Stay Awhile and Listen tells the story of Blizzard on October 31

Digital Monument Press has announced a release date for the first book in the Stay Awhile and Listen series from author and longtime Shacknews community member, David Craddock. The story of the early years of Blizzard will make its debut on October 31.

The first book in Craddock's series will focus on the developers from both Blizzard Entertainment and Blizzard North, as they create the premiere Warcraft and Diablo titles. Future installments of the series will look into World of Warcraft's impact on Blizzard, the closure of Blizzard North, and the making of Starcraft and Warcraft, while also focusing on the Diablo trilogy.

"Diablo makes a fine lens through which to analyze both Blizzard North and Blizzard Entertainment since each studio had a hand in all three games," said Craddock. "By zooming in on one Diablo game per book, I can thoroughly explore the era in which each game was made, the people who came together to make the games, and how both studios evolved along the way."

Stay Awhile and Listen will be available for $9.99 on Kindle, iBooks, and Nook. For those wanting an early look, check out Shacknews' coverage, which includes an exclusive look at one of the book's chapters.