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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And this is only the beginning. I was unaware that the Durmand Priory lent out its precious books.

As it was, you could have brought the ceiling down on top of us. But the characters had to breach into the city full of ghosts, through legions of Charrs and whole journey was supposed to be hard and impossible. Dougal ducked down and wrapped his arms over his head as a cascade of bone fragments rained down on him, bouncing and clattering on the floor. These authors weren’t or commissioned to throw together something based on the game, as Jeff Grubb actually wrote the story for the Guild Wars: Surprisingly, this book was not the best among them in my honest opinion, though individual aspects may have been better than in the others.


I Will Not Eat People. First off, a disclaimer: Who needs Catcher in the Rye when you have some great genre fiction?

Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

He pitched another skull to a different area. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck. As I know fhosts races, maps and even some of the characters, I enjoyed reading about them, learning new about history from the character’s POV. Item s unavailable for purchase.

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

It’s easy to immerse oneself in a world that’s this familiar. The once mighty kingdom became a haunted shadow of its former glory. Dougal Keane, a deserter of the Ebon Vanguard, is hired by the asura Clagg to steal the Golem’s Eye, an asura artifact capable of auto-assembling powerful golems, from the crypts underneath Divinity’s Reach. A greenish glow formed in the wall of bones and coalesced around a human-sized set of remains. The War of the Dwarves. The Wheel of Osheim. Other books in the series.

I guess he’s afraid to die or to be forgotten or something. Atemberaubendes Fantasy-Feeling in einer magisch-abenteuerlichen Welt.

Ghosts of Ascalon

Start reading Guild Wars: Once they were all inside the next chamber, both he and the norn held their torches aloft. Certainly more accurate of a statement, but still too mawkish and hammy. I also picked up The Catcher in the Rye because I was surely aware of the classic and controversial nature of the book.


It was, indeed, why he was part of this expedition: All in all While the plot was a bit generic, the characters a bit lacking and too stereotypical, the novel in itself was enjoyable as a matter of fact. The Magic of Recluce.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Guild Wars changed my life? This key section of the article is incomplete. I brought Shadow of the Colossuswhich I hadn’t played at the time, and Jak 3which I’ve been trying to beat since I was 10 years old.

By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Where I think the authors do a great job is in the storming, forming, norming, performing cycle of the group on their qscalon. Well written and paced.

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 ascaoon novel, so there are a lot of walls of text clumsily grafted into dialogues.

It stood before them like a servant presenting itself to its betters. The romance threads in here could be better.