• The Well of Eternity: Blizzard Legends

  • World of Warcraft: War of the Ancients, Book One
  • By: Richard A. Knaak
  • Narrated by: Ramon De Ocampo
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,181 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the first chapter of this epic trilogy, the outcome of the historic War of the Ancients is forever altered by the arrival of three time-lost heroes: Krasus, the dragon mage whose great power and memories of the ancient conflict have inexplicably diminished; the human wizard Rhonin, whose thoughts are divided between his family and the seductive source of his now-growing power; and Broxigar, a weathered orc veteran who seeks a glorious death in combat. 

But unless these unlikely allies can convince the demigod, Cenarius, and the untrusting night elves of their queen's treachery, the burning Legion's gateway into Azeroth will open anew. And this time - the struggles of the past may well spill over into the future....

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Be aware!

The three first books are excellent. Well written and performed, a treat indeed.
But you should be aware that once the fourth book comes around, they change author and reader, and it's not really great at all.
I think it was a big mistake not keeping the same author and reader, as the listener now have gotten used to certain voices on characters, which helps a lot when listening. Suddenly you have a female reader at book four, and she is not as passionate about it. Not that im saying that a female reader is bad, but once you've gotten used to 30 hours + of ones voice who put at least some feeling into it, it's hard to re-adapt.

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Finally a audio version!

I was so excited to see that this was finally available on Audible. Great story that ties so many different Warcraft story lines and characters together. Can't wait for Part 2 and 3 to be released on Audible.

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this is by far my favorite world of Warcraft book

the story was perfect it didn't bounce all over the place like some of the other books. the narrator did an amazing job very easy to listen to. of all the audio books in the world I've went through so far this is my favorite.

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Awesome!

Very happy to finally have this as an audiobook. Very much looking forward to the next two parts in the series!

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Excellent work by Ramon De Ocampo yet again

The only problem now, is that we have to wait for part two to be released! Hopefully Ramon narrates that as well.

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just what I wanted

good story followed wow really well. I had some trouble with following the characters who's, who kind of trouble but love it over all.

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An excellent audiobook experience

I'm writing this review for the entire trilogy rather than for individual books -- The whole story is quite consistent in writing and performance. Any fan of the WarCraft universe will be able to appreciate all of the context and perspective that the War of the Ancients trilogy brings to it. It fills in some gaps in a handful of characters' origin stories and personalities as well as the general feel of the relationships between the races of Azeroth's earlier eras. These books are no masterclass in amazing writing, but they simply don't need to be; they mostly only serve to flesh out lore that you may already know with some specifics. One small nitpick I have to offer is that Richard Knaak has a very repetitive writing style. You'll no doubt notice that certain words and terms are repeated constantly throughout this trilogy, to the point where I have to wonder if the editing process of this book was rushed. Get ready to constantly hear terms such as: materialize, "It was all he/she could do", former, latter, visage, countenance, orbs (referring to one's eyes), scores, myriad, sinew, etc. Maybe it's a dumb thing to nitpick about, but the frequency of these words definitely did sometimes distract me from the story. It could possibly be that Richard's tendency to overuse some terms is at least in part because it was meant for this trilogy to be written in a certain 'fancy' writing style. I couldn't know whether or not this was an intentional thing, but the writing style definitely does seem appropriate for the story's ancient and epic setting. It almost feels somewhat reminiscent of H.P. Lovecraft's more convoluted classical style of writing, while being quite a bit easier to digest. I'm sure there's a much better comparison out there, but I'm not well-read enough to know one. By the end of the trilogy, I've started feeling that the writing style is very repetitive in a much broader sense as well. Maybe it's something that couldn't be avoided, as the book explores the entire War of the Ancients and needed to give us a sense of what all the characters had been through. There are MANY scenes in this trilogy which are all essentially the same (mostly combat scenes), just with different antagonists and protagonists. after all was said and done, I had more than my fill of scenes that describe each character's fighting style. Easily one of the greatest highlights of this trilogy is Ramon de Ocampo's performance. With every new character introduced in the story, I've grown more impressed with the scope of his voice acting, especially as the races with accents emerged. The first thing that caught my attention was that his depiction of female characters is actually very feminine. It was so jarring and even slightly uncomfortable to hear a male voice actor suddenly start channeling a borderline convincing feminine voice, I almost disliked it at first. But as time went on and I realized how many different voices he had to match the personalities of characters encountered in the books, I found myself forgetting that this book was being read by a single person and started listening to it almost as an audio drama. I'm very new to the audio book experience, but I have a hard time believing that many people can top Ramon's performance. I am extremely impressed with his reading and almost worry that he's set the bar so high that other readers will seem inadequate by comparison. The only shortcoming in Ramon's performance that I could think of is that sometimes his characters will sound like they got mixed up for just a single scene or even just a single line. These instances are few and far in between though. Overall, this trilogy was an excellent audiobook experience for me and I'd absolutely recommend it to anyone who is a fan of WarCraft or anyone who wants to get into it.

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good book

the lore was good in this book. I found myself engaged. I recommend getting this one, it is probably the best book from Knaak.

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Love this series

Amazing book, glad they went with a pro narrator, unlike Christie Golden’s books. Can’t wait for the next two in the series!

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So good!

I really wish blizzard makes these books into a series some day. This 3 part book series would be so badass.

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  • Connor
  • 04-01-20

Wanted to read this so I understand WoW

Gives a great understanding of who the important characters in WoW are and what theyre individual purposes have been. The narrators great too which is always nice.

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  • glady
  • 02-03-20

One of my favorite stories! cant wait for more!

love the story, cant wait for the next part of this triology. i love it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-22

A journey

The first part if the well of eternity trilogy hard to get through at first but, its definitely worth it, going back through novels like this and playing the games gives a sense of knowing the areas and characters involved holding your connection to the stories more.

This is an incredible story to begin your World of Warcraft lore, it's sets the table for the events that predate the Warcraft Universe but not be intimidating enough with information overload.

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  • RefinedZen
  • 11-08-21

Descriptive paradise.

What a great book.
Been listening whilst working security night shit.
Descriptive, vivid and spoken well. Very relaxing voice considering the content of the book. Intense Azeroth battles.

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  • Daniel
  • 07-08-21

love Wow

outstanding story, beautifully narrated, enjoyed the entire book, would recommend to every world of warcraft fan

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  • Josh M
  • 06-28-21

Great Author, Great narrator

From a time when Blizzard made great story media with amazing writers. Ramon De Ocampo first caught my eye reading the traveller, and boy does he deliver! I hope he does all the series by Richard Knaak and Christie Golden

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  • Ryan L.
  • 05-13-21

Outstanding

Really enjoyed this great story and narration look forward to more in the near future!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-09-21

Awesome

Brilliant book, especially for Warcraft fans. Wonderful narrator and thoughraly entertaining story! Very much recommend

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  • jason
  • 11-05-20

just brill!

Great book loved it. only problem was some words at the start of sentences were chopped which was a little frustrating but still loved it!

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  • Jonathan
  • 10-12-20

Great book

really well read and makes you feel fully emursed within the Warcraft universe.

I look forward to listening to the rest

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  • Benjamin Bradley
  • 07-25-22

pretty good.

Not a bad listen, an ok story and decent voice actor. I do feel like this would be best enjoyed by a Warcraft fan as opposed to myself, but don't let that detour you from this audiobook if you're not a fan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-22

A must for any Warcraft fan!

I’ve never written a review on a book before, but the narration by Ramon is so incredible I felt compelled to do one. The book itself is great, but Ramon brings it to life and I feel so much closer to a game I’ve played and enjoyed for so long..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-21-21

Great Trilogy!

Such a great kickoff to the trilogy, amazing narration, never knew Hakkar could sound soo good!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-10-21

Great story and lore

Great story outlining the early events one of my favourite games. Narration was great and engaging all the way until the end.

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  • Corey
  • 10-04-20

Amazing Story

As a long time fan of the games, I was very excited to start the book series and was not let down. A historical point of view added such depth and I very much enjoyed it.

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  • Tovrin
  • 11-21-19

Awesome narration. Great story.

Ramon De Ocampo tells Richard Knaak's great story so well. And this is one of Warcraft's better stories. I hope they do the other two books very soon.