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My taste of the novel Annihilation(SPOILER)

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My taste of the novel Annihilation(SPOILER)

Slowpokeking's Avatar

11.13.2012 , 05:48 PM | #1
The writing is decent, the plot is quite similar to Lost Sun beside the family issue-destroy a super weapon, and this time the superweapon is put on use, so it's also a bit like KJA's works. An agent destroyed a superweapon from within.

Darth Gravus was killed by Karrid because most of the council prefer him to take the seat after the death of Darth Hadra, and he ordered his troops to attack her when she tried to take the "trophy" of victory from him. That's not the Darth Gravus I remember in the game.

I think the romance of Satele Shan was poor written just like in ToP. We saw several flashbacks but it's still a bit vague and not interesting. The family issue is a bit better. But I think Satele Shan and Jace's dialog and action in the later part of the book is not like the Grand Master of the Order and the Supreme Commander of the Republic, it's like some ordinary family's parents. Especially there is no need for Satele Shan to go with him in the battle.

Karrid's characterization is ok, typical young ambitious sith, nothing new. Not enough as the antagonist.

Darth Marr is the one who tried to hold the council together, as well as make some change like Maglus pointed out but looks like it's not working well. Darth Mortis is more stubborn than I thought, he didn't want to accept Karrid because of her race while he supported Karrid after Gravus' death.

OK seriously CAN WE HAVE A VICTORY FOR THE EMPIRE SIDE? We already saw so many victories of the Republic and the novel pointed it out several times. This is not like other era, it's a MMO which players could choose sides and there are more Empire players than the Republic, and there are 1400 years of blanks so no hurry to end this war so soon.

lokdron's Avatar

11.13.2012 , 07:26 PM | #2
Eh since the council is QQ about karrid its most likely that the SI is human or pureblood. =_= dammit bioware >______> had to be generic..... I will get over it.

Onto the plot well I think the novel is more geared to the republic personally I am just waiting until the empire strikes back. I don't think it will happen anytime soon since the new lead writer for the game used to be a writer for the jedi knight and smuggler class.
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Ausstig's Avatar

11.14.2012 , 01:59 AM | #3
Oh yeah. More Pub victories. Nothing makes me feel like I have accomplished something as an Empire player then hearing/seeing how the Republic made my actions completely pointless.
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Jandi's Avatar

11.14.2012 , 04:01 AM | #4
Incredibly lame. It looks like our characters are the Ahsokas of the era. Seemingly important characters that accomplished many things yet completely irrelevant and never mentioned directly by anyone, anywhere. No wonder BW has no plans to continue the story in this game anymore, it's done already.
Those that demand respect deserve only pity.

Slowpokeking's Avatar

11.14.2012 , 10:24 AM | #5
And they destroyed Darth Gravus, turned him into a dumb ***.

DarthTomus's Avatar

11.14.2012 , 12:42 PM | #6
The Empire should win the war there is that issue in Episode III when Sidious said "Once more the Sith shall rule the galaxy..."

OldVengeance's Avatar

11.14.2012 , 08:16 PM | #7
That was probably a reference to the Republic Dark Age, which takes place 2600 years after the events of this game during the New Sith Wars. It was the era that gave rise to The Brotherhood of Darkness and thus Darth Bane.

DarthTomus's Avatar

11.15.2012 , 05:12 PM | #8
But the Sith didn't rule the Galaxy then, they just went to war for 1,000 years before getting killed in the Seventh Battle of Ruusan. Unless I missed something.

Ausstig's Avatar

11.15.2012 , 05:37 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthTomus View Post
But the Sith didn't rule the Galaxy then, they just went to war for 1,000 years before getting killed in the Seventh Battle of Ruusan. Unless I missed something.
You are correct.

As much as would REALLY LOVE to I feel that it is a bad idea to read to much into one line, even if it is very odd.
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Rayla_Felana's Avatar

11.15.2012 , 05:48 PM | #10
DK wrote a mediocre novel? I'm surprised.... I was also reeeeeeaaaaaally surprised that Jace Malcom was the father....