Projects

Throughout my time at Blizzard I dedicated myself to “leveling up” my writing skills. I edited game scripts, wrote dialogue for some of the games (including almost all dungeon boss lines for WoW: Burning Crusade and WoW: Wrath of the Lich King), wrote voice over for game trailers, and penned several short stories. In 2009 my Warcraft graphic novel in partnership with DC/Wildstorm, entitled Ashbringer, hit #2 on the New York Times Bestseller List.

A few years later, another Warcraft graphic novel I wrote, Pearl of Pandaria, hit #3 on the list. To stay abreast of my past works, browse through the samples below, and follow the links to purchase.

21st April 2020

Skiptracer: The Fold (Book 2)

Written by: M. Neilson
Publisher: Aethon Books
Page count: 278
Published: April 21, 2020

Skiptracer Blake Hartley has formed a tenuous alliance with the alien Sekkha on what should be an easy job: escort a young boy named Jorn Freyul to their client. That's it.

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31st March 2020

Skiptracer: Hypertek (Book 1)

Written by: M. Neilson
Publisher: Aethon Books
Page count: 259
Published: March 31, 2020

Blake Harley is a Skiptracer—a kind of bounty hunter—on the faraway construct-world of Concourse Prime. Hired by a corporate client to secure an overdue product, he'll make some quick cryp and be on to the next job. Easy.

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20th April 2019

Communion

Series: Book 3 of 3
Written by: M. Neilson
Publisher: Self-published
Page count: 276
Published: April 20, 2019

Following the events of The Turning, Ginny Bowman is now pregnant. She has decided to keep the baby despite the fact that Brandon, the child's father and the man she loved, was something other than human.

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1st March 2019

Ridgerunners

Written by: M. Neilson
Publisher: Future House Publishing
Page count: 208
Published: March 01, 2019

Aladhra doesn’t run from anyone, not even the Collective. On the outskirts of earth’s solar system, rule number one is to stay out of the Collective’s way. They are ruthless, and powerful, and rule with an iron fist. They have no patience for Ridgerunners—the pirates and smugglers who thrive on the edges of their reach.

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15th December 2016

Whisper Lake

Series: Book 2 of 3
Written by: M. Neilson
Publisher: Self-published
Page count: 404
Published: December 15, 2016 (1st Edition)

The year is 1991. Jason Emblock, a U.S. soldier in Iraq, is sent back home to the small town of Whisper Lake after a vicious animal attack. But the beast that bit him was no ordinary animal.

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19th August 2016

The Turning

Series: Book 1 of 3
Written by: M. Neilson
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Page count: 438
Published: August 19, 2016 (1st Edition)

Years ago Brandon Frye was bitten, cursed to transform into a primal killing machine under the light of the full moon… until he met Celine, who introduced him to experimental pills meant to suppress the turning.

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14th June 2016

Lost and Found: An Autobiography About Discovering Family

Written by: M. Neilson
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books
Page count: 330
Published: June 14, 2016

Lost and Found, the autobiography of N.Y. Times best-selling author Micky Neilson, a 20 year-veteran of the World of Warcraft franchise, is The Glass Castle meets Of Dice and Men.

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22nd July 2014

Starcraft: War Stories

As the Swarm boils in chaotic uncertainty, Arcturus Mengsk has seized this opportunity to bolster his Dominion forces. He has gathered a seasoned team of scientists—the best terran minds in the Koprulu sector—to unravel the secrets of the savage zerg and the enigmatic protoss. Because in this brutal corner of the galaxy, the human race is going to need every chance it can get.

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23rd April 2014

Diablo III: Morbed

Written by: Micky Neilson
Art by: Yuan Zhang
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Page count: 64
Published: Apr 21 2014

Morbed is a thief and a survivor, and his skills in both roles are about to be put to the ultimate test. Joining together with a wizard, a druid, a necromancer, and a crusader, Morbed has arrived at a remote island to track down an elusive vagabond and reclaim valuable items pilfered from the city of Westmarch.

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2nd April 2014

World of Warcraft: Paragons

Written by: Various Authors
Art by: Wei Wang (cover)
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Page count: 483
Published: Mar 31 2014

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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