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So now I am somewhat obligated to write this man’s biography. Furthermore, as the book started to ghotss snippets of characters from Destiny’s Edge, I started to visualize myself playing Guild Wars 2, as if I was somehow part of this story. It’s been too long for me to really remember the quality of the work.

Although at this point, ArenaNet has only officially revealed the warriorelementalist and ranger classes, we also see specific mention of guilld the necromancer and the mesmer.

Guild Wars Ghosts of Ascalon: Impressions from a lore nerd

It should be said, if it is not already obvious, that I do play and enjoy Guild Wars. The writing is descriptive enough that I’m sure even non-fans would acclimate quickly. The best part about this book is that, as a long-time Guild Gnosts player, I’ve been reading about places I’ve visited, events I took part in, and foes I defeated.

I bought this book because the in-game lore is of interest to me, and because I plan on playing Guild Wars II. Guild Wars 3 books. But one obstacle remains. There was an error posting your review. Great for fans of the game, average as a fantasy novel. It’s very possible that this could still just be a fun little adventure book, but having that background and having spent a little time with characters like these really brought the book to life for me. First off, a disclaimer: I would recommend this book to anyone that likes adventure books and is looking for a great read!


I liked the characters, like Ember or Killeen, but their journey felt flat and simple. The Guild Wars Lore is okay and entertaining. Loved the wit and sense of humor Od used!

Must redeem within 90 days. If you haven’t played either of the Guild Wars games, this may not be as easy to follow. It was refreshing to have her to challenge the views of the other races. Desperate to defend his land from advancing hordes of bestial charr, King Adelbern summoned the all-powerful Foefire to repel the invaders.

Gujld suppose this xscalon be the video game equivalent of watching the movie first. I’m guildd sure how this would play out for someone with no knowledge at all of Guild Wars 2 I don’t think Guild Wars knowledge is necessary. Nor any signs of hesitation. The spells used in the book truly relate to how the game’s skills would be explained without the boring math to muck it up. Asura are intellectual and cocky, Charr are gruff and brutal, Sylvari innocent and inquisitive The once mighty kingdom became a haunted shadow of its former glory.

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It’s not even done in a cheesy way, such as trying to awkwardly fit in casting durations or energy usage. Everything from mechanical golems to elemental giants to health potions that “may or may not work”, we get a telling look into how useful they’ll be in Ears Wars 2.

Song of the Saurials. But not the one I was expecting, heh.

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And this is only the beginning. I felt that the relationship between the Char and the Humans wasn’t expanded on enough seeing as it was the main theme of the book, too many pages were set to the other races and the other events of the years since Guild Wars 1 … Show more Show less.


The gohsts main characters are great! Pretty much the only downside was that it’s very noticeable that poor authors had to squeeze a metric fuckton of lore and worldbuilding into the novel, so there are a lot of walls of text clumsily grafted into dialogues. To save humankind, Queen Jennah seeks to negotiate a treaty with the hated charr.

End Times in Dragon City. It has been disappointing characterwise, as well. His group goes through some tough times and they lose some friends in battle. My grandfather in Florida was convinced that he was about to die, so with some contention my mother and I Guild Wars saved my life. Despite that, I was able to enjoy the book.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I could be turned off by inconsistencies and inaccuracies, as any Tolkien scholar may do while watching a Peter Jackson movie, or I could completely fanboy out about it.

This book, by far, was one of the best books I have read. My favorite writers always show, not tell. Expected stuff for a new teenage reader. Yes No Thanks for your feedback!

View all 5 comments. Now, a mismatched band of adventurers, each plagued by ghosts of their own, sets forth into a haunted, war-torn land to retrieve the Claw. Before the Storm World of Warcraft. The once mighty kingdom became a haunted shadow of its former glory.

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