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World of Warcraft: Paragons is an e-book compilation of Leader Short Stories, Road to Damnation, War of the Shifting Sands, Unbroken and Blood of the Highborne short stories by various authors. It was released on March 31, 2014.Description

Though their soldiers form a unified front on the battlefield, both the Alliance and the Horde include diverse races and nations within their ranks. Each of those nations has at its helm a leader of heroism and legend. Their actions and decisions shape Azeroth and forge its destiny. They inspire loyalty and loathing, fervor and fear, sometimes all from their own people.

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What do these heroes do when faced with conflict and strife? How do they handle the tremendous responsibility of guiding their armies and citizens on the front line and at home? In this anthology of sixteen short stories, each champion finds his or her own answers to these questions. Read their tales and learn what makes them who they are today—learn what makes them paragons.

Part of the Warcraft Expanded Universe.


  • A Day in the Limelight: Most of the book is this.
  • And I Must Scream:
    • Arthas and Sylvanas' fates post-death are horrific.
    • Thermaplugg's fate is half-the-man he used to be.
  • Blood Knight: Lor'themar Theron hates not being in combat.
  • Big Good: Much of the book is about Azeroth's leaders.
  • Cultural Posturing: Genn Greymane has this attitude toward other human nations.
  • Fantastic Racism: Garrosh has these feelings for other races.
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  • Kick the Dog: Sylvanas revealing the Forsaken are nothing but cannon fodder to her. Later, she does the same to the Blood Elves.
  • Moral Myopia: Sylvanas corrupted an entire kingdom of Forsaken who trusted and loved her before using them as weapons. She's stunned to realize she might be punished for this in the afterlife.
  • The Sociopath:
    • Sylvanas shows no empathy for anyone other than herself.
    • Thermaplugg is another example of this. He's the only traitor in Gnomekind's history.
  • Start of Darkness: Garrosh's begins when he starts to realize orcs are being punished for their past sins (in his opinion) unfairly.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Anduin wants this from his father.

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