The "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Shattering" and "Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects" delivers a sensational tie-in to the newest "World of Warcraft" game expansion.
The ashes of the Cataclysm have settled across Azeroth's disparate kingdoms, and the sorceress Lady Jaina Proudmoore struggles to mend relations between the Horde and the Alliance. Yet escalating tensions have pushed the two factions closer to open war, threatening to destroy what little stability remains in the World of Warcraft.
Dark news arrives in Jaina's beloved city, Theramore. One of the blue dragonflight's powerful artifacts--the Focusing Iris--has been stolen. To unravel the item's whereabouts, Jaina works with the former blue Dragon Aspect Kalecgos. The two heroes forge an unlikely bond during their investigation, but a disastrous turn of events looms.
Garrosh Hellscream is mustering the Horde's armies for an all-out invasion of Theramore. Despite mounting dissent within his faction, the brazen warchief aims to usher in a new era of Horde domination. His thirst for conquest leads him to take brutal measures against anyone who dares question his leadership.
Alliance forces converge on Theramore to repel the Horde onslaught, but the brave defenders are unprepared for the true scope of Garrosh's cunning and deceptive strategy. His attack will irrevocably transform Jaina, engulfing the ardent peacekeeper in the chaotic and all-consuming tides of war.
Christie Golden has written for several SF and Fantasy tie-in series. A massively popular author with Star Trek Voyager fans, her Voyager novels include the Dark Matters trilogy, The Murdered Sun, Marooned and the top-selling Seven of Nine. She lives in Colorado.