Where Karpyshyn falls most short, Dietz comes through with pretty publishable strength and I salute him for his efforts. They set up a meeting with the Illusive man for a trade. Secondly the lore is so way off base that it makes you want to scream. The villains Kai Leng and the Illusive Man are the most engaging, but I don't think the reader is supposed to cheer for them. After all, while the narrative reads very strongly, Dietz also has a habit of repeating information through dialogue.
It was published in November 2017. I'm usually easily pleased with books and even though certain aspects bothered me overall the story was alright. The Illusive Man, leader of the pro-human black ops group Cerberus, is one of the few who know the truth about the Reapers. But I can't say any of that brought me out in hives or caused me to lose any sleep. So upon finishing the novel, and reading from its last chapter about a time-travelling piece of jewelry that conveyed an unbelievable revelation gifted to Gillian posthumously by her father, I went out of my way to look up these canonical inconsistencies. I would have stayed down there if she asked.
Words cannot describe the stupidity. That being said, the story was merely okay; not bad, but not good either. It bounced around too much leaving me utterly confused. Obviously, Dietz took this assignment without knowin I am a huge, huge fan of Mass Effect, and I've really enjoyed the tie ins that I've read to this point. There were big mistakes in regards to connecting to the other 3 books and the Mass Effect lore and history. So Tiffany and I agreed to find each other—and without any work whatsoever, we simply fell in love.
Well what can one say about this book? So, Dietz had that disadvantage going in. Two people who know the truth are desperately searching for a way to stop the cycle: Navy admiral David Anderson and his partner, Kahlee Sanders. I like quality writing, but I'm usually able to enjoy pretty much anything. Just, stop at Retribution would be my advice. But along the way, they find an unlikely ally in Gillian Grayson, a young woman with extraordinary powers. Gillian finds out that the Illusive man killed her father.
Characters were changed to fit the book without remarking on a history that has already been established. I would urge anyone who enjoys prose and Mass Effect to avoid this novel at all costs. I would have like to have seen more about Anderson since that was who the first 3 books were centered around. Y vaya si se la ha pasado: las incoherencias respecto a los tres libros anteriores son muy numerosas y de importancia vital, por lo que toda la trama se cae como un castillo de naipes. If you're a fan of Mass Effect and its lore.
The characters, both returning and new, are flat and uninteresting. But not before he finds her first. Let's just erase all the heard work we did and take a bajillion steps backward. Criticisms about this book's gaping plot holes and inconsistent characterisation certainly weren't unfounded. A Google document was created citing the 80 or so errors on lore, timeline and continuity.
But that would essentially require re-writing the entire thing, and Bioware doesn't always fix what it says it'll fix anyways. The errors not only go against the details of a rich, expansive universe, but against basic timeline and plot elements established in previous books. I was really excited about reading this book. They are, above all things, secretive very smart Machiavellian agents who are good at covering their tracks. Secondly the lore is so way off base that it makes you want to scream. All in all, I'm extremely disappointed.
And honestly, just plain offensive. Some things never quite end the way they should. Who attacked this post, and for what purpose? Hard to believe, but I have actually read worse. They go to Omega to look for Nick and later, Gillian, and do not actively accomplish anything until they are sort of pushed into the final scenes of the book, where they meet Nick and Gillian, both of whom die seconds later. He intentado acabar la obra intentando concentrarme en que al menos me entretenga, pero lo que ocurre y la manera en que está escrita no llegan a compensar los errores garrafales que te encuentras cada pocos párrafos. The first three novels were all written by Drew Karpyshyn, who wrote for the games. Which is why the possibility of this fourth book suddenly not by Karpyshyn, but by being terrible wasn't something I was willing to consider, even after accidentally stumbling upon some really bad reviews, and I'm still adamant about giving it the fairest of chances.
Dietz ate their first-born child and then pooped on their carpet. A lot of people hate this book for making a series of errors with the Mass Effect universe and the characters that populate it. Nick, formerly an awkward teen with aspirations to be a hero biotic, also becomes a murderer, without really questioning any of his decisions. Gilliam Grayson, who was said to be high-functioning autistic, has suddenly become an 18-year-old woman who has no societal problems. As soon as I opened the book, I could tell something was wrong. However, this is not the greatest failure this book presents—and its his failures carry a far greater weight than his efforts.
That being said, the story was merely okay; not bad, but not good either. They set up a meeting with the Illusive man for a trade. I hate to say that I wouldn't trust this novel, written by William C. The language is sloppy, the narrative is very confused, and it's full of poor grammar. Many of people very interesting to read this book. The writing was decent at parts, and made me cringe in others: the whole opening where it seems the characters manage to run into a paragraph description of every race imaginable within the span of about 4 pages almost made me put the book down. I do not wish any ill on Mr.