Drew Karpyshyn, a Canadian author and game designer, was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on July 28, 1971. and grew up in St. Albert, a city just a few minutes northwest of Edmonton.
After working at a credit union for some time, he eventually became a game developer. He joined BioWare towards the end of the Baldur's Gate series, and wrote the tie-in novel for Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. He stayed with BioWare, where he worked on Neverwinter Nights, and became the Senior Writer on the critically acclaimed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
This Star Wars connection gave him the opportunity to write Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, Darth Bane: Rule of Two, and Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil, his first hardcovers.
Karpyshyn still works for BioWare; he was the lead writer for both Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2.
Drew Karpyshyn books reviewed
Star Wars - The Old Republic: Annihilation
The Sith Empire is in flux. The Emperor is missing, presumed dead, and an ambitious Sith lord's attempt to seize the throne has ended fatally. Still, Darth Karrid, comm...
Path of Destruction
Thousands of years before the rise of Darth Sidious and Darth Vader, the Old Republic was rife with the evil Sith, who were a constant thorn in the side of the Jedi. But gr...
Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians -and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republi...
- Revelation (2007)
- Ascension (2008)
- Retribution (2010)
Forgotten Realms: Cities
- Temple Hill (2001)
Forgotten Realms : Baldur's Gate
- Throne of Bhaal (2001)
Star Wars : Darth Bane
- Path of Destruction (2006)
- Rule of Two (2007)
- Dynasty of Evil (2009)