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This article is about the novel. For the event following the War of the Ancients, see Great Sundering. For other uses, see Sundering.

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The Sundering is the third book of the War of the Ancients Trilogy novels.

This book describes the last events in the new timeline of the War of the Ancients, and focuses specifically on the events leading up to the Great Sundering of Azeroth; the great explosion that ripped the continents of Azeroth apart and created the continents we see today.


The hour of wrath draws near…

The valiant night elves have been shattered by the loss of their beloved general. The black dragon, Neltharion, has claimed the Demon Soul and scattered the mighty dragonflights to the winds. Above all, the demonlord, Archimonde, has led the Burning Legion to the very brink of victory over Kalimdor. As the land and its denizens reel from this unstoppable evil, a terror beyond all reckoning draws ever nearer from the Well of Eternity's depths...

In the final, apocalyptic chapter of this epic trilogy, the dragon-mage Krasus and the young druid Malfurion must risk everything to save Azeroth from utter destruction. Banding together the dwarves, tauren and furbolg races, the heroes hope to spark an alliance to stand against the might of the Burning Legion. For if the Demon Soul should fall into the Legion's hands, all hope for the world will be lost. This then, is the hour... where past and future collide!


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Note: These characters were only mentioned or had little to no role during the story.


More info

The events in this book take part in an alternate version of the War of the Ancients, where events are changed due to time travel.

For more information, please see: War of the Ancients (novel account) and War of the Ancients (WC3 account).