Editorial Guide

World of Warcraft: A Guide to the Novels

To many Warcraft and World of Warcraft lore and novel enthusiasts, the World of Warcraft book series is like a dream come true. However, for those wanting to begin their reading adventure the lengthy list of novels can be intimidating and even a little confusing.

We've constructed a chronological list of the Warcraft books to help make getting started a little easier!

1. Rise of the Horde by Christie Golden

2. The Last Guardian by Jeff Grubb

3. Tides of Darkness by Aaron Rosenburg

4. Beyond the Dark Portal by Christie Golden & Aaron Rosenburg

5. Day of the Dragon by Richard A. Knaak

6. War of the Ancients: The Well of Eternity by Richard A. Knaak

7. War of the Ancients: The Demon Soul by Richard A. Knaak

8. War of the Ancients: The Sundering by Richard A. Knaak

9. Lord of the Clans by Christie Golden

10. Of Blood and Honor by Chris Metzen

11. Arthas: Rise of the Lich King by Christie Golden

12. Illidan by William King

13. Cycle of Hatred by Keith DeCandido

14. Night of The Dragon by Richard A. Knaak

15. Stormrage by Richard A. Knaak

16. The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm by Christie Golden

17. Wolfheart by Richard A Knaak

18. Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects by Christie Golden

19. Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War by Christie Golden

20. Dawn of the Aspects by Richard A. Knaak

21. Vol'Jin: Shadows of the Horde by Michael A. Stackpole

22. War Crimes by Christie Golden

The following is a list of honorable mentions, as they may not tie directly into understanding the lore, but would be the perfect addition to your collection:

Bring the taste of Azeroth to your kitchen with this World of Warcraft: The Official Cook Book by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel

"Prepare a feast fit for a warchief with World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, a compendium of sweet and savory recipes inspired by the hit game from Blizzard Entertainment. Presenting delicacies favored by the Horde and the Alliance alike, this authorized cookbook teaches apprentice chefs how to conjure up a menu of food and drink from across the realm of Azeroth.

Featuring food pairings for each dish, ideas for creating your own Azerothian feasts, and tips on adapting meals to specific diets, this otherworldly culinary guide offers something for everyone. The aromatic Spiced Blossom Soup is perfect for plant-loving druids, and orcs will go berserk for the fall-off-the-bone Beer-Basted Boar Ribs. With alternatives to the more obscure ingredients—just in case you don’t have Chimaerok Chops lying around—this comprehensive cookbook will ensure that you have no trouble staying Well Fed. 

Each chapter features dishes at a variety of skill levels for a total of more than one hundred easy-to-follow recipes for food and brews, including: 

• Ancient Pandaren Spices 
• Fel Eggs and Ham 
• Mulgore Spice Bread 
• Dragonbreath Chili 
• Graccu’s Homemade Meat Pie 
• Bloodberry Tart 
• Greatfather’s Winter Ale 

Whether you’re cooking for two or revitalizing your raid group for a late-night dungeon run, World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook brings the flavors of Azeroth to life like never before."

World of Warcraft: Traveler by Greg Weisman is a great story for all World of Warcraft fans, both young and old!

"It's been years since twelve-year-old Aramar Thorne, a clever boy who is never without his precious sketch book, has seen his father. So when Captain Greydon Thorne comes ashore and asks his son to join him at sea, it feels as if someone has redrawn Aram's entire world. At sea, Aram struggles to get along with the Wavestider's crew--especially second mate Makasa, a tough teenaged girl who has been reluctantly placed in charge of him. Just as Aram starts to get his head above water, a band of vicious pirates attack the Wavestrider, turning his world upside down once again. As Aram and Makasa try to find their way home, they encounter creatures both terrible and wondrous, and Aram will seek to understand Azeroth's denizens as he draws them in his sketchbook, forming unlikely friendships along the way. But the journey is hindered by Greydon's compass, which never points north. If the compass isn't leading Aram and Makasa home--to safety--to what destiny is it leading?"

Snow Fight: A Warcraft Tale is an adorable 36-page story for children featuring Arthas, Varian and Thrall. It was written by former Senior Vice President of Story & Franchise Development at Blizzard Entertainment, Chris Metzen and illustrated by Wei Wang.

"An exciting adventure dealing with the topics of bullying and friendship based on the fictional characters from the award-winning video game World of Warcraft."

"After nine exciting years of adventuring through the lands of Azeroth-weather it was through playing the game World of Warcraft itself or reading our expanding fiction based on Warcraft's legendary characters - we wanted to take a moment to stop and appreciate how much living in the real world we've all done during the games run." - Chris Metzen

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