I've been thinking of reading some of the Warcraft and World of Warcraft novels, both to read some fun stories, and also to see what ideas the novels can give me. Looking over at Wowpedia, I see these novels listed:
- Of Blood and Honor - by Chris Metzen
- Day of the Dragon - by Richard A. Knaak
- Lord of the Clans - by Christie Golden
- The Last Guardian - by Jeff Grubb
- The Well of Eternity - by Richard A. Knaak
- The Demon Soul - by Richard A. Knaak
- The Sundering - by Richard A. Knaak
- Cycle of Hatred - by Keith R.A. DeCandido
- Rise of the Horde - by Christie Golden
- Tides of Darkness - by Aaron Rosenberg
- Beyond the Dark Portal - by Aaron Rosenberg and Christie Golden
- Night of the Dragon - by Richard A. Knaak
- Arthas: Rise of the Lich King - by Christie Golden
- Stormrage - by Richard A. Knaak
- The Shattering: Prelude to Cataclysm - by Christie Golden
- Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects - by Christie Golden
- Wolfheart - by Richard A. Knaak
- Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War - by Christie Golden
- Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde - by Michael Stackpole (forthcoming)
There are a few novels by Richard A. Knaak. I've read on of his books (Dragonlance: Kaz the Minotaur) before, and quite enjoyed that, but I've seen elsewhere that Bonetti isn't that keen on his work.
Day of the Dragon and Night of the Dragon seem to be an extended story, and the War of the Ancients Trilogy is obviously a long story, so I wonder if they would be good for mining hooks for a long term tabletop campaign.
Lord of the Clans seems interesting as it was recycled from a cancelled adventure game. So I wonder if the plot of the story could be retro converted back into the adventure it was raided from.
Cycle of Hatred also seems interesting, as it would seem to be useful for anyone wanting to start a campaign in the Warcraft: RPG era and run through the time up to the WoW: RPG era.
But there isn't a lot of details on a few of the novels, and I'm not sure what would be good ones to grab. Are there any novels that anyone would especially recommend?