Dragon Age: Magekiller

Dragon Age Magekiller Legendary writer Greg Rucka begins an all new story set in the immersive dark fantasy world of Dragon Age Includes Magekiller comics Tessa and Marius are mercenary partners united by an unbreakabl

  • Title: Dragon Age: Magekiller
  • Author: Greg Rucka Carmen Carnero
  • ISBN: 9781616556341
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Legendary writer Greg Rucka begins an all new story set in the immersive dark fantasy world of Dragon Age Includes Magekiller comics 1 5.Tessa and Marius are mercenary partners united by an unbreakable bond and compelled to eliminate those who use magic to hurt others When they betray a powerful patron who intended to kill them once their job was completed, they re forceLegendary writer Greg Rucka begins an all new story set in the immersive dark fantasy world of Dragon Age Includes Magekiller comics 1 5.Tessa and Marius are mercenary partners united by an unbreakable bond and compelled to eliminate those who use magic to hurt others When they betray a powerful patron who intended to kill them once their job was completed, they re forced to run and join the Inquisition With the breach in the sky tearing the world apart, there s to fear than Venatori and an angry former employer Can Tessa, Marius, and the Inquisition overcome the greatest threat Thedas has ever faced

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    1. If you love dark fantasy, the dragon age series is where it is at. From video games, novels and comics, it always delivers. On a plot level this is really quite good. As the name suggests it’s about the hunting of mages. Marius hunts them down for profit, and like Fenris from Dragon Age 2, it’s the only thing he’s any good at. His body has been twisted by dark magic and turned into a mana severing weapon, so his line of work comes very easy to him: he was built for it. He and his partner i [...]

    2. I received this from Edelweiss and Dark Horse comics in exchange for an honest review. Not much to this story. There's a couple of "magekillers", assassins-for-hire that kill mages. They are hired on a regular basis while they are on the run from previous employers who want to kill them.So, the biggest problem I had with this book is that not a single story is completed, except for the maybe the last one. What happened with the group that tried to kill them near the beginning? What happened to t [...]

    3. I know, I knowwhat was I thinking? A book based on a video game? Was I expecting Dostoyevsky? No. But I saw that Greg Rucka wrote it and he has written some good stories in the past. Well working with this blatant money grab, which seems to be the muse that drives most modern authors/artists, is not an easy task. To be fair, the video game (Dragon Age: Inquisition) is superlative and it is one I have played. Still translating a RPG into a workable novel has some limits. That is amply on display [...]

    4. Dragon Age: MageKiller is the first Dragon Age comic I read and I enjoyed it. It takes place around the same time as Dragon Age Inquisition. Definitely made me want to play Inquisition again. The main characters, Tessa and Marius, are magekillers who make a living out ofwell you guessed it: killing mages, while armed with nothing but swords and throwing knives. Pretty badass right? And it is, but the comic definitely had some problems. The comic had too much narration to explain everything that' [...]

    5. My girlfriend came with me on my last excursion to my local comic book store when I picked up Poe Dameron #7 and Han Solo (2016) #4, and bought this comic because she is a huge fan of Bioware's Dragon Age video game series. We read this together and she asked me to review it, so because I love her with all my heart, I present to you all my first review of a non-Star Wars graphic novel!I'm not a very big of a fan of the Dragon Age series. This comic takes place at the same time as the 3rd game, D [...]

    6. Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6Current review score: 3.2 (waiting on #6)Wait a minute was issue #5 the last one???Omg, total fail if it was. I need to reread it now like it's the end of the story.

    7. More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress/Dragon Age: Mage Killer remains very true to the Dragon Age world. In fact, it takes place during the entirety of the Inquisition game. The illustrations are well done and likenesses are true to the game. But the story is rather pointless and seems more like a way to introduce/give backstory on characters that may be the leads in the next game. Nothing much happens and it jumps around everywhere.Tessa is a friendly rogue and Marius i [...]

    8. I think if you've not played Dragon Age Inquisition, not much of this will make any sense, but for light entertainment and a wee Dragon Age fix after a busy week, this was just right.

    9. Marius and Tessa are magekillers, mercenaries who kill blood mages for a living. Their partnership is one of friendship, though neither knows much about the other. They trust each other to get the job done and that is what they do, until they're tricked into working for Archon Radonis, leader of Tevinter, a country of mages. Radonis wants a new group of mages eliminated, ones who are trying to wrest power away from him. What seems like a simple job for Tess and Marius involves them in one giant [...]

    10. For something related to the Dragon Age series this wasightly disappointing.The artwork was beautiful, I really enjoyed how vivid and detailed it was. There was a lot of attention to detail in the characters and backgrounds. And the cover, just look at it! It's amazing. I loved that there were familiar characters: Dorian, the Bulls Chargers, Charter, and Leliana. And some clues about a potential enemy depending on what path you take in Inquisition. The art isn't a problem at all.My problems lie [...]

    11. This is just Dragon Age: Inquisition told from the point of view of two pointless (and not very likeable) new characters. Tessa is from some important Nevarran family, and Marius is an ex tevinter slave. Marius barely speaks, and when he does he's just completely misunderstanding social situations in what is supposed to be an endearing way. Tessa is the narrator and it goes on and on with pages of her inner thoughts which are often repeated from several pages earlier. The artwork is good, but no [...]

    12. In another edition of Greg Rucka Pulling Favorite Things From My Skull: inseparable partners with complete and unspoken faith & complementing each other on the battlefield.

    13. If you enjoy stories that happen in the Dragon Age universe, parallel to events of the main story, Magekiller is definitely something worth checking, specially if you've been away from the Thedas universe and could use some nostalgia from Dragon Age: Inquisition. While the story is not directly related to the events of the game, it works pretty nice with all the things that happen in DAI and it also shows a small piece of the Tevinter Empire (which, after three entire games, could have a greater [...]

    14. Yet another case of why you can't judge a book by its coverDragon Age: Magekiller was ultimately a bit of a let down as the chapters were disjointed from one another, the story shifting abruptly from one adventure to the next without any sense of real resolution. The art was decent, but the panel construction and flow of the comic just didn't pace well at times and was even a little confusing.Still, Rucka managed to create two lovable rogues--Tessa, a literal rogue, and her partner, Marius, a wa [...]

    15. literary-lion.tumblr/"The problem with magic is that it cheats.” Marius and Tessa make their living by killing mages. For Tessa it’s a job, for Marius it’s purpose. When they’re hired by a very unexpected and unwelcome client they end up in a world of trouble - luckily they’re saved by something worse. The end of the world.I desperately want to love anything written in the world of Thedas as much as I love the games that take place there but Magekiller falls incredibly short of being a [...]

    16. I would like to start by mentioning I had only a passing knowledge of the game before reading this. I'm not really a gamer, but the fact that this is a high fantasy novelization of a fantasy game, I was intrigued. And the cover art was pleasing to the eye! Also, since it is supposed to be a brand new story in the world, I felt prior knowledge of the game and the setting is not really that important for a new reader, like me. So, as far as the world is concerned, I felt it was a good setting, but [...]

    17. Very, very minor spoiler at the end.Fun, with lovely art and solid writing, though once all the issues are slammed together, you realize how often things are repeated for the sake of people picking up an issue without have read the previous ones. Rucka does a very good job of including everything you need to know to follow the story in as quick a package as possible. He has to, because the pacing of this book is *brutally* quick. I certainly didn't feel left behind or confused, but everything ha [...]

    18. I am used to Dragon Age supplementary stories mostly being written by David Gaider or Patrick Weekes, both senior writers on the game series itself, but seeing Greg Rucka’s name in the credits certainly made me leap at the opportunity to read this series. Not that I wasn’t going to read it anyway, as determined by my well documented obsession with BioWare games, but Rucka’s impressive resume—including some of my favourite titles like Veil, Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia, Batman: No Man’s L [...]

    19. i'm not into graphic novels whatsoever and i've picked up this little piece a thousand times when walking through barnes at least once or twice since it's release. i don't understand this at all. it just seems like a fan fiction told from the perspective of two mage hunters, tessa and marius, who happen to be annoying in their own special ways. it's basically inquisition told from the perspective of people who aren't even part of the inquisition, but somehow manage to befall the trap of an archo [...]

    20. You pretty much can't go wrong with Greg Rucka. The series starts off strong where you are introduced to Tessa and Marius, a pair of Magekillers. Apparently, mages in Dragon Age are typically corrupted by power and think of the normal population as slave labor at best. The latter issues suffer a bit in that have a LOT of information condensed down into a couple of issues. It felt like this was supposed to be an ongoing series that was cancelled and Rucka had to cram a year's worth of stories int [...]

    21. My favorite Dragon Age comic by far, reading this actually makes me want to play inquisition again. The tie ins were fabulous and the plot added much needed context for the game. I love the new characters--even the trope-y sullen white dude swordsman with a troubled past and few words. What can I say, I'm a sucker for them. Tessa was the best though--strong voice, well rounded, and an articulate and thoughtful narrator. I would 100% recommend to any Dragon Age fan who needs a boost of faith in t [...]

    22. Dragon Age: Magekiller happens at the same time as Dragon Age: Inquisition. I really liked the format of this Dragon Age graphic novel. Instead of following characters from the games, it goes and creates its own characters and every once in a while links it to both major and minor characters from the game. The story is also very good. Highly recommend picking up this one.

    23. This is a series of stories from Dragon Age world about two very special warriors - magekillers.Stories are not bad, artwork rather good. I liked it.

    24. A dragon age story that takes place around the video game with good characters and relationship and a story that works. Not a great book but scratchs that Dragon age fix well.

    25. Je ne m'attendais pas à ça, avec cette BD !Elle est géniale.Les dessins sont magnifiques, l'histoire est vraiment bien et colle à l'univers déjà établi.Les héros sont attachants, surtout Marius. Et surtout, il y a des tonnes de références au jeu Dragon Age Inquisition :D. Entre les apparitions de Dorian, Krem, Charter, Sutherland, Voth, Shayd, Maryden, Soeur RossignolJ'ai vraiment beaucoup apprécié cette BD. Premier coup de coeur de 2018.Puis, maintenant, je veux absolument retrouver [...]

    26. While this story isn't honestly significant to the DA canon, it does shed some light on things we haven't seen in the games and answers some questions. -glimpses of Minrathous and even the archon-who Coryphishit's supporters were-how the rifts work (sort of); I'd always wondered if they just crapped out demons all day and if so, why wasn't Thedas completely overrun?-who Charter is-a little glimpse of Calpernia's backstoryMy favorite parts were seeing Dorian and the Chargers as well as Sutherland [...]

    27. I read this one before playing inquisition, but since I had an overall knowledge of the original story and characters it didn't ruin the enjoyment for me. Artwork was amazing, and even though we don't get a lot of time with the characters I enjoyed little snippets about their life and connected to them in a way. Story is interesting and suspenseful so I read it quickly. The only thing I had a bigger problem with was how abruptly it ended, that I kept looking for sequels.

    28. Actual score; 4.5Look, in all honesty I want to give all Dragon Age related content 5 stars, but I also need to stay fair. I did not enjoy this 100%, but definitely 90%. It is the first graphic novel I've touched, if you don't count children's comics and such, and I'm glad it was a Dragon Age one.The story is kind of interesting, also makes you think about all the NPC's in the game. I liked all the references. It mainly just gives me the urge to pick up my controller and play again

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