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TalonVII
04.24.2013 , 02:33 PM | #11
Some good EU books: Couscant nights trilogy. X-wing Series. Bane series. I Jedi. Shadows of the Empire. Truce at Bakura. Clone Commando Series.
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Axe_Faktor
04.24.2013 , 04:01 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by TalonVII View Post
Some good EU books: Couscant nights trilogy. X-wing Series. Bane series. I Jedi. Shadows of the Empire. Truce at Bakura. Clone Commando Series.
Forgot about the Republic Commando series. Also quite good, and even though it's in that 1-6 era, it doesn't touch much on the main characters from the movies. seconded
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psandak
04.24.2013 , 04:11 PM | #13
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I'm glad I read books for a better reason then to accumulate historical information of a fictional universe.
/snark on
So let me get this straight...you read nothing but non-fiction then right? Because if you read ANY fiction whatsoever, then you too are only "accumulating historical information of a fictional universe." Yes, that fictional universe might be based in reality, but it is still fictional.
/snark off

And by the way, while I do read a significant amount of Star Wars EU, it is only a fraction of what I read in general. Partial list: Silva, Cussler, Follett, Grisham, Clancy, and Rollins (notice that NONE of them are sci-fi/fantasy).

Getting back on topic, I agree with all the suggestions already posted. I am currently reading the Bane trilogy and loving every second of it.

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Doctoglethorpe
04.24.2013 , 04:14 PM | #14
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*sigh* I thought we were having a decent conversation...should have realized we were just trying to take cheap shots at each other's reading habits. Pretty sure I said multiple times that I thought Deceived was a good book. Allow me to clarify one more time: I liked Deceived, it was a well written and enjoyable book.
I don't think it was a cheap shot (though it was written half jokingly which should be obvious) to point out the book has merits despite not serving the purpose of a dense source of lore. It really wasn't clear that you thought it was good since you were going out of the way to be critical of it, appearing to be trying to convince people not to consider my suggestion. *shrug*

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Doctoglethorpe
04.24.2013 , 04:23 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by psandak View Post
/snark on
So let me get this straight...you read nothing but non-fiction then right? Because if you read ANY fiction whatsoever, then you too are only "accumulating historical information of a fictional universe." Yes, that fictional universe might be based in reality, but it is still fictional.
/snark off
Just because it is something that happens doesn't make it the de facto reason one reads a fictional novel. You know, theres things like interesting characters, ethical struggles, engaging mystery, or something as simple as absorbing a setting you like, etc, theres a lot of reason to read a book (or watch a movie or whatever) other then simply trying to fill in a more detailed picture of a fiction's timeline.

Deceived won't fill in very much detail of the overall story. Except for the first few chapters its primarily a story on a more personal level only concerned with a few characters, only one of which plays any larger role in other media. Doesn't make it a bad book, don't know why it even needs to be said. That's all I'm saying.

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Axe_Faktor
04.24.2013 , 04:49 PM | #16
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It really wasn't clear that you thought it was good since you were going out of the way to be critical of it, appearing to be trying to convince people not to consider my suggestion. *shrug*
Lol. OK, just...ok
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I haven't read Revan, but Fatal Alliance was not so great, and Deceived, while admittedly a decent read, didn't add much to the overall story I felt. Except to maybe explain the Deceived trailer a bit better. I'm reading Annihilation right now. 4 Chapters in and I'm enjoying it so far, so maybe it will turn the series around.
Here...look, you even quoted me saying that later on:
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and Deceived, while admittedly a decent read, didn't add much to the overall story I felt.
*shakes head judgmentally*

I don't believe you read it, that or you weren't paying much attention. It only covers the single most important event of the entire war...

Waaay more importantly though it fleshes out one of the greatest sith characters and probably the greatest scoundrel character of the entire franchise (Yes, he's way more interesting then Han Solo).

Darth Plagueis is my favorite book in the entire catalog but its tied to the movies so I recommended my second favorite book instead.
And then,
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I'll say it again, Deceived is not a bad book. In fact it's a good book.
and finally,
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*sigh* I thought we were having a decent conversation...should have realized we were just trying to take cheap shots at each other's reading habits. Pretty sure I said multiple times that I thought Deceived was a good book. Allow me to clarify one more time: I liked Deceived, it was a well written and enjoyable book.
I'm sorry to have confused you...

Had enough of this battle though.

Bottom line: I enjoyed Deceived, and I believe others will too if they read it.
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Wolfcard
04.24.2013 , 05:30 PM | #17
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Forgot about the Republic Commando series. Also quite good, and even though it's in that 1-6 era, it doesn't touch much on the main characters from the movies. seconded
I was crushed when they cancelled the Commando series... My favorite book series by far until I learned there wouldn't be an ending. :/

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TalonVII
04.24.2013 , 08:28 PM | #18
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I was crushed when they cancelled the Commando series... My favorite book series by far until I learned there wouldn't be an ending. :/
I agree with that. It's because KT had a serious falling out on how the Mandos were being done. People back and forth calling Mandos mary-sue, then jedi and blah blah blah.

Honestly all it did, was rob us fans of the commando series of books a great series and absolutely no closure on the gap from right after order 66 to the rest of the EU. Hell it would of been intersting to see KT write about Mandalorians and the eventual guerilla war against the Empire.

Cryin damn shame.
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