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Dragon Age: Deception

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BioWare's bestselling fantasy franchise lives on in these canonical comics from Dark Horse! Olivia Pryde hasn't worked an honest day in years. Once an actress, she now lives by the con, and has come to Tevinter with a new target: Calix Qintara, the heir to a wealthy house. Once she approaches the young man, she quickly realizes that he is not exactly who he says he is--and BioWare's bestselling fantasy franchise lives on in these canonical comics from Dark Horse! Olivia Pryde hasn't worked an honest day in years. Once an actress, she now lives by the con, and has come to Tevinter with a new target: Calix Qintara, the heir to a wealthy house. Once she approaches the young man, she quickly realizes that he is not exactly who he says he is--and she may be in too deep. This hardcover collects Dragon Age: Deception #1-#3.


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BioWare's bestselling fantasy franchise lives on in these canonical comics from Dark Horse! Olivia Pryde hasn't worked an honest day in years. Once an actress, she now lives by the con, and has come to Tevinter with a new target: Calix Qintara, the heir to a wealthy house. Once she approaches the young man, she quickly realizes that he is not exactly who he says he is--and BioWare's bestselling fantasy franchise lives on in these canonical comics from Dark Horse! Olivia Pryde hasn't worked an honest day in years. Once an actress, she now lives by the con, and has come to Tevinter with a new target: Calix Qintara, the heir to a wealthy house. Once she approaches the young man, she quickly realizes that he is not exactly who he says he is--and she may be in too deep. This hardcover collects Dragon Age: Deception #1-#3.

30 review for Dragon Age: Deception

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    The story meanders a bit as it follows around a couple of grifters who meet and instantly hate each other. We do meet some characters from previous Dragon Age stories. The art is not great. It was too cartoony for me. Received a review copy from Dark Horse and Edelweiss. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    This was slightly disappointing, considering it's from Dragon Age realm. I don't normally like to comment on art style, but given that the cover is absolutely gorgeous I was a little disappointed by how "cartoonish" the actual story art was. The story itself was pretty slow and with the exception of the two things listed below the spoiler warning, didn't appear to add much to the lore. ***SPOILER ALERT*** Basically the entire book follows two petty swindlers who are trying to get enough money to l This was slightly disappointing, considering it's from Dragon Age realm. I don't normally like to comment on art style, but given that the cover is absolutely gorgeous I was a little disappointed by how "cartoonish" the actual story art was. The story itself was pretty slow and with the exception of the two things listed below the spoiler warning, didn't appear to add much to the lore. ***SPOILER ALERT*** Basically the entire book follows two petty swindlers who are trying to get enough money to leave Ventus before the Qunari attack. They spend most of the book arguing about who is the better thief. Literally, that's it. Eventually we find out two major developments, who is in possession of Bartrand/Meredith's lyrium idol (which gives me hope that Fenris will finally be put back into the spotlight) and how far a certain Wolf's reach really is...both of these things come at the very end of the story (and I mean the very end). Other than that the only part that really saved this book was seeing both Dorian and (briefly) King Alistair again, plus Vaea and Ser Aaron (Dragon Age: Knight Errant). But unfortunately, even they could not rescue us from the boring empty plot.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    Another rollicking good read in the world of Thedas penned by DeFilippis and Weir. It was wonderful to see Vaea and Ser Aaron again and meet some new recurring characters drawn from the dark, rich tapestry of Tevinter (and on top of that, we get to see Dorian again!). This is a good heist story about grifters and other elements of the moral in-between in this universe such as the Antivan Crows, and at the heart of it is the complex romantic and moral relationship of Ser Aaron (honest knight) and Another rollicking good read in the world of Thedas penned by DeFilippis and Weir. It was wonderful to see Vaea and Ser Aaron again and meet some new recurring characters drawn from the dark, rich tapestry of Tevinter (and on top of that, we get to see Dorian again!). This is a good heist story about grifters and other elements of the moral in-between in this universe such as the Antivan Crows, and at the heart of it is the complex romantic and moral relationship of Ser Aaron (honest knight) and Olivia Pryde (duplicitous con artist...with a heart of gold?). A bit too short - only 3 issues - for it to be developed as much as I would like, but intriguing and enjoyable nonetheless with some tantalizing insight into Solas' machinations and the movement of dangerous red lyrium artifacts into enemy hands. Can't wait for the next series as well as all this portends for the plot of the fourth game.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Bethany

    Another delightful addition to the Dragon Age comics! We got to some characters from the other comics in this run, and of course Dorian! :) I am absolutely loving the potential set up for some Dragon Age 4 story - the Qunari are getting more and more blatant about their Tevinter attacks. I can't wait for more!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Joe Douglas

    Easily the weakest of the Dragon Age comics this far. There's really nothing much in here of interest to fans and it has only the barest of connections to any of the games. Completely forgettable. It would be a one star, but I gave it two as the presentation of the hardcover is really nice.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 Total review score: 1.5

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sara Bakhshi

    I absolutely loved the drawings but the story was not that good. I liked the story of the game way more!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bussola Vespucci

    If these characters are not on my team when DA4 comes out I will be miffed.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Astrid

  10. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

  11. 4 out of 5

    Fernanda

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lina

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jonathon Dez-la-lour

  14. 4 out of 5

    Marta

  15. 5 out of 5

    Megan

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kaleb Armstrong

  17. 5 out of 5

    theolivelibrary

  18. 5 out of 5

    RĂ©ka

  19. 4 out of 5

    Michaela

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ann

  21. 5 out of 5

    Alex

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mai

  23. 5 out of 5

    Electric Dust

  24. 5 out of 5

    Laura Pergreffi

  25. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

  26. 4 out of 5

    Elena Silvagni

  27. 4 out of 5

    DeCarabas

  28. 5 out of 5

    Joeanne

  29. 5 out of 5

    Demi

  30. 4 out of 5

    Online Eccentric Librarian

    More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ I have loved the Dragon Age games, every single one, since Origins. And having these graphic novels/comics between releases helps a bit to bridge the gap in time while we wait for DA:4 in 3-4 years time. These graphic novels are light - more about things happening to random people on the side than to any of the main characters. Of course, it would be nice to speculate that these characters might appear in DA4. But for no More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog http://surrealtalvi.wordpress.com/ I have loved the Dragon Age games, every single one, since Origins. And having these graphic novels/comics between releases helps a bit to bridge the gap in time while we wait for DA:4 in 3-4 years time. These graphic novels are light - more about things happening to random people on the side than to any of the main characters. Of course, it would be nice to speculate that these characters might appear in DA4. But for now, another story leading all paths to the likely next location of the game: Tevinter. Story: Olivia Pryde is a con artist - and a very good one. But on an assignment for the Inquisition, she'll meet another young con artist who also has secrets of his own. Together, they will try for a great scam while also seeking to unearth the location of meredith's idol (which began the red lyrium menace when unearthed by Bertram). The choice of illustrators was interesting here - most fans have been clamoring for a harsher, grittier return to the dark storylines of Dragon Age Origins. Yet for this graphic novel, we have a very cartoony and honestly silly style that is not bad - it just doesn't help the story. With this style I'd expact mad cap antics and anthropomorphic animals, not Dragon Age characters. Honestly, it was hard to take them or anyone seriously, which is what I hope to see again from DA as well. The story itself felt overly convoluted (or just over written). It should have been either more fun (to match the art) or more interesting. But these characters, though feeling like they belonged in the Dragon Age world, just didn't click. I didn't want to follow them or their adventures and instead I was looking for the familiar - anything that related directly to the games. It didn't make for a good read. That said, we have some wonderful lore here that is even more intriguing now that the first trailer has come out for DA4. The red idol is featured as a maguffin in this graphic novel's plot and also was the focal point of the trailer. It's led to a lot of speculation, especially since it looked to have been destroyed in DA:2. But this graphic novel is telling us otherwise and I truly hope that we get some of the DA:2 characters (Fenris!) in DA:4. DA:2 felt very 'throwaway' and this novel looks to be telling us that wasn't the case, it was very important for the story. If anything, these graphic novels look to be saying that DA:O was a standalone and the real story started in DA:2. For the lore and intriguing questions raised about the DA franchise, I'd rate it higher. But the meandering story and cartoonish art felt inappropriate and the very last thing that fans have been asking from Bioware. All the same, I will continue to get every single comic/graphic novel as released.

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