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Are the Dragon Age books considered cannon? I assume they are but I thought I'd ask and see. Yargling 16:09, December 29, 2009 (UTC)

From what I understand, the writer of the books is the lead writer for this game. So I'm sure the game is based intricately on his books and his ideas. That would be considered canon, no? Not having read them, I'd welcome somebody who has to explain how similar they are. Enchantment?Enchantment! 04:18, December 30, 2009 (UTC)

I just finished "The stolen throne" and can say they are very similar to the game. Almost all locations from the game are being refered to. Also many characters like Flemeth, Loghain, Wilhelm&Shale, Arl Eamon appear. The story itself is good although there are a lot of dei ex machina throughout the plot. I suggest reading it if you like the Dragon Age universe but don't expect it to be the best fantasy book ever written ;) The Searge 10:13, January 14, 2010 (UTC)
True ;) Although I would point out they don't have as many Dei Ex Machinima as LotRs ("Ghost army" anyone? ;)); ok, so, I'm summing up that the books are canon. --Yargling 12:20, January 14, 2010 (UTC)
I read both The Stolen Throne and The Calling and yes very intimately intrgrated into both Origins and Awakening. I would almost consider them a 'must read' if you really love the lore, history and characters. You find out all kinds of things and find that some of the things you think you know may not be so. Also they seem like a lot of pages but both are pretty quick reads.
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