I received this book free from Pocket Books in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.
I really love the video game tie in books. I guess its because one of the things that I love about many video games is that there is a great story line involved. If there isn’t a great story line, then I get bored playing the game really quick. I guess that is one reason why I get bored with straight forward FPS games. I love games that are more RPG or MMORPG.
One of the first MMORPG games that I had played was Guild Wars. I loved the rich story lines and full immersion into the culture of the game. The one thing I didn’t like was that you reached max level too quick, but that is besides the point. Especially since this is for a review of a book based on the game and not the game itself.
Sea of Sorrows is based in the time period between Guild Wars 1 & Guild Wars 2. I loved how it helped to catch us up to what caused some of the things we experience in Guild Wars 2. However, I wish that they would have chosen a smaller time frame to cover. I didn’t like that they really just skipped around in the book and then would tell about the time they skipped over in flashbacks.
If you are not familiar with the world of Tyria, then I suggest getting the other books in the Guild Wars series first. They will give you a little more back story. Otherwise, you might get lost early on trying to figure out who is who in the world.