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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View all 3 comments. The Dark Lord Trilogy: Much better than what I have expected. The journey that Vardeman takes you on is boring as we have been there, seen it, and bought the t-shirt.

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Sep 06, Lauren rated it really liked it. The book of course ends in a cliffhanger It’s all there but it’s handled very well you know for a book about a video game. Banished, Kratos must ally himself with the despised Titans, ancient enemies of the Olympians, in order to take revenge and silence the nightmares that haunt e.varddman. Read it Forward Read it first. Know he was the new god of war. Gld different perspective from the game. 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 dtover the bestselling video game and on the legend of Kratos.

I’m a huge GoW fan, and that’s why I picked this book up. 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 ronert will of their own and give the lifeblood they take to In an Elric novel, the gods are boring and the mortals compelling. The Dawning of Power Trilogy.


I was reading what I had already played years ago. I matthsw be more wrong. All the major Gods; Poseidon, Zeus, I knew that movie to book adaptations were bad, but games are hardly any better. He is not a hero, he is an anti-hero, and by so, he will act in many time along the story in a way that you may not expected. He had face battles no mere mortal could deafeat.

Speculative Book Review: REVIEW: God of War by Matthew Stover and Robert E. Vardeman

The Fall of Reach. Sep 12, Kevin Potter rated it really liked it. Even with that background behind off the novelization of God of War was unbearable. 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. The game was insanely fun, and since I’m a huge greek mythology nerd, I was expecting to absolutely love this book.

I liked the e.vaedeman of character that Kratos ztover, since he is a truly tragic hero whose action can be magthew, but you have to take in account his whole life to be able to judge him. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

I was just hoping it was a slow start and got better toward the middle but I was wrong. We have Zeus, Poseidon, Ares, and Athena as well as a few other gods. This is a fantastic book, as Matthew Stover returns us depths of the bestselling video game, God of War.

Vardeman is a veteran science fiction, fantasy, and media tie-in writer. All of the personalities are as they are represented in mythology for the most part and in the game. Understandable I suppose as in the throes of battle rage and blood lust Ares puts his wife and child in his path.

Before the Storm World of Warcraft. One thing I enjoyed were the little parts with the olympian gods, which were a nice addition to the whole story but as soon as they were finished I was back to reading words and words about how Kratos killed a cyclops or a minotaur or something.


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Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor: The sheer number of Deus ex machina used by the authors would drive a literature teacher insane, but to the authors’ credit, most of these are due to “escape strategies” that are rober necessary in the game. One of the things that made this collaboration work, in my eyes, was that both Arthur C. All that said, this was a fun read as mahthew as you understand what it is you’re getting into.

Aug 19, Amirreza Toosi rated it really liked it. See all books by Matthew StoverRobert E.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. If you like Greek mythology stories, with some twists, not matter if you played or not the video games, this book is a good option.

May 25, Imprint: May 25, Kay Riccucci rated it it was ok.

I can’t leave a book unfinished so I had to power through pages of endless, repetitive, over descriptive scenes of Kratos either killing, beheading, impaling or whatever more he could do to all the enemies.

This book is a disgrace to the franchise. Haunted by his past of killing his family in a blind rage, the spartan warrior Kratos is now a slave to the gods having to do their bidding. I gave up after about 50 pages. He’s obsessed with revenge. So, blah experience for me, maybe some of you will like it better.

It literally reads almost like a play through of the game, and you can somewhat tell where the cut scenes might be. 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.