Karen Politte


A fan of the Mass Effect universe created by Bioware, I have created this Smashwords account to publish free fanfiction based on 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 wonderful, 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 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. This account exists for the betterment and enrichment of the Mass Effect universe, and the enjoyment of the fans. You may reach me via my Twitter account (@VakarianGirl), here on Smashwords, or email me at my personal email address - karenpolitte@gmail.com.
05/11/13 UPDATE:

I am humbled to be able to say that the final version (v1.4) 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 almost 300 downloads, and I feel compelled to 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
By Karen Politte
Price: Free! Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Category: Fiction
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
By Karen Politte
Price: Free! Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Category: Fiction
She didn't want someone closer to home – of that she had already assured him. She wanted him – this turian, this non-human, this man who had been with her since the beginning of their struggles. On the night before activating the Omega-4 Relay, commander Karen Shepard prepares to welcome Garrus Vakarian to her quarters, and banish the unknowns at long last…
EndShard - A Mass Effect Fan Novel
By Karen Politte
Price: Free! Words: 93,410. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Fiction
The Reaper war has destroyed their worlds leaving entire star systems decimated and populations 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 civilizations before them have failed? Join Commander Karen Shepard in this re-imagined ending to the Bioware game "Mass Effect 3".
The Mass Effect Universe - a Primer
By Karen Politte
Price: Free! Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Fiction
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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