Well, bear with me as this is my first ever gaming-related book review so here goes nothing!
Destiny is one of my favourite games to play and I had this book on pre-order since I first saw it. It’s a beautiful little collector’s book and one that makes my Destiny collection look pretty awesome, with some great little chapters from the Grimoire cards.
Read on for a little more of a review though!
Title: Destiny (Grimoire Anthology, Volume 1)
Publisher: Titan Books
Release Date: 11th December 2018
Bungie presents the Destiny Grimoire Anthology, a must-have collectible lore compendium designed and assembled for Destiny’s devoted and enlightened scholars and lore lovers, as well as fans of fantasy and science fiction storytelling.
Until now, the myths, mysteries, and machinations of the Destiny universe were found hidden throughout the worlds – enticing threads that hinted at a greater tapestry. The Destiny Grimoire Anthology weaves tales from multiple sources together for the first time, casting new light on Destiny’s most legendary heroes, infamous villains, and their greatest moments of triumph and tragedy.
Each unique volume intends to illuminate a facet of the world, and the complete anthology will confirm and challenge players’ thoughts and assumptions on what it means to be a Guardian, offering new and differing perspectives on the cosmic war that rages between the Traveler and its ancient enemies.
This was a pretty short compilation of Destiny lore found in the Grimoire cards, with the majority of it around it the Taken King Oryx’s origins. I’ll start with the actual book – it is beautiful. Imitation leather with gold embossing and it just looks so cool, which makes it a great addition for any Destiny collector by itself. Throughout the book there is also a lot of special artwork which has been included, of Oryx and Guardians in general, which makes it serve as a great art book for the game too. The copy also comes with the Codex Doctrinae emblem.
I really enjoyed this collection, though I felt the stories around Oryx were a lot more fleshed out. I haven’t read too much into the lore of Destiny (though after reading this story I’m checking out Ishtar Collective for more Grimoire cards) but it’s definitely nice to have it in such an easy to digest way.
Honestly though, I hope that Bungie/Titan Books decide to branch out more with the world of Destiny. It’s one of my favourite games and there are so many great characters which it would be awesome to see more of (I’ll be praying for a Cayde-6 novel in particular forever).
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