Mass Effect

Mass Effect

Revelation

Paperback - 2007
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Every advanced society in the galaxy relies on the technology of the Protheans, an ancient species that vanished fifty thousand 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.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey, 2007
ISBN: 9780345498168
034549816X
Alternative Title: Revelation

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blueroo276
Jan 01, 2015

Simplistic characters that I just couldn't bring myself to care about moving through a string of violent action sequences, cheesy, over-the-top writing style....This book just wasn't my thing. At all.

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rukashaza5
Mar 17, 2014

This is the back story for a video game that is not of interest to me, so read it as a straight sci fi. The characters are pretty flat, with potential for fleshing out. This is pretty gory, more so than many military sci fi. Characters are either all good or all bad. Let's see what the other books in the trilogy are like.

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danielestes
Aug 13, 2012

Revelation is the prequel story to the critically-acclaimed first Mass Effect video game released in 2007. I'm eager to play the game series, and this book was recommended in order to start things off. The narrative is fun and breezes along with a few surprises. We are introduced to a handful of key characters, and more importantly, to the futuristic world of Mass Effect. A little more character development would have helped, but overall not a bad start.

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Haphazardly
Mar 05, 2012

Good prequel, but you do need to see the game to thoroughly understand the character designs (especially of the alien races) and create that sci-fi environment to it's fullest - that way, a movie is played out. Imagination works too, but the intensity may not be there... imo

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