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The Last Guardian - Jeff Grubb Jeff Grubb has a beautiful style of writing. I really appreciated the way he would word things, the analogies and metaphors he would create and, all around, his prose. He's not just a good writer, he's also a good story teller. He can make you feel for the characters, see how they became who they are, all without manipulating the reader. By the end of this story, I felt like I had grown along with each character. And they all did grow: some for the better and some for the worse.

I was just really amazed at the writing, to be honest. I think that he is, in general, one of the best writers I've ever read. Here's a snippet that made me think, "Wow, that was a really good idea."

The smoldering wreckage of the demon-beast, weeping fire and bleeding shadow, fell at Lothar's feet.

Maybe you're not impressed. But to me, for a writer to pull out a poetic phrase in the midst of a battle scene and have it work, was pretty impressive. This was not the most beautiful quote, necessarily, but perhaps the one that impressed me the most.

I think that even if you haven't played Warcraft, you will enjoy this book. Personally, while I had heard Medivh's name mentioned before, I actually didn't know who he was. I had never heard of Garona or Khadgar, so these characters were all new for me. I loved that they were new and I was able to be surprised with the story and its lore -- and there are a lot of surprises heading your way if you pick this up!