Warcraft: The Sunwell Trilogy Vol. 1, The Dragon Hunt - Excerpt
Written by Richard A. Knaak
“Set in the rich universe of Blizzard’s online RPG World of Warcraft, Warcraft: The Sunwell Trilogy recreates the world of Azeroth as you’ve never seen it before: as a manga!
The three-volume graphic novel series follows the adventures of Kalec, a blue dragon in human form fleeing from forces that seek to destroy his race, and Anveena, a maiden with a mysterious power. What starts as a flight for survival turns into a quest to save the entire High Elven Kingdom from the forces of the Undead Scourge.
In the era after the Battle of Mount Hyjal, the world attempts to recollect itself from the onslaught left in the wake of the Burning Legion.
The world thought it finally would be at peace. However, when an immense power emanates throughout the land all eyes turn in search of its source. Kalecgyos, a member of a decimate race of blue dragons quests towards the elven kingdom of Quel’Thalas in search of answers but he will have to deal with a vengeful dwarf… the army of the Undead Scourge… and the unveil the mystery behind a peasant girl with an enchanting mystery before he can finally obtain what he seeks.”
The story is set after the plaguelands. Tarren Mill is still a human town. Kalecgos the blue dragon is sent by Malygos the Dragon Aspect to investigate a strange source of magic in the Plaguelands. Dra’Khan—the High Elf who betrayed Quel’Thalas by guiding Arthas on how to open the gates of Silvermoon, leading him to the Sunwell—is seeking the source too: The Essence of the Sunwell.
And Kalecgos find it just to unravel a mystery. The Essence of the Sunwell lies within a hatching egg … which sprung a strange creature. Raac.
Kalecgos and Anveena reach Tarren Mill with help of Tyrygosa, the dragon mate of Kalecgos. Once there, they are ambushed by Dar’Khan’s mercenaries, just to be double-crossed by a more dangerous threat. Tarren Mill is now under attack by the Undead Scourge and Dar’Khan.
After a fight for their life and with help of a Fallen Paladin of Lordaeron named Jorad Mace, they finally rest to plan their next plan of action. Jorad knows where to find the Elder Wizard Borel. The mercenaries, who were being mind controlled by Dar’Khan, have recovered their free will and pledge to help Kalecgos and Anveena. Next book … Shadows of Ice, leads them to Aerie Peak.
Thanks to Richard A. Knaak for giving us an exclusive artwork, shown below.
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