Dragon Age’s Varric Getting Book Published IRL!

Dragon Age’s Varric Getting Book Published IRL!

Fans of BioWare’s Dragon Age  RPG franchise will be pleased to know that Varric Tethras, a fictional character from the series, will be getting his famous “Hard in Hightown” novel published in our reality.

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Prolific dwarven author and heroic companion of the Dragon Age games, Varric Tethras brings us the collected edition of his breakthrough crime-noir drama, Hard in Hightown

Varric is a beloved dwarf personality among players, charming them with his wit and humor, and is an in-game companion NPC who has made appearances in 2011’s Dragon Age 2  and in 2014’s Dragon Age: InquisitionHe also happens to be a renowned author within the land of Thedas with his breakout hit, “High in Hightown”.

Players can find pages of his “Hard in Hightown” book throughout Inquisition. And its real-life publishing will be handled by Dark Horse Books and Penguin Random House, and will comprise of 96 pages, with 24 of those filled with illustrations.

It’ll be written by BioWare’s Mary Kirby, who’ll be listed as a “co-writer” and Varric as the author, and will be sold at a retail price of $19.99. Hard in Hightown  will launch in July 31st, 2018 and pre-orders can be placed here. You can check out a summary of this upcoming work as well as its cover art, down below.

Twenty years of patrols have chiseled each and every stone of the Kirkwall streets into city guardsmen Donnen Brennokovic. Weary and weathered, Donnen is paired with a recruit so green he might as well have leaves growing out of his armor. When the mismatched pair discover a dead magistrate bleeding out on the flagstones, they’re caught up in a clash between a shadowy organization known only as the Executors and a secretive group of Chantry agents–all over some ancient artifact.


If you’d like to interact with Varric, you can do so in Dragon Age 2,  now available on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. And in Dragon Age: Inquisition  as well, which can be played on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

Visit the Dragon Age: Inquisition Wiki

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2 comments on “Dragon Age’s Varric Getting Book Published IRL!”

  1. Avatar elnawawi says:

    All Varric fans are fanning themselves now!
    Though I wished they would give us a proper novel, with events in the actual dragon age universe, not the mind of Varric.
    The last two books were amazing, The masked empire and The last flight, we need more of these!

  2. Avatar BobTheHollow says:

    *sounds Inception fog horn*

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