New Novel Bridges The Gap Between Guild Wars 1 And 2S

What happens in the 250-year gap between Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2? Find out this summer in Ghosts of Ascalon, the first novel based on NCsoft's popular MMO series.

NCsoft is taking Guild Wars offline and into the bookstore for the first time this summer with Ghosts of Ascalon. Written by Jeff Grubb (The Forgotten Realms Finder's Stone Trilogy) and Matt Forbeck (several Blood Bowl novels), Ghosts of Ascalon follows the journey of ye olde mismatched band of adventurers, exploring deep into Ascalon in search of a relic that could hold the key to peace between humanity and the Charr. It should be an easy trip, as long as the undead ruler of Ascalon just hands the relic over without a fuss.

Yeah, that'll happen.

Judging by the press release, which lists this as "the first novel based on the best-selling MMO game Guild Wars," there'll be more where this came from. Speaking as someone who found the original game a bit too shallow for my tastes, I welcome any and all attempts to flesh out the franchise's fiction.