Revelation - Mass Effect, Bk 1 Author:Drew Karpyshyn 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 ... more »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.« less
Very Good book for this author, lots of room to expand here. would enjoy the author to continue the story or even back date a book or to to explain / explore other storylines within this venue. I've always enjoyed artifact books this one has a Gateway effect with a twist .... lots of other alien races.
A fun read, somewhat like a John Ringo novel. Not serious SF, no deep thinking required. Don't need to know about Quantum Physics or anything similar. Just good guys and bad guys and those those that see their job as separate from good or evil. Ansasins, mercenaries, space marines, and at least one traitor.
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If you've played the Mass Effect video game(s), then this adds a lot of fantastic back story to two of the major characters from the original story line. If you haven't played the game(s), then this is a mediocre science fiction book.