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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There are no deleted scenes or additional elements to improve the plot. Resistance The Gathering Storm. One of the things that made this collaboration work, in my eyes, was that both Arthur C. 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. This has to be the worst book I have read this year and stovver even be one for the record books.
This has to be one of my favorite, and possibly even my top book I’ve ever read. It’s the same thing but without the boredom factor. A book is always far better than the movie, or in this case the game and this is the first time that it has not been true. This book was extremely good.
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By the time I reached the end, it was painful. Matthew Stover is phenomenal, but this is, after all, the novelization of a video game, and it very much reads like it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Kratos is sort of a depressing fellow.
Jun 29, Jimmy Corvan rated it liked e.vardsman. An enemy encounter heavy game such as God of War doesn’t need every fight to be present and described, but this book is padded out by such things throughout. Anyway this isn’t a bad book. Kratos, the Ghost of Sparta is a pretty traditional barbarian fused with the “doomed warrior-philosopher” archetype Michael Moorcock popularized with Elric- he’s even got a tragic history and vampiric blades which kill with a will of their own and give the lifeblood they take to In an Elric novel, the gods are boring and the mortals compelling.
How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. In an Elric novel, the gods are boring and the mortals compelling.
I think that it becomes a kinda tricky that the reader can feel appealed to follow that kind of character, but that’s part of what makes different this kind of “Greek” champion. Open Preview See a Problem? All that said, this was a fun read as long as you understand what it is you’re getting into.
With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Feb 13, Dushyant Shetty rated it it was ok. While not a die-hard fan of the God of War franchise, I am a huge fan. Turns out it is much better as a video game!
From the Trade Paperback edition. 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 I’ve read a few books that were based or inspired by video games.
And of course, a page book based on a 40 hour game is going to feel like it skips around. The rest, as they say, is science fiction and movie history.
Speculative Book Review: REVIEW: God of War by Matthew Stover and Robert E. Vardeman
The ammount of carnage is way too much for a single book; in a videogame I’m a robeet GoW fan, and that’s why I picked this book up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’ve found World of Warcraft novelizations better but e.vareman you enjoyed this game you will enjoy this book.
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 the legend of Kratos. The narrat I will admit, reading a novelization of a video game is an unusual experience. View all 3 comments.
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He had face battles no mere mortal could deafeat. However, after a few chapters in I realized that I was not going to get what I was hoping for. The entire book reads as if someone started playing the game and then just wrote down the dialogue and rehashed what was happening on the screen.
Also by Matthew StoverRobert E. Books by Matthew Woodring Stover. Most of the time, in fact, it’s as if the author just sat next to someone who is playing the game and wrote down what was happening as it happened.
Keep it up guys All the major Gods; Poseidon, Zeus, Athena Kratos meets Ares – Ares kills Kratos what?!? You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Now knowing this Kratos sets off to find Ares and make him pay for what he did.
The game was insanely fun, and since I’m a huge greek mythology nerd, I was expecting to absolutely love this book. That said the game progression is plain in the story.