Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
BioWare's newest game Dragon Age: Inquisition will expand the universe of their epic series in profound ways. This comprehensive book of lore features exclusive art and information, exploring every corner of this dark fantasy masterpiece! Newcomers will appreciate how this volume covers everything they need to know about the world and characters of these smash-hit games! Dedicated fans will revel in the abundance of never-before-revealed secrets, the perfect companion to Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1! From heroes to villains, to songs and food, and everything in between, this book puts the breath and depth of this inimitable fantasy at your fingertips.
Author: Douglas E. Cowan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2019-02-26
Magic, Monsters, and Make-Believe Heroes looks at fantasy film, television, and participative culture as evidence of our ongoing need for a mythic vision—for stories larger than ourselves into which we write ourselves and through which we can become the heroes of our own story. Why do we tell and retell the same stories over and over when we know they can’t possibly be true? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not because pop culture has run out of good ideas. Rather, it is precisely because these stories are so fantastic, some resonating so deeply that we elevate them to the status of religion. Illuminating everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Dungeons and Dragons, and from Drunken Master to Mad Max, Douglas E. Cowan offers a modern manifesto for why and how mythology remains a vital force today.
Journey to the world of Thedas in these canonical comics from BioWare and Dark Horse! Tessa and Marius are mercenary partners who eliminate those using magic to hurt others. When they betray a powerful patron intending to kill them, they're forced to flee and join the Inquisition. Later, they're taken captive during a mission and it's up to an unwitting agent to rescue them: elven squire Vaea, who's just arrived in Kirkwall for a lavish party thrown by Varric Tethras. A talented thief, Vaea takes on an easy side job . . . but when she chooses to change the terms of the deal mid-heist, she is entangled in this dangerous recovery mission that is surely above her pay grade. Featuring work by Greg Rucka, Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, Carmen Carnero, and Fernando Heinz Furukawa, this oversized hardcover edition collects Dragon Age: Magekiller #1-#5 and Dragon Age: Knight Errant #1-#5 and features creator commentary and behind-the-scenes material!
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Games & Activities
The next generation of fantasy is here! Go behind the scenes of Dragon Age: Inquisition, the most ambitious game ever created by legendary developer BioWare! Featuring hundreds of never-before-seen artworks and captions from the developers themselves, this volume offers revealing insight into the inspiration and creation of every facet of Dragon Age: Inquisition, from the heroes, to the wondrous weapons they wield, the powerful beasts that they battle, and the extraordinary world that they inhabit.
BASED UPON THE HIT ROLE-PLAYING VIDEO GAME FROM AWARD-WINNING DEVELOPER BIOWARE! THE TEMPLAR ORDER, once the sworn protectors of the Circle of Magi, are murdering and burning mages across the land. Seeking haven with the Grey Wardens, elf mage Valya joins a caravan to Weisshaupt, where she stumbles onto an ages-old secret diary from the infamous end of the Fourth Blight. Reading it, Valya falls into the tragic story of Isseya, another elven mage—a fierce Grey Warden and the lost-to-history twin sister of the hero Garahel, who sacri- ficed himself to end the Fourth Blight. Isseya once kept the now-extinct griffons, watching and caring for the trained mounts and their empathic warrior companions—?a noble task. But her dreams of protecting Thedas from the ever- encroaching threat led to a perilous decision, and her name has been shrouded in secrecy ever since. Isseya's tale winds deep into Valya's heart, and now the fate of Thedas may just rest in her hands.