Pocket Books has provided Blizzplanet the front cover of the upcoming World of Warcraft: Stormrage by Richard A. Knaak (February 23, 2010). Expect our World of Warcraft: Stormrage video interview with Richard A. Knaak straight from Blizzcon. Submit your questions.
A few months ago, Chris Metzen and Micky Neilson revealed in our video interview this book would deal with the Nightmare which is affecting the Emerald Dream. Thus making lore geeks go into speculation-mode that the next expansion to the MMORPG might introduce the Emerald Dream.
The front cover already incites controversy. The twins Malfurion and Illidan were identical except for one thing. Illidan’s eyes were golden, while Malfurion’s were silver. This front cover shows a golden-eyed Malfurion which brings the interrogative whether Illidan’s psyche has somehow merged with Malfurion’s body after his demise in the Black Temple.
In the present, Malfurion’s body is hidden by the Night Elves in an unknown location, presumably it should be at the Barrow Den in Moonglade, but it’s not physically there in the MMORPG. Meanwhile, Malfurion’s dream-form is trapped in the Nightmare within the Emerald Dream, and has been unable to wake up. Could it be possible, that somehow Illidan’s psyche took over the physical body of Malfurion during his sleep? Speculation, but that image spawns many intriguing questions.