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I m a sucker for art books and it took all my will not to tell Labyrinth Books to shut up and take my money when I stopped at their row upon row of shelves at Fan Expo last weekend My bank account wouldn t have been happy, so I wisely opted to get only this, since it was farthan an art book dedicated to a game series that I love.The World of Thedas is just that Think of it as a wiki on beautiful, beautiful crack There definitely is artwork included Every page is covered in it But I m I m a sucker for art books and it took all my will not to tell Labyrinth Books to shut up and take my money when I stopped at their row upon row of shelves at Fan Expo last weekend My bank account wouldn t have been happy, so I wisely opted to get only this, since it was farthan an art book dedicated to a game series that I love.The World of Thedas is just that Think of it as a wiki on beautiful, beautiful crack There definitely is artwork included Every page is covered in it But I m all about the lore and there is no shortage of that here, from Andraste to Zazikel and everything in between Favourite characters do appear, with a brief comment on their relevance to a particular entry eg Isabela is placed within the Rivain section , but the focus is on the world itself Countries, timelines, politics, religion, and of course, magic As a big fan of the Dragon Age series, this is a must have for me It will keep me content while I patiently wait for Dragon Age Inquisition.Patiently.Seereviews atThe BiblioSanctum I ve been in love with the world of Thedas since I first played Dragon Age Origins so it was awesome to seeof the world than just playing the videogames gives you The book is split into different sections on races, countries, religion, magic and the Blight with a bestiary at the back If you bothered to read the codex while you played the games then a lot of this will be information you have already seen But since I rarely read the codex and the artwork is gorgeous , I loved getting to I ve been in love with the world of Thedas since I first played Dragon Age Origins so it was awesome to seeof the world than just playing the videogames gives you The book is split into different sections on races, countries, religion, magic and the Blight with a bestiary at the back If you bothered to read the codex while you played the games then a lot of this will be information you have already seen But since I rarely read the codex and the artwork is gorgeous , I loved getting to seeof Thedas Definitely a must if you re a Dragon Age fan but DO NOT read it if you haven t played through Dragon Age 2 and intend to, it has some major spoilers for that plotline This is one of those books that s long overdue, given the success of the franchise World of Thedas Vol 1 doesn t expand all that much on the Dragon Age universe and falls short in key areas.Chapters include Legend, Map of Thedas, Races, Nations, Magic, Religion, The Fade, The Blight, Bestiary and Glossary It reads like an RPG sourcebook granted it s derived from an RPG so that s hard to avoid, but I felt like I should have some dice handy while I was going through it The layout is gorgeous This is one of those books that s long overdue, given the success of the franchise World of Thedas Vol 1 doesn t expand all that much on the Dragon Age universe and falls short in key areas.Chapters include Legend, Map of Thedas, Races, Nations, Magic, Religion, The Fade, The Blight, Bestiary and Glossary It reads like an RPG sourcebook granted it s derived from an RPG so that s hard to avoid, but I felt like I should have some dice handy while I was going through it The layout is gorgeous some stunning artwork from familiar names like Joy Ang, Fran Gaulin, Jae Keum, Steve Klit, Caspar Konefal and Nick Thornborrow Simply beautiful.There s cameos from some old friends Varric, Leliana, Morrigan, Anders, and even Flemeth and Corypheus Brother Genitivi acts as the resident scholar, often supplying commentary on the entries as well.Much of the information presented is not new, simply fleshed out And that s where the problems come in while there are some interesting nuggets and pearls, too many times you ll see either a contradiction to the established canon or something so lacking you wonder why they even bothered with it And others just leave you scratching your head.Here s a few examples Endrin Aeducan is stated to be mourning the loss of his eldest and youngest sons it s supposed to be his eldest and middle child Seems small but it s a huge error if you know the franchise and how d they miss it Noble ranks in Ferelden the place we re all most familiar with are also off, listing an arl as the equivalent of a mayor Really Isn t an arl supposed to be an earl or something Heck, the Bioware chatrooms have better anddetailed info than this official release.New details about Wardens and the Calling are also confusing the book states that they must first serve alongside dwarven troops for a year before going off on their own Since when And what s the point of it if they re not going to even last that long anyway Also no new information about the Joining Ritual or how it was discovered.The chapter on Religion is where it really drops the ball in my opinion The section on the Old Gods is sketchy no surprise there but something about them would ve been appreciated Were they vessels for powerful extra planar beings or just dragons with powers and abilities far beyond those of other flying serpents The Elven Gods get a little better treatment they re supposedly all trapped in the Black City How Why Humanity is the newest race on Thedas apparently they all came from somewhere else But as they make up nearly all of the Maker s worshipers, what was he doing all that time, let alone before Andraste showed up Who were his followers Kossith Qunari are said to have migrated to Ferelden in ages past, giving rise to ogre darkspawn, but then why hasn t anyone ever seen them before the Fifth Blight World of Thedas is nice enough to have you get lots of data conveniently packaged for your enjoyment But there s precious little new information provided in it so it s a toss up as to whether it s worth your while or not Beautiful illustrations. Personally I think it s very sexy of me to have an obsessive, encyclopedic knowledge of Dragon Age that I remember better than the entirety of my undergraduate career. This is so beautiful, and I am so nerdy. |DOWNLOAD E-PUB ♡ Dragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 ♐ For Dragon Age newcomers, this comprehensive volume brings you up to speed on everything you need to know about the regions, religions, monsters, magic, and For dedicated fans, never before have the secrets of BioWare s epic fantasy been revealed so completely and so compellingly Filled with never before seen art by the creators of the games New Dragon Age game coming inFrom the writers and artists of the Dragon Age gamesThe definitive guide 5 stars Anyone who follows me for a long time has certainly seen me read a lot of things related to Dragon Age and this is no exception I m a total sucker for illustration books or compendiums of stories and facts about a certain world I might love, and this was no exception.It is fantastically well written and illustrated It just explains a lot about the world and it even has some extra codex entries which for me were the highlight of this book since a lot that was written here was no longer 5 stars Anyone who follows me for a long time has certainly seen me read a lot of things related to Dragon Age and this is no exception I m a total sucker for illustration books or compendiums of stories and facts about a certain world I might love, and this was no exception.It is fantastically well written and illustrated It just explains a lot about the world and it even has some extra codex entries which for me were the highlight of this book since a lot that was written here was no longer any news for me seriously I know WAY too much about this world for my own good ahahah.In a gist, I would totally recommend this to anyone who s either thinking of starting out the Dragon Age games or have already and want to thicken their knowledge of this amazing world I ll go to my grave saying that the Dragon Age setting or rather THE Dragon Age Setting, the origin of the word THEDAS is one of the best RPG and fantasy settings that are there.And this book is perfect for a fan like me.While it didn t say much that I didn t know but it presented everything in an entertaining way and provided just enough of new things to really grab my interest while delving deeper into the stuff I knew a bit about Part art book and part world description it was written in a I ll go to my grave saying that the Dragon Age setting or rather THE Dragon Age Setting, the origin of the word THEDAS is one of the best RPG and fantasy settings that are there.And this book is perfect for a fan like me.While it didn t say much that I didn t know but it presented everything in an entertaining way and provided just enough of new things to really grab my interest while delving deeper into the stuff I knew a bit about Part art book and part world description it was written in a superbly entertaining way, while maintaining great production values The book simply looks amazing And it makes it possible to nicely order ones knowledge, especially with its timeline This first volume is no A World of Ice and Fire, but it s doing a decent job nonetheless Had the illustrations been a bit better that Circles in Tevinter might be the worst photo mixed with drawing art I ve ever seen , I think I would have given it four stars Of course, there s not much in terms of new informations but it s nice to see everything fleshed out clearly, instead of having to search all the codex pages to find that one piece of info you think you remember And I must admit some This first volume is no A World of Ice and Fire, but it s doing a decent job nonetheless Had the illustrations been a bit better that Circles in Tevinter might be the worst photo mixed with drawing art I ve ever seen , I think I would have given it four stars Of course, there s not much in terms of new informations but it s nice to see everything fleshed out clearly, instead of having to search all the codex pages to find that one piece of info you think you remember And I must admit some bits were still brand new information for me, and I ve been playing these games ever since DA O came out All in all, this first volume is not the best it could have been but it s a nice read for huge fans of the universe