Transformers: Retribution Released Today (January 28) - Additional Excerpt
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 3:01PM CSTCategories: Book News, Media
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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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Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2014 @ 5:19pm CST
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.Rodimus Prime wrote:Does anyone have any idea how much the Quints are actually in this book?
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).
Posted by njb902 on January 28th, 2014 @ 5:22pm CST
Posted by Sabrblade on January 28th, 2014 @ 5:33pm CST
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.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.
Posted by 84forever on January 30th, 2014 @ 4:31am CST
Posted by Sabrblade on January 30th, 2014 @ 8:12am CST
Going to check B&N again later today. Though, I can't understand why their website won't let me use the "Search in Stores" feature that I can use for other items for this book. Thus, I can't reserve a copy for myself and am walking into the store blind not knowing if they have it in stock or not.
What's this? 84forever actually liking a non-G1, Aligned Continuity piece of fiction?84forever wrote:I'm halfway through, it's a good read. The only problem I have is that the writer sometimes forgets that these characters are robots. Mistakes like "blood being spilled" and "rock giving way to metal" around Magnus' fortress keep it from being a great read.