Exodus : the Official History of the War for Cybertron

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Random House, Inc.
 For twenty-five years the colossal battle between Megatron and Optimus Prime has captivated Transformers fans around the world. Now, for the first time, here is the thrilling saga of Optimus and Megatron before they were enemies, before they arrived on Earth, before they even knew each other.

On the caste-bound planet of Cybertron, Megatron, an undefeated gladiator, gives voice to the unspoken longings of the oppressed masses—and opens the mind of Orion Pax, an insignificant data clerk who will become Optimus Prime. What happens between Orion Pax and Megatron forever changes the destiny of all Transformers. This gripping, action-packed novel reveals all the loyalties and treacheries, trust and betrayals, deadly violence and shining ideals, as well as the pivotal roles played by other well-known characters.

Discover how meek disciple Orion Pax becomes the fearless leader Optimus Prime; follow the tantalizing clues about the lost Matrix of Leadership and the lore surrounding it; find out why the two allies fighting a corrupt regime suddenly turn on each other, and what triggers their epic war. Transformers: Exodus provides everything fans ever wanted to know about one of the fiercest rivalries of all time.
Transformers © 2011 Hasbro Inc.  HASBRO and its logo, TRANSFORMERS and all related characters, are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission.

Baker & Taylor
Reveals the origins of the conflict between Megatron and Optimus Prime, the reason for two allies fighting a corrupt regime to suddenly turn on each other, and the roles played by Starscream, Sentinel Prime, and Omega Supreme.

Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2011, c2010
Edition: 2011 Del Rey mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345522528
Branch Call Number: FIC IRVINE
Characteristics: 347 p. ;,18 cm
Alternative Title: Exodus


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Jan 15, 2015

Alex Irvine's transformers novel takes all the generations of transformers throughout the years and blends them harmoniously into a single storyline. A must-read for any transformers fan!!

Greg_library Sep 20, 2012

A good novel for fans of the Transformers universe. The so-called 'official history' tried to tie together elements of the various incarnations of the Transformers franchise and succeeds to an extent. Given the conflicts of elements in various 'histories' so far, this is not an easy task. The histories of the two core characters, Optimus Prime and Megatron, are well-depicted.

I found the pace a little uneven in that the events leading to the war were in great detail but the war itself and the introduction of supporting characters (Bumblebee and Ultra Magnus for example) were given a fleeting mention. Sentinel Prime's role in the story is somewhat an awkward fit.

The book is a fast read, nonetheless, and I would recommend this to the beginning fan and casual fan alike. Hard-core fans may find the story a little frustrating, depending on which history of the TF franchise they follow.

Sep 13, 2012

I'm a girl who likes Transformers and I could not put this book down.It is wonderfully written, each character is depicted nicely especially Megatron and Orion Pax/Optimus Prime.Where Megatron is very ruthless and ambitious and where Orion/Optimus is very humble and kind, not wanting power or to upstage anyone. The only thing that I had a hard time with was all the descriptions on the locations because not all locations are shown with a picture on the internet under TF Wikipedias.I like to see what locations look like when they speak of them in the book.The book is very sad in the case of the war on the emotional side of the story. Lots of people died under Megatron's warpath leaving Optimus Prime and his few Autobots to try to stop him. The book is a great ride for anyone seeking action and adventure. I really enjoyed it.

Check out Transformers Exodus Sequel now at the libraby:Transformers Exiles.

optimus2645 Jul 02, 2012

This novel was awsome.It was filed with action and it intersting since you never knew what was going to happen next.

Sep 23, 2011

Interesting and fun novel. However, the this "official history" does not align well with the other Transformer histories portrayed in the cartoon or the recent movie trilogy.

Aug 06, 2011

Since i'm a Transformers fan, this book helped explain their background. Although it is not correct with the third Transformers movie(Dark of the Moon), it is very good. I agree with Skywatch. It would make an amazing movie! Alex Irvine has a sequel out for this book: Transformers: Exiles. Exiles is, to me, just as descriptive as Exodus, and just as amazing! I agree with sethbond; this book, Exodus should be turned into a movie.

Jun 24, 2011

I loved this book. It is highly descriptive and entertaining.
Michael Bay should look at turning this one into a movie. If you don't like Transformers: Exodus, you ought to get your brain checked!
This book is based on video game War for Cybertron, and is the prequel to the new TV series, Transformers Prime

Feb 25, 2011

One great book! The Cybertronians are well portayed in this novel! Great if you are a Transformers fan, even if you're not, it is a great read!!!

Sep 17, 2010

It is an awe-inspiring read and book. I think it would make an excellent movie! As a prequel(the official history) to the Transformers movies. The history of how Megatron and Optimus Prime came to be, and the forces that shaped both of them and their destinies. This book is thrilling with it's non-stop action, enlightening details and great character interactions. If you love Transformers, then you will want to read this many times over. As there is "more than meets the eye" Enjoy! I highly recommend this book, for sure!

Jul 26, 2010

Great Book. Loved It


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Jul 09, 2015

jithu thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

Greg_library Sep 20, 2012

Greg_library thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Mark23333 Jul 31, 2012

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Apr 11, 2012

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Sep 17, 2010

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Jan 12, 2012

"We will always be brothers. We are bound together. You cannot escape me, brother. I will hound you across the stars if I must. until every star in the galaxy has burned itself into a cinder. I will hunt you, and I will find you, and when I find you, I will as I promised, see what the Core might have sequestered inside the body of the so-called Prime" -Megatron

Mar 18, 2011

Who was this Megatron, this gladiator thug, killer of criminals and a criminal himself, who gave voice to longing that Orion Pax had never known he felt?


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