Guide chronological book order story forum world of. Some of my favorites so far were lord of the clans, the last guardian and chronicles. Novel guide wowpedia your wiki guide to the world of warcraft. I want to read books on warcraft lore in chronological. Below you will find a list of every world of warcraft publication in chronological order. This graphic novel takes place somewhere during the wrath of the lich king expansion. World of warcraft audiobooks listen to the full series. The beginning of the story revolves around rhonin in the more recent present. Curse of the worgen issues 15 by micky neilson and james waugh. The story and background of classic world of warcraft lore by nobbel87. All warcraft literature arranged chronologically news icy. So blizzard please make them books available as audiobooks so i can learn about the world of warcraft as i am playing world of warcraft.
Here is a list of the warcraft and world of warcraft books in order. World of warcraft classic will be released soon, what better way to wait for wow vanilla. Novels wowpedia your wiki guide to the world of warcraft. Chronicle volume 1 is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the horde and the alliance came to be. Even so, the best way to read these books would be in chronological order.
Scrolls of lore world of warcraft book release dates by warlock, 10232005, 02. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. The only issue i have is it seems i cannot find a proper list as of 2020 which lists up all the books in chronological order, perhaps even including the short stories. This short comic series, available as a collected set in one graphic novel, covers the origins of the worgen curse a curse that actually dates back to just after the war of the ancients and involves the night elves. I have major concerns over the implications on wow s lore due to the huge time difference between shadowlands and the world of the living. Timeline rpg books chronology this article discusses the chronological order of books in the warcraft rpg and world of warcraft rpg from 2003 to present. Learn about wow lore through short stories, comics, audio dramas, animated shorts and more. Aug 04, 2011 this guide presents all novels, manga, comics, and short stories that are considered canon in warcraft lore, in chronological order. Despite being clearly numbered, the last guardian is set years before day of the dragon and lord of the clans, during the first war. Dec 09, 2019 part 1 of the lore of warcraft in chronological order.
From what i understand, hours in shadowlands equals to years in the former. Wow insiders chronological guide to warcraft novels. The following is a guide to all canon novels, manga, comics, and short stories related to world of warcraft in chronological order. Rise of the horde, though told through a series of flashbacks just prior to world of warcraft. He has written more than 50 novels, as well as short stories, nonfiction, ebooks, comic books, and blog entries, many of them in various media universes, among them star trek, alien, supernatural, world of warcraft, starcraft, marvel comics, cars, farscape, buffy the. It can be tricky when trying to establish a proper order for the books, mainly because the books sometimes jump around the timeline, moving back or forward in history. I feel like i know things in patches, and wanted to read a few books and properly understand the. It will always be the defining example of what these games began as and how it continually reimagines itself even after going for years. After spending some time within the kingdom of stormwind and teaming up with an unlikely.
For frame of reference, all material is sorted by the game. Feb 07, 2018 the ultimate, definitive reading order of the warcraft novels. It can be tricky when trying to establish a proper order for the books, mainly because the books sometimes. See the complete forgotten realms chronological series book list in order, box sets or. I will be prefacing each publication with a tag discerning the type of publication it is, and will do my best to keep this thread updated with new publications as theyre made available. Want to get into the lore, but dont know where to begin. I personally play all horde characters on world of warcraft but this didnt stop me from enjoying a book about alliance characters. This guide will help new and returning players get back into one of the most vivid virtual fantasy. First, let me say how awesome it is to have a centralized place for conversations about story and lore. Feb 21, 2008 can anyone tell me the correct chronological order of the books in the warcraft series.
This means that instead of being listed by when the material was published, its being listed by its order in the warcraft lore timeline. I thought it would be handy to post the definitive reading order for ebooks available for download here in one place, as this question keeps coming up a lot. The best ultimate full lore collection of world of warcraft books. Wow insiders chronological guide to warcraft novels, manga. This is the result of reading many of these myself and lots of research to get the best order possible. Forgotten realms, mortal consequences, and several more. Warhammer 40k was not really about books for over a decade if i am not really getting things out of order here. Wow books, novels, comics, and short stories in chronological order welcome to healingwows somewhat chronological guide to warcraft novels, comics and short stories.
The first edition of the rules and the first fluff is mid to late 80s, the first novel is as far as i know the inquisition war series and then you get stuff like space marine which is no canon anymore. For reference purposes, ive included the game releases and. In this post, were going to cover the complete wow expansions list in order and give a rundown of what each expansion added to the game. There are 23 novels in total, 7 part of the warcraft series and 16 part of the world of warcraft one. I recently found myself interested in catching up with the wow lore, hyped by the announcement of legion, and where better to start than reading all the books. In this book, pittacus lore gives the story of john smith, a young boy of 15 from the planet lorien. Many websitespeople list different orders to the books. Are you starting to read up on wow lore for the first time. The complete wow book reading order lore timeline and warlords of draenor self. Reading order of warcraft books and novels lore icy veins. This guide presents all novels, manga, comics, and short stories that are considered canon in warcraft lore, in chronological order.
The full text was available on the official world of warcraft site, but was removed for some unknown reason. World of warcraft books in reading order best chronological list 2018 updated 28 books. Nov 26, 2018 the folks over at mmo champion took some a lot of time out to dig through all the warcraft universe related books, comics and many other pieces of literature to arrange them in a chronological order. Score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. So heres my reading order of all the novels, comics and short. When it comes to warcraft lore the ultimate source is world of warcraft itself. The forgotten realms chronological book series by multiple authors includes books sword play, dangerous games.
Stolen list of books in chronological order from the blizzard forums. The complete wow book reading order lore timeline and warlords. A few months ago i started reading the books and comics, short stories in chronological order according to the timeline, not order of release. The gaming environment of wow chinese realm has been deeply damaged in the past years. Krasus, the dragon mage whose great power and memories of the ancient conflict have inexplicably diminished. Likewise, the world of warcraft book series starts with cycle of hatred bridging the gap between wc3 and wow. Sep 30, 2019 reading order of warcraft books and novels. World of warcraft books in reading order best chronological list. Otherwise, many other books put up a good competition in exploring some of warcraft s prominent and potentially more recently relevant elements. The history of warcraft also known as the history of the warcraft universe is a comprehensive account of lore created by blizzard as background information to the world of warcraft universe, and was made up of the entirety of blizzards published record so far. This article contains lore taken from warcraft novels, novellas, or short stories. Below is the list of warcraft and world of warcraft novels. The following is a warcraft lore guide to all canon novels, manga, comics, and short stories related to world of warcraft, presented in chronological order.
Battletech novel list this is a complete listing of battletech novels in the order in which they should be read which is in approximately chronological order, not when the books were actually published. Ive done some nasty research on wow lore aswell, for the channels puposes. If you plan on playing wc3 or learning some of wow s original and early expansion lore, then these books could be a good start. World of warcraft expansions list all wow expansions in order. Especcialy for wow, theres a huge backlog of lore behind them. Apr 16, 2020 world of warcraft is a massive mmo that has grown and changed considerably over its 14 years. Hello everyone, been playing warcraft for a while and now i have decided to start to read the books. All warcraft literature arranged chronologically news. We say somewhat, because there are some stories that refer to past and present events along the timeline, which we have specified alongside the title when we can. This article discusses the chronological order of books in the warcraft rpg and world of warcraft rpg from 2003 to present.
Tides of darkness and beyond the dark portal relate the events of the second war and the invasion of draenor. But thats not all they did, as they assigned each piece to the gameexpansion they relate to. The lore of this rpg is fascinating, a story introduced previously in the three. Chronicle volume i is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the horde and the alliance came to be. This section concerns content exclusive to the warcraft. Warcraft books in chronological order world of warcraft. Im here to speak to you, blizzard, and wow communities all over the world, on behalf of thousands of wowers in china.
Novels chronology of events warhammer 40k wiki fandom. World of warcraft expansions list all wow expansions in. Volume 1 by blizzard entertainment, world of warcraft. The trilogy was meant to set up the lore of world of warcraft, so its placed chronologically after the third war and before the age of vanilla wow. No one can argue that world of warcraft changed the landscape when it came to mmos.
So for example if i want to play bfa content in order 8. Warcraft well read best order to read the wow books in. In a way, im lucky that i havent read many fantasy books so i can really enjoy the diablo books without feeling like its too generic. The burning crusade, is set almost a century earlier. So what is the chronological order of the warcraft media. Aug 06, 2008 the ask lore questions here thread is more enjoyable and informative to read than the books, ant to top it off, better written. Decandido was born and raised in new york city to a family of librarians, which pretty much explains everything. Other timeline world of warcraft a timeline of the history and culture surrounding the actual game of world of warcraft.
The ultimate guide to warcraft lore in print blizzard watch. Warcraft novels chronological order 25 books goodreads. In the first chapter of this epic trilogy, the outcome of the historic war of the ancients is forever altered by the arrival of three timelost heroes. This is a full chronological order of warcraft novels for anyone who would like to catch up on it s story and lore. While i have been a wow player since the beta days and have played all the expansions, i havent always been able to keep up with the lore properly. This will give you a sense of flow for the events of the battletech universe. Not necessary to be mandatory like in ffxiv, but at least allow those who want it to play in order. The war of the ancients trilogy, though taking place 10,000 years in the past, is a time travel story. Following the 1987 initial release of games workshops warhammer 40,000 wargame, set in a far future science fantasy universe, the company began publishing background literature that expands previous material, adds new material, and describes the universe, its characters, and its events in detail since 1997 the bulk of background literature has been published by the affiliated imprint black. What is the chronological order of warcraft canon media.
Although i have read all the books some of them a couple of times, i still cannot put them in chronological order. Aug 31, 2019 this is why blizzard the developers of world of warcraft have released a series of expansion packs over the past few years, giving players even more reason to continue coming back to the game. This brief short is no longer available on the official site, but it has been archived on. The kirin tor of dalaran send a young mage, khadgar, to serve as an apprentice to the last guardian, the great medivh. This definitive tome of warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of azeroth and its people. For one it digs deeper into wow lore and connects gaps created from the game and short stories blizzard had published on their wow community site. Warcraft books in chronological order general discussion. Timeline of the creation of us realms a list of all realms that.
Jun 06, 2018 best 2019 world of warcraft books list. The last guardian book touches on the closing days of the first war with bookends set prior to wc iii. Wow expansions in order and how each fared gamers decide. Day of dragon since this is the starting of the war of ancients trilogy 1. Maybe youve heard about the various novels, but you just dont know where to start. Sep 28, 2019 wow requires to have a main quest scenario like ffxiv that guide the player thought the story in chronological order. Heres a suggested reading order for all of the novels within the warcraft universe.572 76 1172 1521 1475 755 227 1111 205 777 427 85 1400 1033 510 1290 677 1242 510 20 675 627 1399 1001 748 103 1385 74 764 1229 716 1489 1089