Love is in the Air 2020
Love is in the Air returns from February 8th to the 21st.




World of Warcraft Shadows Rising - Shadowlands Prequel Novel
An all-new official prequel novel to Shadowlands will release on July 14th, 2020! Below is the official book description. To read an excerpt from the novel, visit Blizzard Watch's official preview page! You can preorder the book on Amazon by clicking the banner below!


Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
“The Horde is nothing!” With those infamous words, Sylvanas Windrunner betrayed and abandoned the Horde she vowed to serve. The Dark Lady and her forces now work in the shadows as both the Horde and Alliance, including her own sister, Alleria, race to uncover her next move. Struggling to shoulder the crushing weight of leadership, King Anduin entrusts the void elf and High Exarch Turalyon to uncover Sylvanas’s whereabouts.

The Horde now stands at a crossroads. The various factions form a council, leaving the mantle of warchief to rest. Thrall, Lor’themar Theron, Baine Bloodhoof, First Arcanist Thalyssra, and many other familiar faces rise to this new challenge. But the threats are numerous, and the distrust runs too deep.

When the council is derailed by a failed assassination attempt on Talanji—the Zandalari queen and a key ally—Thrall and the rest of the Horde leaders are forced into action. They empower the young troll shaman Zekhan, still grieving the loss of Varok Saurfang, with a critical mission to aid Talanji and help uncover the rising threat against her.

Meanwhile, Nathanos Blightcaller and Sira Moonwarden have been tasked by the Dark Lady with a terrifying gambit: to kill the troll loa of death himself, Bwonsamdi.

As Zekhan and Talanji work to save Bwonsamdi, their journey will be a key turning point in bolstering the Horde against the coming darkness and finding themselves along the way. Failure to save their allies and the trickster god will surely doom them—but through success, they may rediscover what makes the Horde strong."
This article was originally published in forum thread: Love is in the Air 2020, Shadows Rising - Shadowlands Prequel Novel started by Stoy View original post
Comments 82 Comments
  1. Haidaes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyphael View Post
    If it caters to their interests, I'm sure it'll be their gain. lol

    Even though Christie Golden sucks, and I really only ever enjoyed Arthas: Rise of the Lich King from her, I'd give this new one a chance. I imagine her draft has to be proof read and approved by Blizzard, they're not just going to give her free rein to publish what she wants under the Warcraft IP. While that might not be encouraging given Blizzard's... ahem, current track record handling their own lore, I'll at least be curious regarding how much the new novel reveals about her plans (if anything.) If it sucks like outlook indicates, I can at least trash it justifiably.
    Pretty sure they have to follow a general outline given by Blizzard. This is the lead-in to SL, there is no way they can write anything here without it being approved by them. Mostly likely they worked out the general plot together.
  1. Kyphael's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Haidaes View Post
    Pretty sure they have to follow a general outline given by Blizzard. This is the lead-in to SL, there is no way they can write anything here without it being approved by them. Mostly likely they worked out the general plot together.
    Pretty much, she has liberties with dialogue to give it her own voice, but she doesn't have the freedom to do what she wishes with the plot and decide character's fates or pivotal decisions.

Site Navigation