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leXX
03-01-2003, 02:12 PM
I've decided to start reading some EU books and comics. I'm interested in female Jedi in particular. I've already ordered 'The Approaching Storm' which covers Luminara and Barriss during the trade dispute on Ansion and Dark Horse Twilight as an introduction to the Aayla EU story.

Any other recommendations?

Kstar__2
03-01-2003, 02:36 PM
well, most of the OT EU (lol, you still follow me?) is about the OT heroes (luke, han etc) leia becomes some sort of a jedi, but you don't see that very good in the books:)

Tie Guy
03-01-2003, 03:04 PM
Well, NJO has the most plentiful amount of female Jedi, but i don't recommend starting with them.

The Jedi Acedemy trilogy has some female Jedi, but none of them play a big role.

Otehr than that, and the ones you've mentioned, i can't think of any that star female Jedi except the ones with Mara befores she's really a Jedi.

boinga1
03-01-2003, 05:43 PM
read the NJO, it'd got lots of Mara and Jaina Solo.

Jedi Apprentice
03-05-2003, 11:19 PM
What are the "better" EU books for the Old Trilogy timeline?

I'm kind of new to EU books except some select books.

Thanks.

Wraith 8
03-06-2003, 02:47 PM
welll.. in the corellian trilogy..... Leia beats Luke in duel :p

leXX
03-06-2003, 03:29 PM
Really? You mean Leia learns how to use a lightsaber? Cool!! :D Any pictures of her wielding a saber?

swphreak
03-06-2003, 03:39 PM
there's a few. since I cant get my HP scanner to work.. I cant show you....

Also, the Young Jedi Knights Series has Jaina and Tenel Ka in them as well as Jacen, Lowie, and a few other characters.

and I suggest you try to stick to the order for the books. Don't skip them or you'll be lost... sort of.

Jedi Apprentice
03-07-2003, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by Wraith 8
welll.. in the corellian trilogy..... Leia beats Luke in duel :p

That's almost as crazy as one comic I saw that had Boba Fett and Darth Vader in a lightsaber duel. :roleyess:

swphreak
03-07-2003, 03:57 PM
the only reason she won was because Luke underestimated her....

and Boba Barely survived that fight

Pnut_Man
03-07-2003, 07:14 PM
I need to see that comic book ;) What color saber was Boba using ?

And I think leXX should read some young jedi knights, or if that's too unsophisticated (:P), try NJO :)

swphreak
03-07-2003, 08:45 PM
It's Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/156971407X/qid=1047083770/sr=1-3/ref=sr_1_3/104-1038900-5016719?v=glance&s=books)

and boba was.... not using a saber.......

Also, the YJK series is not just for little kids.

Jakool
03-07-2003, 09:06 PM
I like the alternate comic where Yoda fights Vader, and the other one from Star Wars Tales that had Darth Vader vs. Darth Maul.

http://209.95.35.130/covers/00/00458.jpg


And Shadows of the Empire is a pretty good book. :fett:

Katarn07
03-08-2003, 11:56 AM
And must say to leXX

It's about time!!!

Shadow Hunter revolves around a female Padawan on her Trials to Knighthood. Darsh Assant (SP?).

Also, my fanfic revolves around a 13 year old female Jedi. Link in my sig...

Wraith 8
03-08-2003, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
the only reason she won was because Luke underestimated her....

and Boba Barely survived that fight i knew he underestimated her... but that doesnt change the fact that she KICKED his ass :p

leXX
03-08-2003, 08:17 PM
Leia kicks ass saber or not! ;) I'll have to read that. :D

swphreak
03-08-2003, 11:21 PM
Crystal Star is a good book too. Leia has a big part (other than being the CoS and doing diplomatic crap) she actually goes out and searches for her kids because they were kidnapped. There's another part of the story too, Luke and Han go to a space station in search of a Jedi near a Crystal Star yada yada. Just read the book. I think it's good.

Rogue15
03-09-2003, 01:51 AM
i agree, I really got into that Crystal Star book!

darthfergie
03-09-2003, 04:06 PM
Crystal Star was okay. Not the best, not the worst.

But your best bet when picking books to read, Rogue Squadron Series and Thrawn Trilogy (plus the later duology) with the addition of Courtship of Princess Leia. All these books are interlocking and have many different views of battles, etc.

leXX
03-10-2003, 06:38 AM
Found this pick in the swamp, Leia looks wicked with a saber!...

http://www.angelfire.com/falcon/csaber/swnhinfin2.jpg

also this one from Dark Horse Comics...

http://209.95.35.130/covers/d/dhcswde6.jpg

Wraith 8
03-22-2003, 04:55 PM
Originally posted by Rogue15
i agree, I really got into that Crystal Star book! you think? i didn think that book was good at all. dark saber was MUCH better.

Jedi Skywalker
04-16-2003, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
Crystal Star is a good book too. Leia has a big part (other than being the CoS and doing diplomatic crap) she actually goes out and searches for her kids because they were kidnapped. There's another part of the story too, Luke and Han go to a space station in search of a Jedi near a Crystal Star yada yada. Just read the book. I think it's good.

Read Crystal Star was the first SW EU book I've read. GOOD GOOD READ IT!!

Jo
04-19-2003, 10:12 PM
read the thraw trilogy and the thrawn duology. both are the development of mara jade to being a jedi. i would like to read the dark empire books about the cloned emporer...any adobe acrobat reader files that you guys know of

Random
04-20-2003, 11:17 AM
You know what I'm going to suggest first, Aayla comcis!

Dark Horse Star Wars - Twilight
You said you already read.

Dark Horse Star Wars - Darkness
A must have. Aayla plays a much bigger part and its probably one of the best story arcs I've ever read. A great action scene ending.

Dark Horse Star Wars - Stark Hyperspace War
This is more of a background info story arc. The series focuses on the War, but it explains how Aayla gets her memories back.

Dark Horse Star Wars - Rite of Passage
Another great arc. Here you get to see Aayla kicking some serious butt as she unknowingly embarks on her graduation to knighthood.

If you want more info on the issues you can check out the Timeline page at http://temoto.co.uk/aayla/
You can also buy the Trade Paperback of these stories at TFAW.com: http://www4.tfaw.com/gn/search.html?cart=3110757455661514&D=20&V=T&DB=C&shw=tpb&dat=ALL&alf=ALL&media=ALL&sstring=star%20wars

benTantilles
05-02-2003, 09:17 AM
THRAWN TRILOGY is a must....best books ever to hit the printers. the thrawn duology's cool, too.

x-wing novels are cool...STARFIGHTERS OF ADUMAR's the best written one. PLUS, it's a stand alone. and IMO, it's the funniest book one could ever hope to read...

i haven't read crystal star...but i've heard tt it was supposed to've been the worst sw book ever.

and personally, dark empire proved to be a HUGE disappointment. the art didn't quite appeal to me, the colouring especially. (tho cam's work in some of the other comics i've read- boba fett-were amazing).

yeah, random, the republic series is great...so's the ongoing empire series...especially since biggs is in it...

imo, tho, the rogue squad series is ABOVE ALL...specifically, in the empire's service and mandatory retirement. and the making of baron fel was just too cool....:)

swphreak
05-02-2003, 09:46 AM
The NJO is an awesome series. and by the time you catch up to Force Heretic, the series may be over. A good thing sort of, you won't have to wait a whole month to get the next book....

but the first 3 or 4 books (according to some people) are "boring." I thought all the books were awesome except for Balance Point. I thought that was kinda boring....

benTantilles
05-02-2003, 12:46 PM
i, too, found balance point a tad boring...imo, the best books're(in no particular order) star by star, the dark tide duology and the enemy lines duology. i'm on traitor now...it seems to be shaping up nicely...

Echuu Shen-Jon
05-11-2003, 07:17 AM
I will realy reccomend the Thrawn trilogy...The YJK are good too!

Haven't read other :D