World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal

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Beyond the Dark Portal
World of Warcraft - Beyond the Dark Portal.jpg
Author Aaron S. Rosenberg & Christie Golden
Cover artist Glenn Rane
Country United States
Language English
Series Warcraft universe
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
July 2008
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 424 pp
ISBN 1-4165-5086-0
Preceded by Tides of Darkness
Followed by Night of the Dragon

World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal is a fantasy novel written by Aaron S. Rosenberg and Christie Golden, and published by Simon & Schuster Pocket Star Books, a division of Viacom. The novel is based on Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft universe, and is a continuation of the events of the RTS PC game: Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (1995).


Two years following the defeat of the Horde and destruction of the Dark Portal from Draenor to Azeroth, a small dimensional rift remains linking the two worlds. The orc shaman Ner'Zhul is approached by orc champions resurrected as undead death-knights, with a plan to re-open the Portal and catch the Alliance unaware. Using the skull of the traitorous Gul'Dan, the remaining Horde forces distract the Alliance while stealing powerful artifacts to return to Draenor and open new rifts to other worlds. The paladin Turalyon joins forces with the elven ranger Alleria, the powerful mage Khadgar, and the dwarven griffon-rider Kurdran to head off the diabolical plans, but their mission is further complicated by the deadly Black Dragonflight's collusion with the Horde.

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