StarCraft II: Flashpoint, written by Christie Golden, is a new book set in the StarCraft universe that explores the aftermath of Wings of Liberty. The story follows Jim Raynor, Sarah Kerrigan, and the crew of the Hyperion as they try to escape the relentless Dominion army. Events in the novel lead into the upcoming StarCraft II expansion, Heart of the Swarm, and gives readers new insight into the early years of Raynor and Kerrigan's relationship.

Here is how StarCraft II: Flashpoint, is briefly described:

About StarCraft II: Flashpoint

The zerg have lost their queen.

The tyrannical alien-human hybrid that held the Swarm together is gone, and her armies run wild — scattered and diminished. The terrans of the Koprulu sector can now move out from under the shadow of annihilation which has loomed overhead for so long. Only one question remains:  where is the Queen of Blades?

Jim Raynor, ex-Dominion marshal and rebel leader, knows the answer. A powerful Xel’Naga artifact has transformed the Queen of Blades back into her original human form: that of Sarah Kerrigan, a woman who is struggling to find some hope — and some humanity — in the shattered memories of her past. But with the Dominion forces of Arcturus Mengsk scouring the star systems for any trace of the deposed queen, Jim is going to need more than his wits, his fists, and his loyal Raiders to keep Sarah alive.


The first page of chapter one was also posted on the StarCraft II homepage, a segment of which can be read below.

Jim lowered his pistol. Smoke still drifted upward from its muzzle, mingling with the steam that curled and coiled at his feet. The bullet meant for Arcturus Mengsk, the man he hated above all others, had instead ended the life of the man Jim had once called his best friend.

What have I just done?

Jim fought back the tidal wave of emotions that threatened to overwhelm him. This was no time for rejoicing that the artifact to restore Kerrigan had worked, for berating his own lack of judgment regarding Tychus, for mourning the giant of a man whose rumbling voice would never again utter either jokes or threats.

They needed to get out of this murky, hellish cavern, off this world, and fast.


StarCraft II: Flashpoint is now available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, the Blizzard Online Store, and local and online book retailers.

For the full first page of the first chapter, click here.

Source: - StarCraft II: Flashpoint Now Available

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