David "Snarkasaur" Stewart writes, "In the original Mass Effect game it was a player’s job as Commander Shepard to stop a Reaper invasion of the galactic government body known as the Citadel. Leading this invasion was the rogue Spectre agent Saren, who had uncovered an ancient Reaper mind-controlling ship and was using it to wreak havoc upon the galaxy. This ship, the Sovereign, succeeds or fails to destroy The Citadel’s ruling body, The Council, based on the player’s decisions. With Revelation, Drew Karpyshyn, lead writer for the game, gives us an origin story of sorts. It does not relay any information about Shepard or any of his crew (Shepard isn’t even in the book), but it does uncover something probably equally important. Revelation reveals how Saren came into possession of the Sovereign, or rather how the Sovereign came into possession of Saren."