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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The sylvari were a recent addition to the world, their entire race only a little wscalon than Dougal himself, but they had already spread far and wide, like an invading weed.

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The sharp-faceted gem constantly swiveled around in its socket, scouring its environment for more input. Nor any signs of hesitation. I suppose this would be the video game equivalent of watching the movie first.

Even though this book contains a great amount of peril and unhappiness, it all ends on a wonderful note. That shouldn’t even be a concern. There are lore elements that interweave with the two Guild Wars games though no so much that someone who has not played the games would be lost. I’m not sure I’ve read that much in such a short span of time since. This absolutely guarantees that things will be done right, as they prove in this first book. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

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Shorter than a human but not as diminutive as the asura, her skin was a verdant green, her hair more similar to the leaves of a succulent plant than that of a human woman.


The story is interesting, despite being predictable, and the characters are likeable. Twilight of the Aspects. His latest work includes Dungeonlogythe Star Wars: So, here’s less of a review and more of a story involving myself and this Guild Wars book.

Asura, Norn, and Charr are all familiar races. The charr legions won’t sign the truce until their most prized possession, the Claw of the Khan-Uris returned from the ruins of fallen Ascalon. What more can you ask? I have no idea why; according to others it’s not a very difficult game, but for me it seems to be impossible.

If pressed, he might modify it to: Other books in the series. Jun 06, Aaron rated it it was amazing. One of my favorite battles is towards the beginning, when they face the giant and almost fail to beat him. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

It was clear of bones. I’ll just stick to playing GW2 from now on.

Guild Wars Ghosts of Ascalon: Impressions from a lore nerd

Would highly recommend this book if you played the original Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. Where I think the authors do a great job is in the storming, forming, norming, performing cycle of the group on their quest.

The villains might be a bit transparent – the Asura especially – but overall they get the job done. He pitched another skull to a different area.

Ghosts of Ascalon (Guild Wars, #1) by Matt Forbeck

Furthermore, as the book started to introduce 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. Throughout the book, I had some type of connection to each, individual character.


The Queen’s Blade II: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Gyda let out a deep chuckle. This peace is so important because both sides realize that the only way they’ll be able to do anything against the newly-risen dragons is to combine forces.

Guild Wars Ghosts of Ascalon: Impressions from a lore nerd

Dougal disliked his comrades intensely. However, it is done tastefully and in character and shows the reader the prejudices that have developed over years. So I was a little surprised to find that I did not have this problem with Ghosts of Ascalon. I view RPG as crack for the scifi fan. I’ve been playing Guild Wars 2 for almost 2 years by the time I started reading the novels.

We see some fairly descriptive examples of the weapons we can look forward to, including a liquid flame-spewing rifle think flamethrower here and an Ebon blade with damage bonuses against ghosts. Oh, dear, how the world comes full circle to bite you in the ass! The animated skeleton disappeared in a cloud of flame and smoke.

It takes place roughly one year before Guild Wars 2and almost years after Guild Wars 1so it’s certainly setting the stage for what’s to come, more than anything else.

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