Delve into the world of dragons from before the events of World of Warcraft®: Dragonflight in this exciting prequel. A new light will shine on the story of the war of the dragons and the impact it’s had on the very future of the dragonflights.
When the world was young, all life shook before the might of Galakrond, a massive primal dragon whose hunger could not be sated. Five primal dragons rose valiantly beside the titan-forged Keeper Tyr to combat this threat. Though the fight was desperate, Galakrond fell by their teeth and talons, and they were chosen to become protectors of Azeroth. The titans gifted Nozdormu, Ysera, Alexstrasza, Malygos, and Neltharion with order magic, transforming them into the Aspects, powerful dragons with command of time, nature, life, magic, even the earth itself. Other primal dragons followed them on their path, and, imbued with the titans’ power, the dragonflights rose to shape the world and serve the Aspects.
That is the tale the dragonflights have always told . . . but it is not the whole story.
For while the Dragonqueen and her flights set to reshaping Azeroth, not all dragonkind sees order magic as a gift. Spurning the titans’ interference, a group of rebel primal dragons drink deep from the elemental powers of the planet and are reborn as the Incarnates. Led by Iridikron, the Incarnates believe that dragonkind should be subservient to no one. They foment a rebellion against the Aspects, what they are and all they stand for.
Despite the efforts of the Dragonqueen Alexstrasza and her primal friend, Vyranoth, to preserve peace, both sides slip closer to violence, as dragons are forced to choose a side or be swept up in the growing conflict. With battle lines and allegiances drawn, the war amongst dragonkind shakes the foundation of the world. Both sides realize they will have to make sacrifices to secure the future of their kind, sacrifices that will cascade through the ages.
Penned by bestselling author Courtney Alameda and published by Random House Worlds* you won’t want to miss this pitched and poignant tale of the oaths we make and the duty we have to one another.
Courtney Alameda is a novelist, comic book writer, and lifelong gamer. After almost fifteen years of writing professionally, there are few mediums, genres, and forms Courtney hasn’t had the chance to work in, though the novel remains her favorite. She started playing World of Warcraft in 2015 and has been a denizen of Azeroth ever since.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she now resides in the northwestern United States with her husband, one Welsh Corgi, two cats, three library rooms, and whatever monsters lurk in the rural darkness around her home.
Arriving October 31, 2023, you can pre-order now, wherever books are sold.
* Random House Worlds is an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House.