Ghosts of Ascalon, by Matt Forbeck and Jeff Grubb, is the first of the three novels bridging the gap between the video game Guild Wars and its sequel Guild Wars. years ago, Ascalon burned Desperate to defend his land from advancing hordes of bestial charr, King Adelbern summoned the all-powerful Foefire. Read “Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon” by Matt Forbeck with Rakuten Kobo. years ago, Ascalon burned Desperate to defend his land from advancing.

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He followed the norn as she strode through the exploded room ghoste into the chambers beyond. 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 Guild Wars 2. Its articulated limbs hinged on glowing blue magical jewels that held the independent parts of the angular, headless creature together without actually touching them.

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Unknown to me at the time, the choice of the Asura and Charr of Tyria over Holden Caulfield of New York was undoubtedly critical to the course my life would subsequently take. On July 27th, Guild Wars lore nerds the world over will be rejoicing. I’m not normally a fan of genre-splits; sometimes it works well the first Tomb Raider movie and sometimes it doesn’t work at all Max Payne, please step forward. I found this book interesting.

Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

But then it was in contrast to my grumpy grandfather and his insect infested house littered with snot-rags and pill bottles, made only worse by the unbearable Florida September. Centuries later, the descendants of Ascalon, exiled to the nation of Kryta, are besieged on all sides.


There was ghsots animal warmth to her flesh.

Turns out my grandfather was not dying fortunately or unfortunately depending how you look at it. Share your thoughts with other customers.

There should also be no question that the book is well-written. A Dance of Cloaks. The contents of the book are considered to be canon lore for the Guild Wars universe. He followed the norn as she strode through the exploded room and into the chambers beyond.

As it was, you could have brought the ceiling down on top of us. As a diehard Guild Wars lore fan I was skeptical of this book. And, Dougal had to admit to himself, they were often right in that assumption.

And I found myself chuckling a bit when the main character was forced to drop a sack of treasure because he didn’t have room in his pack. It all started a few years ago, Summer This absolutely guarantees that things will be done right, as they prove in this first book. Oh, and they also sort of opened the door for me into an entire new artistic medium.

His group goes through some tough times and they lose some friends in battle. However, it is done tastefully and in character and shows the reader the prejudices that have developed over years.

Never adventure with people you like. She gestured again, and the skeleton tottered around and stumbled off down the passage toward the room beyond. More books from this author: It was nicely written and a wonderful read, in my opinion.

I find ArenaNet ‘s land of Tyria to be on par with other predominant game worlds and it’s just something that has captivated me strongly.

It was of course because he knew I liked reading and dabbled in writing that he asked me. I highly recommend this book to any GW fan and to any fan of adventure fantasy! Let’s just say he’s not the nicest or most reasonable man that ever lived.


It did a nice job of showing off the newer world and helped set the stage for Guild Wars 2. Also, playing the game helped me connect with this book even more. We know the trap is there. That may have been what made Dougal most uncomfortable of all. The end was sudden and I missed the way back, and know what happen in the end with our heroes. As for the extinction of the Dwarves The authors did a really good job with this novel, the characters are are all real personalities with believable motivations and inner workings.

Jan 09, Rayen rated it liked it Shelves: At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

He aimed for a ascaloj about in the middle of the room and touched the locket beneath his shirt for luck.

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The sylvari were a recent addition to the world, their entire race only a little older than Dougal himself, but they had already spread far and wide, like an invading weed. Regrets, we have a few. I read it pretty quickly, and I found myself feeling drawn to it every time I tried to put it down. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

It’s not even done in a cheesy way, such as trying to awkwardly fit in casting durations or energy usage.