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Before the Storm Novel: Excerpts 2 & 3

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Christie Golden's upcoming Before the Storm novel will be available next week and Blizzard released two more excerpts from the book.

The first excerpt was a letter from Anduin to Sylvanas, the second one's dealing with Magni Bronzebeard meeting Anduin, whereas the last one's about Magni visiting Sylvanas, talking about what had transpired in Silithus. Amazon had a preview of the novel available, but they removed it shortly before Blizzard began releasing the excerpts. You can find the plot of the book here. Redditor LawrencehasReddit managed to get a copy of the novel in advance in a bookstore in Rotterdam and he did an AMA on reddit (Both articles contain spoilers).

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Three excerpts from Christie Golden's upcoming World of Warcraft novel, Before the Storm. This latest all-new official prequel to Battle for Azeroth will be available on June 12, 2018 and is available to pre-order on Amazon

Book summary:

Azeroth is dying.

The Horde and the Alliance defeated the demonic Burning Legion, but a dire catastrophe is unfolding deep below the surface of the world. There is a mortal wound in the heart of Azeroth, struck by the sword of the fallen titan Sargeras in a final act of cruelty.

For Anduin Wrynn, king of Stormwind, and Sylvanas Windrunner, warchief of the Horde and queen of the Forsaken, there is little time to rebuild what remains and even less to mourn what was lost. Azeroth’s devastating wound has revealed a mysterious material known as Azerite. In the right hands, this strange golden substance is capable of incredible feats of creation; in the wrong ones, it could bring forth unthinkable destruction.

As Alliance and Horde forces race to uncover the secrets of Azerite and heal the wounded world, Anduin enacts a desperate plan aimed at forging a lasting peace between the factions. Azerite jeopardizes the balance of power, and so Anduin must gain the trust of Sylvanas. But, as ever, the Dark Lady has her own machinations.

For peace to be possible, generations of bloodshed and hatred must be brought to and end. But there are truths that neither side is willing to accept and ambitions they are loath to relinquish. As Alliance and Horde alike grasp for the Azerite’s power, their simmering conflict threatens to reignite all-out war—a war that would spell doom for Azeroth.

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