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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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: That shouldn’t even be a concern. The characters featured a nice range of personalities and gave the reader a good feel for the different racial backgrounds of the 5 playable races in Guild Wars 2.

To save humankind, Queen Jennah seeks to negotiate a treaty with the hated charr.

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Which hybrid smartwatch should I buy? Without the artifact, there is no hope for peace between humans and charr—but the undead king who rules Ascalon won’t give it up easily, and not everyone wants peace! The book then focuses on Keane’s journey to Ascalon Citytogether with Riona Grady a human crusaderKilleen a sylvari necromancerEmber Doomforge a charr crusaderGullik Oddsson a norn warrior and Kranxx an asura engineer with knowledge about the workings of asura gates.

I’ve never been close with my grandfather, neither geographically nor emotionally, but I went only to accompany my mother. The humanoid appearance, Dougal knew, was a lie.


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It’s very possible that this could still just be a fun little adventure book, but having that background and having spent ascaln little time with characters like these really brought the book to life for me. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The once mighty kingdom became a haunted shadow of its former glory.

That may have been what made Dougal most uncomfortable of all.

At each branching of the path, Clagg had consulted his glowing map, then indicated they take the less-traveled option. There was no animal warmth to her flesh. First off, the story was nothing like I thought it was going to be.

Asura are intellectual and cocky, Charr are gruff and brutal, Sylvari innocent and inquisitive Turns out my grandfather was not dying fortunately or unfortunately depending how you look at it. Item s unavailable for purchase.

If pressed, he might modify it to: While he succeeds at the job, he is caught by the Seraph and convicted, but freed at the last moment by Riona Grady, a member of the Vigil, for a more noble task. Add all ascaloh to Cart Add all three to List.

Clearly he’s put a lot of thought into this. He’s still alive and kicking to this day, except now he lives with us in New York oh my.

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He felt his irritation ebbing away—toward her, at least. The right side of its skull had been bashed in, and its jaw was missing, as was the lower part of its right arm, which terminated in a pair of jagged breaks. Centuries later, the descendants of Ascalon, exiled to the nation of Kryta, are besieged on all sides.


I would recommend this book to anyone that likes a This book, by far, ghoshs one of the best books I have read. 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 the novel, so there are a lot of walls of text clumsily grafted into dialogues.

But magic can be a gosts sword—the Foefire burned both charr and human alike. Maybe vibration, or maybe weight. Asura, Norn, and Charr are all familiar races. Lists with This Book.

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It was just a lot of fun. If you’re a hardcore lore nerd, you’ll appreciate the detailed references to historical legends, such as that of Gwenand how differently the charr tell the legend versus the humans.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. More books from this author: However, view spoiler [ her death seemed too sudden. The book introduces a new race, the Sylvari, and takes us into a changing land of dragons, war, and a quest axcalon treasure.