Book recommendation; Dragon Age: Asunder

Lise —  February 4, 2018 — 21 Comments

11949576.jpgAsunder is the third book set in the Dragon Age universe, following and expanding upon the lore of the video game series. The book is written by David Gaider, lead writer of the video game series. He isn’t the best at writing engaging stories, but I do appreciate being fed more lore about my favorite characters. I would recommend reading this before playing Dragon Age: Inquisition, because you learn about one of your party members in the game, Cole. Cole is also one of my absolute favorite characters because he is really interesting. He’s not a demon, not really a spirit but still he has possessed someone and is trying to help everyone to not feel pain anymore. His actions are both sweet and horrifying, because often the solution is to take their life.

The novel is set three years later than the events in Dragon Age 2, and it is set in the Orlesian Empire. It is however before Varric is questioned by the seeker Cassandra Pentaghast.


A mystical killer stalks the halls of the White Spire, the heart of templar power in the mighty Orlesian Empire. To prove his innocence, Rhys reluctantly embarks on a journey into the western wastelands that will not only reveal much more than he bargained for but change the fate of his fellow mages forever.

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The book summary doesn’t reveal much of the plot, but it’s basically a story about Cole killing people, Rhys wanting to protect him. They go on a journey to solve some mystery, Cole follows, things gets resolved and all that. I don’t think you would like the book if you haven’t played the games or read any of the other novels. It’s not the greatest work of fiction but it is an amazing addition to the lore if you’re interested in it. I might just be biased but that is my opinion, you are very welcome to disagree with me. I just feel like Gaider’s novel characters fall a bit flat sometimes, meanwhile in the games they are wonderful and have proper personality to them.

I’ll include a video of one of your possible first encounters with Cole, depending on which route you choose in the game. It gives you more of an idea of what kind of person Cole is.


Have you read the book? Or played the games? What did you think of them?

More Dragon Age book reviews:

The Stolen Throne | The Masked Empire.

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21 responses to Book recommendation; Dragon Age: Asunder


    I’ve played some of Dragon Age Origins & the books sound interesting!

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    I haven’t read the book or played the game before…it reminds of movies like Thor….With this type of title, I prefer seeing a movie adaptation…Thanks for the review…



    I haven’t played the games. I would read the books, but guess it would be better to start at the beginning rather than part-way through a series.



      That’s true! It is possible to read them all separately, but having the full timeline would be helpful since a lot of them refer to things that have happen in the previous books. x



    I have played the game but never read the books. Is it the ultimate edition because If I ever read it I will read the entire series at one go.



    Never played this game actually, but I think I’ll have a read of books before it, because that way the whole process of playing the game would be much more interesting. xx



    You always read such interesting books! I love the concept of books being made into games and visa-versa. Im not a player of games, Im rubbish at them, but books with action sound interesting! Thanks for sharing xx



    This book sound interesting. I always watch this kind of movies, I should try the book. Thanks for sharing x



    I’ve never read any Dragon Age books but I have heard good things, you always give good book recommendations so may give it a try at some point xx



    I haven’t played the games but I’d love to read the books as they sound so interesting! After reading your review I might just have to pick up some up.

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    I’ve never played the game nor read the books, but I love the fantasy genre so I’ll definitely be looking for it in the book stores ! 😊


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