Drew Karpyshyn has lent his writing talents to many games, but he has also contributed his works to other levels of entertainment including short stories and novels. His first novel, Temple Hill, was
released in September 2001 and his second book, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, which was also released in the September of 2001 continues the beloved story of Baldur's Gate, however, it wasn't received well by the fans.
From 2002 to 2006, Karpyshyn continued to write games for BioWare, but soon after, he wrote a five-week New York Times bestseller, Darth Bane: Path of Destruction which takes place 3,000 years after the first Knights of the Old Republic game. In pre-release of Mass Effect in 2007, Karpyshyn also put out Mass Effect: Revelation as a prequel to what takes place in the game for the Xbox 360. Soon after Mass Effect's release, the sequel to his most well received book, Darth Bane: Path of Destruction was released and titled Darth Bane: Rule of Two. The book was able to be complete within six months and is considered to be his darkest and mature story conceived. On July 29, 2008 the follow-up of Mass Effect: Revelation was released called Mass Effect: Ascension. His most recent work has been Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, a story detailing the adventures of Revan after the first Knights Of The Old Republic game, was the lead writer in Mass Effect 2, and had a hand in helping out with the Star Wars: The Old Republic. He announced in February 2012 that we would be leaving Bioware to pursue other writing projects.
List of Literary Works
- Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (Sep 2001)
- Darth Bane: Path of Destruction (Sep 2006)
- Mass Effect: Revelation (May 2007)
- Darth Bane: Rule of Two (Dec 2007)
- Mass Effect: Ascension (July 2008)
- Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil (December 2009)
- Mass Effect: Retribution (July 2010)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan (November 2011)
- Karpyshyn's novels Mass Effect: Ascension and Mass Effect: Revelation are both easter eggs that the player can find and purchase on The Citadel in Mass Effect 2.
- He is also a known player of the card game Magic: the Gathering.