Review: Dragon Age: The Silent Grove

Dragon Age: The Silent Grove

Dragon Age: The Silent Grove by David Gaider
Publish Date: 25th July 2012
Publisher: Dark Horse
Page Count: 82
Synopsis: Dragon Age #1–#6, previously available only on the Dark Horse digital store! It’s unusual for a king to embark on a dangerous quest himself rather than send emissaries, but King Alistair Theirin has caught wind of a rumor big enough, and personal enough, that he is compelled to investigate. With the deadly pirate Isabela and underworld merchant Varric Tethras by his side, Alistair travels to Antiva – the nation of assassins – to learn the fate of his long-lost father, King Maric. There, they will engineer a prison break, battle an assassin prince, encounter the mysterious Witch of the Wilds, and uncover the secret history of dragons!
Review: I received a digital copy of this graphic novel from netgalley and whilst I had a few troubles as mentioned in other graphic novels read this way I didn’t have so many this time because most of the font was large enough to not be over pixelated. Any how obviously I’m a fan of Dragon Age and even though I didn’t complete the game (it’s not my fault, I’m a hoarder, it’s a disease!) I had played enough to let my inner nerd completely devour this book page by page and end up pretty wowed by it all. The art work is also beautiful and its a lovely touch that it was in colour – a lot these days go for a black and white theme so this was a refreshing change – especially because the colours were so bright and vibrant, even for the darker characters. This graphic novel follows King Alistair on a long and dangerous quest to find the answers of his fathers disappearance, I guess its also to find some inner peace as he’s only King because there is no one else left, I loved this story as we got to see a few different settings each one more beautiful than the last, and of course a wonderful dragon that was breath taking. At 82 pages this book is a little on the short side for me BUT it is only part one, I hope to stick around for the sequel because its certainly set up a great adventure to follow with many questions that I want answered too!
Recommend: As with every graphic novel I review my answer is the same – Do you like graphic novels? Do you enjoy Dragon Age or simialr games? If yes, read it.

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David Gaider: GR | Wiki

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