Blizzard Entertainment is working with Del Rey, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, to publish a new original novel based around one of Warcraft‘s iconic characters, Sylvanas Windrunner, this November.
The book is titled Warcraft: Sylvanas and is written by New York Times best-selling author Christie Golden. As the title suggests, Warcraft: Sylvanas will chronicle the epic story of Sylvanas Windrunner. The official synopsis is as follows:
Ranger-General. Banshee Queen. Warchief. Sylvanas Windrunner has borne many titles. To some, she is a hero . . . to others, a villain. But whether in pursuit of justice, vengeance, or something more, Sylvanas has always sought to control her own destiny.
The power to achieve her goals has never been closer, as Sylvanas works alongside the Jailer to liberate all Azeroth from the prison of fate. Her final task? Secure the fealty of their prisoner—King Anduin Wrynn.
To succeed, Sylvanas will be forced to reflect on the harrowing path that brought her to the Jailer’s side, and reveal her truest self to her greatest rival. Here, Sylvanas’ complete story is laid bare: from the breaking of the Windrunner family and her rise to Ranger-General; to her own death at the hands of Arthas and her renewed purpose in founding the Forsaken; to the moment she first beheld the Maw, and understood the true consequences of what lay beyond the veil of death. But as her moment of victory draws near, Sylvanas Windrunner will make a choice that may ultimately come to define her. A choice that is hers alone to make.
Christie Golden is well-versed in the lore surrounding Blizzard Entertainment given the countless books she’s written for the company and currently being a full-time employee of Blizzard Entertainment. Golden’s catalog of Blizzard novels includes five StarCraft® novels, including the Dark Templar trilogy, and the Warcraft/World of Warcraft books Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, War Crimes, Before the Storm and Exploring Azeroth: Eastern Kingdoms.
As for Warcraft: Sylvanas, the voice actress of Sylvanas in World of Warcraft, Patty Mattson will be narrating the audiobook version. The audiobook will be published by Penguin Random House Audio.
Warcraft: Sylvanas will release on November 9, 2021, and is available for pre-order wherever books are sold.