I'm torn on this book. On the one hand, it was a faithful adaptation of Warcraft 3's storyline, down to exact dialogue, while adding some wonderful, humanizing touches to try to make us empathize whit out main character even as we know he's making terrible choices.On the other hand, it was a faithful adaptation of Warcraft 3's storyline, down to exact dialogue. There were not only no surprises in the story and at times it just felt like the cameo parade. Added to that, Arthas was only so sympathetic in the game, and while the book helps a little bit, it's not nearly enough to make me at least like him or understand his reasoning. For a while I could see how his decisions were being made out of a genuine compassion for his people, but trying to humanize him after a certain point just felt so flat. I don't know if it was the writing or just a failure of the source material, but this book rang flat and hollow for me.