• June 20, 2019

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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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. Start reading Guild Wars: I’m not 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. 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.

There were even some references to characters from Guild Wars 1, usually to show what they did after the game’s story ended. Read more Read less. Price may vary by retailer. Clagg called it Breaker, and seemed more concerned about its well-being than that of the other members of the party. I was excited to make my way through the lands of Kryta, Ascalon and Rin, and I look forward to exploring more of Tyria with the remaining books. His latest work includes Dungeonlogythe Star Wars: Refresh and try again.

Let’s just say he’s not the nicest or most reasonable man that ever lived. I particularly enjoyed the way that each race was depicted so accurately to how they turned out in the actual game.


Instead I found a bunch of emotional teenagers whose failure to defeat an elder dragon in the book had turned them into bitter, whiny teenagers in the game.

Actually I think it may have been in September, not summer. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck. Mar 02, Sentoki rated it really liked it. Aug 22, Kristin rated it did not like it Shelves: But interesting enough for the lore.

Wand of the Witch. I’d recommend it to anyone that enjoys Guild Wars ascslon the lore of Guild Wars. He has more than thirty novels and countless games published to date. Killeen had all the traits attributed to her race: And, Dougal had to admit to himself, they were often right in that assumption.

I am frightened of the possibility of immersion and a subsequent sublimation of my personality. And then that December,I signed up for Goodreads, which was where I really got into reading and reading about reading. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

We should see more traps like this. This is a strong asscalon for the plot; how it creates opportunities to hand out lore and information like food coupons, yet without it all feeling forced. I did remove the trap without hurting anyone.

Ghosts of Ascalon (Literature) – TV Tropes

Getting on topic, Ghosts of Ascalon supposedly is setting ascallon stage for the the role playing game Guild Wars 2. The sharp-faceted gem constantly swiveled around in its socket, scouring its environment for more input.

Ghosts of Ascalonwritten by Matt Forbeck and Jeff Grubbis the first of three novels that bridge the time between the original game series and Guild Wars 2. We were fortunate enough to receive an advanced copy of Ghosts of Ascalon last week, which I tore through at record speed — not because of this embargo deadline today, but because it was just that good. Pocket Star July Length: He has more than thirty novels and countless games published to date.


Matt Forbeck is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author and game designer.

It’s been too long for me to really remember the quality of the work. Loved the wit and sense of humor Matt used! Resistance The Gathering Storm. Do not let unfamiliarity keep you away from this great story even if you have not you have not played gjosts game or know the ‘world’ of Tyria.

Killeen and Kranxx were especially shining, the former with her charming mixture of innocence and creepiness, the latter with the characteristically sardonic humour of the asura.

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

So now I am somewhat obligated to write this man’s biography. No matter how hard things got, you all still prevailed, at least in my eyes.

As she strode into the chamber beyond, she grinned at the scorch mark where the skeleton once stood. 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.

Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

How it made me cry after a character not naming names that i grew attached to died. We’ve all been there. Jul 11, CardinalFunky rated it really liked it.