Warcraft Literature

Today we are taking a look at the various Warcraft books, comics, and other literature that contains the lore of Warcraft.


Table of Contents (Chronologically Arranged)




Surrounding the the Events of
Warcraft: Orcs and Humans

The Well of Eternity
Richard A. Knaak - Novel
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The Demon Soul
Richard A. Knaak - Novel
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The Sundering
Richard A. Knaak - Novel
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Death From Above

Robert Brooks - Short Story
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The War of the Shifting Sands
Micky Neilson - Short Story
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Rise of the Horde

Christie Golden - Novel
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Unbroken
Micky Neilson - Short Story
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The Last Guardian
Jeff Grubb - Novel
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Surrounding the events of
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and Beyond the Dark Portal

Tides of Darkness

Aaron Rosenberg - Novel

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Beyond the Dark Portal
Aaron Rosenberg & Christie Golden - Novel
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Day of the Dragon

Richard A. Knaak - Novel

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Lord of the Clans
Christie Golden - Novel
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Of Blood and Honor
Chris Metzen - Novel
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Road to Damnation
Evelyn Fredericksen - Short Story
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Surrounding the events of
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne

Ashbringer

Micky Neilson - Comic
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World of Warcraft: Death Knight
Dan Jolley - Manga
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The Sunwell Trilogy: Dragon Hunt
Richard A. Knaak - Manga
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The Sunwell Trilogy: Shadows of Ice
Richard A. Knaak - Manga
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The Sunwell Trilogy: Ghostlands
Richard A. Knaak - Manga
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Vol'jin: The Judgment

Brian Kindregan - Short Story
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Cycle of Hatred

Keith R.A. DeCandido - Novel
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Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
Christie Golden - Novel
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During the events of
World of Warcraft

Shadow Wing Vol. 1: The Dragons of Outland
Richard A. Knaak - Manga
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Shadow Wing Vol. 2: Nexus Point

Richard A. Knaak - Manga
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During the events of
The Burning Crusade

Night of the Dragon

Richard A. Knaak - Novel
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World of Warcraft: Illidan
William King - Novel
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World of Warcraft: Mage
Richard A. Knaak - Manga
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Garrosh Hellscream: Heart of War
Sarah Pine - Short Story
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Lor'themar Theron: In the Shadow of the Sun
Sarah Pine - Short Story
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During the events of
Wrath of the Lich King

Pearl of Pandaria

Micky Neilson - Graphic Novel
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Sylvanas Windrunner: Edge of Night
Dave Kosak - Short Story
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Stormrage

Richard A. Knaak - Novel
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The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm

Christie Golden - Novel
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World of Warcraft: Shaman

Paul Benjamin - Manga
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The Council of Three Hammers: Fire and Iron
Matt Burns - Short Story
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During the events of
Cataclysm

World of Warcraft: Dark Riders
Mike Costa and Neil Googe - Graphic Novel
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Gelbin Mekkatorque: Cut Short
Cameron Dayton - Short Story

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Tyrande & Malfurion: Seeds of Faith
Valerie Watrous - Short Story

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Baine Bloodhoof: As Our Fathers Before Us

Steven Nix - Short Story
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Gallywix: Trade Secrets of a Trade Prince
Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie - Short Story
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Curse of the Worgen

Micky Neilson and James Waugh - Comic
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Genn Greymane: Lord of His Pack
James Waugh - Short Story
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Wolfheart

Richard A. Knaak - Novel
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Velen: Prophet's Lesson
Marc Hutcheson - Short Story
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Varian Wrynn: Blood of Our Fathers
E. Daniel Arey - Short Story
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Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects
Christie Golden - Novel
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Charge of the Aspects

Matt Burns - Short Story
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World of Warcraft: Bloodsworn
Doug Wagner - Comic
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Surrounding the events of
Mists of Pandaria

Strength of Steel


Raphael Ahad - Short Story
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World of Warcraft: Traveler

Greg Weisman - Novella
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The Spiral Path (World of Warcraft: Traveler, Book 2)
Greg Weisman - Novella
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Quest for Pandaria - 1
Sarah Pine - Short Story
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Quest for Pandaria - 2
Sarah Pine - Short Story
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Quest for Pandaria - 3
Sarah Pine - Short Story
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Quest for Pandaria - 4

Sarah Pine - Short Story
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Trial of the Red Blossoms
Cameron Dayton - Short Story
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Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War
Christie Golden - Novel
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Dawn of the Aspects
Richard A. Knaak - Novel
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Bleeding Sun
Matt Burns - Short Story
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The Blank Scroll
Gavin Jugens-Fyhrie - Short Story
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Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde
Michael Stackpole - Novel
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Over Water

Ryan Quinn - Short Story
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The Jade Hunters

Matt Burns - Short Story
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War Crimes
Christie Golden - Novel
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Surrounding the events of
Warlords of Draenor

The Untamed Valley
Robert Brooks - Short Story
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Hellscream
Robert Brooks - Short Story
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Blackhand
Robert Brooks - Comic
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Gul'dan and the Stranger
Micky Neilson - Comic
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Blood and Thunder

Raphael Ahad, Alex Horley, and Clem Robins - Comic
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Code of Rule

Ryan Quinn - Short Story
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Apocrypha
Matt Burns - Short Story
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Surrounding the events of
Legion

Magni: Fault Lines

Matt Burns - Comic
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Nightborne: Twilight of Suramar
Matt Burns - Comic
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Anduin - Son of the Wolf
Robert Brooks - Comic
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Nathanos - Dark Mirror
Steve Danuser - Short Story
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A Mountain Divided

Robert Brooks and David Kegg - Comic
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Surrounding the events of
Battle for Azeroth

Before the Storm
Christie Golden - Novel

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Reunion
Andrew Robinson, Cavallini, and Tenderini - Comic
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The Speaker
Matt Burns and Suqling - Comic

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Three Sisters
Steve Danuser, Christie Golden, and Andrew Robinson - Comic
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Elegy
Christie Golden - Short Story

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A Good War
Robert Brooks - Short Story

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Reference, Non-Canonical, and Other Works in
The Warcraft Universe

From various points in Warcraft History

World of Warcraft: The Comic Vol. 1
Walter Simonson - Comic
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World of Warcraft: The Comic Vol. 2
Walter Simonson - Comic
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World of Warcraft: The Comic Vol. 3
Walter Simonson - Comic
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World of Warcraft: The Comic Vol. 4
Walter Simonson - Comic

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Li Li's Travel Journal

Blizzard Entertainment - Short Story
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Warcraft: Legends Volume 1
Richard A. Knaak and Dan Jolley - Manga
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Warcraft: Legends Volume 2
Richard A. Knaak, Aaron Sparrow, and Dan Jolley - Manga
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Warcraft: Legends Volume 3
Christie Golden, Dan Jolley, Richard Knaak, Troy Lewter - Manga
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Warcraft: Legends Volume 4
Christie Golden, Dan Jolley, and Richard A. Knaak - Manga
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Warcraft: Legends Volume 5
Christie Golden, Grace Randolph, Richard A. Knaak, et al. - Manga
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World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide, Updated and Expanded
Blizzard Entertainment - Reference
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World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1

Blizzard Entertainment - Reference
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World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2
Blizzard Entertainment - Reference
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World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 3
Blizzard Entertainment - Reference
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Non-canon works, including those in relation to the Warcraft motion picture

Warcraft: Bonds of Brotherhood
Paul Cornell and Chris Metzen - Comic
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Warcraft: Durotan - The Official Movie Prequel
Christie Golden - Novel
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Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization

Christie Golden - Novel
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Snow Fight: A WarCraft Tale
Chris Metzen - Graphic Novel
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World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook
Chelsea Monroe-Cassel - Cookbook
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Collections and Anthologies

War of the Ancients Archive
The Well of Eternity, The Demon Soul, The Sundering
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Warcraft Archive

Day of the Dragon, Lord of the Clans, The Last Guardian, Of Blood and Honor
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The Essential Sunwell Collection
Dragon Hunt, Shadows of Ice, Ghostlands, Legends (Trag Highmountain)
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5-Book Collection Set
The Shattering, Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, Stormrage, Vol'Jin: Shadows of the Horde
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World of Warcraft: Paragons
A Collection of the Short Stories available on Battle.net
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This article was originally published in forum thread: Warcraft Literature Chronology started by chaud View original post
Comments 89 Comments
  1. Aernath's Avatar
    I think this is a page that should be bookmarked by any Warcraft Lore enthusiast.
    Very nice work to compile this list with all the links and sources, thanks a lot Chaud and MMO-Champion!
  1. Lawlhero's Avatar
    I didn'te ven know the Good War short story existed. ty!
  1. Binki's Avatar
    Didn't realise there are so many books. And somebody has read them all!

    Nice list. Could be changed into a guide or something.
  1. Cavox's Avatar
    I love how you need to know the books to really understand what's happening in WoW.
    Like they couldn't write the good stuff in-game - you NEED to read the books or the WoW's story feels shallow and boring.
  1. Pakheth's Avatar
    I really enjoyed Warcraft Legends and the class comics. Also enjoyed Starcraft Frontlines and the Ghost Academy comics. Got some great artists in those.
  1. chazragg's Avatar
    A really nice list, the one that was originally on the Warcraft website was really good as well but I am sure stuff is missing since the rework, would suppose anyone would know a nice website that shows timeline order of the books ? i would be very intrested in reading them in timeline order.
  1. Meat Rubbing Specialist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Akka View Post
    Holy crap, it really makes you realize just how much they milked the franchise through book and how much information weren't conveyed in the game...
    Literally every Franchise that has lasted more than 10years has a ton of Extended universe books series to it. It isn't milking the Franchise it is giving stories larger than that which can be portrayed within it a way to be told.

    Most of these stories would make no sense to be told in WoW as they are either in a different time that our Characters exist or tell the stories of what people are doing away from everyone else.
  1. fathom81's Avatar
    Some of the books included in orcs vs humans happen 10 thousand year before the events of the game?
  1. Kuja's Avatar
    Whoa! I have never seen so man affiliate links on one page For sure making a few purchases to support my favourite site!
  1. Gehco's Avatar
    Ah, wonderful! You updated the list!

    Aye, be sure to bookmark/copy it to the lore section.
  1. Annelot's Avatar
    Wow thats alot of books! Very cool! Love MMO champ
  1. The One Percent's Avatar
    WoW lore sucks partly because 90% of the lore isn't even available in the actual game.
  1. kraner's Avatar
    Why the hate on the books? I think it's cool that there are so many, and more important the few that I've read are very good (I'm sure most of them are) and it's always nice to have a collection.

    It is sad what they're doing with the story in game but that's a separate problem.
  1. dewd's Avatar
    what a bunch of poopy ass dicks
  1. EternalBany's Avatar
    Cant think of anything more boring than reading books about mist of pandaria
  1. Sigxy the Lemming's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The One Percent View Post
    WoW lore sucks partly because 90% of the lore isn't even available in the actual game.
    And this is why I refuse to buy the books as I don't want to support this sort of practise. Which is a shame since I have played all warcraft games and played WoW since Vanilla and would love to know the story fully - but I feel like I should get that already for the amount I pay. Or at the very least, a lot more than what WoW has given. x_x

    Doesn't help when I don't even know anymore which of these books have retcon'd content in them or not.
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    Damn, I didn't think there were that many. :O
  1. adqo's Avatar
    It would be nice to know what was retconned otherwise love this kind of posts
  1. Tantypops's Avatar
    Nice ad post by mmo-champ.
  1. ArenaDk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sigxy the Lemming View Post
    And this is why I refuse to buy the books as I don't want to support this sort of practise. Which is a shame since I have played all warcraft games and played WoW since Vanilla and would love to know the story fully - but I feel like I should get that already for the amount I pay. Or at the very least, a lot more than what WoW has given. x_x

    Doesn't help when I don't even know anymore which of these books have retcon'd content in them or not.
    So you would rather have the lore not exist in the first place / cut a raid tier to show it ingame or have it summarized by a random dwarf in a 5 min quest ?

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