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Dragon Age: The Masked Empire Audiobook

Dragon Age: The Masked Empire: Dragon Age, Book 4

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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.

©2014 Electronic Arts, Inc. (P)2016 Tantor

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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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    Jacob 11-12-16
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    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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    Isaiah King Houston, USA 07-06-16
    Isaiah King Houston, USA 07-06-16 Member Since 2016
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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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    "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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    "Good Story. But not narrated by a fan of DA"

    As a fan of the Dragon Age video game and book series, I enjoyed getting into the history of the civil war in Orlais. Additionally, the way that magic is illustrated is beautifully done. If you've played a mage in any of the games, this is something that might perk your interest.

    Fans of the game will be disappointed with the performance. The narrator mispronounces several locations, elven phrases that are common in the game, and frequently called the elves "Danish" rather than Dalish. The accents are also all wrong, but French accents are understandably hard to do.

    If the audio book producers read this, please make sure you have a fan of the game either read or QC the audio in the future.

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    "The worst so far"

    I've liked all the other dragon age books enough, but this one never kept my attention. I waited very impatiently for it to end.

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    "fun"

    This was a fun peek into the lives of characters I loved in the Dragon age games, but these novels are good in their own right. I recommend them as solid fantasy.

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    Casual Listener. I like to read books that involve video games and fantasy mostly. I give my honest opinions on the reviews that I make.

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    "Orlais has a political side, and it's good"
    If you could sum up Dragon Age: The Masked Empire in three words, what would they be?

    Honorable Political Battle


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dragon Age: The Masked Empire?

    Gaspard's noble duel with Michel was really memorable. That whole scene was incredible and had me at the edge of my seat.<br/>Another memorable moment was when Briala was in Gaspards company and sneaks out of the camp. Go Bria!


    Have you listened to any of Gildart Jackson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I listened to Dragon Age: Asunder before this novel and my expectations were on par going into the story. He just seems to put a lot of emphases on the word 'mana' which is comical but unforgettable. Of course his character portrayals are pretty good.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Orlesian empire is in turmoil; should the military take more charge or will the elven race be set free?


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent story once again. Taking into consideration this book is full of political prowess, it delivers a very entertaining story for the audience. Highly consider reading/listening to this!

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