Win “Dragon Age: The Masked Empire” – UK Competition [CLOSED]

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Dragon Age: The Masked Empire, is the latest novel from Patrick Weekes published by TitanBooks. Released on April 8th 2014 and available to buy online. ThisisXbox have very kindly been given three copies of the novel to give out to BioWare fans in the UK (this is for speedy postage reasons) – all you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this page stating why you are a Bioware fan and why you’d like to win!

Three winners will be picked at random and must be UK based, and be willing to provide an email with a postage address only after the selection process. Winners will be announced on this page Wednesday 30th April 2014 before 6pm. The novels will be posted out on Thursday if you reply promptly.

A synopsis of the novel is given below – and good luck to those entering:

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 has he fought in vain? As the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard begins to doubt that Celene’s diplomatic approach to the mage problem or the elven uprisings 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 Briala’s people and the Orlesian throne, Briala must in turn decide where her true loyalties lie.

Alliances are forged and promises broken as Celene and Gaspard battle for the throne of Orlais. But in the end, the elves who hide in the forests or starve in the alienages may decide the fate of the masked empire.

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  1. I am a huge Bioware fan. The games are perfect for escapism. They are always so immersive, and i always get emotionally invested, no matter how hard i try not to, It’s so hard not to fall in love with the characters you travel with, almost like they become real friends in a way (except you will never have real friends so true, loyal & hard haha) I would love to win, as it sounds like a perfect piece of reading, whilst we wait for October to roll around for Dragon Age Inquisition.

  2. I just think that Bioware really understand how good roleplaying and storytelling can be in games. I loved Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and when Dragon Age arrived fell in love with it and its sequel. I then enjoyed playing Baldurs Gate on the iPad and fifteen years on from its original release showed how strong a game that still was. Love Bioware’s work and long may they continue!

  3. I am always impressed with how deep Bioware take their stories with different directions. Many twists and surprises in their games. I haven’t ever read a Dragon Age novel but this would be great to tie me over to the game later in the year

  4. Loved SWKOR. Even loved Jade Empire 😀 Cannot wait to again immerse myself in a Bioware universe.

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