Pocket Books (a Simon & Schuster Division) released a special gift to Blizzcon 2009 attendees, and now to everyone … an excerpt of World of Warcraft: Stormrage by Richard A. Knaak.

We already know a few things about the book, but reading the excerpt let’s you glimpse a few things that may interest you.  The excerpt is set in Elwynn Forest.  We get to see familiar locations such as Goldshire and Jasperlode Mine.

What I like about this book is that we get to meet characters from the World of Warcraft game. Marshal Dughan and the entire Goldshire citizens have been affected by the Nightmare in the Emerald Dream. You do remember him right?  He is the NPC that gives you the quest to investigate the Jasperlode Mine.

Do you remember Zaldimar Wefhellt?  He is the Mage Trainer at the Goldshire Inn.  He is part of this World of Warcraft: Stormrage excerpt.

I won’t spoil what happens in the excerpt, but from the little taste we got here I can assume that we will see other locations in Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, and the use of real NPCs for once as characters in this novel.