Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014

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Up for preorder is Transformers: Retribution, the thrilling prequel to the original Transformers animated series. The book will release on January 28, 2014. Read an excerpt here or head over to Random House to get your pre-order in.

Synopsis (from Random House):
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.
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Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1541901)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 14th, 2014 @ 12:33pm CST
ScoutBumblebee wrote:Up for preorder is Transformers: Retribution, the thrilling prequel to the original Transformers animated series.
The what?!

No...

No it isn't.

It is the third book in the Exodus Trilogy, wrapping up the story that began in Exodus and continued in Exiles.

It's another part of the Aligned Continuity, and that's very much the TF: Prime versions of Optimus and Megatron on the cover.

There's no relation to the G1 animated series here. The description is talking about Transformers: Prime.
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1541903)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on January 14th, 2014 @ 12:44pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
No...

No it isn't.

It is the third book in the Exodus Trilogy, wrapping up the story that began in Exodus and continued in Exiles.

It's another part of the Aligned Continuity, and that's very much the TF: Prime versions of Optimus and Megatron on the cover.

There's no relation to the G1 animated series here. The description is talking about Transformers: Prime.


Ok, fixed the wording to reflect more of the synopsis of the book. Thanks for clearing any confusion.
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1541905)
Posted by njb902 on January 14th, 2014 @ 12:46pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
ScoutBumblebee wrote:Up for preorder is Transformers: Retribution, the thrilling prequel to the original Transformers animated series.
The what?!

No...

No it isn't.

It is the third book in the Exodus Trilogy, wrapping up the story that began in Exodus and continued in Exiles.

It's another part of the Aligned Continuity, and that's very much the TF: Prime versions of Optimus and Megatron on the cover.

There's no relation to the G1 animated series here. The description is talking about Transformers: Prime.


You're surprised that Random House made a mistake about that? After the last 2 books? Really? Really? Really?
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1541907)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on January 14th, 2014 @ 12:50pm CST
njb902 wrote:

You're surprised that Random House made a mistake about that? After the last 2 books? Really? Really? Really?


Nah, that verbiage was my error. I got "original" in there incorrectly, trying to do one too many things at once. :oops:
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1541908)
Posted by njb902 on January 14th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CST
ScoutBumblebee wrote:
njb902 wrote:

You're surprised that Random House made a mistake about that? After the last 2 books? Really? Really? Really?


Nah, that verbiage was my error. I got "original" in there incorrectly, trying to do one too many things at once. :oops:


It's in the actual synopsis as well.
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1541909)
Posted by njb902 on January 14th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CST
ScoutBumblebee wrote:
njb902 wrote:

You're surprised that Random House made a mistake about that? After the last 2 books? Really? Really? Really?


Nah, that verbiage was my error. I got "original" in there incorrectly, trying to do one too many things at once. :oops:


It's in the actual synopsis as well.
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1541910)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on January 14th, 2014 @ 1:02pm CST
njb902 wrote:
ScoutBumblebee wrote:
njb902 wrote:

You're surprised that Random House made a mistake about that? After the last 2 books? Really? Really? Really?


Nah, that verbiage was my error. I got "original" in there incorrectly, trying to do one too many things at once. :oops:


It's in the actual synopsis as well.


It just says the animated series, whereas it should probably say Prime, but the glaring error was using the word original, which was an oversight on my part.
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1541965)
Posted by bluecatcinema on January 14th, 2014 @ 6:39pm CST
I'm looking forward to the Star Seekers showing up.
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1541979)
Posted by padfoo on January 14th, 2014 @ 7:35pm CST
I am looking forward to it but, I hope this one does not have as many inconsistencies as the last two books.
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1542621)
Posted by Henry921 on January 17th, 2014 @ 4:34am CST
padfoo wrote:I am looking forward to it but, I hope this one does not have as many inconsistencies as the last two books.



:lol:

Give it time.
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1545547)
Posted by El Duque on January 27th, 2014 @ 4:49pm CST
The Official Transformers Facebook has posted another excerpt from the Transformers: Retribution novel by David J.Williams and Mark S. Williams. This one is scheduled to release tomorrow, but for now you can check out the brief excerpt mirrored below. The pre-order from Random House can be found by clicking the following link:

Transformers: Retribution - $7.99


[quote]“So what did the Quintessons promise you?” asked Optimus.

Megatro nshrugged. “The Decepticon Matrix of Leadership.”

“And you believed them?”

“Wha tdid they tell you?” snarled Megatron.

“That if I couldn’t convince you of peace, they could control your mind.”

“What? And you believed that?”

And suddenly Optimus realized that he really did. And that the Quintesson shad already been doing that. But not to Megatron.

To him.

A way to influence circuitry…. make the subject more malleable… Optimus knew in that instant what he had to do. Something that his whole being rebelled at. Something he never would have contemplated doing until now. He reached into his chest-cavity.

And switched off the Matrix of Leadership.

As the software went dark ,all of his doubts fell away. None of it was left—just him. He had no idea where the All-spark was. No clue as to what Prime really wanted. But he knew for certain that he faced a foe far worse than the Decepticons: an ancient enemy that had once enslaved his race and that had almost enslaved him—and somehow managed to corrupt the Matrix itself…[/quote]
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1545559)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 27th, 2014 @ 5:36pm CST
What's with all the missing spaces, Transformers Facebook? >:oP
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1545560)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 27th, 2014 @ 5:37pm CST
What's with all the missing spaces, Transformers Facebook? >:oP
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1545682)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 28th, 2014 @ 7:13am CST
I'm totally split on this. I actually liked Exodus, made it through Exiles, and was looking forward to the next chapter. but I really don't like Quintessons, so I'm not sure about this. Oh, and

[quote]Starscream's eye's practically bugged out of his head[/quote]

Ugh. Just ugh. Transformers have optics. And they don't bug. If anything, they flash or glow in intensity.
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1545684)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2014 @ 7:57am CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:I'm totally split on this. I actually liked Exodus, made it through Exiles, and was looking forward to the next chapter. but I really don't like Quintessons, so I'm not sure about this.
I've heard very good things about this book, saying that it reads so much better than the first two with the authors feeling like they actually get these characters, so it sounds like a big step up from the Irvine novels.

Rodimus Prime wrote:Ugh. Just ugh. Transformers have optics. And they don't bug. If anything, they flash or glow in intensity.



But in all seriousness, it probably just means that his eyes "widened" or "expanded" for that moment, like this;



Also, yes "eyes" is a correct term. The G1 cartoon used it all the time. Specific example being when Scourge stole Metroplex's "Ghost in the Machine".
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1545803)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 28th, 2014 @ 1:39pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:

Also, yes "eyes" is a correct term. The G1 cartoon used it all the time. Specific example being when Scourge stole Metroplex's "Ghost in the Machine".


I always thought that Sludge shot was idiotic. Too Disney-like, didn't belong in Transformers. Though I'm sure it's not the only instance. And "eyes" might be acceptable due to its usage in G1, but I still prefer "optics." Fits better.

Does anyone have any idea how much the Quints are actually in this book?
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1545825)
Posted by Dr Va'al on January 28th, 2014 @ 3:00pm CST
The official Transformers Facebook page have uploaded yet another excerpt from today's release of the third Transformers novel in the Aligned continuity: Retribution! Check out yesterday's here, and read on below for more - or head here to order the book.

[quote]Several hundred meters out, the noses of the warships peeled back and spat forth thousands of terrifying shark-like robots bristling with weapons and oversized razor sharp dorsal fins. Both Decepticons and Autobot stared in amazement at the sheer number of new arrivals. To Kup, Bumblebee, and Rodimus the new robots looked very familiar. But they couldn’t quite remember where they’d seen them…


A hatch opened on the bow of the flagship and a huge blue-green behemoth emerged. A king-sized version of his Sharkticon army, the newcomer wore a scaled cape and giant squid-shaped battle-helm, and carried a titanic trident. The tentacles that draped down his chest and back might have been extra armor, but they writhed like snakes and could probably lash out like them too. Sharp jagged-edge fins protruded all along the creature’s back, forearms, and calves. He handed his trident to two members of his honor guard—for that was how many it took just to hold it up—whereupon three more of them placed a giant conch-like object into his open palm. He held the device to his mouth, began to speak throug hit. A monstrous voice boomed and echoed over the sea.


"You have the honor of hearing the voice of Lord General Tyrannicon, the First of the Many. As Supreme Commander of the Aquatronian Defense Force, I hereby place you under arrest in the name of Quintesson Imperium. Surrender now or prepare to be utterly destroyed." As if to drive his point home, thousands of Sharkticons began gnashing their teeth and thrashing their powerful tails. But an undaunted Megatron stepped forward and waved his fist at Tyrannicon.


"Who dares speak to Megatron that way? I'll tear you limb from”—Optimus grabbed Megatron’s shoulder and pulled him back. Megatron shoved him away.


"Get your hands off me, librarian!"


"Megatron, there's no way we can win this one. You have to stand down."


“I never stand down.”

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Order TRANSFORMERS: RETRIBUTION by David J.Williams and Mark S. Williams. On sale NOW!

http://www.randomhouse.com/book/198676/transformers-retribution-by-david-j-williams-and-mark-williams[/quote]
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1545881)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2014 @ 5:19pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:Does anyone have any idea how much the Quints are actually in this book?
I don't have the book yet (my local B&N didn't seem to have it), but I'd imagine that at least a good chunk of it takes place on Quintessa. The title itself likely refers to the retribution that the Quints want for being rebelled against, overthrown, and ultimately kicked off of Cybertron back during the Age of Wrath.

Though, the title could also refer to Thundertron wanting retribution for his home planet being destroyed by the Rust Plague (which he blames the Cybertronians for).
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1545883)
Posted by njb902 on January 28th, 2014 @ 5:22pm CST
Is this an exclusive? I didn't see it at Barnes and Noble, though I did pick up the newish Gail Martin book.
Re: Random House Releasing Transformers: Retribution January 28, 2014 (1545885)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2014 @ 5:33pm CST
njb902 wrote:Is this an exclusive? I didn't see it at Barnes and Noble, though I did pick up the newish Gail Martin book.
Seems it's supposed to be a standard retail release. My B&N didn't have it either. I'm gonna check again on Thursday.

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