Beyond the Dark Portal, Paperback
3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The Second War is over, and Alliance forces have won.

They have destroyed the mystic gate that linked Azeroth to the orcs' homeworld of Draenor.

Many of the orcs trapped on Azeroth have been rounded up and placed in internment camps.

But Small bands of orcs are spotted in the Eastern Kingdoms, intent on claiming certain artefacts for some unknown purpose.

Worse, some of the orcs belong to clans never before seen on Azeroth.

Somehow the Horde has managed to re-establish the Dark Portal on Azeroth.

King Terenas orders the Alliance general Turalyon and the archmage Khadgar to end the orcish threat once and for all.

Yet in order to do so, the pair must lead an expedition to Draenor itself.

They and their allies must go beyond the Dark Portal before all of Azeroth falls beneath a new and more powerful Horde.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781416550860



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If you play WoW, you will enjoy this book. It helps flesh out some of the great figures in WoW history and brings alive the mythology. If you don't play the game, this is a just a run-of-the-mill fantasy story.

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I don't know why I keep doing this to myself. Serviceable (far better than some of the others) but slow to get moving, lacks any sort of satisfying resolution, and just perfunctory in general.<br/><br/>Part of the problem, I think, is that these books are all essentially childrens' histories. There's a fixed timeline, cast of characters, and sequence of events that have to be hit on the nose, the setting already exists, and there's just not that much room to add real tension. The best of the lot so far has been Christie Golden's Arthas, which was largely interesting because she was able to take a character we knew the endpoint of and really flesh out his childhood with a fair degree of narrative freedom. This book, however, is really just a paint-by-numbers setup for the Burning Crusade. It's fine for what it is, but again, I don't know why I keep bothering.