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Mass Effect: Revelation | [Drew Karpyshyn]

Mass Effect: Revelation

After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars---the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community. On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top secret military research station---smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post, and for what purpose?
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Every advanced society in the galaxy relies on the technology of the Protheans, an ancient species that vanished 50,000 years ago. After discovering a cache of Prothean technology on Mars in 2148, humanity is spreading to the stars---the newest interstellar species, struggling to carve out its place in the greater galactic community.

On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top secret military research station---smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post, and for what purpose? And where is Kahlee Sanders, the young scientist who mysteriously vanished from the base hours before her colleagues were slaughtered?

Sanders is now the prime suspect, but finding her creates more problems for Anderson than it solves. Partnered with a rogue alien agent he can't trust, and pursued by an assassin he can't escape, Anderson battles impossible odds on uncharted worlds to uncover a sinister conspiracy...one he won't live to tell about. Or so the enemy thinks.

©2007 BioWare Corp.; (P)2008 Tantor

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    Some Dude 09-01-11
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    "Enhances the enjoyment of the games substantially"

    This book exposes a lot of back story for Saren and Anderson. It make great strides in making the video games feel weighty. Saren's fall into madness in Mass Effect 1 means much more now that you know what he was like before he discovered Sovereign. The book also humanized Anderson, and that makes him even more likable.

    As far as the narrator goes, he is pretty damn great. His female voices are surprisingly good.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Michael G. Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 03-06-11
    Michael G. Kurilla ROCKVILLE, MD, United States 03-06-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Barely qualifies as an appetizer"

    Overall, the writing, plot, and reading is well done. The basis for the average rating lies in the paucity of the entire story. The length appears to be about half of what should have beena more compelling storyline line. The macguffin, a rumored novel alien artifact is only tangenetially mentioned, especially at the end where it appears to set up (hopefully) a second installment. The characters are interesting and the action is engaging, but the ending just seems like it comes way too early and with many unanswered questions and without adequate resolution of part 1. If the next two installments complete the story arc, then perhaps the bite sized intro will be worth it, but as far as trilogies go, this one has started lite.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Figueroa 05-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Pre-qual to the events from the first mass effect"

    I must say I have played all the mass effect games and this story was simply amazing, this story surrounds around how Sovereign was first discovered the events leading to why Anderson wasn't inducted to the specters and how sarin was able to get a hold of the reaper. I would more then recommend this book to any fan of the mass effect series, checking out the next book after this review without a doubt.

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    william LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 11-04-10
    william LAS VEGAS, NV, United States 11-04-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    As a fan of the video games this book was a real treat. It fills in the story behind Anderson`s attempt at joining the Specters which is briefly mentioned in the first game. I had always wondered what really happened between Anderson and Saren and this story explains it fantastically.

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    Platypus Man 08-04-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Fun for a Mass Effect fan"

    I've played all three Mass Effect games multiple times and I'm a big fan of its lore and universe. I'm also a fan of science fiction action, which this mostly consists of. It's not a perfect book, but if you're like me you'll probably enjoy it.

    This book was released in early 2007 and is often described as a "prequel" to the first Mass Effect game, but the book actually came out several months beforehand. I can't imagine many people read it then because while it does a good job of explaining the universe and technology to the point that it's still understandable, the visuals leave some to be desired if you haven't already seen the races and sites described. And while the story and action are fun, it really helps if you already know what's going on and can get that extra stuff out of it.

    I could go more into the story, but honestly if you're still reading this, you'll probably get enough enjoyment to make it worth your time and money/credit. It's a book about Mass Effect by the primary writer of Mass Effect. It features a few Mass Effect characters and many Mass Effect races, but no morality choices or graphics. It some longer infodumps (many of which are unnecessary to the players of the game), but I still enjoyed them. David Colacci does a decent job in terms of voices - nothing to write home about, but not distracting either.

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    Great way to go deeper into the characters of the mass effect video games Drew Karpyshyn is a master at what he does the his history proves it. Even if you ate not familiar with the mass effect world this is still a great book. Ive listen to it 4 times and i keep coming back to this book when im trying to save credits. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    Matthew 05-30-15
    Matthew 05-30-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Mass Effect?"

    I love the game, it's rich with world building. This book isn't even close, just average. Had the writer went in and delved more into the codex the game has to offer maybe he could have do a better job.

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    Travis 05-28-15
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    "Enjoyable story, great addition to the Mass Effect universe"

    Lots of cool character moments for players in ME 1 that didn't get enough development in the original game.

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    Kris Letain 05-16-15
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    "Great prequel story to the first game"

    This book fleshes out the backstory for both Capt Anderson and Saren, focusing on the events leading up to and including the incident mentioned in the first game where Anderson was being considered for Spectre status.

    My only criticism would be that they didn't spend more time on the First Contact War.

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    Love the Mass Effect world and the thrills in this awesome story line that is a build up to the games :)

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