By David Campbell December 22nd, 2010 This month we’re rolling out Edge of Destiny, the second original Guild Wars novel! Written by award-winning fantasy author J. Robert King, Edge of Destiny is the epic tale of a band of iconic heroes who feature prominently in Guild Wars 2. It’s on sale now, but we’re so excited about the new book that we wanted to share the first chapter with you for free, right now! Edge of Destiny takes place before the events of the first Guild Wars novel, Ghosts of Ascalon — about five years before Guild Wars 2. As we’ve seen in Ghosts, cataclysmic events have reshaped Tyria in the centuries between Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. Our band of adventurers, Destiny’s Edge, forms during this tumultuous era, and their deeds become the stuff of legend. You’ll meet many of these characters in-game from the very beginning of Guild Wars 2, but you don’t have to wait until launch to get to know them. They are the dashing human champion Logan Thackeray, the fierce charr warrior Rytlock Brimstone, the asura inventor Snaff and his protégé Zojja, the enigmatic sylvari known as Caithe, and the norn heroine Eir. Edge of Destiny is the story of how these mismatched heroes band together, how they become a team capable of taking down the most fearsome foes… and what happens when they dare to challenge the power of an Elder Dragon itself. We think it’s a great read; a perfect blend of high adventure, wit, and drama that really helps flesh out the world of Guild Wars 2—but don’t take our word for it, read the first chapter for free right here! Edge of Destiny Chapter One (PDF) This second Guild Wars novel comes from the inventive mind of award-winning fantasy author J. Robert King is writing Edge of Destiny. J. Robert King has written over twenty novels, including The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls and the Mad Merlin trilogy. Tomorrow we’ll continue our look at Edge of Destiny and get to know Rob King better in a post by special guest blogger Jeff Grubb!