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Announcing Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne

New York, NY and Edmonton, Canada — Monday, December 15, 2008 — Tor Books, the largest publisher of science fiction in the world, and BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), are proud to announce the publication of Dragon Age™: The Stolen Throne (A Tor Trade Paperback; $14.95; March 3, 2009), the thrilling prequel to Dragon Age: Origins, the highly anticipated dark, heroic fantasy video game.  This gripping novel will introduce the reader to a brand new fantasy universe created by BioWare, the award-winning developer of computer, console, handheld and online video games. Veteran video game developer and writer, David Gaider, brings a fresh and talented voice to the novel based on the hit video game that is set for release in early 2009.  

When the beloved rebel queen is murdered, her son Maric sets out on a mission of vengeance against the faithless lords who were responsible for his mother’s untimely death.  The nation of Ferelden that once prospered under his family’s reign now suffers under the cruel hands of the invading Orlesians.  His countrymen now live in fear and no one is to be trusted.  

Maric soon becomes the leader of a rebel army hell-bent on retaking Ferelden from the control of a foreign tyrant.  With only two true allies by his side, the brash outlaw Loghain and the beautiful warrior maiden Rowan, Maric and his trusted band must outwit spies and traitors as they try to reclaim the stolen throne.   

The team at BioWare has passionately created a fantasy world like no other—filled with compelling characters, rich landscapes, and hidden terrors.  Dragon Age™: The Stolen Throne is a sweeping epic that will enrapture readers and gamers everywhere. 

DAVID GAIDER lives in Edmonton, Alberta, and is a Senior Writer at BioWare’s Edmonton studio, where he has worked for the last ten years. He is currently the Lead Writer on Dragon Age: Origins, responsible for story and setting design, and prior to that worked on such titles as Baldur’s Gate™ 2, Baldur’s Gate™ 2: Throne of Bhaal, Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™, Neverwinter Nights™ and its expansions.

About BioWare
BioWare develops computer, console, handheld and online video games focused on rich stories and memorable characters. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's best-selling titles including the award-winning Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights series, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood for the Nintendo DS™. Original BioWare-created intellectual properties include Jade Empire™ and the 2007 Game of the Year, Mass Effect. With studios in Edmonton, Canada, and Austin, Texas, BioWare is hard at work on the epic fantasy RPG, Dragon Age™: Origins, and a story-driven MMO, Star Wars®: The Old Republic™ as well as several unannounced projects. In 2008, BioWare was acquired by the world's leading electronic entertainment publisher, Electronic Arts. For more information on BioWare, visit www.bioware.com

Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books, founded in 1980 and committed (although not limited) to SF and fantasy literature. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperback, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. Books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and for the last twenty years in a row Tor has been named Best Science Fiction Publisher in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.

*BioWare, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Jade Empire are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Nintendo DS is a trademark of Nintendo.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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