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This is what amazon has been provided for the list of the order and I know that they do a lot of research and such to get it right. A lot of them I have found to be available in Kindle format as well, someone had asked earlier.
No one mentioned the Sunwell Trilogy after the first post. Should those come before the Shattering? They're the only ones I haven't read that are listed before the Shattering and I feel like there are some things being mentioned that I don't yet know about.
I have read all the books that have been produced and have always wondered if there is a book that would reside between The Last Guardian and Tides of Darkness detailing the time between when Medivh opened the dark portal all the way through the Orcs attacking Stormwind.
As to read them in chronological order or in the order it was originally published, it really is a personal choice. For me, it made more sense to start reading them in chronological order, but if you know your Lore so well already then you won't have a problem placing the events on a timeline in your head. It's really a matter of preference.
This thread is very useful and I think it requires some stickyness! :D
Could i adopt one? My kids better have World of Warcraft lore in-bedded in there brains.
I'm excited to start reading these books. The knowledge i gained from reading lore off the internet was just a little tease.
I found this page extremely helpful.
World of Warcraft Books – Updated Nov. 2013
There’s so much more to the Lore…This list doesn't include short stories, comic books or manga. Please let me know if you know the correct chronological order of the story line, and I will make an effort to correct the list. The writing is great! The stories are well worth reading! Check it out...
1. Rise of the Horde (2006)
2. The Last Guardian (2002)
3. Tides of Darkness (2007)
4. Beyond the dark Portal (2008)
5. Day of the Dragon (2001)
6. Lord of the Clans (2001)
7. Of Blood and Honor (2000)
8. Arthas: Rise of the Lich King (2009)
9. Ashbringer ( 2008/2009 graphic novels) issues 1-4
10. Cycle of Hatred (2006)
11. War of the Ancients Trilogy: Well of Eternity, Demon Soul, The Sundering (2004/2005)
12. The Sunwell Trilogy: Dragon Hunt, Shadows of Ice, Ghost Lands
13. Night of the Dragon (2008)
14. Stormrage (2010)
15. The Shattering (2010 prelude to Cataclysm)
16. Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects (2011)
17. Wolfheart (2012)
18. Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War (2012)
19. Dawn of the Aspects (2013)
20. Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde (2013)
Some Links: http://wowpedia.org/Novels, http://wowpedia.org/Novel_guide, http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/08/04/wow-insiders-chronological-guide-to-warcraft-novels-manga-com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_of_Warcraft_(comics)
The joystiq link http://wow.joystiq.com/2011/08/04/wow-insiders-chronological-guide-to-warcraft-novels-manga-com/ has some great in-depth information, and an additional list of short stories, comics, and manga.
Not having read any of the lore.. I was going to get my step son the 1st half a dozen books or so for Christmas. Would you guys (and gals) agree that the books are appropriate for an 11 year old? (I will of course have to read them ahead of him so I don't have to hear about it every time we log in...)
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