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SWTOR: Annihilation(New Novel)

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BrandonSM
08.10.2012 , 11:05 AM | #1
A New Novel is taking place right after this game and is based around Theron Shan.

Quote:
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, commander of the fearsome Imperial battle cruiser Ascendant Spear, continues her relentless efforts to achieve total Sith domination of the galaxy.
But Karrid’s ruthless determination is more than matched in the steely resolve of Theron Shan, whose unfinished business with the Empire could change the course of the war for good. Though the son of a Jedi master, Theron does not wield the Force—but like his renowned mother, the spirit of rebellion is in his blood. As a top covert agent for the Republic, he struck a crucial blow against the Empire by exposing and destroying a Sith superweapon arsenal—which makes him the ideal operative for a daring and dangerous mission to end Ascendant Spear’s reign of terror.

Joined by hot-headed smuggler Teff’ith, with whom he has an inexplicable bond, and wise Jedi warrior Gnost-Dural, Darth Karrid’s former master, Theron must match wits and weapons with a battle-tested crew of the most cold-blooded dark side disciples. But time is brutally short. And if they don’t seize their one chance to succeed, they will surely have countless opportunities to die..


Best Part is... wait for it.... Its written by Drew Karpshyn.




P.S. Not sure if it was already posted or what. And I apologize if it was.

Here is the wookieepedia link: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_...:_Annihilation
Hapan: "This creature has information that could lead us to a woman who has been kidnapped. We will get that information."
Luke: "This woman is a citizen of the New Republic, and if you do not take your hands off her, I will take your hands off you."

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Aximand
08.10.2012 , 11:19 AM | #2
Drew Karpshyn? Well, that's one I'm not reading.
I'm not mean, you're just a sissy.
The Orange Pixel is the REAL Sith Emperor
I don't need luck, I've got ammo - Urdnot Grunt
Remember 4/22/2011. A day that shall live in infamy.

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epicfear
08.10.2012 , 11:24 AM | #3
If someone like timothy zahn had written it, I would have grabbed it in a heartbeat.

Now, im not so sure.
Copy this signature if you believe Timothy Zahn should take over the Star Wars EU

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BrandonSM
08.10.2012 , 11:27 AM | #4
The only reason I may read it, is because of Gnost Dural... I liked his voice in the timeline videos..


But undoubtedly the Publisher Summary is only half the book and the other half will be Drew talking about how awesome he thinks Revan is..


*cough* Path of Destruction *cough* *cough*
Hapan: "This creature has information that could lead us to a woman who has been kidnapped. We will get that information."
Luke: "This woman is a citizen of the New Republic, and if you do not take your hands off her, I will take your hands off you."

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Aximand
08.10.2012 , 11:34 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by BrandonSM View Post
The only reason I may read it, is because of Gnost Dural... I liked his voice in the timeline videos..


But undoubtedly the Publisher Summary is only half the book and the other half will be Drew talking about how awesome he thinks Revan is..


*cough* Path of Destruction *cough* *cough*
Wouldn't shock me in the slightest.
I'm not mean, you're just a sissy.
The Orange Pixel is the REAL Sith Emperor
I don't need luck, I've got ammo - Urdnot Grunt
Remember 4/22/2011. A day that shall live in infamy.

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Rayla_Felana
08.10.2012 , 12:41 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by BrandonSM View Post
The only reason I may read it, is because of Gnost Dural... I liked his voice in the timeline videos..


But undoubtedly the Publisher Summary is only half the book and the other half will be Drew talking about how awesome he thinks Revan is..


*cough* Path of Destruction *cough* *cough*
Like we need to guess.

Oh and here is something for some SERIOUS lols:

Me: When writing the novel 'Revan', exactly what process did you go through
with the Exile? or rather Meetra Surik as we now know. I know a lot of
disheartened Exile fans who felt rather cheated by the ending of the novel
and the very small appearances made by her in SWTOR.
We knew a few things about the Exile's past, her as a person and we even know, thanks to some source-books her powers: Force Whirlwind, Sever Force, Force Enlightenment, etc.... I am just wondering how come her truly canon powers never made any appearance in the novel and also why you seemed to make Revan out as the more powerful of the two, despite him being in a weakened state. Thanks.


DK: One thing to keep in mind is that powers as depicted in a video game don't
translate well to novels or film - an author has to take artisitic license
with things to make them fit the medium.

Beyond this, I don't really know what to tell you. I'm not even sure what
powers you're referring to specifically.
In any case, I don't like to get
into arguments or defenses of my work via e-mail - the work stands on it's
own. I did what I did because I felt it was right for the project I was
working on. Some people accept that, others don't - not much I can do to
change people's minds.

I do talk about the fan reaction to Revan in a number of my older blog
posts - go back to the stuff around the time the novel came out if you
really want to see my opinions on it.

Drew

So anyone who had doubts about whether he'd actually done any research on the Exile to a meaningful standard....

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Aximand
08.10.2012 , 01:26 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Rayla_Felana View Post
Like we need to guess.

Oh and here is something for some SERIOUS lols:

Me: When writing the novel 'Revan', exactly what process did you go through
with the Exile? or rather Meetra Surik as we now know. I know a lot of
disheartened Exile fans who felt rather cheated by the ending of the novel
and the very small appearances made by her in SWTOR.
We knew a few things about the Exile's past, her as a person and we even know, thanks to some source-books her powers: Force Whirlwind, Sever Force, Force Enlightenment, etc.... I am just wondering how come her truly canon powers never made any appearance in the novel and also why you seemed to make Revan out as the more powerful of the two, despite him being in a weakened state. Thanks.


DK: One thing to keep in mind is that powers as depicted in a video game don't
translate well to novels or film - an author has to take artisitic license
with things to make them fit the medium.

Beyond this, I don't really know what to tell you. I'm not even sure what
powers you're referring to specifically.
In any case, I don't like to get
into arguments or defenses of my work via e-mail - the work stands on it's
own. I did what I did because I felt it was right for the project I was
working on. Some people accept that, others don't - not much I can do to
change people's minds.

I do talk about the fan reaction to Revan in a number of my older blog
posts - go back to the stuff around the time the novel came out if you
really want to see my opinions on it.

Drew

So anyone who had doubts about whether he'd actually done any research on the Exile to a meaningful standard....
In other words, he has no excuse and he didn't do any research at all as to the characters he was going to write about other than Revan. Gee... where have we seen that before...?
I'm not mean, you're just a sissy.
The Orange Pixel is the REAL Sith Emperor
I don't need luck, I've got ammo - Urdnot Grunt
Remember 4/22/2011. A day that shall live in infamy.

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Lord_Karsk
08.12.2012 , 10:47 AM | #8
The things he says is true. Most powers you see in games are just game mecanics that is not in any way canon.
Just like the all powerful Raid bosses you need 16 man to take down, just game mecanics. The novels around the game are the only thing about the game along with the mayor NPC characters that is canon.

And remember Revan was a champion Jedi, the Exile was not.She was strong in the force nothing more.

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Rayla_Felana
08.12.2012 , 10:58 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Lord_Karsk View Post
The things he says is true. Most powers you see in games are just game mecanics that is not in any way canon.
Just like the all powerful Raid bosses you need 16 man to take down, just game mecanics. The novels around the game are the only thing about the game along with the mayor NPC characters that is canon.

And remember Revan was a champion Jedi, the Exile was not.She was strong in the force nothing more.
He was wrong though, her abilities weren't taken from Game Mechanics, they were taken from the KotOR Sourcebook, he failed to research that, simple.

Oh and Anakin Skywalker was viewed as the champion of the Order in his day by the masses, does that make him most powerful? no, not even close.

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Omnitheo
08.12.2012 , 09:10 PM | #10
Drew was one of the lead writers behind KoTOR and largely responsible for the character and story of Darth Revan. On the other hand, he was not involved in KoTOR2, and did not create the Jedi Exile.

As he says, video games and books don't always translate well with eachother. You can blame him for making realistic believable characters instead of force charged demi-gods with infinite lives. But then again, I could blame every author who has ever mentioned Kyle Katarn and didn't have him loaded with 9 guns, and blasting balls of Force Destruction at people, or turning completely invisible.