Before the Storm - Christie Golden

An all-new, official prequel novel to The Battle for Azeroth, Blizzard Entertainment’s next expansion to the critically acclaimed World of Warcraft videogame.

Azeroth is dying.

The Horde and the Alliance defeated the demonic Burning Legion, but a dire catastrophe is unfolding deep below the surface of the world. There is a mortal wound in the heart of Azeroth, struck by the sword of the fallen titan Sargeras in a final act of cruelty.

For Anduin Wrynn, king of Stormwind, and Sylvanas Windrunner, warchief of the Horde and queen of the Forsaken, there is little time to rebuild what remains and even less to mourn what was lost. Azeroth’s devastating wound has revealed a mysterious material known as Azerite. In the right hands, this strange golden substance is capable of incredible feats of creation; in the wrong ones, it could bring forth unthinkable destruction.

As Alliance and Horde forces race to uncover the secrets of Azerite and heal the wounded world, Anduin enacts a desperate plan aimed at forging a lasting peace between the factions. Azerite jeopardizes the balance of power, and so Anduin must gain the trust of Sylvanas. But, as ever, the Dark Lady has her own machinations.

For peace to be possible, generations of bloodshed and hatred must be brought to and end. But there are truths that neither side is willing to accept and ambitions they are loath to relinquish. As Alliance and Horde alike grasp for the Azerite’s power, their simmering conflict threatens to reignite all-out war — a war that would spell doom for Azeroth.

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Release date: June 11, 2018
Genres: fantasy
Updated: June 11, 2018

WarCraft: World of WarCraft :: Series

Belongs to the series WarCraft
Related series World of Warcraft: Traveler
Related series World of WarCraft: Shadowlands

Rise of the Horde
Cycle of Hatred
Tides of Darkness
Beyond the Dark Portal
Night of the Dragon
Arthas: The Rise of the Lich King
Stormrage
The Shattering
Wolfheart
Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects
Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War
Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde
Dawn of the Aspects
War Crimes
Illidan
Before the Storm