Beyond the Dark Portal

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This article is about the novel. For the game, see Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal. For the in-game book, see  [Beyond the Dark Portal].
Beyond the Dark Portal
Author(s) Aaron Rosenberg, Christie Golden
Artist(s) Glenn Rane
Pages 432
Publisher(s) Pocket Star Books
Publication date June 24, 2008
Format(s) Paperback, Digital
Retail price US: $8.99
CAN: $10.99
UK: £6.99
ISBN 10 1-4165-5086-0
ISBN 13 978-1-4165-5086-0

Beyond the Dark Portal is a novel by Aaron Rosenberg and Christie Golden which focuses on the events of Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal. It was released on June 24, 2008.

An audiobook version was released in May, 2009.[1]

Back of book description

The aging orc shaman Ner'zhul has seized control of the Horde and reopened the Dark Portal. His brutal warriors once again encroach upon Azeroth, laying siege to the newly constructed stronghold of Nethergarde Keep. There, the archmage Khadgar and the Alliance commander, Turalyon, lead humanity and its elven and dwarven allies in fighting this new invasion.

Even so, disturbing questions arise. Khadgar learns of orcish incursions farther abroad: small groups of orcs who seem to pursue a goal other than simple conquest. Worse yet, black dragons have been sighted as well, and they appear to be aiding the orcs. To counter Ner'zhul's dark schemes, the Alliance must now invade the orcs' ruined homeworld of Draenor. Can Khadgar and his companions stop the nefarious shaman in time to stave off the destruction of two worlds?


Major Supporting Minor Mentioned
Black dragonflight




  • A Thousand Years of War retconned the ending with Turalyon and Alleria not emerging in Outland after the destruction of Draenor.



  1. ^ Medievaldragon 2008-12-19. World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal Audiobook Announced. Retrieved on 2009-01-14.
  2. ^ Beyond the Dark Portal, pg. 295
  3. ^ a b Beyond the Dark Portal, pg. 72

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