Drew Karpyshyn

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


Mass Effect

  • 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)