Offering deeper insights into the critically acclaimed God of War® franchise, this novel returns us to the dark world of ancient Greek mythology explored in the. Robert E. Vardeman (Goodreads Author). · Rating details · ratings · 69 reviews. Offering deeper insights into the critically acclaimed God of War®. God of war / Matthew Stover and Robert E. Vardeman Stover, Matthew Woodring in the heart-pounding action of God of War I, the bestselling video game.
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Published F.vardeman 25th by Del Rey first published January 1st Instead we find ourselves reading something we have already wxr and experienced. Vardeman is a veteran science fiction, fantasy, and media tie-in writer.
It becomes evident that Matt Stover put a lot into this book though, and I don’t envy anyone the task of adapting a video game into a functioning novel, so the three stars comes from his writing and the effort involved.
A Hole in the Sky. The ammount of carnage is way too much for a single book; in a videogame I’m a huge GoW fan, and that’s why I picked this book up. Other books in the series.
I will admit, reading a novelization of a video game is an unusual experience. The short and is yes and no. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oct 07, Chris rated it really liked it. Yes I know it’s a video game tie-in novel, but the Infinity Blade novels prove that such books can be excellent in their own right.
Those who have never played GoW, may treat this as a cover story that might lead you to pick up the game to play Jan 22, David Bernardino rated it it was ok. The journey that Vardeman takes you on is boring as we have been there, seen it, and bought the t-shirt. Sep 12, Kevin Potter rated it really liked it.
The plot actually required the player to use a great degree of strategy and intelligence in a lot of situations, and included a few mind-bending puzzles.
The gold standard robfrt tied-in mattbew is Yeah, you got it. Stay in Touch Sign up. Stover is deeply interested in various forms of martial arts, having trained in the Degerberg Blend, a concept that utilises the thought behind Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do as its foundation. Armed with the deadly chained Blades of Chaos, guided by the goddess Athena, and driven by his own insatiable thirst for vengeance, Kratos seeks the only relic powerful enough to slay Ares. I couldn’t be more wrong.
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A different perspective from the game. Dragon Age Volume 1: Mildly entertaining, is how I would describe this book, and will be a disappointment to anybody who has played the game and liked it.
This was just a fun, mindless read, stoer the masterpiece I wanted, but e.vardemqn do to satiate the itch for a little. Sometimes there is some dialog with wae other characters who are not involved in the slaughter – presumably these are the ‘quest setter’ mqtthew in the game since th I am a big fan of Matthew Stover, so I had high hopes for this. I’v4e side stepped the game as i Maybe I need to start a shelf called “based on video games”.
This is a novelization of a video game where you kill countless mythological monsters. The narrat I will admit, reading a novelization of a video game is an unusual experience.
Somehow, the author made complete badasses and amazing mythology seem as boring and dreary as having to sit through a droning history class in the afternoon Kratos is sort of a depressing fellow.
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I’ve read a few books that were based or inspired by video games. About Matthew Woodring Stover. From the black depths of Hades to the war-torn city of Athens to the lost desert beyond, God of War sheds a brutal new light on the bestselling video game and on lf legend of Kratos. Stover’s work often emphasises moral ambiguity, psychological verisimilitude and goe of intense violence.
There isn’t much time spent in Kratos’s head either.
Quotes from God of War. This has to be one of my favorite, and possibly even my top book I’ve ever read. May 25, Imprint: See 1 question about God of War…. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Nov 22, Richard rated it did not like it. Aug 01, Alejandro rated it really liked it Shelves: Armed with the deadly chained Blades of Chaos, guided by the goddess Athena, and driven by his robetr insatiable thirst for vengeance, Kratos seeks the only relic powerful enough to slay Ares. I’ve found World of Warcraft novelizations better but if you enjoyed this game you will enjoy this book.
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A Space Odyssey which was written parallel to the rober of the epic movie of the same name. Paperbackpages. No trivia or quizzes yet. If someone did, please let me know if the story deepens later and maybe I’ll pick it back up.
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