World of Warcraft is being turned into a children's book
Blizzard unveils some new plans for the fantasy IP.
Blizzard's World of Warcraft is, alongside the upcoming feature film, about to be adapted into a children's book series called World of Warcraft: Traveler.
The children's books will be written in collaboration with publisher Scholastic and directed at ages 8-12, Blizzard has told its fans via Battle.net. The story is written by Greg Weisman, who has previously worked with The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice. This is how Blizzard describes the project on their official site:
It's been years since twelve-year-old Aramar Thorne, a clever boy who is never without his precious sketch book, has seen his father. So when Captain Greydon Thorne comes ashore and asks his son to join him at sea, it feels as if someone has redrawn Aram's entire world. Before he knows it, Aram is aboard the Wavestrider with Lakeshire fading to a distant dot on the horizon. But the thrill of adventure quickly fades, as Greydon relentlessly schools Aram on how to handle his cutlass and how to relate with the strange and diverse creatures of Azeroth. In addition, Aram struggles to get along with the Wavestrider's crew-especially second mate Makasa, a tough teenaged girl who has been reluctantly placed in charge of him.
Just as Aram starts to get his head above water, a band of vicious pirates attack the Wavestrider, turning his world upside down once again. As Aram tries to find his way home with his father's compass in hand, he'll travel across Azeroth's beautiful and hostile terrain, encountering creatures both terrible and wondrous. He'll seek to understand Azeroth's denizens as he draws them in his sketchbook, forming unlikely friendships along the way. But the journey is hindered by Greydon's compass, which never points north. If the compass isn't leading Aram and Makasa home--to safety--to what destiny is it leading them?