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csant's Avatar

03.14.2014 , 06:47 PM | #1
I just finished reading Darth Bane Series and Revan, and absolutely loved them both.

I can't decide on which one to read next, so give me some idea guys!

I would be interested in anything on Revan's history if there is more. Didnt see anything when I was trying to pick which one to read next.

How are the Luke Skywalker stories? with his son and Leia/Han children?

Thanks, in advance for any ideas.
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03.14.2014 , 11:16 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by csant View Post
I would be interested in anything on Revan's history if there is more. Didnt see anything when I was trying to pick which one to read next.
I don't think there are any more novels that deal with Revan at all. The Knights of the Old Republic comic series does deal with his background a bit, though it's in the background of the main characters' story.

If you're interested in novels set around the Old Republic, Deceived, which takes place around the Sacking of Coruscant is pretty good. If you liked the Bane Trilogy you'll probably also like it since Darth Malgus is the main character (since the only issue with Deceived is that some people may not like a villain protagonist).

Annihilation, by Drew K., the author of Revan (and the lead writer on KOTOR) is also pretty good, it's set during the timeframe of the game (I believe right around the time of RotHC) and the main character, Theron Shan, is going to be appearing in the new story arc that starts with Patch 2.7.

Quote: Originally Posted by csant View Post
How are the Luke Skywalker stories? with his son and Leia/Han children?
I like the post-Return of the Jedi books a lot, although there are so many of them that there are definitely a few genuine stinkers (I'm looking at you Crystal Star). If you haven't already read the Heir to the Empire trilogy (Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command, by Timothy Zahn), I would definitely suggest starting there. They are very accessible with only knowing the movies, they are widely considered some of the best written Star Wars novels, and they introduce several new characters, some of whom end up being almost as important to the rest of the Expanded Universe as the movie characters themselves. You just have to overlook a few timeline issues with regards to the Clone Wars/Rise of the Empire, since they were written before the Prequels came out.

There are a couple of novels that chronologically take place between RotJ and Heir to the Empire, I believe Truce at Bakura starts literally the day after the battle of Endor, so I guess that would be another decent jumping-on point for the era. For my money, Heir to the Empire is the better starting point, though.

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csant's Avatar

03.15.2014 , 02:33 AM | #3
I was looking at Deceived and was going to pick that one up next. Thanks, for the input its much appreciated.

Probably get into the Luke, Leia/Han books next. I already know some spoilers... heh
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03.19.2014 , 08:17 AM | #4
The Jedi academy trilogy is also a very good series. Me personally. I started with the first book after Empire Strikes Back, and went down the list. This was the time period that interested me the most. I'd say I enjoyed about 90% of the books....(crystal star is pure garbage imo btw....) My favorite book without A doubt is "Survivors quest" but it'd recommend reading "rogue planet & outbound flight" first before reading survivors quest.
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03.19.2014 , 09:06 AM | #5
In the "Revan age" there is the e-book short story series "Lost Tribe of the Sith." The first 8 installments are free. The 9th (and last) is an all inclusive e-book for $6. The series does not deal with Revan, but does mention him.

As for post-RotJ The X-wing series is great, but if you want stories about Han, Luke, and Leia and/or lightsabers you won't see a lot of them. The series centers on Wedge Antilles (the only non-major character to participate in all the major battles [Yavin, Hoth, and Endor] of the OT and survive) and Rogue Squadron.
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