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Brewnian's Avatar

02.27.2013 , 07:01 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by YoshiRaphElan View Post
I don't know; I mean some of those Force powers are way more out there than a "Scream Shield." And I've read that book at least twice (probably 3 times) and I'm pretty sure she didn't make a shield with her scream, she just used the dark side to create a shield and was screaming as she did it.
I would have to look it up, but I'm reasonably sure she thought to herself that as long as she kept screaming she knew she'd be safe.

The mental imagery that gave me invoked an " IT'S OVER 9000!" image in my head, and that kind of shenanigans definitely feels like it only happens in the old republic books.

There's a great scene in Revan where he says, "I am Revan reborn and before me you are nothing." Which is awesome, but again, the outcome of that line is not something I would expect to see in any New Jedi Order era book.

Doctoglethorpe's Avatar

02.27.2013 , 09:34 PM | #12
Deceived is the best SWTOR novel imo. Its focused on Darth Malgus during and after the sacking of Coruscant (That epic first CG trailer that released) as well as a young Jedi that abandons the order to hunt him and a smuggler with an issue you can actually sympathize with (not just all hey ho making money yo) that gets tied into it.

In terms of all Star Wars books, I HIGHLY recommend Darth Plagueis. Plagueis was Sidious's former master, the book deals with how he became Lord, how he found and trained Palpatine to become Sidious and how Sidious killed him and took over the Sith's activities including training Maul, and it gives a lot of detail in the behind the scenes events leading right up to and during Ep. 1

Those are my two favorite SW books of all, but really theres too many good ones to list em all. I'd say pretty much anything written by James Luceno and Paul S. Kemp you can expect to be amongst the best. But theres a lot more still. Drew Karpyshyn wrote Revan as well as the Darth Bane trilogy. They are good, not the greatest, but good. I'm currently reading the adaption of Ep3 and I gotta say, a lot of people claim its better then the movie and I completely agree. Its so much better then the movie that it makes me tolerate the movie more by considering it more like a visual reference to the events of the book rather then an accurate portrayal of any semblance of detail itself. So I recommend that one too.

Doctoglethorpe's Avatar

02.27.2013 , 09:40 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Brewnian View Post
I have read these books from this era:
Red Harvest: This is a good book, but it's a horror book in reality. Zombie Sith vs Sith, Bounty Hunters, and Jedi.
Revan: This book takes place after KOTOR 1 and 2 but before this MMO (SWTOR). There will be a lot here you will recognize from this game.
Fatal Alliance: I do not think I like this book. The primary Sith character does a lot of Dragon Ball Z type anger powering and I think that's ridiculous. It really bothers me.
Dang dude you really need to read Deceived then. If you thought the other SWTOR books were even just passable you'll love Deceived.

DarthDymond's Avatar

02.27.2013 , 09:59 PM | #14
Anyone who is interested in Star Wars fiction should definitely read the Heir to the Empire trilogy - it pretty much set the bar for the novels and established some of the biggest original characters of the Expanded Universe. It's also set fairly soon after Ep. 6, so its an easy transition from watching the movies. (Just ignore some timeline issues with Darth Vader and the Clone Wars since the prequels hadn't been made when this came out.)

If you're looking for books for your kid, I've always had a soft spot in my heart for the Young Jedi Knights series of YA books, since i really enjoyed them when I was growing up. (Heck, if you don't mind reading books meant for kids an adult can breeze through these in a weekend or two - they really set up a lot of the characters that take on major roles in the New Jedi Order, Swarm War, and Legacy of the Force novels and add a lot of emotional punch to the last book in LotF.)