Lost and Found: An Autobiography about Discovering Family by Blizzard Entertainment’s Micky Neilson

Scrolls Of Lore’s Omacron informs today’s launch of…. Lost and Found: An Autobiography about Discovering Family by Blizzard Entertainment’s Micky Neilson.

The inspirational book tells Micky’s story since childhood, his life through the success of Blizzard Entertainment, and how he found his family. You may order now in two formats: the paperback or digital book (Kindle).

Lost and Found: An Autobiography about Discovering Family

Lost and Found: An Autobiography about Discovering Family by Blizzard Entertainment's Micky NeilsonRiverdale Avenue Books to Publish Lost and Found, The Heart-Breaking Memoir of A Mother/Child Reunion Amidst the Birth of the World’s Most Successful Video Game Company.

New York, New York (June 9, 2015) – Riverdale Avenue Books will publish Lost and Found, the autobiography of Micky Neilson, a 20 year-veteran of the World of Warcraft franchise, which the publisher describes as The Glass Castle meets Of Dice and Men, to tie-in with the international box office release of the Warcraft move.

Lost and Found: An Autobiography About Discovering Family, is the harrowing and inspirational memoir of the successful contributor to World of Warcraft and N.Y. Times best-seller Micky Neilson, who was kidnapped by his schizophrenic father as a toddler, spending his earliest years on the run and his teenage years as a foster child.

This autobiography chronicles Micky’s experience serving in the first Gulf War, the meteoric rise of Blizzard Entertainment and, most triumphantly, his reuniting with the family that was stolen from him as a child.

“No one who reads my fiction today or plays the video games I’ve contributed to knows that I was kidnapped at eight months old, that I grew up with a schizophrenic father, that I didn’t attend school until 7th grade, or that I never knew my true identity until I was reunited with my family after 38 years,” said the author. “It’s such an honor to finally be able to share my life story.”

“As soon as I heard Micky’s story, I was amazed.’ said Publisher Lori Perkins. “I know that thousands of adopted and foster children are convinced that their parents are still alive or looking for them when everyone else has given up. Micky’s story is an overwhelmingly cathartic experience, with a happy ending that needs to be shared.”

Neilson added, “what I want people to take away from this story — of me overcoming years of struggle to reunite with my family and achieve success, is this: believe in yourself. Every human being, regardless of circumstance or hardship, can make choices that will lead to a happier, better life. But it all starts with believing in you.”

 

About the Author

mickey-neilson-headshotMicky Neilson is a two-time New York Times best-selling author whose graphic novels, Ashbringer (#2 on the list) and Pearl of Pandaria (#3) have both been published in six languages, selling especially well in the German, Korean and Brazilian markets. As one of the founding writers of Blizzard Entertainment, he has more than two decades experience in the cutting edge of the gaming industry. He is currently working on a graphic novel, Rook, as well as a horror novel, The Turning, and a number of film projects.

 

About Riverdale Avenue Books

Riverdale Avenue Books is an award winning, innovative hybrid publisher at the leading edge of the changes in the publishing industry. We publish e-books, print, and audio books under 9 imprints: Desire, an erotica/erotic romance imprint; Pop featuring pop culture titles; Riverdale/Magnus the award-winning imprint of LGBT titles; Truth, an erotic memoir line; Verve featuring lifestyle titles; HSF, a horror, science fiction, fantasy line; Dagger, a mystery thriller imprint; and Sports and Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles. Started in 2012 by industry veteran Lori Perkins, Riverdale is a full service publisher, with a foreign rights and film agency department. Visit us at www.RiverdaleAveBooks.com.

 

 

Legion Guide: Why Can’t I Hold All This Mana Achievement

There are items all over Suramar that can increase the maximum amount of Ancient Mana you can carry by 100. So far I have found two of these items.

Volatile Leyline Crystal — In Falanaar, enter the Temple of Fal’adora. You will find a crystal at the Shattered Locus. You need to go downstairs where 4 Shardmaiden are casting around a circle. The crystal is in the center of the circle (unless it has random spawn points). There is no exit in that room other than the stair you go down through.

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Kel’danath’s Manaflask — The flask can be found in Koralune Manor near Kel’danath’s building. The flask is on the bench.

 

This guide will be updated as new items are found. Based on the achievement “Why can’t I hold all this Mana” there are 10 items around Suramar to increase your Ancient Mana Max up to 2000.

World of Warcraft: Illidan Novel Review

It’s been close a to a year since the last World of Warcraft novel was released. This Tuesday we’ll be getting another with World of Warcraft: Illidan, by William King, a newcomer to the Blizzard novelizations scene. Have you ever wondered exactly what was going on during The Burning Crusade‘s convoluted story? Pondered what its like to become and live as a demon hunter? If Illidan really is “the Betrayer” everyone makes him out to be? Want to know how William King stands against previous Warcraft novel authors? If you answered yes to any of these, read on!

NOTE: This review contains MINOR SPOILERS for the novel. You have been warned.

World of Wacraft: Chronicle: Preview 2, Aegywnn and the Tirisgarde

The day has come at last, World of Warcraft: Chronicle, is on sale now! To celebrate, and because people had been mistaking part one for a direct transcription, this next preview will be a full excerpt from the Chronicle. In particular, this will focus on the former Guardian of Tirisfal, Aegywnn, and shed light on the mage order hall in the upcoming Legion expansion. For those familiar with  other Warcraft novels, such as Jeff Grubb’s The Last Guardian, you may notice some significant changes have been made to Aegwynn and Medivh’s backstories…

As with before, heavy spoilers for World of Warcraft: Chronicle are below the jump, so read at your own risk:

 

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Vol. 1 Preview: The Story of Lei Shen

ian-bates-the-red-shirt-guy2Greetings everyone, I’ve been given a copy of World of Warcraft: Chronicle to review and there is so much incredible lore information, I’m not sure a single review would work.

So, while I will have a proper review, I’ll also post a few summaries of some of the more groundbreaking information we’ve been given.

For our first entry, we shall look at fan favorite villain Lei Shen, the Thunder King. Of course, these will include massive spoilers. Spoilers on a “this changes the entire context of the Warcraft setting” level.

So if you want to find all this out in World of Warcraft: Chronicle for yourself, consider this a warning.

Have you ever wondered how Lei Shen truly became the Thunder King? How he died? How Uldum wasn’t always a desert? How the mogu and Zandalari came to create one of the most formidable empires Azeroth has ever seen? Read on to find out.

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World of Warcraft 2017 Square Calendar

The pre-orders are now open for the World of Warcraft 2017 Calendar. The A4 (Square) calendar sports 24-pages and covers up to 18-months featuring images of heroes, villains and landscape scenes from World of Warcraft: Legion.

Calendar: 24 pages
Publisher: BrownTrout Publishers; Wal edition
Release Date: August 1, 2016
ISBN-10: 1465057757
ISBN-13: 978-1465057754
Dimensions: 8.3 x 12.8 x 12.8 inches

World of Warcraft 2017 Square Calendar

 

FUNKO Thrall and Sylvanas POP Vinyl

I have got an alert of two of the top favorite Funko World of Warcraft POP Vinyl figures are available — hot off the truck. Grab yours while supplies last.

 

These are kinda rare to find out there in stores, so it’s worth grabbing them as soon as you can. Browsing around noticed that Arthas and the Murloc are the only other ones still in stock.

 

Blizzcon 2015 Preview: World of Warcraft: Illidan

Warning: Mild Spoilers Ahead

Greetings All,

Blizzcon 2015 Preview: World of Warcraft:  IllidanI had the pleasure of speaking with William King, the author of the new World of Warcraft: Illidan novel, at this year’s Blizzcon. He was very careful to not spoil anything, but as we spoke he assured me that the lack of Illidan story in Burning Crusade would be largely addressed in this novel.

We will find out why he was so absent during the expansion, as well as delve deeper into his relationship with the Legion, namely with Kil’jaeden the Deceiver himself. After our chat, I truly got the impression that he knew and loved the character. William King said that he was a fan of Illidan all the way back to Warcraft III, which is a sigh of relief to many of us fans.

We spoke about what happened in the RTS games, as well as World of Warcraft; and I got the impression that he really respects Warcraft lore. He shared that Illidan and Arthas are, in his opinion, the most interesting characters in Warcraft lore, and that he’s very excited to be a part of fleshing Illidan out more. Getting in Illidan’s head will be a primary goal in this novel, to see what makes him tick. To my surprise, I was handed the first three chapters of the upcoming novel!

The first is the prologue, which covers Illidan’s release by Tyrande in Warcraft III. Those of us who loved the RTS will feel right at home, while those who haven’t played the game will have a portion of Illidan’s background revealed to them.

The best part for Warcraft III lovers is that the novel format allows King to flesh out the scene in greater detail. We get to see what is going on in Illidan’s mind shortly before his release, as well as briefly afterward.