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1.0 out of 5 stars The worst book I have ever read, 2 Feb. 2011
This review is from: Guild Wars: Edge of Destiny (Mass Market Paperback)
Reading this book was perhaps one of the most painful things id have ever had to do. I felt I had to carry on reading it just so I knew what would happen in terms of guild wars 2 lore, but I never imagined I could hate reading so much! Here are a few of the problems I had with the book. Ill try keep out spoilers:

- Too many one liners
- Almost no character development
- Too much talking in the middle of a fight, too little outside of combat
- The middle of the book! Lots of pointless fights, then flashing forward a month to another fight, then forward to another fight...
- The love story. Never has a romance plot been so forced, and so unbelievable
- General descriptions of things. It feels like the author was just rambling on about the fights (and that was basically the only things written about in the book)
- Destroying what could have been an amazing story in the amazing Guild Wars universe. As a huge fan of the first game and avid follower of the 2nd, it angers me to see the lore being treated so badly here.

There are more things wrong with this book, and the only things good about this book were the aurans and perhaps Eir as well, but not enough for me to give anything but 1 star. Ghosts of Ascalon is a far better book, with believable characters who go on an emotional journey, with pacing, good description, and interesting plot. It wasn't perfect, but it was so much better than this. A huge disappointment...
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Initial post: 12 Feb 2011 01:37:46 GMT
Thal says:
ty, now i wont buy it, lol. i can imagine the game will bridge it properly.. at least i hope so

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Mar 2011 13:32:13 GMT
Benderama says:
don't listen to this review, the books bridge the the lore, the game will just start striaght away.
also note that 2 points (too much action, too little description of action) are contradictory, the book is pretty mcuh all about character development. not as good as ghosts of ascalon, but it's definetley a good book.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2011 11:31:18 GMT
Ian Fisher says:
What I meant was that there was too much action, and that what action there was was described in a really rambling, unfluent way. It would have been better if there had been less action, described better. More description does not = good description. But fair enough on you enjoying the book more than me. It does bridge the lore, I just wish it had made the most of the amazing gw2 lore. But glad someone enjoyed it!
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