|Traveler: The Shining Blade|
|Publication date||December 26, 2019|
US: $7.99 (Paperback)|
Traveler: The Shining Blade is a World of Warcraft novel written by Madeleine Roux. As the third and final book in the Traveler series, the book continues the adventures of young Aramar Thorne, son of famous explorer Captain Greydon Thorne, and his friends.
It was released on December 26, 2019.
Aramar Thorne and Makasa Flintwill have borne their fair share of troubles. Ever since Aram's father entrusted him with an enchanted compass, Aram and Makasa have traveled the extraordinary lands of Azeroth, seeking out the shards of a legendary weapon: the Diamond Blade. The truth behind the weapon, and the terrible doom it seeks to prevent, seems to have been lost at sea with Captain Greydon Thorne. But not all secrets are meant to stay buried.
As the pair struggles to stay two steps ahead of Malus and the Hidden-dangerous mercenaries and sorcerers who'll stop at nothing to gain the compass-Aram and Makasa have assembled a powerful band of their own allies. From lively goblins and fantastic creatures to mighty druids and mysterious dryads, people are drawn to the talented young artist and the formidable fighter-a fortunate fact. For in their most desperate hour, Aram and Makasa will need all the help they can get to prevent Azeroth from being plunged into eternal darkness and chaos.
This epic conclusion to the World of Warcraft: Traveler trilogy is penned by New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Roux and features stunning new artwork throughout.
- Burning Legion
- Cenarion Circle
- Everstill murlocs
- Feral Scar
- Order of the Seven Suns
- Woodpaw clan
- Stonetalon Mountains
- Dire Maul (mentioned)
- Moonglade (mentioned)
- Darnassus (mentioned)
- Astranaar (mentioned)
- Southern Barrens
- Dustwallow Marsh
- Theramore Isle (mentioned)
- Thousand Needles
- Eastern Kingdoms
- Twisting Nether (mentioned)
- Galena Stormspear living in Thal'darah Overlook told Taryndrella that the other dryad she knows is a dryad named Miri who is not friendly to her. Considering the similarities of the names and the location, it is possible that Miri is a typo of Mirin.
- The book describes Northwatch banners on the hill that rises to the Northwatch Expedition Base Camp and inside the camp. In the game, there are traditional blue Alliance banners on the paths leading to the base camp and inside of it, with no Northwatch (or Theramore) banners anywhere.
- When in the base camp, Valdread was hiding on a tree. In the game, the base camp has no trees.
- Reigol tells Makasa that his old SI:7 colleagues told him stories about dragons they had met and how the dragons had been migrating to Winterspring and that the Alliance needed to be ready to tangle with them, if need be. This doesn't fit the timeline for Reigol and overall Warcraft story.
- Given the bad relationship and story with the Forsaken and the Stormwind humans revealed in World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 3, the stories about dragons should have been learned before he was raised as an undead, before the Third War. However, Kalimdor, and thus Winterspring, was discovered during the Third War. Speculatively, the SI:7 could have that knowledge about dragons and Winterspring prior to the Third War due to the nature of the organization, and the Alliance bit would refer to the Alliance of Lordaeron era. Alternatively, this could mean that after Reigol was turned undead, he met his old colleagues, who didn't mind his undead state, and spoke with them about dragons in Winterspring with the Alliance bit referring to the current-era Alliance.
- It was originally reported that the third Traveler book would be released in fall 2019.
A feast in Thal'darah Overlook
A spider webbing its prey
Telagos in his drake form blasting demons
Greydon being tortured by a demonic jailer
The Forever Tree
- ^ Medievaldragon 2018-10-13. NYCC 2018 Women of AFK panel (Scholastic): Warcraft: Traveler. Blizzplanet. Retrieved on 2019-09-26.