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.
Christie Golden will sign copies of her World of Warcraft: Before the Storm novel at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Huntington Beach, California.
When: Wed, June 13
Time: 7:00pm PST
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 World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Collector’s Edition Pre-orders are officially open. Expect the item to ship on August 14, 2018.
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)
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)
The physical box of World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (Standard Edition) is now available for pre-order in the United States for $49.99, and ships on September 22, 2018.
In Europe, so far pre-order is available in France (EUR 50,51) and Germany (EUR 44,99).
- Enter a world divided
- Recruit Allied races
- Plunder Uncharted islands
- Storm the warfronts
- Includes level 110 character Boost
Join the Battle for Azeroth and set sail to exotic, new lands amidst a world divided. The futures of the Horde and Alliance will be remade in the fires of war.
Azeroth paid a terrible price to end the apocalyptic march of the Legion’s crusade—but even as the world’s wounds are tended, it is the shattered trust between the Alliance and Horde that may prove hardest to mend. As this age-old conflict reignites, gather your allies and champion your faction’s cause—for Azeroth’s future will be forged in the fires of war.
Enter a World Divided
Experience the relentless conflict at the heart of the Warcraft saga. Quest to level 120, play through six new zones filled with new World Quests, new World Bosses, new raids and more. You determine whether the Horde or Alliance will shape Azeroth’s future.
Recruit Allied Races
Explore Azeroth as one of six new playable Allied Races, including four you’ve encountered in your campaign against the Legion. Embark on a quest to earn their favor and unlock each race, adding their strength to your faction. Create a new character and complete the full leveling experience to earn a distinctive Heritage Armor set.
Plunder Uncharted Islands
Set sail for the previously unmapped isles of Azeroth. Battle in groups of three as you race against cunning rival intruders—or enemy players—to collect the island’s resources. Constantly evolving challenges await as you traverse frozen landscapes near Northrend, open the mysterious gates of an abandoned Gilnean castle, navigate a war between elementals and more.
Storm the Warfronts
Head to the frontlines and take part in a large-scale 20-player cooperative Warfront to claim a key strategic location. Build up your faction’s forces, lead the charge as your troops lay siege to the objective, and battle fight the against enemy commanders as they make their last stand in this new PvE mode inspired by classic Warcraft RTS battles.
Infuse Armor with Titanic Might
Take control of the Heart of Azeroth—a legendary neck piece entrusted to you by Magni Bronzebeard. Imbue it with Azerite, an invaluable resource that’s emerged in the Legion’s wake, to customize your armor with new powers and traits.
Includes Level 110 Character Boost
Enter the raging conflict between the Horde and the Alliance prepared to survive the on the front lines of a vicious new war.
Update (11/23/2017): The World of Warcraft: Before the Storm novel is now available as an Audiobook via Audible.
(Oct/22/2017): Pre-orders for the next World of Warcraft novel by Christie Golden are open both as a hardcover and Digital eBook. The book ships on May 15, 2018.
The novel, World of Warcraft: Before the Storm, follows up the story after Patch 7.3 Shadows of Argus.
Check out our full BlizzCon 2017 panel transcripts.
World of Warcraft: Before the Storm
An all-new, official tie-in novel to Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed World of Warcraft, from New York Times bestselling author Christie Golden.
Taking place after the climactic events of Shadows of Argus, World of Warcraft: Before the Storm tells the story of what awaits the heroes of the Horde and the Alliance in the wake of their struggle against the demonic Burning Legion.
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Del Rey (May 15, 2018)
It has been six months since Amazon.de (and UK) and various book-finder outlets throughout Europe leaked the novel title and ISBN for World of Warcraft: Troll Wars by Paul S. Kemp.
My original post (published on May 2017), contains the book description about the high elven magi training humans to fight in the Troll Wars. A few days after the leak made headlines, the book title was changed to “A new novel” and the book description was removed.
Ever since, there has been no announcements, and no denial of its existence. I personally contacted the author Paul S. Kemp by email and via Reddit (as well as the Panini publisher) to confirm or deny this novel, but I did never get a response.
It is not a question at this point of whether the novel existed. Six months after it was leaked, it is STILL listed in Amazon UK and Germany, and its ISBN 9783833235375 shows up in search engines by other book websites. So the leak did exist, and it is been picked up by bookstores as “factual.”
The release date placeholder is set nowadays to December 31, 2018.
Christie Golden announced with fanfare that she is officially a full-time Blizzard Entertainment employee. This is great news for the future of the World of Warcraft franchise, and especially for the next expansion. There is a very strong vibe the next expansion will be announced at BlizzCon this November.
Originally, Christie applied for a 6-month Temp Job, back in May 2017. On July 17, Christie also announced she was writing a new World of Warcraft novel (which as of today has not been revealed).
Insight Editions reached out to inform me that Senior Art Director Samwise Didier will answer questions from the community during a Reddit AMA on September 21 at 12pm PST. Whether about World of Warcraft or Heroes of the Storm, you are welcome to ask anything.
The AMA is intended as well to promote his upcoming Insight Editions book titled The Last Winter, which you can pre-order now as a hardcover or digital download.
You can find the AMA at reddit.com/r/wow. Please, make sure to spread the word and tell your friends. Be prepared to get your socks rocked by the Panda King.
The Last Winter
From legendary Blizzard Entertainment artist Samwise Didier, The Last Winter is a lavishly illustrated epic fantasy novel.
Upon the death of Sprign, goddess and creator of the Pandyr and all other beasts in Mistgard, the island has come under attack by ruthless frost and fire giants from afar. Long fragmented, every creature in the eight clans must now come together to defend their land. Hammerheart must join with Darkcloud, Mistcloak with Thundermaw, and, most important, the children of Sprign must unite with their forgotten comrades of the ninth clan: the Bearzyrk. Led by the eldest of the Pandyr, the clans make their way to the Aesirmyr Peaks for a final standoff. As frost covers Mistgard, old prejudices must be overcome if the Pandyr hope to match the giants Lord Wintyr and King Sumyr in battle.
Features all-new original illustrations throughout from Blizzard Entertainment art director Samwise Didier.
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Insight Editions (October 3, 2017)
The next chapter in Greg Weisman’s Scholastic children series, World of Warcraft: Traveler, Book 2: The Spiral Path, is coming on February 27, 2018. You can pre-order it now.
“An epic action-adventure series set in Blizzard’s popular World of Warcraft® game franchise. Features a young cast of characters discovering the mysteries and majesty of the world around them. Includes twenty illustrations throughout drawn from the point of view of Aram, the main character.”
Age Range: 8 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Series: World of Warcraft (Book 2)
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (February 27, 2018)