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Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War
Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War
作者 Christie Golden
出版社 Gallery
码洋 US: $26.00
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封面 Glenn Rane[1]
页数 352 pages
ISBN10 ISBN 1416550763
ISBN13 ISBN 978-1416550761

Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War is a World of Warcraft novel by Christie Golden. Set during the period between Deathwing's defeat and Mists of Pandaria, the novel focuses on Jaina Proudmoore as Garrosh Hellscream aims to destroy Theramore.

Summary

对于散布在整个艾泽拉斯的各个王国来说,大地的裂变留下的尘埃终于落定。破碎的世界开始从灾难中恢复,受人敬仰的魔法师吉安娜•普罗德摩尔也一如往常地,修补着联盟与部落之间的关系。然而近来,不断升级的紧张局势似乎正将双方推向战火边缘,仅存的小小安稳恐怕……

在吉安娜的钟爱之城塞拉摩,一个可怕的消息悄然抵达。聚焦之虹——蓝龙军团最为强大的神器之一,已被他人盗走。为了寻觅宝物的神秘影踪,吉安娜与曾经的守护巨龙卡雷苟斯携手合作。一路走来,两位辉煌的英雄似乎擦出了不太可能的火花,但此时,另一场灾难性的局势变化出现在眼前……

加尔鲁什•地狱咆哮正在集结部落的大军以图全面入侵塞拉摩。尽管非议不断,铁血的酋长依旧坚持要为部落的统治翻开新的篇章。在野心的驱使下,任何敢于质疑他领导地位的人都会被残酷处置。

联盟军队汇聚于塞拉摩以抵御部落的猛攻,但是勇敢的防卫者们恐怕还没有准备好去应对,那加尔鲁什狡诈战略下真正的攻击规模。当他一击出手时,吉安娜将被不可逆转地改变,这个热忱的和平守护者将会被淹没在那吞噬一切的、混乱的……

Description

What does it take to turn the peacekeeper into a warmonger? Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War gives World of Warcraft fans the opportunity to see what happens when a beloved peacekeeper is pressed to the limit by an inconceivable horror. Will it change her forever? Break her? Or redefine her role on Azeroth? Do different times call for different ethical standards?[2]

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“Nothing is free, Go’el,” Jaina Proudmoore said. “Your knowledge and skills were bought at a cost. The . . . orc you left behind in your place had done much harm in your absence. If I have heard about what is going on in Orgrimmar and Ashenvale, surely you must have!”


Go’el’s mien, which had been deeply peaceful, now looked troubled. “I have heard, of course.”


“And . . . you do nothing?”


“I have another path,” he said. “You have seen the results of that path. A threat that—”


“Go’el, I hear this, but now that task is over. Garrosh is stirring up trouble between the Alliance and the Horde—trouble that didn’t exist until he started it. I can understand if you don’t wish to undermine him publicly, but—perhaps you and I can work together. Form a summit of sorts. Ask Baine to join us; I know he has no love for what Garrosh is striving for. I could speak with Varian. As of late, he seems to be more reachable. Everyone respects you, even in the Alliance, Go’el. You have earned that respect because of your actions. Garrosh has earned nothing but mistrust and hatred because of his.”


She indicated her cloak, which had blown about with the wind he had sent to bear her to shore. “You can control the winds as a shaman. But the winds of war are blowing, and if we do not stop Garrosh now, many innocents will pay the price for our hesitation.”


***


The ashes of the Cataclysm have settled across Azeroth’s disparate kingdoms. As the broken world recovers from the disaster, the renowned sorceress Lady Jaina Proudmoore continues her long struggle to mend relations between the Horde and the Alliance. Yet of late, escalating tensions have pushed the two factions closer to open war, threatening to destroy what little stability remains in the . . . WORLD OF WARCRAFT


Dark news arrives in Jaina’s beloved city, Theramore. One of the blue dragonflight’s most powerful artifacts—the Focusing Iris—has been stolen. To unravel the item’s mysterious whereabouts, Jaina works with the former blue Dragon Aspect Kalecgos. The two brilliant heroes forge an unlikely bond during their investigation, but another disastrous turn of events looms on the horizon. . . .


Garrosh Hellscream is mustering the Horde’s armies for an all-out invasion of Theramore. Despite mounting dissent within his faction, the brazen warchief aims to usher in a new era of Horde domination. His thirst for conquest leads him to take brutal measures against anyone who dares question his leadership.


Alliance forces converge on Theramore to repel the Horde onslaught, but the brave defenders are unprepared for the true scope of Garrosh’s cunning and deceptive strategy. His attack will irrevocably transform Jaina, engulfing the ardent peacekeeper in the chaotic and all-consuming . . . TIDES OF WAR[3]

Blizzard press release

The renowned sorceress Jaina Proudmoore has long struggled to maintain a lasting peace between the Alliance and Horde.

But now, as mounting tensions threaten to ignite a new era of conflict, her hopes for peace could be extinguished forever...

Warchief Garrosh, obsessed with assuring the Horde’s supremacy over Kalimdor, launches an all-out attack against Jaina's island home of Theramore. Though the valiant Alliance defenders rush to repel the sudden onslaught, they’ll soon find themselves unprepared for the terrible scope of Garrosh's true plans...

The destruction wrought by the Horde’s brazen attack irrevocably transforms Jaina, propelling the kindhearted diplomat down a path of grief and vengeance that will alter not only her destiny – but the destiny of Azeroth itself.[1]


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Trivia

  • On page 270, "Kalimdor" is transcripted as "Kalindor".
  • Oddly enough, none of the pivotal characters from Cycle of Hatred gets even a mention.

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