This is a thread where you can state your opinion on and talk about the "Transformers: Exiles" novel. Obviously there will be massive spoilers for the Exiles novel. If I missed a thread already like this I'm sorry and please lock this thread. My Opinion on the novel. I personally thought the novel was OK but not as good as its predecessor "Transformers: Exodus". Exodus informed us of what Cybertron was like before the Great War. Until then we could only guess it was similar to modern USA. Exile, on the other hand tells us about two planets with unique cultures which most fans would already know about. While on Velocitron, the entire story was centered around almost one place. It seemed as if the whole planet only contained that hanger and a few race tracks. One reason seems to be because the whole planet actually only contained that hanger and a few race tracks (with a couple of other places). This, IMO, greatly took away from the book. Junkion was a bit more interesting. The plots were generally not catching to me. I almost immediately predicted 777 was Hound merely based on the amount of development he got. I did not entirely see Makeshift coming but the thought did cross my mind. I thought that one reason why Hound would be the traitor was he seemed like the most likely to be a rival to Prowl. Prowl was a logical thinker who is a trained detective while Hound was a tracker so it would be logical that he would know how to cover his tracks and could always rely on his instincts. IMO it was a disappointment that it was Makeshift disguised as Hound as it lost the possibility of rivalry. The Star Saber plot never really caught me and when it became a gateway it was almost immediately dropped along with Vector Prime. In Exodus, the entire second half of the novel was dedicated to battles while only the last few chapters in Exiles were. Those where the only parts that ever really got my attention. There was the mystery of who arrived to Velocitron when Decepticon arrived after (as far as we knew) they had already arrived. This, sadly, was dumped when Megatron randomly mentions that he had heard that Velocitron recently had a run in with pirates. This only became interesting again during the last few chapters as well. I did like the last Chapters. The Decepticon invasion was a good part in my opinion with high stakes. Once we found out about how powerful the Requiem Blaster was, the story became far more interesting. I also found Axer quite interesting with his sub story and I started to like his character. I also found the pirates a bit interesting once we actually started to find out about them. I also found the Junkions a bit interesting. We did know about their culture and that took away a bit. I found it interesting how they barely cared about life and they would keep working with almost no care for who was in danger or even if there was a mysterious ship appearing. Their entire planet was ripped apart and they just got straight back to work rebuilding it as if it was just a minor delay. It will be interesting to find out how the pirates, Junkions and the Requiem Blaster play out in Transformer: Prime (if at all). After this novel, I really could not give a shit about Velocitron and its problems. At one point I wondered how a person who can turn into almost anyone like Makeshift would play out in Prime only to remember he already was and was just a one off villain who died in the same episode he was introduced in.