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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After all this is one of the more popular games around. Also by Matthew StoverRobert E.

I will admit, reading a novelization of a video game is an unusual experience. You’ve successfully reported this review.

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View all 3 comments. All the major Gods; Poseidon, Zeus, Athena The Last World War. Vardeman Limited preview – I really wanted to like the book because I’m a fan of novels relating to Ancient Greek-mythology and an author’s unique spin of a somewhat old concept into his new world. Kratos is one of the most stoved and action worthy video game protagonists and in this book he could not keep my interest. God of War is a great video games series, and would probably make a decent film one.

What makes this one stand out is the way stoved story plays out simultaneously with intrigue and drama in the court of Olympus. It’s an antihero blood and action fest.

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Now knowing this Kratos sets off to find Ares and make him pay for what he did. A book is always far better than the movie, or in this robery the game and this is the first time that it has not been true. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


This book is a disgrace to the franchise.

God of War by Matthew Woodring Stover

Revenge of the Sith: After destroying Ares, the God of War, Kratos was granted his freedom by Zeus–and even given the ousted god’s throne on Olympus. 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 I found out about the novelizations, I thought that it was a good idea to read them.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Ocassionally, he solves a few complicated riddles and survives scary situations by the skin of his teeth One of the things that made this collaboration work, in my eyes, was that both Arthur C. Now in this context, arrives a book that is a tied-in novelised version of the story of the first of the GoW games.

This altercation draws in the other gods as each side attempts to garner support for the others downfall. But come on, it’s Matthew Stover! The bits that work are the parts taken from cutscenes in the game proper, or the invented scenes between the gods.

Unfortunately, it never lived up to the excellent standards set by the games.

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There are no deleted scenes or additional elements to improve the plot. My good “ol’ days” of video gaming ended in Playstation 1, but I like to keep around of video games’ world, hearing from some of my friends that they are still in the exciting world of video gaming.


Even with that background behind me the novelization of God of War was unbearable.

The author was even so kind so as to include practically every single battle scene and vod encounter that could have been found in the original game itself. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our sstover personal information. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick collaborated on their stories as matthww as they diverged in the output they produced.

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 him. I’v4e side stepped the game as i Maybe I need to start a shelf called “based on video games”.

He’s obsessed with revenge.

He had face battles no mere mortal could deafeat. 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.