If you’ve played any role playing games in the past, or even if you haven’t, I’m sure you’ve run into a few generic fantasy books that seemed to be so well-constructed and made so much sense that you didn’t quite believe it until you finished the book. One of the best of this type of book is the Ghosts of Saltmarsh PDF. Now, I know what you’re thinking… “Of all the saltmarsh book reviews, only two are D&D book reviews!” And you’d be right, I guess. But it doesn’t take a huge number of reviews to realize how well written this book is, and what a wonderful job the author did in creating an engaging and well thought out story.
First off, as someone who has run into this type of book before (I’m a relative of a friend who has run into this exact same problem), I can tell you that the writing style of this book is very enjoyable. Not too many people will complain about that. The style is understandable and easy to follow, yet at the same time, there is a certain gravitas to the writing style, which I appreciate. Not to mention, the book is very dark, and probably not for the faint of heart, but then again, if you’re not a horror fan, I don’t think anything will give you nightmares as a result of reading about ghosts of saltmarsh.
In addition, as someone who loves the game of D&D, and who doesn’t typically get into books about games in general, but who loves the saltmarsh setting (especially since it’s inspired by the game D&D is based on) I absolutely can’t wait to get my hands on this book! Not only is it a very fun read but it’s also full of tips and suggestions for D&D fans (and even non-D&D fans! ), as well as some great artwork.