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u/ckNocturne · 39 pointsr/warcraftlore

This novel is probably most in line with what you're asking for. Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne ends with Arthas putting on the Helm of Dominion for the first time. Most of the story presented in the game is of him as a death knight in his campaign through Lordearon.

Basically, if you're looking for the story of his journey there, WC3/TFT has it, but if you're interested in the mental aspects of 'becoming the Lich King' after donning the helm of dominion and beginning to interact with Ner'Zhul, then the novel is what you want.

u/Harbrezan · 15 pointsr/warcraftlore

If you’re interested, they cover it well in the Arthas book.

u/brots2012 · 13 pointsr/wow

well actually, in the book, Arthas defeats Ner'Zhul in a dream and gets full control, so he becomes the Lich King iirc.

Link to book:

u/charcoalwarrior · 7 pointsr/wow

Check out Rise of the Lich King by Christie Golden. Highly recommended.

u/TitianVecelli · 5 pointsr/wow

The Arthas book is really good. I think anything that Christie Golden has done is amazing.

Except for the Jaina one, hated that one.

u/Nimalla · 3 pointsr/wow

I really enjoyed one of the Northrend lore books - Arthas. It is one of my favorite wow books. The Quests will lead you through the lore pretty well also!

u/VicariousJambi · 3 pointsr/wow

There's a book about it, and it's actually quite good. I highly recommend reading it.

u/Tinfoil_King · 3 pointsr/AskScienceFiction

In universe: There are... rumors... put down in book form (cough) that Arthas had a three way battle between Ner'zuhl, a representation of his humanity, and what we know of as The Lich King. In which the Lich King killed both his humanity and Ner'zuhl.

However, brave adventurers have reported sightings of a ghostlike child who went by a name that is an anagram of Arthas Menethil, the Lich King's human name. Said child lead the adventurers, Tirion, and Darion Mograine (so it is reported) to the Lich King's heart.

While events of the Lich King's fall are vague, not all of those present have been tight lipped. After the destruction of Frostmourne it is reported that the Lich King returned to a more Arthas state of mind. Maybe that he was holding back the Scourge from their full power. This alone raises questions regarding if the initial reports, rumors, that Arthas killed his humanity and Ner'zuhl are valid.

However... there is more. Reports that Bolvar lives. His voice was distorted by being plagued and kept eternally alive by Alexstraza's flame. However, once the helmet was put on his head he sounded different. He had, if you listened closely, a more... orcish sound to it. coughNer'zuhl livescough

Meta answer: Ner'zuhl lives. Games > books. The book came out long before the end of Wrath, and by Wrath it looks like Blizzard changed their mind.

u/Narrative_Causality · 2 pointsr/elderscrollsonline

There's already a book of that.

u/FerretPantaloons · 2 pointsr/books

Though I haven't read them, the first things that popped to mind were RPG related books like the Nagash Trilogy from the Warhammer world, and the book World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.
You might also like the Forgotten Realms book Promise of the Witch King (note it's not the first in its series though). RA Salvatore is good and Drizzt is always awesome.

u/SirPounder · 2 pointsr/gameofthrones

That, my friends, is Arthas Menethil. It’s actually a fairly entertaining book.

u/Craimasjien · 2 pointsr/Warcraft

Arthas is VERY good. I also really enjoyed Beyond the Dark Portal.

u/TamarinFisher · 1 pointr/wow
u/Ymir_from_Saturn · 1 pointr/hearthstone

Here's a link to the Arthas novel on amazon:

Here's a link to Arthas' wiki page for quick reference (spoilers):

u/chokinghazard44 · 1 pointr/warcraftlore

Most of what I mentioned is covered in the book.

It covers everything in Arthas' life really, pre-WC3 through WC3 and Frozen Throne, and ends where he wakes up at the start of the WotLK cinematic.

Wrath is definitely worth leveling through once, but it is also my favorite WoW expansion (also cuz Arthas is my favorite WC character), but with my DK I really enjoyed leveling through Wrath.

u/Shikor806 · 1 pointr/hearthstone

During the second war, when the order Paladins was created he was one of the first few to be one, he always was one of the best aswell. When he was older he tought Arthas (Prince of Lordearon, a pretty important kingdom) how to be a good person/paladin. Then Arthas got really angry/desperate (that is the reeeeeeaaaaallllly short version, if you wanna know more, check this out) and wanted to kill a whole town so they wouldn't risk becoming zombies, Uther said no, Arthas did it anyways, later it turns out it was a trap to turn Arthas evil, later he did turn evil, he killed Uther.

tl;dr: Uther was the first and best Paladin and got killed by his own pupil that turned evil.

u/daramc255 · 1 pointr/Fantasy

Warcraft 3 is exactly this. Although if it's a book you want, the story is available as Arthas: Rise of the Lich King. Haven't read the book but the story in the game is one of the best in the Warcraft universe