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Random House Publishing Group, Fall 2018

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Before the Storm (World of Warcraft)
A Novel
By (author): Christie Golden
9780399594113 Paperback, Mass market English General Trade FICTION / Fantasy / Action & Adventure Nov 27, 2018
$10.99 CAD
Active 4.16 x 6.89 x 1.03 in 400 pages 1 MAP Del Rey
An official tie-in novel to Blizzard Entertainment’s critically acclaimed World of Warcraft, from New York Times bestselling author Christie Golden.

Taking place after the climactic events of Shadows of Argus, World of Warcraft: Before the Storm tells the story of what awaits the heroes of the Horde and the Alliance in the wake of their struggle against the demonic Burning Legion.

Story Locale: World of Warcraft

Publication History: Del Rey HC 6/18

VETERAN WORLD OF WARCRAFT AUTHOR: Christie Golden is a staple of the World of Warcraft fiction world; she’s written 10 World of Warcraft novels so far, and is a fan favorite in the community.

PART OF THE WARCRAFT TEAM: Christie Golden now works at Blizzard, and is part of the team actively working on the BATTLE FOR AZEROTH expansion.

BEYOND THE VIDEO GAME: This novel explores characters who have been of great interest to World of Warcraft players for many years.

BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERSHIP: This is the third book of our Blizzard publishing partnership. The first book, World of Warcraft: Illidan, published April 12, 2016. The second book, StarCraft: Evolution, published November 8, 2016.

CREATIVE TEAM COLLABORATION: This novel was developed in close coordination with the Blizzard team.

Copyright © 2018 by Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. All rights reserved.

CHRISTIE GOLDEN is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty novels and more than a dozen short stories in the fields of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Her media tie-in works include launching the Ravenloft line in 1991 with Vampire of the Mists, more than a dozen Star Trek novels, several movie novelizations, the Warcraft novels Rise of the Horde, Lord of the Clans, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, War Crimes, Assassin’s Creed: Heresy, as well as Star Wars: Dark Disciple and the Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi novels Omen, Allies, and Ascension. In 2017, she was awarded the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers’ Faust Award and named a Grandmaster in recognition of over a quarter century of writing.

Author Residence: Irvine, CA

Author Hometown: Atlanta, GA

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“This is easily the best book in the World of Warcraft series, and I don’t say that lightly…. It’s so much more than a tie-in novel…. It’s a beautiful book.”—Blizzard Watch

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