Friday, October 15, 2010

Tour Contest: WOW The Shattering

World of Warcraft:
The Shattering
Author: Christie Golden
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Gallery
Release: October 19, 2010
Available in Hardcover & Digital from Amazon

Thrall, wise shaman and the warchief of the Horde, has sensed a disturbing change . . .

Long ago, Azeroth's destructive native elementals raged across the world until the benevolent titans imprisoned them within the Elemental Plane. Despite the titans' intervention, many elementals have ended up back on Azeroth. Over the ages, shaman like Thrall have communed with these spirits and, through patience and dedication, learned to soothe roaring infernos, bring rain to sun-scorched lands, and otherwise temper the elementals' ruinous influence on the world of Azeroth.

Now Thrall has discovered that the elementals no longer heed the shaman's call. The link shared with these spirits has grown thin and frayed, as if Azeroth itself were under great duress. While Thrall seeks answers to what ails the confused elements, he also wrestles with the orcs' precarious future as his people face dwindling supplies and growing hostility with their night elf neighbors.

Meanwhile, King Varian Wrynn of Stormwind is considering violent action in response to mounting tensions between the Alliance and the Horde, a hard-line approach that threatens to alienate those closest to him, including his son, Anduin. The conflicted young prince has set out to find his own path, but in doing so, he risks becoming entangled in political instability that is setting the world on edge.

The fate of Azeroth's great races is shrouded in a fog of uncertainty, and the erratic behavior of the elemental spirits, troubling though it is, may only be the first ominous warning sign of the cataclysm to come.

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Christie Golden has written thirty-five novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Among her many projects are over a dozen Star Trek novels and several original fantasy novels. An avid player of World of Warcraft, she has written two manga short stories and several novels in that world (Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, and The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm) with more in the works. She has also written the StarCraft Dark Templar Trilogy, Firstborn, Shadow Hunters, and Twilight.

The publisher has allowed me to give away one hardcover edition of The Shattering. Simply leave a comment answering my question. Be sure to leave your email if you don't have it linked to a Google account, so I can contact you. The contest will end October 31st, 2010.

Do you play World of Warcraft, or any other online games? What do you enjoy about online with other players?

Thanks for commenting, and I will randomly choose a winner to announce on November 1st, 2010.



Vampires and Tofu said...

I actually DID play WoW for the better part of last year. It was a lot of fun but in all honesty I found it was taking up a LOT of my time. Plus, I prefer playing games by myself to relax and once you reach a certain point in the game you almost HAVE to play with other people to get anywhere and there were just way too many jerks. People take this game VERY seriously!!!

Tore said...

Do you play World of Warcraft, or any other online games? I like playing Bejeweled. What do you enjoy about online with other players? I mostly play online games myself ocassionally I Play with other people. Please enter me in contest.

Anonymous said...

I play a lot of on-line games, but they are one-player games. I play the games to relieve whatever stress I'm under and match-three games do that (I don't have to think when I play them!)

debbie said...

I do play a few of them.

MarthaE said...

This sounds interesting. No I do not play online games altho I occasionally download a game and play for a few weeks relaxation until I have to stop and focus back on the work.
Please check the date on your giveaway post which shows 3/31 and is a bit confusing. Thanks for the giveaway.

MarthaE said...

Sorry - I didn't mean the post but the sidebar notice date.

Moonsanity said...

Thanks Martha-- I wonder why I put 3/31 since that was March. BAHAHAHAHA No clue:)

Timothy said...

I do play world of warcraft, the thing i enjoy about playing with others is getting to know them and the different styles they play and the way they live. Some people prefer to quest alone and some together or to chat in your guild. its great fun and can get very addicting.