeroth must stand united against Galakrond, a bloodthirsty creature that threatens the existence of their race. But did these mere proto-dragons face such a horrific adversary alone, or did an outside force help them? Were they given the strength they would become legendary for… or did they earn it with blood? Kalecgos’s discoveries will change everything he knows about the events that led to the...DAWN OF THE ASPECTS

World of Warcraft Dawn of the Aspects

World of Warcraft  Dawn of the Aspects
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2013-02-18
ISBN: 1416550690
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Dawn of the Aspects Book Excerpt:

THE AGE OF DRAGONS IS OVER. Uncertainty plagues Azeroth’s ancient guardians as they struggle to find a new purpose. This dilemma has hit Kalecgos, youngest of the former Dragon Aspects, especially hard. Having lost his great powers, how can he—or any of his kind—still make a difference in the world? The answer lies in the distant past, when savage beasts called proto-dragons ruled the skies. Through a mysterious artifact found near the heart of Northrend, Kalecgos witnesses this violent era and the shocking history of the original Aspects: Alexstrasza, Ysera, Malygos, Neltharion, and Nozdormu. In their most primitive forms, the future protectors of Azeroth must stand united against Galakrond, a bloodthirsty creature that threatens the existence of their race. But did these mere proto-dragons face such a horrific adversary alone, or did an outside force help them? Were they given the strength they would become legendary for...or did they earn it with blood? Kalecgos’s discoveries will change everything he knows about the events that led to the...DAWN OF THE ASPECTS PART I The former Dragon Aspects are on the brink of going their separate ways to forge new destinies. As Kalecgos ponders the uncertain future awaiting his kind, he uncovers a mysterious artifact that allows him to see through the eyes of his late predecessor, Malygos. Intense visions bombard Kalecgos, transporting him to a time when the original Aspects were no more than primitive proto-dragons. Across ancient Kalimdor’s northern plains, they fought for survival against each other and a terrifying creature that dominated the era: the Father of Dragons, Galakrond. But many questions remain for Kalecgos. What are the origins of this strange artifact? Are its visions a gift, or a curse?

World of Warcraft Dawn of the Aspects

World of Warcraft  Dawn of the Aspects
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2013-04-22
ISBN: 1476708622
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Dawn of the Aspects Book Excerpt:

Third in an all-new WORLD OF WARCRAFT series from New York Times bestselling author Richard A. Knaak! THE AGE OF DRAGONS IS OVER. Uncertainty plagues Azeroth’s ancient guardians as they struggle to find a new purpose. This dilemma has hit Kalecgos, youngest of the former Dragon Aspects, especially hard. Having lost his great powers, how can he—or any of his kind—still make a difference in the world? The answer lies in the distant past, when savage beasts called proto-dragons ruled the skies. Through a mysterious artifact found near the heart of Northrend, Kalecgos witnesses this violent era and the shocking history of the original Aspects: Alexstrasza, Ysera, Malygos, Neltharion, and Nozdormu. In their most primitive forms, the future protectors of Azeroth must stand united against Galakrond, a bloodthirsty creature that threatens the existence of their race. But did these mere proto-dragons face such a horrific adversary alone, or did an outside force help them? Were they given the strength they would become legendary for… or did they earn it with blood? Kalecgos’s discoveries will change everything he knows about the events that led to the...DAWN OF THE ASPECTS

World of Warcraft Dawn of the Aspects

World of Warcraft  Dawn of the Aspects
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2013-03-18
ISBN: 1476708614
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Dawn of the Aspects Book Excerpt:

Second in an all-new WORLD OF WARCRAFT series from New York Times bestselling author Richard A. Knaak! THE AGE OF DRAGONS IS OVER. Uncertainty plagues Azeroth’s ancient guardians as they struggle to find a new purpose. This dilemma has hit Kalecgos, youngest of the former Dragon Aspects, especially hard. Having lost his great powers, how can he—or any of his kind—still make a difference in the world? The answer lies in the distant past, when savage beasts called proto-dragons ruled the skies. Through a mysterious artifact found near the heart of Northrend, Kalecgos witnesses this violent era and the shocking history of the original Aspects: Alexstrasza, Ysera, Malygos, Neltharion, and Nozdormu. In their most primitive forms, the future protectors of Azeroth must stand united against Galakrond, a bloodthirsty creature that threatens the existence of their race. But did these mere proto-dragons face such a horrific adversary alone, or did an outside force help them? Were they given the strength they would become legendary for… or did they earn it with blood? Kalecgos’s discoveries will change everything he knows about the events that led to the...DAWN OF THE ASPECTS

World of Warcraft Night of the Dragon

World of Warcraft  Night of the Dragon
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Publsiher: Gallery Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-11-18
ISBN: 9780743471374
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Night of the Dragon Book Excerpt:

Grim Batol: its dark legacy stretches back into the mists of Azeroth's past. But most know it as the site of a terrible tragedy -- where the vile orcs corrupted the hatchlings of the noble Dragonqueen, Alexstrasza, and used them as weapons of war. Though a band of heroes, led by the enigmatic mage, Krasus, defeated the orcs and freed the captive dragons, the cursed mountain stands as another ravaged landmark within the... WORLD OF WARCRAFT But now Krasus -- known to some as the red dragon Korialstrasz -- senses the malice of Grim Batol rising once more to threaten those he holds dear. Determined this time to confront this evil by himself, he is unaware of the quests that will draw others to Grim Batol and reveal the monstrous truth that could not only herald their deaths, but usher in a terrible new age of darkness and destruction.

World of Warcraft Wolfheart

World of Warcraft  Wolfheart
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN: 1451605765
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Wolfheart Book Excerpt:

Night elf high priestess Tyrande Whisperwind receives a vision about a reluctant human king of Stormwind, who resists an alliance with the worgen to combat the warchief Garrosh Hellscream.

World of Warcraft Stormrage

World of Warcraft  Stormrage
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Publsiher: Pocket Star
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-11-30
ISBN: 9781439189467
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Stormrage Book Excerpt:

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.

World of Warcraft War Crimes

World of Warcraft  War Crimes
Author: Christie Golden
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN: 1451684487
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft War Crimes Book Excerpt:

A tale set in the aftermath of tyrannical orc Garrosh Hellscream's defeat finds his trial in Pandaria complicated by old grievances and mounting suspicions.

Warcraft Lord of the Clans

Warcraft  Lord of the Clans
Author: Christie Golden
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-10-01
ISBN: 0743426908
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warcraft Lord of the Clans Book Excerpt:

Raised since infancy by cruel human masters, Thrall is driven by fierce determination to escape his bandage, rediscover the ancient traditions of his people, and pursue his destiny. Original. (A Blizzard Entertainment electronic game) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)

The Game Culture Reader

The Game Culture Reader
Author: Jason Thompson
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2014-07-18
ISBN: 1443864374
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Game Culture Reader Book Excerpt:

In The Game Culture Reader, editors Jason C. Thompson and Marc A. Ouellette propose that Game Studies—that peculiar multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary field wherein international researchers from such diverse areas as rhetoric, computer science, literary studies, culture studies, psychology, media studies and so on come together to study the production, distribution, and consumption of games—has reached an unproductive stasis. Its scholarship remains either divided (as in the narratologists versus ludologists debate) or indecisive (as in its frequently apolitical stances on play and fandom). Thompson and Ouellette firmly hold that scholarship should be distinguished from the repetitively reductive commonplaces of violence, sexism, and addiction. In other words, beyond the headline-friendly modern topoi that now dominate the discourse of Game Studies, what issues, approaches, and insights are being, if not erased, then displaced? This volume gathers together a host of scholars from different countries, institutions, disciplines, departments, and ranks, in order to present original and evocative scholarship on digital game culture. Collectively, the contributors reject the commonplaces that have come to define digital games as apolitical or as somehow outside of the imbricated processes of cultural production that govern the medium itself. As an alternative, they offer essays that explore video game theory, ludic spaces and temporalities, and video game rhetorics. Importantly, the authors emphasize throughout that digital games should be understood on their own terms: literally, this assertion necessitates the serious reconsideration of terms borrowed from other academic disciplines; figuratively, the claim embeds the embrace of game play in the continuing investigation of digital games as cultural forms. Put another way, by questioning the received wisdom that would consign digital games to irrelevant spheres of harmless child’s play or of invidious mass entertainment, the authors productively engage with ludic ambiguities.

World of Warcraft Cycle of Hatred

World of Warcraft  Cycle of Hatred
Author: Keith R. A. DeCandido
Publsiher: Pocket Star
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2006-02-01
ISBN: 9780743471367
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Cycle of Hatred Book Excerpt:

The Burning Legion has been defeated, and eastern regions of Kalimdor are now shared by two nations: the orcs of Durotar, led by their noble Warchief, Thrall; and the humans of Theramore, led by one of the most powerful mages alive -- Lady Jaina Proudmoore. But the tentative peace between orcs and humans is suddenly crumbling. Random attacks against Durotar's holdings suggest that the humans have renewed their aggression toward the orcs. Now Jaina and Thrall must avert disaster before old hatreds are rekindled -- and Kalimdor is plunged into another devastating war. Jaina's search to uncover the truth behind the attacks leads her to a shocking revelation. Her encounter with a legendary, long-lost wizard will challenge everything that she believes and illuminate the secret history of the world of...

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author: Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library of Congress Subject Headings Book Excerpt:

Warcraft War of the Ancients 3 The Sundering

Warcraft  War of the Ancients  3  The Sundering
Author: Richard A. Knaak
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2007-05-01
ISBN: 1416559965
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warcraft War of the Ancients 3 The Sundering Book Excerpt:

The hour of wrath draws near... The valiant night elves have been shattered by the loss of their beloved general. The black dragon, Neltharion, has claimed the Demon Soul and scattered the mighty dragonflights to the winds. Above all, the demonlord, Archimonde, has led the Burning Legion to the very brink of victory over Kalimdor. As the land and its denizens reel from this unstoppable evil, a terror beyond all reckoning draws ever nearer from the Well of Eternity's depths... WARCRAFT In the final, apocalyptic chapter of this epic trilogy, the dragon-mage Krasus and the young druid Malfurion must risk everything to save Azeroth from utter destruction. Banding together the dwarves, tauren and furbolg races, the heroes hope to spark an alliance to stand against the might of the Burning Legion. For if the Demon Soul should fall into the Legion's hands, all hope for the world will be lost. This then, is the hour...where past and future collide! THE SUNDERING An original trilogy of magic, warfare, and heroism based on the bestselling, award-winning electronic game series from Blizzard Entertainment.

The Battle for Azeroth

The Battle for Azeroth
Author: Bill Fawcett
Publsiher: Smart Pop
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2006-06-10
ISBN: 9781932100846
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Battle for Azeroth Book Excerpt:

Aimed at dedicated fans of the role playing game World of Warcraft, this dynamic collection of essays explores the undying fascination with a game that is a welcome escape from reality for millions of people around the world. Gaming experts, developers, and bestselling sci-fi authors examine the overwhelming success of the game and the underlying motivations for gamers to spend, on average, as much time as they would at a part-time job battling in the world of Azeroth, and address issues ranging from economics and psychology to addiction and game ethics are addressed, as are the outstanding design of the game and the histories of several main characters.

Research Handbook on the Law of Virtual and Augmented Reality

Research Handbook on the Law of Virtual and Augmented Reality
Author: Woodrow Barfield,Marc Jonathan Blitz
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2018-12-28
ISBN: 1786438593
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Handbook on the Law of Virtual and Augmented Reality Book Excerpt:

Virtual and augmented reality raise significant questions for law and policy. When should virtual world activities or augmented reality images count as protected First Amendment ‘speech’, and when are they instead a nuisance or trespass? When does copying them infringe intellectual property laws? When should a person (or computer) face legal consequences for allegedly harmful virtual acts? The Research Handbook on the Law of Virtual and Augmented Reality addresses these questions and others, drawing upon free speech doctrine, criminal law, issues of data protection and privacy, legal rights for increasingly intelligent avatars, and issues of jurisdiction within virtual and augmented reality worlds.

The Warcraft Civilization

The Warcraft Civilization
Author: William Sims Bainbridge
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-09-21
ISBN: 0262288370
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Warcraft Civilization Book Excerpt:

An exploration of the popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft as a virtual prototype of the real human future. World of Warcraft is more than a game. There is no ultimate goal, no winning hand, no princess to be rescued. WoW is an immersive virtual world in which characters must cope in a dangerous environment, assume identities, struggle to understand and communicate, learn to use technology, and compete for dwindling resources. Beyond the fantasy and science fiction details, as many have noted, it's not entirely unlike today's world. In The Warcraft Civilization, sociologist William Sims Bainbridge goes further, arguing that WoW can be seen not only as an allegory of today but also as a virtual prototype of tomorrow, of a real human future in which tribe-like groups will engage in combat over declining natural resources, build temporary alliances on the basis of mutual self-interest, and seek a set of values that transcend the need for war. What makes WoW an especially good place to look for insights about Western civilization, Bainbridge says, is that it bridges past and future. It is founded on Western cultural tradition, yet aimed toward the virtual worlds we could create in times to come.

The Second Life Herald

The Second Life Herald
Author: Peter Ludlow,Mark Wallace
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0262122944
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Life Herald Book Excerpt:

A behind-the-scenes account of the emergence of a fascinating virtual universe that is at once colorful, important, and unpredictable, with shocking consequences in the real world.

Starcraft Dark Templar Shadow Hunters

Starcraft  Dark Templar  Shadow Hunters
Author: Christie Golden
Publsiher: Pocket Star
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-11-27
ISBN: 9780743471268
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Starcraft Dark Templar Shadow Hunters Book Excerpt:

An original tale of space warfare based on the bestselling computer game series from Blizzard Entertainment. Driven by the living memories of a long-dead protoss mystic and hounded by the Queen of Blades' ravenous zerg, archaeologist Jake Ramsey embarks on a perilous journey to reach the fabled protoss homeworld of Aiur. Seeking a vital piece of protoss technology, Jake finds that Aiur has been overrun by the zerg. Descending into the shadowy labyrinths beneath the planet's surface, he must find the sacred crystal before time runs out -- for him...and the universe itself. Yet, what Jake discovers beneath Aiur is a horror beyond his wildest nightmares -- Ulrezaj -- an archon comprised of the seven most deadly and powerful dark templar in history....