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Aug 16, Maria Patenaude rated it it was amazing. Grubb, aside from being ArenaNet’s King of Lore, is also an award-winning author who has helped create wildly popular fantasy worlds in Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Magic: The Road to Death.

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So I was a little surprised to find that I did not have this problem with Ghosts of Ascalon. He has more than thirty novels and countless games published to date.

The story is interesting, despite being predictable, and the guildd are likeable. Ghosts of Ascalon is the book that we’ve been waiting years for, as it was first announced at PAX His group goes through some warw times and they lose some friends in battle. Skip to main content. Along the lines of “That Charr over there will kill me, but this one has my back The races’ main stereotypical features are what controls their personalities, or so it seems, and that’s probably what I’d call the weakest point in this novel.

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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. Twilight of the Aspects. I’m not sure how this would qars out for someone with no knowledge at all of Guild Wars 2 I don’t think Guild Wars knowledge is necessary. To save humankind, Queen Jennah seeks to negotiate a treaty with the hated charr.


It was ok I suppouse. Ascwlon 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. However, I admit that I did not go through this book as quickly as the others, though I don’t know if it’s the writing style or the lack of bonding with all the characters Oddly the poor starting characters make characters introduced later on much in-depth by contrast.

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The story isn’t deep or ghowts, and there is some basic storytelling cliche here and there, but it was still an enjoyable 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. Sacred Knight of the Veil. But magic can be a double-edged sword—the Foefire ascalom both charr and human alike.

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It’s easy to immerse oneself in a world that’s this familiar. I was willing to accept that my low rating of Edge of Destiny had a lot to do with my new found bias against the characters, but in reading Ghosts of Ascalon now, I have come to realize that Edge of Destiny really was not that impressive in its storytelling and certainly not in its characterization.


It was nicely written and a wonderful read, in my opinion. The best part about this book is that, as a long-time Guild Wars player, I’ve been reading about places I’ve visited, events I took part in, and foes I defeated.

The reason this ancient weapon is so important is it’s said to be the last remaining pawn in the struggle for peace between the charr and the humans. The Paladins 4-Book Bundle. Centuries later, the descendants of Ascalon, exiled to the nation of Kryta, are besieged on all sides. It is based off an RPG, it meant to connect the two games together, and doesn’t go too in-depth on much of anything.

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It was like reading a Saturday morning fantasy cartoon or something. It’s very possible that this could still just be a fun wasr adventure book, but having that background and having spent a little time with characters like these really brought the book to life for me. Centuries later, the descendants of Ascalon, exiled to the nation of Kryta, are besieged on all sides.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the end, I did enjoy the book overall. I’ve been playing Guild Wars 2 for almost 2 years by the time I started reading the novels. I feel a little dissapointed of this book.

The writing is descriptive enough that I’m sure even non-fans would acclimate quickly. And so many people died, ugh, I’m sad now. It starts out very dry, with stereotypical characters.