Warcraft: Durotan

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Warcraft: Durotan
Author(s) Christie Golden, Chris Metzen
Pages 304
Publisher(s) Titan Books
Publication date May 3, 2016
Format(s) Paperback, Audiobook, Digital
Retail price US: $7.99
ISBN 10 1783299606
ISBN 13 978-1783299607
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This article contains information and lore exclusive to the Warcraft film universe, which is considered to be separate from the main Warcraft universe canon.

Warcraft: Durotan is a novel by Christie Golden, intended as a prequel to the Warcraft film.[1] The book explains the situation on Draenor prior to the invasion of Azeroth, with Durotan as the main character.

Set in the film universe, the novel is not a new version of Rise of the Horde,[2] although it does cover some of the equivalent events in the film universe.


An original tale of survival, conflict and magic that leads directly into the events of the eagerly-anticipated blockbuster movie. In the realm of Draenor, the strong and fiercely independent Frostwolf Clan are faced with increasingly harsh winters and thinning herds. When Gul'dan, a mysterious outsider, arrives in Frostfire Ridge offering word of new hunting lands, Durotan, the Clan's chieftain, must make an impossible decision: Abandon the territory, pride and traditions of his people, or lead them into the unknown.[1]


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Set in the film universe, Durotan is a new story that corresponds with and sets up the movie continuity and canon,[3][4][5] and differs from the game continuity.[6] There are some similarities and some differences with Rise of the Horde. Despite differences in plot and setting, all characters are intended to be "true to themselves".[7]


  • This novel was announced with the working title Warcraft: The Official Movie Prequel Novel.


  1. ^ a b Amazon listing
  2. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter (2015-11-06). Retrieved on 2016-06-14. “Set up the situation on Draenor w/Durotan as main char. Speaks to the movie continuity/lore.”
  3. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter (2015-10-27). Retrieved on 2016-06-14. “New story for movie continuity :)”
  4. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter (2015-11-08). Retrieved on 2016-06-14. “The prequel is being written in order to reflect the movie canon. So it's canon for the movie. :D”
  5. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter (2015-11-25). Retrieved on 2016-06-14. “Fresh story that corresponds with and sets up movie continuity. :D Loved writing this.”
  6. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter (2015-11-12). Retrieved on 2016-06-14. “It differs from game continuity in some areas, yes. Not my place to definitively say anything about anything being canon/non.”
  7. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter (2016-03-24). Retrieved on 2016-06-14. “Durotan is the movie's version. Some similarities, some differences. All characters true to themselves though!”

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