Mass Effect: Revelation

Mass Effect: Revelation

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Mass Effect: Revelation by Drew Karpyshyn, David Colacci

From the New York Times bestselling author Drew Karpyshyn comes the thrilling first official novel based on the BioWare video game Mass Effect.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400110056
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2008
Series: Mass Effect Series , #1
Edition description: Unabridged CD
Sales rank: 1,294,676
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Drew Karpyshyn is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction and other fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as an award-winning writer/designer for the computer game company BioWare.

David Colacci has been an actor and a director for over thirty years, and has worked as a narrator for over fifteen years. He has won AudioFile Earphones Awards, earned Audie nominations, and been included in Best of the Year lists by such publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and Library Journal.

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PMass Effect: Revelation 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 228 reviews.
J-Efaw_BNEmployee More than 1 year ago
This book has some things to love and hate. Video gamers rejoice! Finally a prequel novel to a video game release that actually feels like part of the video game. In this book you'll find out about the past of some choice characters and learn a lot more about the various races involved. Believe it or not, Saren wasn't always completely evil. I'll say it now: this is NOT for the die-hard SciFi reader. The writing feels amateur at times and the chapters can get a little logged down with dialog. This is definitely a title for fans of the video game who wish to immerse themselves deeper into the world of Mass Effect. Revelation fills in quite a few gaps and whne the action hits... it hits HARD! Very descriptive, sometimes painfully so. But trust me, Gamers, it is worth the read. It is written by the same person who wrote the storyline of the video game... and we all know how purely awesome the video game/story was. Check it out.
AldenteJH More than 1 year ago
This book I read after i played and beat the first mass effect game. So many questions were left after the game, i didn't know if they would ever answer them. This book answers the questions about captain Anderson and us well written to keep your attention. I would reccommend that people play the game first as much is assumed information you simply will not fully appreciate without the first game. Other than theending feeling rushed it was one of the better books I have read.
Jake_Cheney More than 1 year ago
This is a must read if you really want to understand a lot of the back-story of the Mass Effect universe. Though I wouldn't recommend reading it if you've never played the game, as the author doesn't really give detailed descriptions of places, other alien races and some characters, and the only way to really know what these things or characters look like is to play the games first. Overall, a very well written book, the action feels authentic and draws you in. I couldn't put it down till I was finished.
Thracecius More than 1 year ago
Mass Effect is one of the best story-driven games ever made so it is a delight to delve deeper into the background of it's universe with the novels. Unlike a lot of spin-off novels, Revelation, and its sequels, are authored by the same person who wrote the story for the game, so the intimate familiarity with the background makes for a smoother read. The writing is solid, engaging, and light - perfect for reading during your commute, before going to bed, or just relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. I highly recommend this book for sci-fi fans and Mass Effect players alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book shortly after finishing the first game and purchased it after learning the plot focuses on the backstory of Saren, and how David Anderson came to meet him. Right off the bat I appreciated how this book is by no means required reading to understand any elements of the game. However, I get the feeling while reading it that playing the game is required to really get into the book. A good example of this is the large amount of info dumps sprinkled liberally throughout the story. While I adore worldbuilding and readily wolfed down the universe expansion these gave, I definitely see how they could weigh the book down substantially. Not to mention the inconsistencies to the game this book has become quasi-infamous for in the fandom. In short, if you love Mass Effect, definitely give it a spin! If not, this is probably one to skip, or play the game first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you loved the universe, characters and story of mass effect , the you will love this book. It gives so much context and background for the events of the first game, that it makes me wonder how some of this didn't make it into the game. Beyond the great universe building, this novel is fairly well written and does a great job sucking you in. Sure, there isn't much depth or subtext that needs to be figured out, but that didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story. Even if you're not a fan of rhe video game, this book is a solid science fiction tale that is worth a read.
Monica Russell More than 1 year ago
The title says it all. Check this book out if you're a fan of Mass Effect or sci-fi at all.
emelki1968 More than 1 year ago
Muy buena novela que precede el primer juego Mass Effect. Te introduce algunos personajes que aparecen en el video juego de Boiware. La historia transcurre varios años antes a los acontecimientos del primer juego. Es una magnifica forma de ampliar el mundo creado por Bioware para la saga de juegos de Mass Effect. Recomendable para todos aquellos que quieren saber más de ese universo creado alrededor del comandante Shepard.
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The book was very well written and a easy read. Its great if you're a hardcocre Mass Effect fan or just getting into the series. It answers a lot of questions from the first game. I highly reccomend it!
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This book does a phenomenal job of filling in a little back story provided in the first Mass Effect video game. The story of Saren and Anderson, that is hinted go in the game, is markedly expounded upon in greater detail. Fun, quick, easy read that is a must have for any fans of the Mass Effect series.
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I am a big Mass Effect fan of the trilogy PS3 games and reading this is a real treat . It's has intense and gruesome moments that take me back to the video game and I think why wasn't the game that graphic. All sci-fi fans and fans of investigation mystery novels as well as Gamers Mass Effect fans or not , should and must read these novels .
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D-Kun More than 1 year ago
Revelation is a "Pre-quel" of sorts to Mass Effect. Gamers and Sci-fi enthusiasts alike will love diving into the Mass Effect stories depicted by the talent of Drew Karpyshyn. This story ties the First Mass Effect events in great detail and will leave you sweating with excitement. You'll be cheering, yelling, and holding your breath the whole way.
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I have only played a mini ipod version but it was awesome...
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