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The Last Guardian
2016 cover
Author(s) Jeff Grubb
Artist(s) Samwise Didier
Pages 308 (2002)
320 (2016)
Publisher(s) Pocket Books (2002)
Blizzard Publishing (2016)
Publication date December 1, 2002
November 15, 2016
Format(s) Paperback, Digital, Audiobook
Retail price US: $7.99 (2002)
  $14.95 (2016)
EU: €6.99
UK: £5.49
ISBN 10 0671041517
0743423143 (digital)
0989700127 (2016)
ISBN 13 9780671041519
9780743423144 (digital)
978-0989700122 (2016)

The Last Guardian is a novel by Jeff Grubb taking place in the Warcraft universe during the beginning of the First War.

An audiobook version read by Dick Hill was scheduled to be released in April, 2009.[1]

Back-of-book description[]

In the mist-shrouded haze of the past, long before the beginning of recorded time, there stood the world of Azeroth. Every kind of magical being strode the countryside among the tribes of man, and all was at peace — until the arrival of the demons and horrors of the Burning Legion and their baneful Lord Sargeras, dark god of chaotic magic. Now Dragons, Dwarves, Elves, Goblins, Humans, and Orcs all vie for supremacy across the scattered kingdoms—part of a grand, malevolent scheme that will determine the fate of the world of


The Guardians of Tirisfal: a line of champions imbued with godlike powers, each one through the ages charged with fighting a lonely secret war against the Burning Legion. Medivh was fated from birth to become the greatest and most powerful of this noble order. But from the beginning a darkness tainted his soul, corrupting his innocence and turning to evil the powers that should have fought for good. Torn by two destinies, Medivh's struggle against the malice within him became one with the fate of Azeroth itself...and changed the world forever.


An original tale of magic, warfare, and heroism based on the bestselling, award-winning electronic game from Blizzard Entertainment.


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  • An unofficial Warcraft 3 campaign has been made to cover the events of this book.[2]
  • In this book, Khadgar was described as quite the daring student while he was a younger Dalaran pupil, often infiltrating libraries to learn about arcane knowledge. He later managed to sort out the Guardian's Library, unlocking many of its trapped books. During the World of Warcraft beta, mages were able to use the Inv misc key 05 [Khadgar's Unlocking] spell in honor of this detail of the archmage's background.



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