As most of you know I am a great fan of lore of this game. I will admit I have read every book and know more than my fair share of what goes on in this game. The book that comes out tomorrow "Stormrage" by Richard A. Knaak is one that I have been looking forward to for a long time. It also is going to be one of the major stories of Cataclysm and will get that train moving forward. I know Malfurion's brother Illidan got a lot of press during The Burning Crusade and so deservingly, but his twin brother's story is a very interesting one. What has happened to the Emerald Dream? Is Deathwing behind it? And of course why do people think Malfurion killed Brox? Now if you don't know the story behind Malfurion and Illidan for that matter I recommend reading "The Well of Eternity" trilogy. This is also written by Knaak and it gives you a lot of background not only on the brothers, but Night elves, Brox, Cenarius, Deathwing, and much much more. You will probably be amazed about how much more you now understand.
You can read the prologue at Worldofwarcraft.com or click here. I'll include below the general story of the book.
When the world of Azeroth was young, the god-like titans brought order to it by reshaping its lands and seas. Throughout their great work, they followed a magnificent design for what they envisioned Azeroth would become. Although the titans departed Azeroth long ago, that design endures to this day. It is known as the Emerald Dream, a lush and savagely primal version of the World of Warcraft.
Many are the mysteries surrounding the Emerald Dream and its reclusive guardians, the green dragonflight. In times past, druids have entered the Dream to monitor the ebb and flow of life on Azeroth in their never-ending quest to maintain the delicate balance of nature.
However, not all dreams are pleasant ones. Recently the Emerald Nightmare, an area of corruption within the Emerald Dream, began growing in size, transforming the Dream into a realm of unimaginable horror. Green dragons have been unexpectedly caught up in the Nightmare, emerging from it with shattered minds and twisted bodies. Druids who have entered the darkening Dream lately have found it difficult -- sometimes even impossible -- to escape.
Nor are these the Nightmare's only victims: more and more people are being affected. Even Malfurion Stormrage, first and foremost of the druids on Azeroth, may have fallen victim to this growing threat. As uncontrollable nightmares spread across the world, a desperate quest begins to find and free the archdruid.
Soon nature's enemies will learn the true meaning of the name... STORMRAGE
I will be picking it up tomorrow will you? Enjoy your last day before reset.