Author: David Gaider
Subject: Fantasy; Epic; Fiction; General; Media Tie-In; Fantasy Fiction; Imaginary Wars and Battles; Insurgency
Publisher: Tor Books (2009-03-03)
About the Author
David Gaider lives in Edmonton, Alberta, and has worked for video game developer BioWare since 1999. He is the lead writer on the upcoming Dragon Age: Origins role-playing game and has previously worked on such titles as Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of AmnTM, Star Wars ®: Knights of the Old Republic TM, and Neverwinter Nights TM.
Fans of the role-playing video game "Dragon Age: Origins" may find the background presented in this prequel of particular interest. Maric becomes a somewhat-reluctant heir to the throne when his mother is betrayed and murdered. Stephen Hoye gives an authoritative and nuanced presentation that shows Maric's emotional growth as he puts his youth behind him and takes on his destiny as leader of the rebel forces who seek to regain the throne. Hoye is a deliberate narrator who maintains a steady, forceful pace as he recounts the many challenges Maric encounters through battles and ordeals against strong odds. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine