Mass Effect: Retribution

Mass Effect: Retribution

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by Drew Karpyshyn
     
 

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Humanity has reached the stars, joining the vast galactic community of alien species. But beyond the fringes of explored space lurk the Reapers, a race of sentient starships bent on “harvesting” the galaxy’s organic species for their own dark purpose.

The Illusive Man, leader of the pro-human black ops group Cerberus, is one of the few who…  See more details below

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Humanity has reached the stars, joining the vast galactic community of alien species. But beyond the fringes of explored space lurk the Reapers, a race of sentient starships bent on “harvesting” the galaxy’s organic species for their own dark purpose.

The Illusive Man, leader of the pro-human black ops group Cerberus, is one of the few who know the truth about the Reapers. To ensure humanity’s survival, he launches a desperate plan to uncover the enemy’s strengths—and weaknesses—by studying someone implanted with modified Reaper technology. He knows the perfect subject for his horrific experiments: former Cerberus operative Paul Grayson, who wrested his daughter from the cabal’s control with the help of Ascension project director Kahlee Sanders.

But when Kahlee learns that Grayson is missing, she turns to the only person she can trust: Alliance war hero Captain David Anderson. Together they set out to find the secret Cerberus facility where Grayson is being held. But they aren’t the only ones after him. And time is running out.

As the experiments continue, the sinister Reaper technology twists Grayson’s mind. The insidious whispers grow ever stronger in his head, threatening to take over his very identity and unleash the Reapers on an unsuspecting galaxy.
 
This novel is based on a Mature-rated video game.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345522061
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/27/2010
Series:
Mass Effect Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
205,715
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Drew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Star Wars: Darth Bane: Rule of Two, and Star Wars: Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil, as well as several other fantasy and science fiction novels, including Mass Effect: Revelation and Mass Effect: Ascension. He is also an award-winning writer/designer for the computer game company BioWare, where he was lead writer on Mass Effect and the popular Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video games. After spending most of his life in Canada, he headed south in search of a climate more conducive to year-round golf. He now lives in Texas with his wife, Jennifer, and their cat.


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LMass Effect: Retribution 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 150 reviews.
D-Kun More than 1 year ago
Mass Effect has always been a suspenseful experience and this series follows suit. Most of the previous characters in the series are used or emphasized at one time or another. This Story introduces a cool, deadly swordsman that ME3 fans will be familiarized with. I highly recommend reading the first two before picking this up. This book is the third part of the series.
Henry_02 More than 1 year ago
This book is a great holdover until the third game comes out. While Kahlee and Captain Anderson are alright protagonists, there is so much more to Aria, Kai Leng, and of course the Illusive Man. Not that i was hoping the bad guys would win or anything, but this book just makes Shepard more of a bad ass in how he handles his advesaries.
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This series seems to be improving with each new addition. Worth picking up if you are a fan of the video games. Also in response to the review that cliams cerberus is a good orginization, what kind of twised hitler youth member are you. People like you are the reason there is a kkk. Anyway buy the book
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Leonel_Cantu More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading it; has to be the best book I've read up to now. Without noticing until I finished, I read it in under 48 hours, and never in a rush, I just ceased doing other things to read it. Whether you have played the game(s) or not is irrelevant, however, having played Mass Effect through Mass Effect 3 helps a lot in giving you tons of context. This story is a side-tale of what happened between Anderson, Sanders and (whether you believe it or not) Kai Leng. There are references to Shepard, but none to the decisions made in the game(s). I highly recommend it to any Mass Effect fans, it gives you tons of historical context for the game(s).
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wolfdragon More than 1 year ago
I want MORE.There should be more books in this series.
ActuallyPlayedMassEffect More than 1 year ago
While I am a huge fan of mass effect, i never did read much of the novels. The most revent entry was my first foray, and i couldnt read it. In the Codex of the game, namely Mass Effect 2, the main storylines and consequences can be discovered and inferred. In ME1, cerberus was a small variant in the game. In ME2 they are a critical role in the games consequence engine, and even more so in Mass Effect 3. I write this because the previous entry, written by CoolBreezeAE is 100% based in his own view of the universe and its lore. Stating that Cerberus is a non entity with no impact and causes no reaction by the alien species in the world of mass effect is an uninformed comment.. Written in 2010, ME2 was indeed out, the Illusive Man was a character and in the very Prologue mission Shephard affiliation with them is met with suspicion and aggression by a character of long standing from ME1. So to assume they are the "good guys" and say this book is "PC BS drivel" is uninformed and false...You should read this book, before completing ME3 as it is the genesis of the Illusive Mans improvement on his failed attempt to turn Shephard to his human dominant goals, with pet reapers to enforce. This story is the beginning of Kai Leng, the "anti Shephard"
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