I fuckin' loved that part, especially the start with Varric and how it turned out he was... exaggerating the truth a bit let's say. I must say I'm loving the story so far even more so than I did Origins. I just dealt with Sister Peatrice in the chantry and did most of the other quests in Act II I think, unless more await now. Did you play the part with the white lilies? I'm almost level 17, maxed out all the two-handed abilities.
I call this, the Grey Skull.