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X-Men: Magneto (Chaos Engine) [Mass Market Paperback]

Steven Roman , Stan Timmons
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20 Jan 2003 Chaos Engine (Book 2)
The second part of the epic trilogy which began with X-MEN: DOCTOR DOOM. In Book 1 of THE CHAOS ENGINE, the X-Men tried to stop the villainous Doctor Doom from ruling the world through the use of the Cosmic Cube, a device that allows its owner to twist reality and create their personal vision of a perfect world. Unfortunately, they failed their mission and the cube is now in the hands of their most diabolical enemy, Magnet! Forced to form an uneasy alliance with Doom, the team of super heroes must race against the clock before Magneto's plans formutant supremacy lead to worldwide genocide!

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: ibooks Inc; Reprint edition (20 Jan 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743445465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743445467
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 10.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,380,159 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steven Roman has been a contributing writer for the Marvel anthologies UNTOLD TALES OF SPIDERMAN and THE ULTIMATE HULK. Stan Timmons is the co-author of the successful novelisation of HEAVY METAL.

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2.0 out of 5 stars not exactly chaos 12 May 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The first book in the Chaos engine trilogy is fastpaced and makes for an interesting read, this second installment however seems to lose the plot (in more ways than one)! The storyline never really seems to take off and the plot is somewhat slow & lumbering, on more than one occasion I thought about just giving up on the book. There is very little in the way of action, with just a few small battles here & there. It's only the fact that I wanted to read the whole trilogy that I kept reading! A definite letdown after 'DOOM'
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first 22 Sep 2003
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I enjoyed this book much more than the first one. I didn't like the first novel (Doctor Doom), because the villain was written just like a madman. (Dr. Doom's behavior was very illogical and abrupt. It bothered me a lot.)
In this book, Magneto's personality was portrayed very carefully and thoroughly. In his new world, Magneto was written as a person with a noble soul and ideal and I could understand him better than in any other novelization. I was touched by his conversation with Professor X.
This book is above the average and definitely worth to read. But as a person who read both Legacy Quest and Chaos Engine trilogies, I will recommend the Legacy Quest trilogy over this one. Legacy Quest has more interesting plots and character development.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 7 Feb 2003
By El Sevillano - Published on
Ok, before I start, read the first two before you read this one, as they were excellent books as well, and you really have to read the other two just to get the story in this one.
This book was amazing. Roman finds a way to perfectly balance out all the different characters in the book and it is well written...simply put.
This part of the trilogy takes you to the version of earth where the Red Skull comes upon the cosmic cube, bringing about the Fourth Reich where the nazis had defeated the allied forces in World War 2. Mutants are considered the scum of the earth and the Skull goes by means of special task forces, and sentinels to apprehend these genetic impurities. Cyclops (who's secret as a mutant isn't discovered until mid-story) and his wife (Frau Sommers) are the poster-couple of the empire, Storm presides in Africa where all colored humans and mutants were sent to- her powers deactivated genosha-style, Magneto is in a concentration camp, Nightcrawler is on the Lightning Force strike team of the empire (though he is still considered scum, he only gets to be on the team because he is a true german), rogue is a tool of the empire, gambit is a collared worker, professor x is a traitor to the mutant race, leaving Psylocke and Warren the only 2 X-Men left unaffected by the cube. The story has 2 plots really that are going on. Betsy and Warren are up in the citadel where Doom is ascending to god-hood (won't tel you how), and of course you have the cube/Red Skull storyline. Definitely a 2 thumbs up!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars best series of books I've ever read 15 Feb 2003
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I thought that the third installment of the chaos series was probibly the best that Roman wrote. His back and fourth sequence of events made you feel like you were right there in the story. Please read the first two before reading the third, or at least the second one first (that's actually what I did) because after reading the 2nd, you'll HAVE to buy the last installment to find out what happened. It was beautifully written and I loved every moment of it
5.0 out of 5 stars x men is the best 19 July 2005
By Clarkkent316 - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I find these book really exciting i already have book 1 and 3 of the trilogy. i hope more of these will be written. I am a fan of x men
5.0 out of 5 stars roman rocks 5 May 2003
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x-geeks, this is for you. nice job of putting lee/byrne cast into chaos.
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