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Heroxen
11.09.2012 , 05:01 AM | #1
Hi guys, hope this is the right place to ask. I've been into Star Wars since I first saw the original trilogy but I'm yet to read any of the EU books. Can anyone recommend a good place to start? Whether the books are about the Old Republic era, before, after, NJO or whatever, I'll be interested in reading them

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saremun
11.09.2012 , 05:11 AM | #2
there are many books about Star wars, iam reading Darth Plaguies right now and its really great book but there is

Darth Bane: path to distruction
http://www.theforce.net/books/review...estruction.asp

Darth Revan
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10687840-revan

those are some btw but the links i gave you are random. enjoy

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Emperor_Kakashi
11.09.2012 , 06:21 AM | #3
Comics as well, or just novels?

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Lord_Karsk
11.09.2012 , 07:09 AM | #4
Her you go.



http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...5&postcount=10

This is the timeline the books are set in. BBY means battle of Yavin episode 4.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_novels

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Beniboybling
11.09.2012 , 12:03 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxen View Post
Hi guys, hope this is the right place to ask. I've been into Star Wars since I first saw the original trilogy but I'm yet to read any of the EU books. Can anyone recommend a good place to start? Whether the books are about the Old Republic era, before, after, NJO or whatever, I'll be interested in reading them
I would recommend that before you read Darth Bane or Revan and that, that you read Star Wars: Darth Plagueis. It seems often overlooked by many, but its fantastically well written and the best EU I've read (heck its one of the best novels I've read.) Its basically Episode 0 of Star Wars. Detailing events leading up to the Phantom Menace, and giving the very exciting and very interesting back story of Darth Sidious (its as much about him as Plageuis).

After that I'd read the Revan novel, to be honest its far from the best but gives a good and interesting background to the events in this game, and the whole KOTOR mystery.

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saremun
11.09.2012 , 03:02 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Lord_Karsk View Post
Her you go.



http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...5&postcount=10

This is the timeline the books are set in. BBY means battle of Yavin episode 4.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_novels
Holy ####, lol i didnt know there are so many Novels and books about star wars, nice i know now what to read next

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Jenzali
11.09.2012 , 04:27 PM | #7
I'd actually suggest starting with the Darth Plagueis novel. It's a great entry point to get into the EU. It's like a "Star Wars: Episode 0" in that it ties in perfectly to what you know about the movies and gives tons of tidbits of history about earlier times in the SW universe so you can decide from there where you'd like to start exploring.

Also, it's pretty much the only place where you get to truly understand Palpatine as a character. The movies really don't do hims justice at all.
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Beniboybling
11.09.2012 , 05:07 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Jenzali View Post
I'd actually suggest starting with the Darth Plagueis novel. It's a great entry point to get into the EU. It's like a "Star Wars: Episode 0" in that it ties in perfectly to what you know about the movies and gives tons of tidbits of history about earlier times in the SW universe so you can decide from there where you'd like to start exploring.

Also, it's pretty much the only place where you get to truly understand Palpatine as a character. The movies really don't do hims justice at all.
Exactly this. While I wouldn't say the films don't do him justice, they portray his evil, manipulative side perfectly. But not the reasons behind it, not the real motives. This is were you find them.

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Vinjar
11.10.2012 , 07:50 AM | #9
I probably wouldn't start with the Darth Plagueis novel. It's a good read but lacking in action. It's more cerebral. Go with the Bane trilogy first. You'll be hooked! Death Star is the next thing I would recommend. Maybe the Thrawn Trilogy next. So many good options.

Oh, don't for get the original Han Solo trilogy!

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Beniboybling
11.10.2012 , 09:09 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Vinjar View Post
I probably wouldn't start with the Darth Plagueis novel. It's a good read but lacking in action. It's more cerebral. Go with the Bane trilogy first. You'll be hooked! Death Star is the next thing I would recommend. Maybe the Thrawn Trilogy next. So many good options.

Oh, don't for get the original Han Solo trilogy!
I suppose, but it depends on what genre you like. Its not complicated, and its got a lot of depth. But if its tons of action your looking for (it does have a fair deal - Sidious owns ) this may not be where to start.