World of Warcraft releases pre-expansion novel, nixes Blood Trolls allied race rumors

We’re just (presumably) weeks away from the Battle for Azeroth pre-patch, and World of Warcraft fanatics everywhere are starving for a hit of the new expansion. To capitalize off of this period of time, Blizzard has released a new Warcraft novel that leads up to the events in the expansion.

Called Before the Storm, the prequel novel spans the time between the end of Legion and the start of Battle for Azeroth, focusing on Anduin, Sylvanas, and the relationship between them. “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,” the description reads.

The studio also clarified interview statements made at E3 about the possibility of Blood Trolls being an allied race. So sorry, troll fans: they are “not currently planned” to be playable.

Source: Amazon, Icy Veins
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Solaris

Bought it. Excellent story by Christie Golden.

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Joshua Dickerson

I got the Audiobook version and the voice acting is done very well by the reader.

Only at Chapter 5 since I am listening to the book while I am at work, but I 100% recommend the book to anyone who is curious if it is worth the buy.

It gives a lot more depth to Sylvannas, it addresses the inner mind of Anduin as he is introduced to those who used to give counsel to his father, and how he struggles at times to exude confidence, but remaining peaceful by nature, but also not shirking his role as king.

You definitely get the feeling he is “growing up” with this book and it was done very well.

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Rottenrotny

I pre-ordered this a while back and will be diving in once I finish up Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential.

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Sorenthaz

Dang I forgot about the book. Will definitely have to grab it and give it a read – I’m way too curious about what’s going to happen and why things escalate

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TomTurtle

Give me them snek bois and foxes as allied races.

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Liandreth

Got the book yesterday, finished it yesterday. Was definitely worth the read.