I surely hope the readership of this blog enjoyed the gnome lore post that I put up yesterday; it was perhaps one of the most enjoyable posts that I have done so far in my experience blogging thus far. Maybe it was because of the lore, or perhaps I’m just a huge fan of gnomes. Regardless, That bit of research that I did made me really itch for more lore, so this morning, I stopped by a bookstore on the way to work, and picked up not one, but THREE warcraft novels. Yay!
Originally, I have already read the War of the Ancients trilogy, by Richard Knaak. It depicts the events leading up to the creation of the Great Sea, and the formation of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. The author also introduced the dragon aspects, some of whom you will likely meet up in Northrend (Malygos in particular), as well as the night elf love triangle of Malfurion Stormrage, his twin brother Illidan, and Priestess Tyrande Whisperwind. A fascinating read throughout.
This morning, I added Rise of the Horde, Beyond the Dark Portal, and Tides of Darkness to my collection. I’m not exactly sure which book pertains to which parts of the Warcraft timeline, but I’m quite interested in Rise because of the spotlight supposedly put on Thrall (Correction: Thrall’s father is spotlighted in RotH; Thrall gets his moment in Lord of the Clans).
So this is a call out to the lore nerds and novel junkies out there: which one do I read first?