Dragon Age: The Calling, by David Gaider
One of the prequels to the Dragon Age game(s), with the events taking place about 16 years before Origins. I'm only about 30 pages in, but here's some things I've noticed so far:
- The map of Ferelden in the book is not exactly the same as the one in Origins (or the larger ones I've seen). Some differences I notice are: Redcliffe is in a slightly different location (it is on the western side of the lake, rather than at the south); there is an island shown at the northern end of Lake Calenhad, but it is not labeled as the location of the Circle of Magi; and Ostagar is not labeled/nowhere to be found.
- I don't know if Duncan changes over the course of the book, but his character is completely different so far as compared to how he is in Origins. Whereas in Origins he's highly respected by all who know him, well traveled, able to handle any situation just as it should be handled, etc., in the book so far he's impetuous, awkward, etc. I suppose he could have changed in the 16 years in between, it just seems like such a huge difference. *shrugs*
- Teryn Loghain was always an a**hole. Not that there was much doubt, I suppose...