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WoW: Christie Golden on Blizzard, Sylvanas, passion and WoW lore

Sylvanas Windrunner bears many titles in World of Warcraft: Banshee Queen, the Dark Princess, Ranger General, or Queen of the Forsaken. Most of the epithets bear witness to a tragic fate that has shaped her story to this day. After her death, Sylvanas was doomed to live a life as an outsider. For a long time she was content with her role as leader of the undead. Only the return of the Lich King in Wrath of the Lichking lured her out of the Undercity. After the death of Arthas, Sylvanas voluntarily threw herself to her death from the battlements of Icecrown Citadel. But that was far from the end of her story.

Today we know that after her voluntary death in WotLK, Sylvanas' soul landed in the Maw, where she first met the Jailer. He was the driving force behind the Banshee Queen's actions in subsequent years. Their alliance ended in the Sanctum of Domination when Sylvanas rebelled against the Dungeon Master. In the end, she got back a part of her soul that Zovaal had once stolen from her. Since then, Sylvanas has sought redemption in the Shadowlands


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Bestselling author with great talent

Sylvanas has always been a controversial character in Warcraft games. Her tragic story still captivates not only numerous players today, but also best-selling author Christie Golden. She is the author of more than a dozen World of Warcraft books, and she has written nearly 60 bestselling novels for legendary franchises such as Star Wars, Star Trek, and Dungeons & Dragons.

In the next WoW book, Christie Golden tells the whole story of Sylvanas Wind Runner. Source: Blizzard Christie Golden has been shaping the history of WoW for over 20 years. That makes her one of Blizzard's veterans, along with Chris Metzen, Sam Didier, and others. Five years ago, her career took a giant leap when Blizzard offered her the position of full-time senior writer for World of Warcraft (buy now )

. In an interview, Golden talks about her work and shares how happy and proud the job as a senior writer makes her.

The writer also has every reason to be proud of her work. Christie has helped shape the story of Warcraft from the beginning, putting her own stamp on Azeroth. Did you know that the two moons of Azeroth were Christie's idea? Or that she gave her name to Thrall's mother, Draka? WoW is full of little story details penned by Christie Golden. What the author is most excited about, however, is the release of her next WoW novel, simply titled Sylvanas. After several postponements, the book will be released in a few weeks on March 29, 2022.

In an interview, Christie Golden talks about her work at Blizzard, the ever-changing gaming world, and her upcoming novel, in which she tells the full story of Sylvanas Windrunner. We have summarized the most important passages from the interview with the author for you. You can find the original blog post on Activision Blizzard's official site.

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