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Transformers: Retribution

by David J. Williams, Mark Williams

Random House Publishing Group | January 28, 2014 | Mass Market Paperbound

Transformers: Retribution is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
For decades, Transformers fans across the globe have marveled at the mighty clashes of Megatron and Optimus Prime, and speculated about their arrival on planet Earth. Now, in Transformers: Retribution, the prequel to the Transformers animated series, the epic odyssey of these two great warriors is finally revealed as Autobots and Decepticons battle one another . . . and the most diabolic foe they’ve ever encountered.
 
Aboard the Ark, Optimus Prime leads his Autobots through deep space, searching for the AllSpark so vital to their home planet, Cybertron. Megatron’s not far behind, and his Decepticons are itching for war. But a mysterious planet conceals an enemy far more cunning and powerful: the Quintessons. Masters of tyranny, technology, and twisted double crosses, the Quintessons are out to enslave both Autobots and Decepticons. Their deadly bag of tricks includes fiendish trials and a secret link all the way back to Cybertron, where Shockwave is wreaking havoc with supercomputer Vector Sigma. In the coming conflagration, Star Seekers, Wreckers, Alpha Trion, and Sharkticons all have their parts to play. For none can dodge the Quintesson juggernaut of evil, and none will escape the cataclysmic life-and-death battles that will catapult Autobots and Decepticons to Earth.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 6.85 × 4.19 × 1.08 in

Published: January 28, 2014

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345519876

ISBN - 13: 9780345519870

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun for Transformers fans Retribution picks up where Exiles left off, but also works as a stand-alone adventure detailing the events before the Transformers crash-landed on Earth.  The image on the front cover is of Transformers: Prime Optimus and Megatron, but the story within is heavily G1-flavoured.  The story's got some good nods back to the original cartoon and is a light read.  While the IDW comics currently have stronger characterization and storytelling, this book was good light entertainment.
Date published: 2014-02-10

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Transformers: Retribution

by David J. Williams, Mark Williams

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 6.85 × 4.19 × 1.08 in

Published: January 28, 2014

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345519876

ISBN - 13: 9780345519870

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Chapter One An endless wall of glittering stars; a single spaceship sweeping in toward it. For weeks, the Nemesis had traversed the gulf between two of the Milky Way’s spiral arms. Now that journey was almost over. Ahead was the edge of the Orion Arm; that of Sagittarius lay far behind. As the Nemesis gracefully slipped out of faster-than-light mode, its cloaking systems kicked in automatically. Dozens of sensor dishes bloomed like flowers along the titanic warship’s spinal mount, scanning the approaching field of stars, processing everything they saw, and relaying their findings to the ship’s bridge. On the bridge, Starscream and Soundwave studied the readouts. They were the only Decepticons on the flight deck. It didn’t take much of a crew to run the ship in standard transit mode, and that was just fine with Starscream. If they found anything, he intended to be the first to know. It wasn’t like the ship was going to tell them; the Nemesis had sustained considerable damage during its pursuit of the Auto­bots; not only had it lost the ability to shift out of spaceship mode, it was no longer sentient. The rest of the Decepticons seemed to regard that as a loss, but Starscream relished the fact that the thing had finally shut up. The last thing he needed was a spaceship with its own agenda, for power politics among the Decepticons was complex enough as it was. Let Megatron sulk in his quarters; Starscream would rather watch from the front than
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For decades, Transformers fans across the globe have marveled at the mighty clashes of Megatron and Optimus Prime, and speculated about their arrival on planet Earth. Now, in Transformers: Retribution, the prequel to the Transformers animated series, the epic odyssey of these two great warriors is finally revealed as Autobots and Decepticons battle one another . . . and the most diabolic foe they’ve ever encountered.
 
Aboard the Ark, Optimus Prime leads his Autobots through deep space, searching for the AllSpark so vital to their home planet, Cybertron. Megatron’s not far behind, and his Decepticons are itching for war. But a mysterious planet conceals an enemy far more cunning and powerful: the Quintessons. Masters of tyranny, technology, and twisted double crosses, the Quintessons are out to enslave both Autobots and Decepticons. Their deadly bag of tricks includes fiendish trials and a secret link all the way back to Cybertron, where Shockwave is wreaking havoc with supercomputer Vector Sigma. In the coming conflagration, Star Seekers, Wreckers, Alpha Trion, and Sharkticons all have their parts to play. For none can dodge the Quintesson juggernaut of evil, and none will escape the cataclysmic life-and-death battles that will catapult Autobots and Decepticons to Earth.

About the Author

David J. Williams was born in Hertfordshire, England, and is the author of The Mirrored Heavens, The Burning Skies, and The Machinery of Light. He has previously worked as a writer and concept developer for the award-winning Homeworld franchise of videogames.
 
Mark S. Williams studied poetry at the University of Maryland before joining the corporate world as a security professional. His previous collaboration with David J. Williams was the short story “Maze Run,” which appeared in Star Wars Insider magazine. He currently lives in the Midwest, where he can often be found haunting bookstores and pizza parlors when he’s not writing.
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