Fantasy Book Review: Warcraft: Durotan

Warcraft: Durotan by Christie Golden

In the world of Draenor, the strong and fiercely independent Frostwolf Clan are faced with increasingly harsh winters and thinning herds. When Gul’dan, a mysterious outsider, arrives in Frostfire Ridge offering word of new hunting lands, Durotan, the Clan’s chieftain, must make an impossible decision: abandon the territory, pride and traditions of his people, or lead them into the unknown.

Disclaimer: I have never played World of Warcraft. But the movie trailers made the upcoming film look so appealing, that I had to read this movie prequel.

Durotan is an Orc from the Frostwolf Clan. The clan are noble, but fierce warriors. They do not tolerate weakness, but have no taste for cruelty to their prey. Durotan is a fantastically vivid character – and thrust into a role of leadership in an impossible situation.

This prequel doesn’t disappoint. It’s the story of how Durotan (a main character in the movie) and his clan must flee their land just to survive. It’s a survival story full of mystery, mysticism, and adventure. It definitely made me more excited to see the movie. If the character development is half as good as it is in this prequel, I’ll enjoy the film. I have a feeling that I’ll be reading more in this series.