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Fate Of The Jedi Apocalypse

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Darth_Leadon
03.27.2012 , 09:16 PM | #1
Its been awhile since i'v been an active member, as i did not start playing at launch. In my return, my favorite part of the community was trashed.. What happened to the "Book/Comic" section.. Well, either way i finished Apocalypse about a week ago. An was very unhappy with Dennings work. I thought the entire Jedi Temple mission was worthless. The Sith were completely worthless, an what happen to them? I was hoping a few or atleast a Master an Apprentice would survive for placement in future books. I know thats where Vestara fits in, but Dening wrote them all off too quickly from the start of the book with the assasinations.

I really injoyed reading about the Jedi trio's mission to unknown space to speak with the Killiks to learn the orgins of Abeloth. I was able to learn so much more about the force. I thought the Celestial Palace was awesome. But Abeloths story changes so much, an seems to raise more questions then it answers. I give this book a 2-3 out of 5. The Jedi Sith battles whore horrible an lengthly, thats why i gave such a low score. Anyone else read Apocalypse? If you have, what would you rate this book?

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Tarbacca
03.28.2012 , 06:16 AM | #2
Authors making Jedi god like again...

For the sake of anything Star Wars, Jedi are NOT god, they're just mutations (in a way...)

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Aximand
03.28.2012 , 06:45 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Tarbacca View Post
Authors making Jedi god like again...

For the sake of anything Star Wars, Jedi are NOT god, they're just mutations (in a way...)
Except, canonically, they kind of are. Like it or not the Jedi are to Star Wars what the Istar are to Lord of the Rings. Only there's a lot more of them and they have laser swords.
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Darth_Leadon
03.28.2012 , 11:09 AM | #4
I read the digital version on my tablet which did not have the excerpt in it. But the Jedi do seem very unstopable.

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Aloro
03.28.2012 , 11:50 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Aximand View Post
Except, canonically, they kind of are. Like it or not the Jedi are to Star Wars what the Istar are to Lord of the Rings. Only there's a lot more of them and they have laser swords.
Erm, no. The Istari are Maiar; they're literally immortal spirits who helped create the world, who are embodied in physical avatars to come perform a specific mission (inspire the Free Peoples to defeat Sauron). The Istari are essentially angels.

Gandalf's body DIED fighting the Balrog; he wasn't merely wounded, and wasn't miraculously saved at the last minute. His body died, and his eternal spirit was sent back with a new upgraded body, aka Gandalf the White. We simply don't see this happen in Star Wars... if someone "comes back from the dead" it's always because they didn't really die, one way or another. They jumped into a clone body, or used the Force to suspend their vital force until someone else could turn them into a cyborg, or whatever. But for an Istar, "death" is meaningless.

Jedi are mortal beings with some nifty powers. They don't literally come from heaven to help the rest of the galaxy. They aren't literally immortal spirits (although a few of them can appear after death, note that they don't have any powers and can't accomplish anything at this point; Maiar just keep on trucking). They don't have a personal (literally personal) relationship with God. Jedi are superpowered Buddhist monks. Istari are demigods.

In other news, an orange was found to be surprisingly different from a hydraulic press.

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Disasterr
03.29.2012 , 09:25 AM | #6
I agree with the OP. It seems like he pulled the the tasty bits of pieces from the previous books of the series and slammed it all into the last.

While it makes sense from a writing sceme, and while it was nice to read those and revisit those characters and events it felt like I was being cheated out of a something.

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Anyways I rate it a 3/5. I expected bigger things for the length of time we had to wait for it.
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