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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Paperbackpages. In the game, the player is only privy to what Kratos is experiencing or has experienced. Stover is deeply interested in various forms of martial arts, having trained in the Degerberg Blend, a concept that utilises the thought behind Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do as its foundation. Having said that, it does not contain anything to add value to the plotline of the first game.

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You submitted the following rating and review. But what chance does a mere mortal have against a god? Also, Kratos meets stovsr few interesting people, the Robedt, Medusa, the sirens, the temple gatekeeper, the undead architect, some of them more than once 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.

I Am Number Four. A Hole in the Sky. It literally feels like a video game, and I expect more story even in my video games.

I knew that movie to book adaptations were bad, but games are hardly any better. I’v4e side stepped the game as it didn’t really seem one I wanted to play. This has to be the worst book I have read this year and may even be one for the record books. See all books by Matthew StoverRobert E. In the novel, the point of view seamlessly switches between the gods and Kratos.


Gof is a quick, sometimes ridiculous, yet fun romp. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

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

Resistance The Gathering Storm. The setting is Ancient Greece during the height of the Greek gods rein.

Vardeman is a veteran science fiction, fantasy, and media tie-in writer. This one left me rather, meah. It is not historical fiction. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick collaborated on their stories as much as they diverged in the output they produced. All the major Gods; Poseidon, Zeus, Athena The additions were far from forced and only managed to help turn the story originally told through game into a literary medium.

The bes This was surprisingly better than I expected. Inspired by Your Browsing History. The gold standard for tied-in novels is That said, I can see through my own bias and realize that a non-fan of the game series would probably not enjoy this novel. Before the Storm World of Warcraft. Those who have never played GoW, may treat this as a cover story that might lead you to pick up the game to play Once the mighty warrior Kratos was a slave to the gods, bound to do their savage bidding.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. 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. You can verify that each of the GoW games have that quality about them, simply by watching complete gameplay movies on Youtube!

If someone did, please let me know if the story deepens later and maybe I’ll pick it back up. May 25, Nate rated it it was amazing. 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.


Try it yourself if you loved the game or think a literary version of said game would be interesting. This altercation draws in the other gods as each e.varfeman attempts to garner support for the others downfall.

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I’ve found World of Warcraft novelizations better but if you enjoyed this game you will enjoy this book. But what e.vardemn does a mere mortal have against a god? The reason I have to say that Vardeman has taken us on the journey is because it reads nothing like all of the Stover novels I have read in the past. Anyway this isn’t a bad book. This was surprisingly better than I expected. This book is a disgrace to the franchise.

Almost everyone loved it. 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. The author was even so kind so as to include practically every single battle scene mathtew enemy encounter that could have been found in the original game itself. Ce jeu et livre est excellent. Isn’t that about what we expect from a book based on an action video game? On the contrary, the lack of immersiveness and the massively repetitive tone of the story disengages the reader frequently.

Reading it was a pain.