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A lot better than I expected!
on 25 August 2010
I bought this book as I am a huge fan of Guild Wars.
To be honest I was not expecting it to be particularly good but I still had to have it. As it turned out, this was a surprisingly good read.
The story is a simple linear action driven plot that can be safely and easily read by the 12+ target age group of the Guild Wars games. In fact the authors have done a very nice job of making the book both accessible to the younger reader and still exciting enough for an adult.
Fans of the games will know that there is a gap of 250 years between the settings for the original Guild Wars game and Guild Wars 2.
This story is set in that inbetween period and does a very good job of filling in the lore that happens in this time. The original Guild Wars races are all featured, along with the new and enigmatic plant-like race known as the Sylvari. There are also plently of teasers about what we might see in Guild Wars 2.
Game lore is not important to everyone who plays the game, but for me the lore of Guild Wars is what makes the game special and this book adds to that lore very nicely.
I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series.