Dragon Age Universe in Order
“Change is coming to the world. Many fear change and will fight it with every fiber of their being. But sometimes, change is what they need most. Sometimes, change is what sets them free.”
– Morrigan – Dragon Age: Origins
What is Dragon Age about?
Dragon Age is a popular fantasy role-playing video game series that is developed by BioWare. Dragon Age is set in a fictional world known as Thedas which is inhabited by various races, which include Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Qunari. And it explores the conflicts, politics, and moral dilemmas of this world, featuring various races and complex characters.
The series is known for its rich lore, immersive world-building, and the depth of its characters and their relationships. It has gained a dedicated fanbase and is celebrated for its compelling storytelling and player agency in shaping the game world.
Currently there are three games out, with a fourth on the way. With plenty of books, comics, TV series and films and a replay of all the games will help pass the time as we wait for the next installment.
BioWare is a renowned video game development company based in Edmonton, Canada, and founded by Casey Hudson, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk in 1995. They are well known for creating critically acclaimed role-playing games (RPGs) with deep storytelling and immersive worlds. Some of their most famous titles include the Baldur’s Gate series, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR), Mass Effect series, and Dragon Age series. Despite facing challenges with certain game releases, BioWare has won numerous awards and have secured a dedicated fanbase and is a subsidiary of Electronic Arts (EA).
Who is David Gaider?
David Gaider is a well known and highly thought of in the video gaming industry as a writer and designer. He is best known for his work as the lead writer and credited as the main man behind Dragon Age with BioWare. Gaider played a significant role in crafting the narrative and lore of the Dragon Age Universe.
The Writers of Dragon Age
There are a lot more people involved in making this well beloved series of Dragon Age. Below we will list all the people involved in writing some of the rich history, short stories, novels, comics and more, that all help build and shape up what is part of the Dragon Age Universe.
- Chris Bain
- Brianne Battye
- Joanna Berry
- Arone Le Bray
- Orson Scott Card
- Sheryl Chee
- Ryan Cormier
- Nunzio DeFilippis
- John Dombrow
- John Epler
- Sylvia Feketukuty
- David Gaider
- Jennifer Hepler
- Jerry Holkins
- Aaron, Johnston
- Caitlin Sullivan Kelly
- Mark Kirby
- Luke Kristjanson
- George Man
- Liane Merciel
- Christopher Morgan
- Varric Tethras (Mark Kirby)
- Greg Rucka
- Patrick Weekes
- Courtney Woods
The Best Order for Dragon Age Universe
Since its release of the first game Dragon Age Origins back in 2009, the Universe and content surrounding Dragon Age has grown exponentially. Not only can you play the games, but you can sit back and watch the characters and the Universe in TV and Film, you can read all about your favourite characters and their backstory in books and comics.
Now there is not an official chronological order to all things to do with Dragon Age. But we have done our best here to give you the best orders to go through this series. From a first timer looking to get into all things Dragon Age, to an avid fan of the series, either looking for more content or another order to dip into the series. And now, because there is so SO SOOO much to dive into, we have broken the Universe into a few different posts, and below you can find the one which you will be most interested in.
If you are looking more for the side of Dragon Age that is more aimed at just reading then click on one of the links below.
But if you are more interested in everything that is to do with Dragon Age then click on one of the links below depending on how you want to go through them all. Depending on how you are wanting to explore Dragon Age in Publication Order (recommended for first timers) or in Chronological Order (best if you are a returning adventurer!) on which link is best for your needs. But having said that, even as a first timer into the world, it is always good fun to have a look at how they all come together. Go through them in our recommended order, but give yourself an idea of what is happening in the universe.
The Chronology of Dragon Age
The calendar system that is most widely and commonly used in Dragon Age is the Chantry calendar. And this measures the timeline in Ages, with each one lasting one hundred years. And the current age is the Dragon Age, and is the ninth since the beginning and founding of the Chantry. Hence why, when you look at timelines of Dragon Age, which you will in our Chronological order, you will find numbers that look like this: “9:01” – the “9” denotes the Age, and the “01” shows what year in the Age it is.
In the 99th year of each Age, the Divine look for signs of things that is to come, that will give them the idea of what the new Age may bring and this is what it is named after. The Dragon Age was meant to be the Sun Age until a high dragon, that was thought to be extinct, appeared and went on a rampage, suggesting an Age full of violence and destruction.
The Ages in order are; Divine, Glory, Towers, Black, Exalted, Steel, Storm, Blessed and Dragon.
Dragon Age Universe Final Thoughts
The Dragon Age is an incredibly well made, diverse and so well thought out with incredible world building that everyone should find themselves getting involved in. From great games where you can go as deep into the lore as you like, the fun to watch shows, with brilliant novels and comics, there is no end to how you want to get involved with Dragon Age.
Whether you just a lover of fantasy novels, enjoy reading through some graphic novels, prefer to sit back and relax as you enjoy watching, or even getting involved and playing through the games. You can do any and all of it, and we have the perfect guides for you to dive into them. Either as a beginner to the world, or an experienced member, looking for a refresh or a new way of going through them, you need not look any further!
- Dragon Age (The Books)
- Dragon Age (The Comics)
- Dragon Age (Books and Comics)
- Dragon Age Universe Publication Order (Recommended)
- Dragon Age Universe Chronological Order
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Things to Note:
- Word count is an approximation.
- Amount of pages may differ due to different publications, font style and/or size etc.
- Time spent reading is generally an approximation based on the word count and the average reading time. The average reader will read 250 WPM (Words Per Minute).
- This is the original publisher of the books.
- The current Goodreads score at the time of writing.
- For more information on word lengths and what they mean, check out our handy guide here.