Warcraft: War of the Ancients Trilogy

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The Well of Eternity
Author Richard A. Knaak
Language English
Series War of the Ancients
Publisher Pocket Star
Publication date
30 March 2004
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 384 pp (paperback edition)
ISBN ISBN 978-0-7434-7119-0 (paperback edition)
OCLC 54938594
LC Class CPB Box no. 2274 vol. 11
Followed by The Demon Soul
The Demon Soul
Author Richard A. Knaak
Language English
Series War of the Ancients
Publisher Pocket Star
Publication date
26 October 2004
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 384 pp (paperback edition)
ISBN ISBN 978-0-7434-7120-6 (paperback edition)
Preceded by The Well of Eternity
Followed by The Sundering
The Sundering
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Pocket Star 2005 paperback edition
Author Richard A. Knaak
Language English
Series War of the Ancients
Publisher Pocket Star
Publication date
26 July 2005
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 384 pp (paperback edition)
ISBN ISBN 978-0-7434-7121-3 (paperback edition)
Preceded by The Demon Soul

Warcraft: War of the Ancients Trilogy is a book trilogy written by Richard A. Knaak set in Blizzard Entertainment's popular video game universe, Warcraft.

The first book in the series was given away as a promotion for pre-ordering World of Warcraft from Best Buy. The book was packaged in a standard PC game box.

The trilogy takes place ten millennia before the first Warcraft games, during the Burning Legion's first invasion of Azeroth. The storyline proceeds to expand the depth of the Night Elves past, and leads up to the Sundering of Kalimdor. Whilst this storyline was detailed in brief in the past, the trilogy involves time travel back to the past, causing the way events unfolded in this era of time to be changed permanently.

This series contains three books:

  1. The Well of Eternity (2004), ISBN 0-7434-7119-9
  2. The Demon Soul (2004), ISBN 0-7434-7120-2
  3. The Sundering (2005), ISBN 0-7434-7121-0

This series comes after the Warcraft book: Day of the Dragon, but the majority of the story in the new series is set well in the past from the events of the previous book. It also builds on the storyline of many of the Night Elf characters from the Warcraft series.

Plot[edit]

Book One - The Well of Eternity[edit]

Many months have passed since the cataclysmic Battle of Mount Hyjal, where the demonic Burning Legion was banished from Azeroth forever. But now, a mysterious energy rift within the mountains of Kalimdor propels three former warriors into the distant past - a time long before orcs, humans or even high elves roamed the land. A time when the Dark Titan, Sargeras, and his demon pawns persuaded Queen Azshara and her Highborne to cleanse Azeroth of its lesser races. A time when the Dragon Aspects were at the height of their power - unaware that one of their own would soon usher in an age of darkness that would engulf the World of Warcraft.

In the first chapter of this epic trilogy, the outcome of the historic War of the Ancients is forever altered by the arrival of three time-lost heroes: Krasus, the dragon mage whose great powers and memory of the ancient conflict have inexplicably diminished; the human wizard Rhonin, whose thoughts are divided between his family and the seductive source of his non-growning power; and Broxigar, a weathered orc veteran who seeks an honorable death in combat. But unless the unlikely allies can convince the demigod, Cenarius, and the untrusting night elves of their queen's treachery, the Burning Legion's gateway into Azeroth will open anew. And this time - the struggles of the past may well spill over into the future...

Book Two - The Demon Soul[edit]

Led by the mighty Archimonde, scores of demonic soldiers now march across the lands of Kalimdor, leaving a trail of death and devastation in their wake. At the heart of the fiery invasion stands the mystic Well of Eternity—once the source of the Night Elves' arcane power. But now the Well's energies have been defiled and twisted, for Queen Azshara and her Highborne will stop at nothing to commune with their newfound god: the fiery Lord of the Burning Legion... Sargeras.

The night elf defenders, led by the young druid, Malfurion Stormrage, and the wizard, Krasus, fight a desperate battle to hold back the Legion's terrible onslaught. Though only embers of hope remain, an ancient power has risen to aid the world in its darkest hour. The dragons—led by the powerful Aspect, Neltharion—have forged a weapon of incalculable power: the Dragon Soul, an artifact capable of driving the Legion from the world forever. But its use may cost far more than any could have foreseen.

Book Three - The Sundering[edit]

The valiant night elves have been shattered by the loss of their beloved general. The black dragon, Neltharion, has claimed the Demon Soul and scattered the mighty dragonflights to the winds. Above all, the demonlord, Archimonde, has led the Burning Legion to the very brink of victory over Kalimdor. As the land and its denizens reel from this unstoppable evil, a terror beyond all reckoning draws ever nearer from the Well of Eternity's depths...

In the final, apocalyptic chapter of this epic trilogy, the dragon-mage Krasus and the young druid Malfurion must risk everything to save Azeroth from utter destruction. Banding together the dwarves, tauren and furbolg races, the heroes hope to spark an alliance to stand against the might of the Burning Legion. For if the Demon Soul should fall into the Legion's hands, all hope for the world will be lost. This then, is the hour... where past and future collide!

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