Sylvanas Windrunner is my favorite character from World of Warcraft so I knew I needed to read Sylvanas as soon as I heard that she was getting her own book and I was not disappointed. Well, I was disappointed that it was only 400 pages. In her self-titled book Sylvanas walks us through her history beginning with her childhood at Windrunner Spire. She paints a picture of family, love and loss, victory and defeat, and the key moments in her life that made her Ranger-General of the Farstriders, the Banshee Queen, Warchief of the Horde, and most recently, an ally to the Jailer. Her triumphs are celebrated and her faults are laid bare. She is a powerful tactician and leader, but her single-minded ambitions may be her downfall. This was such an interesting story that helped me understand the reasoning behind some of her more controversial actions and the lengths she will go to achieve her goals. If you are also a huge Sylvanas fan, then I would recommend Arthas by Christie Golden, as it covers more of her time as a recently raised banshee.
— Rebecca, Atlanta
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The epic, definitive story of Sylvanas Windrunner, one of World of Warcraft’s most enduring and iconic characters, as chronicled by bestselling author Christie Golden.
Ranger-General. Banshee Queen. Warchief. Sylvanas Windrunner has borne many titles. To some, she is a hero—to others, a villain. But whether in pursuit of justice, vengeance, or something more, Sylvanas has always sought to control her own destiny.
The power to achieve her goals has never been closer, as Sylvanas works alongside the Jailer to liberate all Azeroth from the prison of fate. Her final task? Secure the fealty of their prisoner—King Anduin Wrynn.
To succeed, Sylvanas will be forced to reflect on the harrowing path that brought her to the Jailer’s side and to reveal her truest self to her greatest rival. Here, Sylvanas’s complete story is laid bare: the breaking of the Windrunner family and her rise to Ranger- General; her own death at the hands of Arthas and her renewed purpose in founding the Forsaken; the moment she first beheld the Maw and understood the true consequences of what lay beyond the veil of death.
But as her moment of victory draws near, Sylvanas Windrunner will make a choice that may ultimately come to define her. A choice that’s hers to make.
About the Author
Christie Golden is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of fifty-six books and more than a dozen short stories in the fields of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Her media tie-in works include her first novel, Vampire of the Mists, which launched TSR’s game line; more than a dozen Star Trek novels; the Fate of the Jedi novels Omen, Allies, and Ascension as well as the standalone novels Dark Disciple and Battlefront II: Inferno Squad. For Blizzard Entertainment, she’s contributed five StarCraft novels, including the Dark Templar trilogy, and the Warcraft/World of Warcraft books Lord of the Clans, Rise of the Horde, Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, War Crimes, Before the Storm, and Exploring Azeroth: Eastern Kingdoms. In 2017, she was awarded the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers Faust Award and named a Grandmaster in recognition of thirty years of writing. She currently works full-time for Blizzard Entertainment, where she frequents Azeroth on a regular basis.