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When I started this page, I intended that it would be a simple guide for people who don't know where to start when trying to get into the books, but it's gotten far too complicated to fulfill that role anymore. Most people have no idea what you mean when you say "imprint" or "trademark". So this page really needs less jargon and a bit less length. Remember that we already have a list of all the novels on the Sources page. Remember that the key word here is "guide".

--Bevans (FeldmanSkitzoid) 19:01, 10 May 2007 (EDT)

One thing I've noticed with the novel articles is that there isn't a single plot summary of the events detailed in the book, which stands in contrast to many other wikis. Is this an intentional act in order to preserve copyright or something or is it something that people simply haven't got around to? --Hawki 04:34, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Probably simply because people haven't gotten around to it, in other cases to prevent spoilers for newly released booksBaggins 04:37, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Perhaps, but people are hardly going to be worried about spoilers for books like 'Day of the Dragon' or 'Lord of the Clans' in this day and age --Hawki 04:45, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Your welcome to expand on older books articles if you like :). Like I said people probably just haven't gotten around to them, probably playing too much WoW I suspect, ;).Baggins 05:16, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

I know that on the article page it said that the books can be read in any order for the reason that one story doesn't necessarily lead to another one. But for those that want to try and read it in order, this is my best guess, and anyone is willing to help me correct it: War of the Ancients Trilogy-->Rise of the Horde-->Last Guardian-->Tides of Darkness-->Beyond the Dark Portal/Day of the Dragon (haven't read BtDP yet so not entirely sure which is first)-->Lord of the Clans-->Cycle of Hatred-->Night of the Dragon. jclipps (talk) 01:21, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

That's the best chronologically (put BtDP before DotD, I think), but quite a bit of the narrative in several later books is almost dependent on the reader knowing things in advance- Rise of the Horde, for example, is very backstoryish, becoming more tragic if one already knows what will happen next. Beyond the Dark Portal really makes sense if one is familiar with the Burning Crusade storyline. WotA may be the first chronologically, but it's a bad choice to read first, as the event of the Third War are discussed in great detail. I've got my suggested order on my userpage, let me know what you think.--Ragestorm (talk · contr) 02:41, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

WoW ArchivesEdit

Will there be Archives for the World of Warcraft books? --NuparuMahnika14:07, December 1, 2009 (UTC)

Eventually maybe- the Archives were created so that those who had come on board with WoW could quickly catch up- the first three novels and WotA were primarily made to accompany Warcraft III, back when the Warcraft phenomenon was smaller. --Ragestorm (talk · contr) 14:50, December 1, 2009 (UTC)

World of Warcraft: The Shattering Prelude to Cataclysm Edit

This book is available now in stores. Hardcover, 352 pages

ISBN-10: 1416550747

ISBN-13: 9781416550747

The new upcoming book is the Cataclysm

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