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Drew Karpyshyn

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Drew Karpyshyn is a Canadian author and game designer. After working at a credit union for some time, he eventually became a game developer. He joined BioWare towards the end of the Baldur's Gate series, and wrote the tie-in novel for Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. He stayed with BioWare, where he worked on Neverwinter Nights, and became the Senior Writer on the critically acclaimed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

This Star Wars connection gave him the opportunity to write Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, his first hardcover. Karpyshyn still works for BioWare where he is the lead writer for the Mass Effect series.

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Drew Karpyshyn I'm not working on another Bane or Zannah novel at the moment, but the series was very popular and obviously I left a few doors open. Right now I'm wo…moreI'm not working on another Bane or Zannah novel at the moment, but the series was very popular and obviously I left a few doors open. Right now I'm working on book 3 of my Chaos Born fantasy trilogy, but after that who knows? I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and I'm interested to see what the Disney folks decide to do once the next movies start coming out!(less)
Drew Karpyshyn I've got a few things going on. First, I've started working at BioWare again as part of the Star Wars: The Old Republic writing team. I'm also working…moreI've got a few things going on. First, I've started working at BioWare again as part of the Star Wars: The Old Republic writing team. I'm also working on couple new novel ideas, but they're very early in the process. One is a contemporary sci-fi novel set in Las Vegas; the other is an alternate history thriller set in Elizabethan England. I'll be announcing more about them as I get further along. Be sure to follow my news blog at www.drewkarpyshyn.com for all the latest on what I'm working on!(less)
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"This was great! I'm really liking the magic system and how everything is coming together. I don't really like orath, and I kind of wish daemron would actually do something for once. But all in all this looks to be a great series continuing on :)"
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"The Scorched Earth, the second book in Drew Karpyshyn's Chaos Born trilogy, picks up where Book
1 left off. Generations ago, the Gods sacrificed themselves to trap the evil Daemron behind a barrier called the Legacy, but now, the Legacy is crumbling. " Read more of this review »
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“Honor is a fool's prize. Glory is of no use to the dead.”
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“Two there shall be; no more, no less. One to embody the dark side, the other to crave it.”
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“Honor is for the living. Dead is dead.”
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