At least two writers have posted on Facebook and Twitter they got their royalty statement about their previous novel work for the Warcraft franchise. The Warcraft lore community is a small niche, but it’s a strong, and dedicated niche. Hopefully, more players get to feel the need to expand their knowledge about the video games’ stories. These canon stories in print help your cognitive about the game, and help you learn more about the characters and their motives.
Warcraft: Lord of the Clans has sold over 250,000 copies — it’s included in the WarCraft Archive book.
World of Warcraft: Cycle of Hatred has sold over 100,000 copies.
- Christie Golden: Got my royalty statement today. Did some math and realized that LORD OF THE CLANS has sold just about a quarter of a million copies and has stayed IN PRINT and on shelves regularly for 12 years. Wow!…or, rather, WoW.
Keith R.A. DeCandido: “BTW, a hearty “thank you!” to all you WORLD OF WARCRAFT fans out there. CYCLE OF HATRED is in its tenth printing, and — according to the royalty statement I got yesterday — has sold over 100,000 copies in print and digital form. Woo! Also: Hoo!”
Those who wish to jump into the Warcraft lore wagon
WarCraft: War of the Ancients Archive — collects the following books:
- The Well of Eternity
- The Demon Soul
- The Sundering
World of Warcraft: Chronicles of War — which compiles the following books into a massive tome of 784 pages:
- Rise of the Horde
- The Last Guardian
- Tides of Darkness (Warcraft II novelization)
- Beyond the Dark Portal (Warcraft II expansion novelization)
WarCraft Archive — which collects the following books:
- Day of the Dragon
- Lord of the Clans
- The Last Guardian
- Of Blood and Honor
There are many other novels, but these are the core ones pre-World of Warcraft.
World of Warcraft Novels
- World of Warcraft: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects
- World of Warcraft: Wolfheart
- World of Warcraft: Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
- World of Warcraft: The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm
- World of Warcraft: Stormrage