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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Hunters in the Dark. I recommend this to any who loves Greek mythology, and sudden events that were never expected. When All Seems Lost. Fantasy Fiction Mythology Thriller.

I enjoyed it, having a soft spot for anything Greek mythology, and since I suck at video games, I finally found out the story line of a game I found interesting. But what chance does a mere mortal have against a god? God of War 2 Embed.

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A different perspective from the game. Media God of War 2. The back story works within the confines of the game and only serves to better give the reader an understanding of why the events unfolded the way they did in the game. Je vous le conseille vivement!!! Please try again later. Mutiny on the Enterprise. This altercation draws in the other gods as each side attempts to garner support for the others downfall.

It’s not the best fantasy I’ve read but I can go a “not bad”. Plagued by the nightmares of his past and yearning for freedom, the Ghost of Sparta would do anything to be free of his debt to the gods.

It wad new light on the story line, and takes twists and turns far different then the game. If you really want to know how this book reads like, picture an annoying younger brother or cousin who gives you the play by play of his favorite game, one that you’re remotely interested in but have never actually played.


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Other stoveer in the series. Try it yourself if you loved the game or think a literary version of said game would be interesting. E.vardean 08, Chris rated it liked it. The Jewels of Life. When I find myself skipping whole pages of fighting to try to find dialogue or other action, I know, based on a video game.

Mildly entertaining, is how I would describe this book, and will be a disappointment to anybody who has played the game and liked it.

Blade and power define the strength of game and book. Reading it was a pain. Stover’s work often emphasises moral ambiguity, psychological verisimilitude and bursts of intense violence. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

Kratos gets back to Athens from Hades with Zeus’ help Kratos retrieves Pandora’s box, and acquires Godlike proportions and powers by opening it The Fall of Reach.

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor: It literally reads almost like a play through of the game, wqr you can somewhat tell where the cut scenes might be. The bes This was surprisingly better than I expected. A Yoke of Magic. It’s the same thing but without the boredom factor.

But what chance does a mere mortal have against a god? Feb 13, Dushyant Shetty rated it it was ok.

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Also, Kratos meets a few interesting people, the Oracle, Medusa, the sirens, the temple gatekeeper, the undead architect, some of them more than once The setting is Ancient Greece during the height of the Greek gods rein. Instead we find ourselves reading something we have already seen and experienced. Published May 25th by Del Rey first published January 1st Overall, this wasn’t a pleasant experience.


At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Matthew Stover is phenomenal, but this is, after all, the novelization of a video game, and it very much reads like it. Kratos, God of War, is always the same, and as the book seems, will never change. Now in this context, arrives a book that is a tied-in novelised version of the story of the first of the GoW games.

Sometimes there is some dialog with some other characters who are not involved in the slaughter – presumably these are the ‘quest setter’ characters in the game since th I am a big fan of Matthew Stover, so I had high hopes for this. Kratos meets Ares – Ares kills Kratos what?!?

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Kanishk Vats which character you are talking about. Does it work as a book? I was just hoping it was a slow start and got better toward the middle but I was wrong. The author was even so kind so as to include practically every mztthew battle scene and enemy encounter that could have been found in stoover original game itself. One of the things that made this collaboration work, in my eyes, was that both Arthur C. It is not historical fiction.

It’s just page after page of a video game protagonist slaughtering unnamed video game monsters. A degree by Zeus that no god may slay another god brings Kratos front and center as he will be Athena’s secret weapon and ultimately Ares’ downfall.