Simon & Schuster Publishing and Blizzard Entertainment bring you the Warcraft Archive. If you are missing any Warcraft book, wish to learn Warcraft lore now is the time to initiate yourself and save few dollars. The Warcraft Archive collects four important books of the Warcraft series: Warcraft: The Last Guardian, Warcraft: Day of the Dragon, Warcraft: Lord of the Clans, and Warcraft: Of Blood and Honor. You can pre-order now at Blizzplanet Store.
The Last Guardian, written by Jeff Grubb, narrates the events of Warcraft: Orcs and Humans RTS game, after Medivh opened the Dark Portal and the orcs invaded Azeroth. Day of the Dragon narrates the events of Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness as the Dragonmaw Clan ride the red dragonflight to unleash a path of destruction through the Alliance cities. Using the Demon Soul to control Queen Alexstrasza the red dragon, Nekros the Warlock oversees the downfall of the Alliance from the secure mountain fortress of Grim Batol. However, Deathwing—disguised as human Lord Prestor—carefully uses the Alliance and the Horde as pawns in his game to achieve his goal: the red dragon eggs. Only Rhonin the maverick mage, Vereesa the ranger, Falstad the Wildhammer and Krasus/Korialtrasz the red dragon may change the fate of Azeroth. Lord of the Clans, written by Christie Golden, narrates the life of Thrall from infancy, his escape from the internment camps to lead his people to freedom, and taking the mantleship of Warchief of the Horde. Of Blood and Honor is a story by Chris Metzen narrating the events pre-Warcraft III where Tirion Fordring chose honor over possessions. Eitrigg the Blackrock orc saved Tirion—a human. But authorities would capture the orc with a sentence of death. It is time for Tirion to return the favor and save the orc. Even if it meant to lose Hearthglen Manor and its lands, his family and be cast into an exile. The backstory of the Scarlet Crusade starts here with his son Taelan Fordring as a child.
This Warcraft Archive will be helpful for those who plan to play the Burning Crusade expansion as you will live the events of the opening of the portal and rescue young Thrall from Durnholde Keep in Hillsbrad Foothills through the Caverns of Time. You may know Nefarion’s motives to follow on his father’s steps with the chromatic dragonflight with Day of the Dragon, and know more about Tirion and Taelan Fordring.
In the mist-shrouded haze of past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wonders of every kind. Magical races and ancient beasts strode alongside the tribes of man—until the arrival of the demonic Burning Legion and its baneful lord, Sargeras. Now dragons, elves, orcs, and dwarves all vie for supremacy across their scarred, war-torn kingdoms—all part of a grand, malevolent scheme to determine the fate of the world of…
DAY OF THE DRAGON: A terrifying upheaval among the highest ranks of the world’s Wizards sends the maverick Mage, Rhonin, on a perilous journey into the Orc-controlled lands of Khaz Modan. What Rhonin uncovers is a vast, far-reaching conspiracy, darker than anything he ever imagined—a threat that will force him into a dangerous alliance with ancient creatures of air and fire if the world of Azeroth is to see another dawn.
LORD OF THE CLANS: Slave and Gladiator. Shaman and Warchief. The enigmatic Orc known as Thrall has been all of these. Raised from infancy by cruel human masters who sought to mold him into their perfect pawn, Thrall was driven by both the savagery in his heart and the cunning of his upbringing to pursue a destiny he was only beginning to understand—to break his bondage and rediscover the ancient traditions of his people. Now the tumultuous tale of his life’s journey—a saga of honor, hatred, and hope—can at last be told.
THE LAST GUARDIAN: The Guardians of Tirisfal were a line of champions imbued with godlike powers, each one through the ages charged with fighting a lonely secret war against the Burning Legion. Medivh was fated from birth to become the greatest and most powerful of this noble order. But from the beginning a darkness tainted him, corrupting his soul and turning to evil the powers that should have fought for good. Medivh’s struggle against the malice within him became one with the fate of Azeroth itself…and changed the world forever.
OF BLOOD AND HONOR: The paladin Tirion Fordring had always believed the Orcs were vile and corrupt, but an unexpected act of honor and compassion sets in motion a chain of events that will challenge his most fundamental beliefs and force him to decide, once and for all, who are the men…and who are the monsters.
Pocket, October 2006
Trade Paperback, 624 pages