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Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the most powerful nation in Thedas through wisdom, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from within by imminent war between the templars and the mages, even as rebellion stirs among the downtrodden elves. To save Orlais, Celene must keep her hold on the throne by any means necessary.

Fighting with the legendary skill of the Orlesian Chevaliers, Grand Duke Gaspard has won countless battles for the empire and the empress. But as the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard begins to doubt that Celene's diplomatic approach to Orlais' problems will keep the empire safe. Perhaps it is time for a new leader, one who lives by the tenets of the Chevalier's Code, to make Orlais strong again.

Briala has been Celene's handmaid since the two of them were children, subtly using her position to help improve the lives of elves across Orlais. She is Celene's confidante, spymaster, and lover, but when politics force the empress to choose between the rights of the elves and the Orlesian throne, Briala must decide where her true loyalties lie.

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Excellent back story for Brianna and Celene!

Had I heard this story before playing the Winter Palace DLC I would have made very different choices in the gameplay!

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wonderful

Hearing french pronunciation makes this audio book so immersive and relaxing to listen to. The story itself is a favorite of mine and Patrick has done a great job at expanding on Thedasian lore.

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Damn good story

Wow that was good.
Loved the story and the characters. Performance was good with great quality.

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Awesome

This book is a really awesome companion to Dragon Age Inquisution. It's a good story on its own and it hypes me up to play the game. I definitely recommend it to anyone who's a fan of the games and especially someone whos a fan of Inquisition.

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great listen

if you are going to play the games I would highly recommend listening not only to this book but the entire series as well.

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love this series.

great detail, as a marine the military strategies n detail are superb. so detailef in every word.

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A good edition to the larger story

The Masked Empire is good story that is narrated well by Gildart Jackson. The novel flows well into to the already expansive lore within the world of Dragon Age and really adds depth to overall story within the game. My only issue with this novel is that the pacing is very slow, but the characters, the story and the details are all very Dragon Age. This is good book for those wanting to learn more about the world of Thedas and might even inspire a new playthrough of Inquisition with a different outcome.

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Great for fans of the Dragon Age Games

Really enjoyed. Fleshed out the story for Dragon Age : Inquisition. Narrator did a credible job.

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  • Stephanie
  • DELTONA, FLORIDA, United States
  • 11-29-17

The Best Dragon Age Book

Masked Empire is one of the most well written and enjoyable Dragon Age story so far. The plot intricate and woven so well the the story of the games.

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Better at the end

narration very good the first half of this book is really boring until chapter 15 than it gets better.the first 3 Dragon age books are awesome this one is way to Mary sue and week.