By Patrick Weekes
Empress Celene of Orlais rose to the throne of the main robust country in Thedas via knowledge, wit, and ruthless manipulation. Now, the empire she has guided into an age of enlightenment is threatened from inside by way of approaching conflict among the templars and the mages at the same time uprising stirs one of the downtrodden elves. to save lots of Orlais, Celene needs to preserve her carry at the throne in any way necessary.
Fighting with the mythical ability of the Orlesian Chevaliers, Grand Duke Gaspard has received numerous battles for the empire and the empress. yet because the Circle fails and chaos looms, Gaspard starts to doubt that Celene's diplomatic method Orlais' difficulties will preserve the empire secure. might be it's time for a brand new chief, person who lives via the tenets of the Chevalier's Code, to make Orlais powerful again.
Briala has been Celene's handmaid because the of them have been young ones, subtly utilizing her place to assist enhance the lives of elves throughout Orlais. She is Celene's confidante, spymaster, and lover, but if politics strength the empress to choose from the rights of the elves and the Orlesian throne, Briala needs to come to a decision the place her real loyalties lie.
In this exciting tie-in to the award-winning Dragon Age™ video games, alliances are solid and supplies damaged as Celene and Gaspard conflict for the throne of Orlais. yet finally, the elves who disguise within the forests or starve within the slums may perhaps make a decision the destiny of the masked empire.
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He had seen the full history of Rath, and he realized he was getting the same treatment Volrath had—he was being modified to fill the role of evincar. " Kirril asked him. "Volrath was a fool and a weakling," Crovax replied. " "For suppressing some ragtag elves and whipping moggs, he was fine. The first time a real challenge appeared— Weatherlight—he bungled everything. Worse, he became so out of control he abandoned his post to pursue his private quarrel with Gerrard. " "Never," replied Crovax.
Greven looked back at the hatch where Nasser had disappeared with Ertai. The boy had talent, that was certain. ***** With a clap of thunder, the canyon portal closed. The shock wave blasted down the ravine, hurling him to the ground. This fall, on top of the wounds dealt him by the cat warrior, Mirri, were too much. He tumbled and rolled across the abrasive ground, brush and rock tearing at his already ragged flesh. Weatherlight was gone. He expected to follow it shortly into oblivion. He no longer cared.
Dragon Age: The Masked Empire (Dragon Age, Book 4) by Patrick Weekes