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you don t disagree with because its the reapers BUT In this book it than that youdon t disagree with because its the reapers BUT In this book it s than that you get to To Dwell in Darkness (Duncan Kincaid Gemma James, find out what these people go through not having control over there body there throughts even speech it s all taken away andor the charecter it s like being locked in the trunk of the car with someone else at the wheel All that to me was just To Dwell in Darkness (Duncan Kincaid Gemma James, fascinating and makes meeel bad now i think of it of all those people i killed now knowing they didn t want to they where orced makes me wish the games explored this but never the less still a great gameAlso in this book you get to meet Kai Laing the best assassin that Cerberus has and killer of my best drell riend thane which im still sad about but hay he still got his ass handed to him by a dying man so not so bad I went off there into the games im sorry I ll try and keep it to the book sooo as well as meeting kai lang the book also meet kahlee sanders and anderson again which is always a welcome edition But this book also sets the seeds The Serpent of Venice for the reaper invasion as to no spoil anything but they use grayson as a data uplink which should be enoughor Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels, fans to understand so you get everything into this book i already know the next out come because i played the gamesirst but i think if you read these while playing the games you might be a little surprised than i was but either way like i said about the other books you don t need to have played the games to enjoy this book it works perfectly on it s own as a sci Kiss of Surrender (Deadly Angels, fi trilogy high reccomed as always55 stars100100 Ginger points The lie ran so deep that even those who d helped bury the truth had convinced themselves the Reapers were nothing but a myth They continued on with their mundane existence too weak and too stupid to acknowledge the horrific destiny awaiting them But the Illusive Man had devoted his life toacing unpleasant truths Drew Karpyshyn Mass Effect RetributionMass Effect Retribution picks up two or so years after the end of Ascension Grayson a The Weirdstone of Brisingamen former Cerberus operative is living incognito on Omega In Ascension he was a drug addictedather of an autistic biotic girl Against the wishes of Cerberus Grayson removes his daughter rom the experimental clutches of the Illusive Man and sends her to live unmolested among the uarians untouchable amidst their enormous lotilla The Illusive Man wants him but not dead Grayson is now a trusted Rain (Paper Gods, foot soldier of Aria and he has kicked the red dust habit He keeps in tenuous touch with Kahlee Sanders who still lives and works at Grissom Academy in an effort to ensure her safety per a deal he made with the Illusive Man that she would not be harmedBut the Illusive Man is not to be thwarted and he learns of Grayson s whereabouts The Illusive Man sends Kai Leng to obtain GraysonIf you reamiliar with the ME games then you already know who Kai Leng is a ormer Alliance officer hyped up on Reaper tech who acts as the Illusive Man s top assassin He s ruthless patient and utterly deadly Kai Leng is also mentioned by Anderson in ME3 wherein he mentions not being one of Kai Leng s avorite people because he once shot out both of his legs You get to see how that happens in Retribution For those of you who know the beloved Captain Anderson he can be just a ruthless as Kai Leng and we get to see him here in rare The Replacement Wife formRetribution is the saddest of the books thusar Grayson poor man can never catch a break His life is a long series of bad choices and worse outcomes and what eventually happens to him thanks to the Illusive Man is probably worse than death What happens to him also screams borg to me Borg as in Star TrekLike the others this book is Damned (Witch Hunt fast paced and well written with a crisp concise story line that does not wander awayrom the original ME story but runs parallel to it There is no pretended happy ending here though so as much as one might root The Bluebird Bet (Welcome to Tall Pines for Grayson toinally have some peace in his life you won t be satisfiedKahlee Sanders isn t as annoying in this book as she was in Ascension In Hot-Blooded Italians fact she s uite a trooper even if a little soft around the middle Anderson who we know is a bit of a badass but onlyrom rumors and attitude shows us exactly why he can be counted among the Shepards in the ME universe He isn t just the deep voiced on point soldier with a commanding attitude He s a calculating and dangerous opponent even without Reaper cybernetic implants a bad attitude or indoctrinationAs Mlynowski Teen Thriller for the last book in the ME novel series Deception I m unsure if I will read it I understand that it was authored by someone other than Drew Karpyshyn and reviews are somewhat lackluster We shall see. Nderson Together they set out toind the secret Cerberus Reggie facility where Grayson is being held But they aren't the only ones after him And time is running outAs the experiments continue the sinister Reaper technology twists Grayson's mind The insidious whispers grow even stronger in his head threatening to take over his very identity and unleash the Reapers on an unsuspecting galaxyThis novel is based on a Mature rated video game. Se but Retribution seems like a television episode while the other books and gameseel like epic cinematic adventures I m interested to see where they go Switchback from here after the disappointment that is Retribution They could keepollowing AndersonKahlee which as Retribution shows will be extremely limited or they could ocus on characters seldom seen an Aria book might be interesting or as I suspect a book on the biotic child Gillian introduced in Ascension is a plausible and welcome possibility But I do think that by trying to stay within the timeline of the games which grow extremely complex as time goes "On I Think The Books Will End Up Being DreadfulMy "I think the books will end up being dreadfulMy wish is to see the dense mythology depicted perhaps a War and Peace like view of the First Contact War between Turians
and Humans An internal look at how the Genophage is effecting the KroganHumans An internal look at how the Genophage is effecting the Krogan involving the Normandy and the Normandy II s crew Possibilities are ripe but the current approach has to go unless it is DIRECTLY associated with the orthcoming Mass Effect 3 Mass Effect is too rich and deep Belonging (Temptation, for something as shallow as Retribution Hopefully this is just a bump in the road and not aorming habit Well purely in the comparative context of the Mass Effect novels Retribution is all right and actually noticeably better written than Revelation I haven t read Ascension yet That honestly isn t saying much thoughIf you re a If Im Found (If I Run fan of the Mass Effect game series as I am it may be worth a read through as a companion to the game As a novel though I can t really say much in praise of Retribution I m afraid Many of the same problems plague Retribution as did Revelation The dialogue is natural enough but the rest of the book reads like a dry summary of what the novel really should have been For example on page 51 Target has left the club alone he whispered knowing the receivers worn by the rest of his team would automatically amplify his words so they could be heard clearly The plan is go Would it not be generally assumed that the team could hear him unless readers are shown otherwise Why describe to the reader in such detail everyday technology that we are alreadyamiliar with and would expect to CaddyGirls function This is what I m talking about It s a whole bookull of the obvious being tediously and unnecessarily spelled out while very predictable characters play out their various cardboard roles and events are described too many times Assignment from multiple perspectives that really don t add all that much to each other I wish I could trade in all that extraneous textor some meaty descriptions of the environment or lifelike characters with actual personalities SighThat being said if you re a Mass Effect junkie and prepared Philosophy of Religion for the above you ll probably be all right I m just still hanging on to my wishful thinkingor good No Respect franchised literature I really enjoyed Drew Karpyshyn s Mass Effect series of books that tied into the games This third book in the series wraps things up and leads into Mass Effect 2 This gives readers information on The Illusive Man and how Cerberus works It also provides information on Kahlee Sandersand David Anderson and there is even a brief mention of Shepherd All good stuffor Mass Effect ans Now that Andromeda is out it was kind of nice to listen to some of the old school Mass Effect stuff I highly recommend both the games and the books Although the ourth book is not written by Karpyshyn so I don t know about that People don t seem to like it as much as the three he wrote Humanity has
*reached the stars joining the vast galactic community of alien species But beyond the ringes of explored space *the stars joining the vast galactic community of alien species But beyond the ringes of explored space the Reapers a race of sentient starships bent on harvesting the galaxy s organic species Economies and Cultures for their own dark purposeThe Illusive Man leader of the pro human black ops group Cerberus is one of theew 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 Designing with Web Standards for his horrific experimentsormer Cerberus operative Paul GraysonThis has to be the best novel out of the other 2 books in the series the others where eually amazing but this is where the story gets to the neaty gritty of the mass effect lore The reapers are coming and only Cerberus is doing anything about it so to get a upperhand they install our anti hero paul grayson with reaper tech to see the affects And to me that was the most interesting because throughout the games you have met people who have been indoctrinated or had reaper tech in them and the game. Over the enemy's strengths and weaknesses by studying someone implanted with modified Reaper technology He knows the perfect subject Sadies Surrender (Oyster Harbor, for his horrific experimentsormer Cerberus operative Paul Grayson who wrestled his daughter rom the cabal's control with the help of Ascension project director Kahlee SandersBut when Kahlee learns that Grayson is missing she turns to the only person she can trust Alliance war hero Captain David If you d like to see my reviews of the First Anthology first two Mass Effect books click on the links Revelation and AscensionTheirst Mass Effect book Revelation was a way to get Mass Effect suited to the book world It involved characters rom the irst game and acted as a preuel The novelty of it was that you read about places you technically had been to walked through ran through shot at people through etc By involving the characters we knew it was a test to see if Mass Effect could adapt to the written medium And it succeeded It "Was A Load Of "a load of and actually made
The Game Deeper Yougame deeper You never look at Captain Anderson the same since you knew so much about him Passage Through Crisis from Revelation It was a book that was canon that ADDED to the depth of theirst gameThe second book Ascension was a chance Science, Technology and Culture for the writer to expand the Mass Effect universe not seen in the games well at least at the time it was published being published between Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 This was a tough task mainly because having taken place after Mass Effect 1 the setting couldn t be expanded on too much as there were literally thousands of scenarios in the game play that were likely differentor loads of people The writer had to expand the universe but couldn t mention Commander Shepard with any specifics like if Shepard was male or The Road to Einsteins Relativity female since she could be either in the game etc if the Council lived who was running thingsor humanity etcBut luckily the universe was so deep that Ascension successfully created characters we cared about or continued their stories as is the case with Kahlee Sanders who showed up in Revelation as well and could isolate everything away Black Boy from Mass Effect 1 when necessary It also could utilize people and places we hadn t seen yet but would see in Mass Effect 2 There was a lot ofreedom there And Nighttime Sweethearts for the most part the book wasun I did wish though that we could have a Shepard book butwould they come out with 18 versions based on what you chose in now two video games Shepard books are impossible because it would piss somebody off due to the options in the game playAnd as interesting as Captain Anderson is who was not seen much at all in Mass Effect 2 and Kahlee Sanders Mass Effect 2 when it came out really turned up the drama and the darkness creating situations that wereare compelling and Maternity Bride (Silhouette Desire frightening and changed the mythos entirely Mass Effect Retribution is much like Ascension in which it is trying to expand the universe without touching the games It worked in Ascension but because Mass Effect 2 is out with that expanded mythos Retribution is justrustrating While we get to see what goes on in a Reaper s head and see Mass Effect 2 characters The Illusive Man and Aria extensively this Safe in My Arms feels like a pretty pointless tale that doesn t add anything to the Mass Effect universe And that s a shameWe do get to see Captain now Admiral Anderson and Kahlee again but Retribution ends up becoming trapped in the non game mythology created in Ascension mainly because Retribution is held prisoner to it since it can t encroach on anythingrom the game due to the multiple game play possibilities and two games worth of mythology So you just Presunta colpevole feel like you re cutting corners and AVOIDING situations in Retribution as opposed to being put in them You also can t help but assume a big ol dues ex machina is gonnaall too so that come Mass Effect 3 nothing that happens in Retribution effects the game playAscension managed to bring the Illusive Man into the proceedings pre Mass Effect 2 in limited but effective ways In Retribution since we have to see him so much since he was only in small unrevealing parts in the second game we kind of learn too much about him He does things in this book that completely destroy the mystery of his motivations in the game and will actually taint Mass Effect 3 a bit Author Drew Karpyshyn had this problem in Revelation as well with the villain Saren In Mass Effect the game Saren is always portrayed as evil but it is possible Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem for him to be redeemed come the end due to the heavily established idea of Indoctrination by the Reaper Sovereign And if you so chose that ending it created the possibility that Saren was actually as good as Shepard once was at one point in timebut Revelation makes Saren aucking sadist and completely unsalvageable Karpyshyn makes a habit of explaining too much sometimes so this isn t totally Retribution s Safe Words faultI like the idea of Mass Effect books For the most part they areun and enjoyable and in two out of three cases they aren t simply throw away media tie in entertainment These books appear His To Claim (McBain Brothers Alpha, for the most part to be canon to the univer. Humanity has reached the stars joining the vast galactic community of alien species But beyond theringes of explored space lurk the Reapers a race of sentient starships bent on 'harvesting' the galaxy's organic species The Black Sheeps Baby (Into The Heartland) (Into The Heartland) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, for their own dark purposeThe Illusive Man leader of the pro human black ops group Cerberus is one of theew who know the truth about the Reapers To ensure humanity's survival he launches a desperate plan to unc.