It contains extensive background information on characters and events form the books and games released earlier. It also includes an erratum, correcting some errors in Volume 1. The book is divided into the following sections:
- Legends of Thedas
- The New Cumberland Chant of Light
- The Hero of Ferelden
- Andraste's Bookshelf
- The Champion of Kirkwall
- The Seer's Yarn - Children's tales
- The Inquisitor
- The Whole Nug - recipes
Exclusive Edition Edit
A special edition of the book is available exclusively through the BioWare Store, with a limited run of 2,000 copies. In addition to an embossed and gilded copy of the book, this exclusive edition also includes a lithograph artbook by Nick Thornborrow and an illustrated copy of the in-game children's book The Seer's Yarn: A Treasury of Tales for Children All Over.
The first 500 copies sold have the included lithograph signed by Nick Thornborrow.