Dragon Age - the Stolen Throne, Paperback Book
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Description

This is the thrilling prequel to "Dragon Age: Origins", the hit role-playing video game from award-winning developer BioWare!

After his mother, the beloved Rebel Queen, is betrayed and murdered by her own faithless lords, young Maric becomes the leader of a rebel army attempting to free his nation from the control of a foreign tyrant.

His countrymen live in fear; his commanders consider him untested; and his only allies are Loghain, a brash young outlaw who saved his life, and Rowan, the beautiful warrior maiden promised to him since birth.

Surrounded by spies and traitors, Maric must find a way to not only survive but achieve his ultimate destiny: Ferelden's freedom and the return of his line to the stolen throne.

This is a must-read for fans of the multi-awarding winning game.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages, map
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781848567535

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Given that this book is a spin off from a computer game my expectations were very low. Maybe because of this I found the book to be surprisingly good. The writing is nothing special but good enough to tell the story. The story is, again, nothing special but managed to maintain my interest for long enough to finish the book (however it does take a while to get going). David Gaider sets up a few very predictable plot twists but then either avoids them or put enough of a spin on them to get away with it. The biggest weakness is the lead character, Maric. Maric is supposed to fairly weak man who gains a legendary status due to a combination of good fortune and good friends. This bit is handed ok. However he is also supposed to be very charming and this failed to come across in the writing. For those looking for background information to better appreciate either the computer game or the pen and paper rpg of Dragon Age then this a good place to start