There is a lot to discover in World of Warcraft, after all the popular MMO has one of the largest game worlds ever. In recent years we have explored small islands and large continents in WoW, and even solved the mystery of the creation of the cosmos in Shadowlands. However, Azeroth still holds many mysteries just waiting to be revealed.
In order to bring the history of WoW closer to the players, Blizzard has been publishing books and novels with great regularity for years. With the book series “Streifzug durch Azeroth” the developers present the continents of Azeroth individually. In the first part of World of Warcraft: Rambling Azeroth: The Eastern Kingdoms Master Spy Mathias Shaw and Captain Finn Fairwind embark on a journey through the Eastern Kingdoms to chronicle stories and uncover all sorts of treasures. A few months later followed World of Warcraft: Rambling Azeroth: Kalimdor the second part of the series, in which we readers accompany the legendary Horde hero Rexxar and the Darkspear troll Zekhan on their foray through the dangerous wilderness of Kalimdor.
On to Northrend!
The third part of “Foray through Azeroth” is not long in coming! After the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor, Exploring Azeroth: Northrend takes you to the frozen north of Azeroth. The northern continent was the main focus of the story in Wrath of the Lich King, but also – for a brief moment – in WoW: Shadowlands. In the book, the dwarves of the Bronzebeard clan dare a journey across the northernmost continent of Azeroth to explore its secrets and mysteries. Frostwyrm Dragons and Icecrown Citadel grace the cover and the official description reads:
Ever since the “crown of Azeroth” assumed center stage in World of Warcraft (buy now ): Wrath of the Lich King, millions of players have been captivated by the dark, stormy depths of the continent that has become synonymous with the dreaded Scourge. Now, venture into the icy, mysterious tundra of Northrend under the expert guidance of Clan Bronzebeard in this third installation in the wildly popular World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth series!
The story of Exploring Azeroth: Northrend was penned by Alex Acks, award-winning author of the Ghost Wolves series. We learn this much about the author:
Alex Acks is an award-winning writer, Book Riot contributor, geologist, and sharp-dressed sir. Angry Robot Books has published their novels Hunger Makes the Wolf (winner of the 2017 Kitschies Golden Tentacle award) and Blood Binds the Pack under the pen name Alex Wells. A collection of their steampunk novellas, Murder on the Titania and Other Steam-Powered Adventures, is available from Queen of Swords Press. They’ve had short fiction in Tor.com, Strange Horizons, Giganotosaurus, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed and more, and are a regular contributor at Book Riot. They’ve also written several episodes of Six to Start’s Superhero Workout game and races for their RaceLink project. Alex lives in Denver (where they bicycle, drink tea, and twirl their ever-so-dapper mustache) with their two furry little bastards. For more information, see http://www.alexacks.com.
According to Amazon, the book will be published in English on October 18, 2022. You can pre-order Exploring Azeroth: Northrend today. It is still unknown when the German edition will be available in stores. As soon as this changes, we will of course provide you with an update promptly. What does it look like: Are you in the mood for Nordend? Finally appears this year WoW: WotLK Classic!