Transformers: The Veiled Threat

Life on earth has changed forever, as humans and their courageous robotic allies, the Autobots, must warily work together to protect the planet from the destructive forces of the evil Decepticons At the headquarters of NEST, tech sergeant Epps and captain Lennox both guard and assist cyberneticist Kaminari Ishihara and the brooding Russian AI genius Petr Andronov as theyLife on earth has changed forever, as humans and their courageous robotic allies, the Autobots, must warily work together to protect the planet from the destructive forces of the evil Decepticons At the headquarters of NEST, tech sergeant Epps and captain Lennox both guard and assist cyberneticist Kaminari Ishihara and the brooding Russian AI genius Petr Andronov as they explore the differences between organics and bots All around them, alliances fray, distrust grows, suspicions mount, and traitors come out of the shadows.Meanwhile, Optimus Prime, the powerful leader of the Autobots who is also part of NEST, plays defense, as battles flare up from Australia to Zambia But escalating Decepticon attacks will culminate in a final confrontation from which no one man or machine will emerge unscathed.
Transformers The Veiled Threat Life on earth has changed forever as humans and their courageous robotic allies the Autobots must warily work together to protect the planet from the destructive forces of the evil Decepticons At t

  • Title: Transformers: The Veiled Threat
  • Author: Alan Dean Foster
  • ISBN: 9780345515926
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Transformers: The Veiled Threat”

    1. Transformers: The Veiled Threat's title obviously refers to the more malevolent "robots in disguise" that is the focus of this novel. The evil Decepticons return once again to conquer Earth under the command of Megatron's treacherous second lieutanant, Starscream. What I thought was odd about this novel is that you don't need to have seen the first Transformers film in 2007 to understand the plot. The characters, Transformer and human, are introduced all as if this is their fictional debut. Even [...]

    2. Compared to the disjointed, lackluster mess that was "Ghosts of Yesterday" preceding it, "The Veiled Threat" is a much more cohesive read and smacks of Foster's signature enthusiasm and sense of wonder for all things alien. The novel is set in the years prior to the second Transformers film, and largely covers the same terrain as the "Alliance" comic series, for those familiar. Starscream is in full command of the Decepticons here, and he manages a ragtag handful of 'Cons in sabotaging several c [...]

    3. This was okay, it just lacked a plot. Literally, it had no plot. For the first 200 pages it just one Autobot/Decepticon fight after another. Foster depicts the fights well, but that's all there is. Around page 200 he introduces the idea that a small group of Decepticons are trying to resurrect Megatron, but apparently that plot thread is concluded in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen because Foster does next-to nothing with it. At about page 250, he introduces a human trying to work with the D [...]

    4. This book is about what happened after robots called Autobots and Deceoticons from a planet called Cybertron came to Earth to find a cube shaped thing called the All-Spark. It was used by the Decepticons to make more of their kind so that they can take over the universe. The Autobots were trying to destroy the All-Spark. They go around the world looking for clues on why the Decepticons whouldn't leave, even after their leader, Megatron, died. I picked this book up because I wanted to know what h [...]

    5. Alright book. Nice to read up on what happened with the Autobots after Transformers. I like that alongside Epps and Lennox they had the honor of working alongside several humans within NEST. Kami and Petr were the best characters. Interesting how the Decepticons worked with a human, nice considering this would be done on-screen in Transformers 3. Thing that didn't make sense was Frenzy, was he malfunctioning or attempting to fight back Simmons? While I appreciate the idea that we go to know how [...]

    6. I thought the tie in Transformers Ghosts of Yesterday was much better then this one. The plot was fairly weak and seemed to be more like a comic book minus the beautiful artwork. There were plenty of fight scenes but very little depth to the book.

    7. I liked it better than the movie! Interesting plot, fun lines, a super hot "guest star," and the occasionally awesomely awful line. Like so:"Nearby, despite his strongest efforts, [spoiler:] found himself weakening in the face of the pitiless punishment being doled out by the implacable Ironhide."Potentially accidental alliteration for the win!

    8. I haven't read the movie adaptations, but I much preferred this one to The Ghosts of Yesterday. There's interesting plot elements, lots of new characters, and tons of details about the TF world that I loved. I was surprised about the loose ends that were hanging around at the end of the novel. Especially since they were not fully resolved in the second movie.

    9. Alan Dean Foster is a favorite. Any time you read one of his books, whether an original or a tie-in, you can be sure it will be a fast read. He's very good in the tie-ins at taking a bare bones script and making a real novel from it.This novel is a prequel tp the second Transformer movie and sets up things nicely.

    10. This book only took me about 5 days to read, and that's mostly because of how boring the book was. I'm only giving this two stars because the author has great writing and world building skills, but other than that, this book was a flop.

    11. One word: AWESOME!Love the action and characters! There could have been a wee bit more 'mystery' to it, but I still love it al in all. I own it it now! :DCurrently 2nd favorite book out there. Read it: 5 times now.

    12. Thought this one was pretty good. Just hope this book ties in better to the new movie than Ghosts of Yesterday did with the first Transformers movie. Loved the short appearances by Barricade and Frenzy and can't wait to see them in Revenge of the Fallen

    13. These prequel books are great. It gives you a ton of insight into the history of the characters, and hints as to where the story will go. And Foster is a great author.

    14. Another TF prequel adaption with Starscream! Once I see the new movie (or look at one of the many kids books I got today) I'll have an idea what some of these robots look like!

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