World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal is nearing release hitting bookstores on June 24th. The excerpt is the book’s prologue.  You should get your hands on this book. Not only because it is written by both: Aaron Rosenberg and Christie Golden, but because it is the novelization of the acclaimed RTS Game Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal—giving you a wide glimpse of the Warcraft lore before World of Warcraft and Warcraft III.

This book tells the story of how Draenor became Outland. Heroes you will find in this book: Khadgar, Turalyon, Alleria, Kurdran Wildhammer, Danath Trollbane, Grom Hellscream, Ner’zhul, Teron Gorefiend, Dentarg and many more.

Blizzplanet has an interview with Christie Golden and Aaron Rosenberg to discuss details of this novel spanning over thirty questions gathered from the lore community.  The first part of the interview is on its way—it is already being reviewed by Blizzard Public Relations – so keep an eye on Blizzplanet News for its release.

A sneak comment: Goblins and Gnomes appear in the book. As well as the gathering of the four artifacts of power: The Eye of Dalaran, the Scepter of Sargeras, the Book of Medivh and the Skull of Gul’dan—retrieved by Teron Gorefiend from Azeroth.  This will be a very dynamic and worthy novel to read.