A new World of Warcraft book is available to pre-order, and it’s centered around one of the series’ most prominent characters. Warcraft: Sylvanas will be released on Nov. 9, written by Christie Golden. An audiobook will also be available, voiced by Patty Mattson, who plays Sylvanas in World of Warcraft.
Sylvanas Windrunner has been the central figure of the Battle for Azeroth and Shadowlands expansions, and she’s in the middle of a long game of four dimensional chess. While some World of Warcraft novels are about bridging the gap between expansions and wrapping up certain stories, Sylvanas will likely be closer to Arthas: Rise of the Lich King or Illidan, in that it will be a character study. The book goes back to Sylvanas’ early life and tracks her progression through Warcraft 3 and early World of Warcraft, before sharing her current status and goals.
It’s an interesting time for Sylvanas, as she is currently planned as the final boss of the 9.1 raid, Sanctum of Domination. Players are currently unsure what happens to Sylvanas after the fight — in recent history, we haven’t been killing important lore characters too often. Instead, we often injure or capture them, which means their story can continue in later patches. This book may play into the raid, or take place after the events of the fight. It’ll also likely iron out past discrepancies and establish the canon timeline of Sylvanas’ plots and plans.