The folks over at Spawn Kill have penned a review of Dragon Age: The Calling, the latest lore-expanding novel from Origins lead writer David Gaider. Here's the conclusion that goes with their 8.5/10 score:
Learning of certain characters and exploring the history of familiar characters will reveal some pertinent and interesting backstory for Dragon Age: Origins by the time you reach the epilogue. Between every spray of the darkspawn's nasty black ichor, there is a snarky remark from Duncan, your resident youth in revolt, a deeply emotional bonding moment between warrior and his hound, and a dirty, romantic escapade. Aside from character development and backstory, expect to encounter some nicely narrated, brutal, to-the-death battles alongside the team as they fight for a common goal.