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Paperback, 496 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by Tor Books
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Kathy
So you thought your patience meter was pretty high with regards to DA4's release? Well, you can kiss that serenity goodbye, my friends, because the bar's going to be bottomed out by the time you finish this book.

Tevinter Nights just displaced The Last Flight as my favourite Dragon Age novel. Not so much in terms of prose and character work, but in terms of the breadth of content --walking you through the northern regions of Thedas, throwing you hints and speculation fodder, teasing you with
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Demi
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: queer
No spoiler review: short stories was the perfect choice to tantalize me for whats coming next. Cant wait to spend the next however many months rereading and speculating over and over again!!!! ...more
Sarah
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been a fan of the Dragon Age franchise for a very long time, so I was very eager to dive back into the world of Thedas. Luckily for those who enjoy dark fantasy but are unfamiliar with the video games, novels, or graphic novels, you do not need to have prior knowledge of what has gone on before to enjoy the short stories presented in this volume. For the enthusiast, there are Easter Egg cameos of previous cast members and further development into little known side characters; but they are ...more
Milsi
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually one of the best Dragon Age books I've read. My favorite used to be Asunder, and I haven't read anything else of the sort since (so I have some catching up to do).

Each short story is tastefully written and, while being self-conclusive, still leaves room for imagining what's going to happen in Dragon Age 4, if it ever comes out as it's meant to be and not as an EA scam. As the title suggests, many of the short stories presented in this book take place in Tevinter, but in reality, we meet
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Aimée
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ive enjoyed all the Dragon Age novels and Im a big fan of the series as a whole so its no surprise I enjoyed this, but it still blew me away!

We finally get to see more of Thedas in these short stories and its so nice to get a feel for some of the areas we have only been told about so far.

There are a lot of hints and teases of what could be coming in DA4 here, including major and minor plot points, potential companions, old companions and of course the next big bad.

I enjoyed all of the short
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Bria
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
*extreme Gretchen Wieners voice* We should totally just stab Solas!


Also OH MAN this book has ramped my excitement for DA4 up to the next level and I cant stop thinking about whats been reveal about the state of the world in this book and how it might come into play there and AHHHHHHHHHHH
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Joanna Bennett
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review to Come.
Kristin
Before getting to the review need to start off with two things, a complaint and a confession.

The Complaint: I spent a little over $18 on this book, so I was a little disappointed I received a paperback novel. I was even more disappointed that the moment I opened the book the clear protective cover on the cover, instantly began to ripple on the spine. A few stories later, the clear cover began to peel away and curl at the corners. By the time I finished the book, the sides my (where the pages
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Marlene
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally published at Reading Reality

If this is your jam, if Dragon Age is your jam, then Tevinter Nights is the jammiest jam that ever jammed. But I have to say upfront that if youre not already into Thedas, this collection is not the place to get there. The place to begin is the awesome, absorbing videogame Dragon Age Origins, which premiered in 2009 and has, so far, spawned two sequels, the under regarded, boringly named but eminently playable Dragon Age II, and the later Dragon Age
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Sarah
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of the Dragon Age franchise for a very long time, so I was very eager to dive back into the world of Thedas. Luckily for those who enjoy dark fantasy but are unfamiliar with the video games, novels, or graphic novels, you do not need to have prior knowledge of what has gone on before to enjoy the short stories presented in this volume. For the enthusiast, there are Easter Egg cameos of previous cast members and further development into little known side characters; but they are ...more
Ruth
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: video-games, fantasy
Probably no real reason to read this if you're not a fan of Dragon Age (beyond Courtney Woods' two excellent Crow stories), but since I'm one of those people who has been starved for new DA content for five years, this gets bumped up a star automatically. There's a lot of stories that feel like filler here - none are bad, per se, but it took me forever to finish some of them, and several are already blurred together in my memory. I can only hope that the monster hunts and the Lords of Fortune ...more
Shane Jardine
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted at www.archeddoorway.com

Ive been a huge fan of the Dragon Age franchise ever since Dragon Age: Origins was released back in 2009. Im pretty sure Ive played every game in the series and read every book and comic since they first started releasing. So even though Im a big fan of short stories, I was still pretty excited to receive this book in the mail a few weeks ago and started reading it almost right away. Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights is a great collection of stories by some
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Laurie
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For those who aren't gamers, Dragon Age is a series of role playing video games that take place in a fantasy world with magic, religious conflict, and a Blight that erupts from underground every few centuries and practically ends the world. This book is one of the series of companion books to the games, although I think you could read and enjoy the books without having played the games. Unlike the other books, which were novels, Tevinter Nights is a collection of short stories. Currently, the ...more
Paige
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I played bits of the Dragon Age games, but I definitely watched my brother play them more. So my knowledge of the lore and the world was less than I thought it was going in.

However, it absolutely sparked my want to play a big fantasy game, and with the current situation noes the perfect time to dive into that big game you've been scared to start.

This is a collection of short stories so I'm giving a general overview. There were
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Elizabeth Blythe
Uniformly Great

I generally am not a fan of anthologies because some writers tend to be stronger than others, and my interest in varyies with the topic, so it's hard to be equally interested in everything.

Whereas I, like most Dragon Age fans, have things I'm particularly interested in, the writing here was uniformly strong. There were at least two reveals that were awesome, and I greatly enjoyed reading descriptions of things that fans had their own take on from the perspective of various Thedan
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grand_R
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dragon-age
Gosh darn, how could you end it on this? How am I supposed to wait for DA4?

Eight Little Talons by Courtney Woods was definitely my favorite story. Down Among the Dead Men by Sylvia Feketekuty, Callback by Lukas Kristjanson and An Old Crow's Old Tricks by Arone Le Bray close behind. Dread Wolf Take You by Patrick Weekes was pure evil, thank you.



Chelsea Pullin
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book made me homesick. It was a light, tingling salve on the aching Dragon Age Trash-shaped hole in me thats still patiently waiting for more of these games. I loved trying to figure out where all of these threads might end up taking us in the future, and I appreciate that not every story in here was predictable or expected. Some stories were repetitive or dull filler but I was mostly satisfied with the amount of Tevinter, Warden, Crows, and Dread Wolf content. ...more
Lindsay
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I dont give 5 stars lightly but this was a quality good read. I honestly hope they continue the format of short story anthologies to tide us over before the fourth game. Its a flat out fun book with various genres of tales (and an homage to Agatha Christie classic!). I have never been so delighted reading such a talented omnibus. ...more
R. E. Myles
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book gave me little tastes of the Dragon Age world. Mostly, places that the games have never fully explored before. I liked all the stories and devoured the book in three days. Quick, fun reads that will leave you wanting and waiting for the next game with the hope to see some of the characters make an appearance.
izzy
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely beautiful on all counts! No story felt out of place or boring. This book set the stage for the next dragon age book and went above and beyond expectations. If you are going to read only one novel in the Dragon Age world, I highly recommend this one. It embodies the books and the world so well and serves to give a great sense of excitement for the new games and for any new books!
Chelsea
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everything I love about Dragon Age, with tons of new flavors thrown in! Diverse cast and stories, political and everyday struggles mixed with hope and triumphs! So much old lore is woven into new tidbits, and some of the stories truly made my heart ache. Old and new characters alike make appearances, and being able to explore as storied and ancient a place as Tevinter was an honest pleasure, all the good and bad, savory and sullied laid bare to see! If this truly is a hint at what we might see ...more
B. Zelkovich
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed all of these stories. "Callback", "The Wigmaker Job", "Genitivi Dies in the End", "Eight Little Talons", and "The Dread Wolf Take You" were standouts. I'm sure I'll be rereading it before the next game is released.
McKenzie
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This adds some wild stuff to the DA canon and I enjoyed every word of it! A great mix of horrific and sweet and gasp-inducing. Read only after you finish Inquisition!
Jenny T
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, read-in-2020
Yeah, so this was pretty great. Complemented and added to the lore perfectly and really set the stage for the next game.
Chocolategoddess
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ebook
Ughhhhhhh just stoppppppp.

May the Dread Wolf bloody take you indeed.
Kate
Mar 30, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, at least now I have some really strong guesses about what we're seeing in the next game, haha.
Marta
Mar 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*screams* DRAGON AGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reuxbot
A collection of short stories that were a bit of a mixed bag.
Joe Crowe
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Review from an advance copy).

This is an anthology of fantasy adventure stories, and they are good stuff whether you play the game Dragon Age or not -- it's classic, good ol' fashioned fantasy action, with elves and magic and monsters and such.

This book could get newbies into playing Dragon Age, so then it would be doing its job. If you're already playing the game, this book is tailor-made for you because you already know where Tevinter is.

I have a tiny criticism of the book's title.

The book
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Chelsea
I love Dragon Age.
Now saying this, I don't usually read the books associated with the game franchise. (Although I have read Asunder.) And I usually don't read short story collections.
However, this was fantastic. All of these stories have a focus on Tevinter (obviously) which is a country we haven't been able to really explore and learn as much as I would have liked to in the games. So, I was very excited to see it here. I was even more excited to realize that all of these stories take place
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