Dark Horse to publish new World of Warcraft Chronicle series

Curious about the history of Blizzard’s Warcraft universe? Dark Horse has just the book for you.

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people.

“We often get questions from players who want to know more about the origins of the Warcraft universe, and the rise and fall of their favorite characters” said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. “This new series digs deeply into all of that—we can’t wait for players to read it.”

This beautiful hardcover book features over twenty full-page illustrations by World of Warcraft artist Peter Lee and marks the first in a multipart series exploring the Warcraft universe; from the distant past to the modern era.

“This is an amazing project that will be absolutely irresistible to the legion of Warcraft fans. The people at Blizzard have been great to work with and we are extremely happy and proud to be working with them,” added Dark Horse President Mike Richardson.

I don’t think there’s been a ‘definitive’ book or series about Warcraft outside of an art book or two, so this is pretty awesome. As complete as you can get for a look at a game that’s been ever-evolving since it burst onto the PC gaming scene years ago, Dark Horse’s World of Warcraft: Chronicle is set to be the first entry in an eventual catalog of Blizzard’s medieval-fantasy world.

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If you’re one of the legions of fans, then you have to get pretty excited about the idea behind that. This is a broad undertaking after all, and not one that just any publisher could tackle effectively. Dark Horse though, has the pedigree (with plenty of excellent art books published) that should allay any fears that longtime WoW fans might have though.

So far, this is the only volume announced, and with it’s arrival coming at the end of this year, it should be the only one hitting in 2015 too. We’ll have to see if future entries follow suit, or if there might be several on the way per annum as we move forward. As it stands now, you’ll be able to add World of Warcraft: Chronicle to your library on November 4th, 2015- which would actually make quite a timely little Holiday gift too…

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