Spoilers to follow, but I'd say this is worth picking up for sure. Read on having been warned... After skipping 5, I decided to pick up 6 because I was interested in the explanation of how Arcee became 3 bots from 1. I was a bit surprised at how much I enjoyed the story. Details below: Story: A spaceship containing Arcee and her team is shot down by Thundercracker. Stuck under a rock, she realizes Thundercracker killed the team and was on the way for her. He knocks her unconscious. She awakens as the subject of Flatline's experiment (pretty appropriate name since he's accidentally ruined all other specimens). Her spark and core consciousness has been extracted from her body and was being used to spark the development of 3 younger protoforms to turn into a new arm. All this has been explained by Flatline with Thundercracker hurrying him to complete the transfer. In another cell are Skids and Mudflap whose minds have been ******ed by Flatline's experiments. Upon completion of the transfer, Flatline and Thundercracker leave, and Arcee completely awakens, remembering completely all that had happened in the past. Purple Arcee releases the twins who in turn release all 3 Arcee bots from a restraining lock. All hell then breaks loose as they try to escape to the twins' hijacked space ship while taking down guards, Flatline, and even Thundercracker, although the last two escape. Arcee boards the ship and departs to meet Optimus, torn between feelings of revenge and a more motherly trait of wanting to aid the Autobots and help the twins. Choosing the latter they wait to be found, knowing there's strength in numbers. Great story, even if the dialogue can be flat and nothing too special at times. I dig the explanation for Arcee (even though 'Arcee as an experiment' is getting old), and especially like justifying the movie twins' on-screen stupidity. Here you get the sense they are not kids but are actually less intelligent because of torture, almost like a patient who had undergone shock therapy. Pretty dark, and I dig it. I'd highly recommend this book for the story alone. 4.5/5 Art: It's great to have Milne doing the art for the series-- it hearkens back to his style used specifically in Defiance. Great, juicy and bright colors all around, and the action is easy to understand. He also homages Spotlight Arcee (and I guess Animated too) early in the book with a page dedicated to the tortured Arcee with wires coming out of her. Very nice. Beautiful work all around. 5/5 The bottom--or Flatline is, pick up the book and add it to your collection. The writing and art here is what Tales of the Fallen should've been throughout.