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Another sneak peek from Christie Golden's War Crimes

Anne Stickney

Blizzard has released a new excerpt from Christie Golden's upcoming novel War Crimes. The novel itself covers the trial and sentencing of Garrosh Hellscream after the horrifying litany of crimes he committed during his reign as Warchief to Alliance, Horde, and pandaren alike. The first excerpt from the novel summed up the list of evil deeds Garrosh has done, deeds which he'll presumably skip out on paying for. Although we know that at some point, Garrosh will be making a trek through time to Draenor of the past in the upcoming Warlords expansion, we've got no idea how he's going to get there just yet -- but it's doubtful he's going to be doing any hard time in between.

But the latest excerpt from the novel has nothing to do with Garrosh's list of crimes, and far more to do with the one human who had the temerity to try and take on Garrosh Hellscream alone, facing off with him during the events of patch 5.1 and nearly paying the price of his life for his courage. Prince Anduin Wrynn is paying Hellscream a visit, and oddly enough it's not because Anduin wants to see him -- it's because Garrosh specifically requested his presence. Obviously, the excerpt contains spoilers directly from the novel.

Needless to say, it's a tense exchange at best. But Anduin, optimistic as always, is apparently still clinging to the belief that Garrosh can change for the better. Honestly, this is exactly the conversation I wanted to see happen when this book was announced -- Anduin very nearly lost his life when Garrosh shattered the Divine Bell, yet the Anduin we're seeing here is still bearing the glow of overwhelming optimism, despite his near brush with death. However, the excerpt is a good glimpse into the inner workings of Anduin Wrynn's mind, and Garrosh's as well. It cuts off at a point that leaves me desperately wondering what exactly will be said next, which while on the one hand is pretty irritating, on the other, it's exactly what an excerpt should do. I can't wait to get my hands on this novel.

You can read the excerpt in full on the official website -- and while you're at it, the novel is available for preorder as well, due out in May of this year. For even more information on War Crimes, be sure to check out our exclusive interview with Christie Golden from BlizzCon 2013.

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