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The Stolen Throne by David Gaider
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Oct 05, 2010

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bookshelves: video-games, fantasy, action-adventure, media-tie-in

This is going to sound really nerdy, but I do love game lore. I love it a lot. Books based on video games aren’t always all that good, but I’m not reading them for the award-winning writing. I pick them up for what they bring to the table in terms of the back story and character development. It’s why I choose to read them in the first place, and not just some brief article on the game’s wiki page.

And I do get pleasantly surprised every once in a while. I just finished reading Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne by David Gaider, which I must say is one of the best video game novels I have ever read. There are parts of it that feel rushed (what I like to call the “primer effect” that plagues so many works of this genre), but despite that I was still quite happy with the depth of the story. I also felt that character development was done surprisingly well — so well that I don’t think I can bring myself to hate Teyrn Loghain anymore. If you enjoyed Dragon Age: Origins and would like a little background information on the events that took place before the game, I would definitely recommend this.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
March 7, 2010 – Finished Reading
October 5, 2010 – Shelved
October 7, 2010 – Shelved as: video-games
October 20, 2010 – Shelved as: fantasy
May 8, 2012 – Shelved as: action-adventure
September 13, 2015 – Shelved as: media-tie-in

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Cillian Do I have to play the game to understand this novel, Mogsy?

Mogsy (MMOGC) If I recall correctly, this book can be read as a stand alone, though if you've played the game I think the story will have more of an effect. It's basically a prequel to the game, and would probably give you more insight into the main villain's motivations.

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