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Learn more about the story of one of the most iconic characters of the Warcraft Universe; World of Wacraft: Illidan by William King was released on April 12.


A while back, we had posted a preview of the first 47 pages of World of Warcraft: Illidan. Now, the novel is finally available for purchase.


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Are you prepared— for the new Illidan novel? If not, head on over to the Blizzard Gear Store and order your copy today! Written by author William King, you’ll learn more about the trials and tribulations of this quintessential figure in Azeroth’s history.

You are not prepared.

Illidan Stormrage is one of the most powerful beings ever to walk the lands of Azeroth. He is also one of the least understood. Behind his legend, beneath his enigmatic mission, lies a brilliant mind whose machinations are comprehended by few—and trusted by even fewer. Illidan’s righteous reign of justice and vengeance has begun.

Purchase your copy now!



The book has already run out of stock in the Blizzard Gear Store. You can still get it on Amazon, where it's also on discount.


World of Warcraft: Illidan doesn't really provide any connection to the events of the upcoming expansion, Legion. Instead, it begins with Illidan's first imprisonment after the events of the War of the Ancients and spans until Illidan's defeat by the heroes of Azeroth at the Black Temple.


The story basically retells the events of the Burning Crusade with Illidan's perspective, thus explaining a lot of things that didn't make sense back then. We also get viewpoint chapters for Maiev Shadowsong and Akama. The ending of the book has Illidan witness a very surprising vision. We won't spoil anything, but it can definitely be linked with the new arch-villains - the creatures that are presumably far worse than the Burning Legion - from World of Warcraft: Chronicle vol. 1. This vision might serve as a hint of what might unfold during Legion.


To sum up, the novel paves the way for Illidan's inevitable redemption story in Legion.

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