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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Understandable I suppose as in the throes of battle rage and blood lust Ares puts his wife and child in his path. By the time I reached the end, it was painful. Turns out it is much better as a video game! I chose to read it since a good friend is a huge fan of this video game and of the character of Kratos, so when Quite entertained!!!
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The setting of the book is also good, it takes place in roman times when roman mithology was still a belif. The emotions of the book are told in a pretty good way and it does come across in an interesting way.
This altercation draws in the other gods as each side attempts to garner support for the others downfall. From the Trade Paperback edition. Vardman No preview available – No trivia or quizzes yet. May 25, Nate rated it it was amazing. It literally feels like a video game, and I expect more story even in my video games. Ares “God Of War”made a deal with Kratos but put into a rage causing him to kill his family.
Gears of War Aspho Fields. It is a quick, sometimes ridiculous, yet fun romp. This explains the cutscenes in more detail but some of the battles go on and on. Matghew what chance does a mere mortal have against a god? 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. It’s definitely cool to play, but not worth reading about. Pour en revenir au livre, il est tout aussi conseiller e.varrdeman le lire.
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.
And to add to all the repetitive narrative, the stovver itself was also very repetitive, with the author using the same expressions throughout the book over and over again, but I’ll give it the benefit of doubt because I read the portuguese translation, and that might be the motive. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He is on the verge of losing all hope when the gods give him one last task to end his servitude.
I know, based on a video game. The plot actually required the player to use a great degree of strategy and intelligence in a lot of situations, and included a few mind-bending puzzles. A different perspective from the game.
I recommend this to any who loves Greek mythology, and sudden events that were never expected. It becomes evident that Matt Stover put a lot into this book evardeman, and I don’t envy anyone the task of adapting a video game into a functioning novel, so the three stars comes from his writing and the effort involved.
But once you get past the opening scene you are bogged down until the last page. He must destroy Ares, the god of war. Stover’s work often emphasises moral ambiguity, psychological verisimilitude and bursts of intense violence.
Also by Matthew StoverRobert E. Both Clarke and Kubrick took big risks that eventually paid off due gid their mastery of their respective competencies, and the confidence, passion and intensity they backed it with.
LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. The short and is yes and no. You submitted the following rating and review. A Dance with Dragons. It’s the same thing but without the boredom factor. 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. Open Preview See a Problem?
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Kratos gets back to Athens from Hades with Zeus’ help Kratos retrieves Pandora’s box, and acquires Godlike proportions and powers by opening it A brutal warrior, Kratos is a slave to the gods of Olympus. Lord of Death and Life. Armed with the deadly chained Blades of Chaos, guided by the goddess Athena, and driven ee.vardeman his own insatiable thirst for vengeance, Kratos seeks the only relic powerful enough to slay Ares.
To ask other readers questions about God of Warplease sign up. The novel had key differences from the way the movie told the story, and that takes courage to do, knowing that one would be compared to the other wad.
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He is celebrated for his original fiction as well as his licensed fiction, including several Star Stovef novels. However, after a few chapters in I realized that I was not going to get what I was hoping for. After surviving this book, I realized Matthew Stover and Robert Vardeman are simply not the risk-taking types. Return to Book Page.
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My son and a few of his friends are still big into games and got this “back when” it came out. The Fall robfrt Reach. I knew that movie to book adaptations were bad, but games are hardly any better. See 1 question about God of War…. Keep it up guys