Hello Wottareaders! World of Warcraft Classic will be released soon, what better way to wait for Wow vanilla than reading some Warcraft stories? The lore of this rpg is fascinating, a story introduced previously in the three real-time strategy games and subsequently immensely expanded thanks to World of Warcraft and Hearthstone. Which are The best Warcraft novels? it’s time to find out.
If you want to know more about this Blizzard’s universe the Warcraft novels are a great way to enjoy the journey of all those Wow characters you love such as Arthas, Thrall or Illidan Stormrage.
Want to start reading Warcraft and don’t know where to begin? Say no more, let`s go:
How many Wow books are there?
There is a total of 23 Warcraft books. 7 are Warcraft series while the other 16 are World of Warcraft series. Even so, the names of this series are a bit misleading since Wow series includes books whose events take place way before the events of World of Warcraft. This is the case of Beyond the Dark Portal which takes place during the Second War, or The Burning Crusade, which occurs a hundred years before Wow begins.
Do I have to play Blizzard videogames in order to enjoy the books?
Not exactly. Of course, the more you know about the Wow universe the better since you will be able to make the interconnection better with the events occurred in the videogames. Sadly, not all those events are explained in the novels, that is the case of the Third War for example, which in order to know what happens you might have to play Warcraft 3 since such events are not covered deep enough in any of these novels.
Aside from that, most of these stories can be read despite not having a wide knowledge of the Warcraft lore since the story itself is self-contained in the books.
Are Wow books good?
Being honest, some of these books are far from being the best-written books ever. Even so, the story is usually good and they are worth reading.
These books are written by different authors, as it happens with the Warhammer novels.
Which Warcraft books are worth reading
As said before, not all the Wow novels are that good. If you only want to read the best Warcraft books then I suggest at least reading these since they are considered the best Warcraft novels:
- Rise of the Horde
- Lord of the Clans
- War Crimes
- Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
- Tides of Darkness
- The Shattering
The ones previously mentioned are the must read Wow books, don’t get this wrong, other novels in the series are good, but not as good as these.
Where can I read Warcraft books online
Unfortunately, there are no online platforms that allow you to read these novels online, however, in this article, you will find where to buy all the Wow novels that compose this series.
How to read Warcraft books
If you want to give this series a chance and you are wondering what is the proper order to read all the Warcraft novels, the best way to read them is by chronological order, however you must know that these books tell stories of different characters, therefore, the action takes place in different location and years. As a result, it is not easy to read all the Warcraft books in order.
Even so, the best way to read these books would be in chronological order.
In what order should I read Warcraft books?
- WarCraft Chronicle Volume 1
- Rise of the Horde by Christie Golden
- The Last Guardian by Jeff Grubb
- Tides of Darkness by Aaron Rosenburg
- Beyond the Dark Portal by Christie Golden & Aaron Rosenburg
- The Well of Eternity by Richard A. Knaak (War of the Ancients 1)
- The Demon Soul by Richard A. Knaak (War of the Ancients 2)
- The Sundering by Richard A. Knaak (War of the Ancients 3)
- Lord of the Clans by Christie Golden
- Of Blood and Honor by Chris Metzen
In any case, if you want to read these books in publication order you can check it in this WOW novel guide.
Where to buy Warcraft books
If you want to buy any book you can purchase them by clicking on their book cover (These areAffiliate Links since Wottaread is an Amazon Associate):
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