Karen Politte


As a writer and a fan of the Mass Effect universe created by Bioware, I have created this Smashwords account to publish the fanfiction I have written based on the rich tapestry of Mass Effect.

I have been an avid writer for as long as I can remember - but have never applied myself to writing a full-length novel. That all changed when I experienced the Mass Effect trilogy of games. This gripping, visceral world of science fiction has spurred me on to create my novel, EndShard, and subsequent shorter pieces and novellas based on the universe of Mass Effect.

The characters, atmosphere and relationships I experienced along my journey through the games of Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 all brought me to spend a year or more of my life creating my book EndShard. Ultimately, that has brought me here.

I welcome any and all comments and communication. If you read and enjoy any of my material, please - share it. My writing exists purely to enrich our perception of Mass Effect universe, and for the enjoyment of my fellow fans. You may reach me via my Twitter account (@VakarianGirl), here on Smashwords, or email me at my personal email address - karenpolitte@gmail.com.
11/15/13 UPDATE:

I am humbled to be able to say that the final version (v1.5) of my novel, "EndShard - A Mass Effect Fan Novel," is now available for download! It serves as a novel-length, 90,000-word conclusion to the story behind my Commander Karen Shepard, and how she fights against all odds to win the Reaper war after her attempted indoctrination. You may download it from the following link:


or by navigating to the book below my profile information on this page.

EndShard has so far enjoyed over 900 downloads, and I offer my gratitude and thanks to everyone who has shown such enthusiasm for my writing and work. This book is dedicated to all Mass Effect fans.

Where to find Karen Politte online

Where to buy in print


Reunion - A Mass Effect Fan Novella
Price: Free! Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After the attack on the Citadel by human splinter-group Cerberus, Karen Shepard is exhausted. Shore leave is brief - they are in the midst of the Reaper War. Destruction and death are descending upon every world in the galaxy, and yet - as a ship full of humans and aliens shows - sometimes, the worst conflict comes from within.
Conventus - A Mass Effect Fan Novella
Price: Free! Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
She didn't want someone closer to home. She wanted him – this turian, this non-human, this man who had been with her since the beginning of the galaxy's struggles. On the night before activating the Omega-4 Relay and travelling willingly to their potential deaths, Karen Shepard prepares to welcome Garrus Vakarian to her cabin, and banish the unknowns at long last…
EndShard - A Mass Effect Fan Novel
Price: Free! Words: 93,620. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Reaper war has destroyed their worlds leaving entire star systems decimated and whole civilizations erased from history. The people of the galaxy look to one person - one human - for salvation. Can the efforts of one woman succeed where innumerable peoples before her kind have failed? Join Commander Karen Shepard in this re-imagined ending to the Bioware game "Mass Effect 3".
The Mass Effect Universe - a Primer
Price: Free! Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This document is a Primer designed to familiarize the author's readers with the universe, background and characters of Mass Effect. It is intended to be read before downloading and reading the author's novel - "EndShard: A Mass Effect Fan Novel." This Primer was written and assembled by Karen E. Politte, the author of "EndShard: A Mass Effect Fan Novel".

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