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)
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.
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) Language: English ISBN-10: 0399594094 ISBN-13: 978-0399594090
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).
So very pleased to announce that I am now an official, full-time employee of @Blizzard_Ent. Truly, could not be happier! 😀 Now, to work!