Blizzard has recently announced its new collaboration with Scholastic that leads to the arrival of the World of Warcraft: Traveler book series.
World of Warcraft: Traveler will be a children book series for ages 8-12 that revolve around the adventures of Aram. Greg Weisman, a well-known comic book author will be the writer of the promising book series that will open up the amazing Warcraft universe for younger generations.
“We’re excited to be collaborating with Scholastic on a series that will bring Azeroth to life for a whole new audience." - Chris Metzen, Blizzard
The first part of the series is currently set to arrive in November 2016 and will include illustrations by Samwise Didier. Aram sets off on a journey to explore Azeroth and its magical creatures and this journey is definitely not without dangers. World of Warcraft: Traveler can serve as a great start for children to be introduced to the Warcraft stories and they might even end up playing the MMORPG in the near future. And since the upcoming Warcraft movie is rated PG-13, many kids will also be learning about Warcraft's awesomeness in cinemas soon.
"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." - Scholastic
Writer Greg Weisman has worked on amazing titles such as Young Justice, Star Wars Rebels and Rain of the Ghosts, and I am well convinced that he will manage to put together an amazing book series set in the Warcraft universe. Regardless of being aimed at children, I am pretty sure that older generations will end up reading the books.
Would you guys want your kids to be reading about the Warcraft universe, or are you afraid they will end up playing the MMORPG?