Hello Jeffy here. I recently acquired both Aligned novels. I just hit chapter 20 in Exodus, but so far along the way I can't but think. The book says "The official history of the War for Cybertron" but it's getting harder and harder to link it to WFC. The main points are Orion Pax becomes Optimus Prime and Starscream meeting Megatron. In WFC, Optimus (not Orion Pax) is appointed Prime in the middle of the war. After the invasion and all that. Also, Megatron first meets and recruits starscream after he overtakes Trypticon Station. In Exodus, Orion Pax is renamed Optimus Prime when he and Megatron, brothers in arms, go to the council to gain equality. It was only after Orion Pax became Optimus Prime that Megatron lost it, fired at Halogen, and officially started the war. Also, Starscream was there from the get-go. So I find it easier to think of Exodus (and exiles I'm guessing) as a precursor to TF: Prime instead of WFC and FoC. Am I wrong in thinking this?