World of Warcraft: Traveler, Book 3: The Shining Blade
Don’t miss the epic conclusion to the World of Warcraft: Traveler trilogy, brought to life by New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Roux!
Aramar Thorne and Makasa Flintwill have borne their fair share of troubles. Ever since Aram’s father entrusted him with an enchanted compass, Aram and Makasa have traveled the extraordinary lands of Azeroth, seeking out the shards of a legendary weapon: the Diamond Blade. The truth behind the weapon, and the terrible doom it seeks to prevent, seems to have been lost at sea with Captain Greydon Thorne. But not all secrets are meant to stay buried.
As the pair struggles to stay two steps ahead of Malus and the Hidden – dangerous mercenaries and sorcerers who’ll stop at nothing to gain the compass – Aram and Makasa have assembled a powerful band of their own allies. From lively goblins and fantastic creatures to mighty druids and mysterious dryads, people are drawn to the talented young artist and the formidable fighter – a fortunate fact. For in their most desperate hour, Aram and Makasa will need all the help they can get to prevent Azeroth from being plunged into eternal darkness and chaos.
This epic conclusion to the World of Warcraft: Traveler trilogy is penned by New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Roux and features stunning new artwork throughout.
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Series: World of Warcraft: Traveler (Book 3)
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: December 26, 2019
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 7.6 inches
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Madeleine Roux is the New York Times bestselling author of the Asylum series, which has sold over a million copies worldwide, and whose first book was named a Teen Indie Next List Pick. She is also the author of the House of Furies series, Allison Hewitt Is Trapped, Sadie Walker Is Stranded, and the upcoming Salvaged. Her short story contributions can be found in collections such as Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, RESIST, and New Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Madeleine is a 13-year World of Warcraft veteran, a noncombat pet enthusiast, and was briefly known as the Slayer of Incompetent, Stupid, and Disappointing Minions. She spends all her DKP on treats for her beloved corehound in Seattle, Washington.
Blizzard Entertainment will be at the San Diego Comic Con 2019 at booth 140. I am going to be blunt. I am disappointed. There is no Blizzard Publishing panel at SDCC 2019, and the only Blizzard panel scheduled is for Hearthstone.
At the New York Comic Con, The Women of AFK panelists discussed different topics ranging from HALO, HelloNeighbor, FiveNightsAtFreddys and RWBY; but they also discussed other topics. World of Warcraft and Overwatch were mentioned a few times by Chloe Fraboni.
During the New York Comic Con 2018 Women of AFK panel’s Q&A, I asked Scholastic senior editor Chloe Fraboni about upcoming Blizzard licensed books.
Blizzplanet: I want to ask if there is any new plans for books about World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, or Overwatch?
Chloe: Yea. World of Warcraft… we are publishing the third book in the Travelers series next Fall. So that’s going to be coming out, and we have a really exciting author that I can’t tell any of you about♪
We have some new stuff going on with Blizzard that I can’t say what property it is for. But I am really excited about it.
Blizzplanet: How soon can we hear about it? Sorry, How Soon™?
Chloe: Probably… maybe in March.
NOTE: Chloe didn’t specify the property, but if you watch the entire video (long before the Q&A), she mentioned she visited Blizzard Entertainment at some point in the past and met her dream developer… Jeff Kaplan. She is an avid Overwatch player. I am not saying the property she refers to is “Overwatch”… but it’s fair to mention what I witnessed.
You can watch the portion of the Q&A skipping ahead to 42:58 in the video.
A new reprint of Warcraft: Day of the Dragon by New York Times Bestselling Author Richard A. Knaak is slated to ship on March 19, 2019 under the Blizzard Legends publishing label. Pre-orders are now open for $14.95.
Based on the 1997 video game: Warcraft II. Back then, only Deathwing and Alexstrasza existed in the canon.
Originally published in 2001, this is the novel that introduced the dragon aspects for the first time, as well as Rhonin and Krasus (consort of the Dragon Queen Alexstrasza). This is the story of the battle for Grim Batol where Rhonin and Vereesa Windrunner infiltrated the fortress to free Alexstrasza from the clutch of the Dragonmaw Clan. Other characters included: Deathwing, King Terenas, Lord Perenolde of Alterac, Lord Genn Greymane, Nekros Skullcrusher, Falstad, Malygos, Nozdormu, Ysera, Modera, Daelin Proudmoore, Thoras Trollbane, Zuluhed, and Calia Menethil.
WARCRAFT: DAY OF THE DRAGON
In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind. Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of man in relative peace and harmony — until the arrival of the demonic army known as Burning Legion shattered the world’s tranquility forever. Now Orcs, Dragons, Goblins, and Trolls all vie for supremacy over the scattered, warring kingdoms — part of a grand, malevolent scheme that will determine the fate of the world of Azeroth.
Series: Warcraft: Blizzard Legends Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment (February 28, 2019) Language: English ISBN-10: 1945683465 ISBN-13: 978-1945683466
The World of Warcraft: Before the Storm novel by New York Times Bestselling Author Christie Golden is now shipping to homes, and if you order it as a digital download for PC, Kindle, or any mobile device (with internet access, Firefox, or Chrome) you can read it there too.
Below you can see I got my digital download of Before the Storm automatically delivered to my Kindle for PC app.
Barnes & Noble | Huntington Beach (Map)
7881 Edinger Ave. #110
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
If you wish to ask a Barnes & Noble representative if you can buy it over the phone and get a signed copy shipped to you — call 714-897-8781. I personally am not aware they do this type of arrangement, but feel free to ask them directly.
Unable to attend the book signing? Feel free to pre-order World of Warcraft: Before the Storm to get it shipped to your home, or choose the Kindle version which can be read on a Kindle device, or any device with access to a internet browser like Chrome or Firefox.
The Battle for Azeroth CE contains a lot of digital cosmetics, a new novella titled Elegy & Good War double-side book. I was told at PAX East by a Blizzard representative that there is no CD, but you will get the Soundtracks in the CE as a digital download.
Those who pre-ordered the World of Warcraft: Traveler The Spiral Path (Kindle) got an email notification last night to launch their Kindle app for automatic download. The physical book has shipped as well and should be en route for home delivery.
Aramar Thorne (Age 12)
Second Mate Makasa Flintwill (Age 17 female human from Stranglethorn Vale)
Hackle (Woodpaw gnoll pup. traveling companion)
Captain Malus (human. killed Greydon)
Ceya Northbrooke (Aramar’s mother)
Robb Glade (Aramar’s stepfather. blacksmith)
Robertson and Selya (half siblings)
Soot (family dog)
Throgg (ogre. shattered hand. Dire Maul resident)
Zathra (The Hidden. female Sandfury troll tracker. mercenary)
Ssarbik (The Hidden. sorcerer. male Arakkoa)
Ssavra (Ssarbik’s sister. The Hidden. female Arakkoa)
Baron Reigol Valdread, the Whisper-Man (The Hidden. Forsaken swordsman. mercenary. Formerly, SI:7)
Faeyrine Springsong (druid in Gadgetzan) Tarindrella (young female dryad. NPC in Shadowglen & The Protectors of Mount Hyjal)
Rendow (female night elf. New Thalanaar NPC)
Garenth (young male night elf) Daisy (Fizzle & Pozzik’s Speedbarge Innkeeper. NPC.) Thalia Amberhide (female tauren, NPC)
Magistrix Elmarine (female night elf)
Shagtusk (female Quillboar)
Corewind (young male tauren) Aarux the Plagued Nightmare (NPC)
Sensiago Kryyl (human. The Hidden’s Inevitable ship helmsman)
Hotfix (young male goblin) Gazlowe
Gimble Sprysprocket (leper gnome. Razzle’s cousin)
Throgg (The Hidden. Ogre. The only Mahrook Ogre clan survivor. Shattered Hand orcs saved him from Alliance raid on his clan)