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Old 08-31-2006, 11:43 AM   #81
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Traviss will work Mandos in wherever she can, regardless of whether they are needed or not...

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Old 09-01-2006, 02:47 PM   #82
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Got my copy yesterday and all i can say is so far its been brilliant these books are looking to be the best thing to ever happen to star wars, they are really really great.

One thing i've got to say im not too keen on so far is all the mentions of the mandos ok it makes sense as boba fett is a major character so he should be talking about them but it seems every other chatacter makes needless referances to them too.
Sounds great! I'll have to pick it up today. It's dissappointing though, that there are lots of references to clones. I prefer the post RotJ EU to have as little reference to pre-RotE as possible. On the other hand, I was checking Wikipedia and
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Thrackan Sal-Solo finally kicks the bucket! At last!


Is it also carried through in Bloodlines that Jaina has a pretty minor role? Aside from her botched kidnap story arc, she didn't really have much to do in Betrayal.


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Old 09-02-2006, 05:18 AM   #83
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So finished it yesterday and loved everysecond of it!

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Is it also carried through in Bloodlines that Jaina has a pretty minor role? Aside from her botched kidnap story arc, she didn't really have much to do in Betrayal.
Yeah she isnt really in this one much but when she is she does add to the story, all the referances to clones didnt really bug me as a huge part of the story is Boba trying to find family and stuff so it was expected.

It is a great book and i like the referances it makes to past events
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Like jacens flowwalking to see anakins raid on the temple


So far this series is the best thing to come set after the movies if they ever did decide to make 7,8 or 9 this is the story line they should go with *plus all the actors would be the right age!*


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Old 09-02-2006, 09:50 PM   #84
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So far this series is the best thing to come set after the movies if they ever did decide to make 7,8 or 9 this is the story line they should go with *plus all the actors would be the right age!*
Well, when you put it that way...

The comparison to the movies would be a little more tolerated if it was a 7-9 of the movies then

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Old 09-03-2006, 09:31 PM   #85
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Just finished Bloodlines. Was a good read. I like Traviss' infatuation with Mandalorians. Perhaps the future books will include Mandalore as a focal point in the story. I certainly do hope we see Fett's story arc finished, and I can't wait til Traviss finishes the next RepCom book.
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Old 09-22-2006, 12:45 PM   #86
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The writers still use the force at their convenience. What I mean is that if it fits the story at a particular time, then the hero will sense even the slightest nudge of the force even if someone force-farted 5000 years ago in a cave, they will pick it up now because the character needs to enter a tunnel, at other times characters will openly use massive force energies and other more powerful jedi will just go on with their everyday business while whistling a tune.

...and yes I'm referring to Jacen "clouding" Luke only when it is convenient for the story.



They have a pretty good overall branching story (Legacy of the Force), that I presume was brainstormed by a group of people then finetuned to adhere to have the right sw feel and to incorporate heroism, fall from grace, brotherhood, parenthood, current day real world sociopolitical criticism, etc. And then they hire writers to fill out the blanks. And it is in those blanks that sometimes most oftenly; they blow it. Like Leia murdering a wounded soldier in cold blood.

Small annoyances, but things that detract from the overall enjoyment.


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Old 11-09-2006, 10:31 PM   #87
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Just finished Bloodlines. Was a good read. I like Traviss' infatuation with Mandalorians. Perhaps the future books will include Mandalore as a focal point in the story. I certainly do hope we see Fett's story arc finished, and I can't wait til Traviss finishes the next RepCom book.
I just picked up Bloodlines. I hope they do not end Fett's story.
His ending will be a sad moment for all.
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:41 PM   #88
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I hope it doesn't go on too much longer. The guy is getting old!

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Old 11-09-2006, 11:02 PM   #89
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I hope it doesn't go on too much longer. The guy is getting old!
Boba Fett in a wheel chair hunting down his last bounty. Gray hair and long beard. Long live the Fett.
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:18 PM   #90
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I agree but heck we dont know he might even be able to get him self almost new body and live longer mwahahhahahaha.


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Old 11-22-2006, 07:12 PM   #91
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The 7th book title was released Nov 7th it is Fury.

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Old 11-23-2006, 11:08 AM   #92
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Any cover shot?

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Old 11-23-2006, 01:51 PM   #93
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No, 4 is the newest cover shot i think.

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Old 12-03-2006, 09:53 AM   #94
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I finished Tempest last Friday. I found it an enjoyable read, but I'm also a sucker for Jacen and Tenel Ka.

They brought back an old PT character:
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Aurra Sing. No clue what the point was in bringing her back into the storyline. She's older than everyone in the book. :/


There was also one point in the book (big spoiler)
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where I thought the authors were actually going to kill Han and Leia... but they got away. Meewahl and Cakhmaim didn't make it though.


I give it a 4 out of 5 from me. I got through the book in 6 hours... I think that's a peronal record for me.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:33 AM   #95
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StarWarsPhreak... Any Guesses as to who Jacens Sacrifice will be?

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Its going to be LUKE or LEIA!! IMO at least



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Old 12-04-2006, 12:37 PM   #96
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No idea at this point...
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:37 AM   #97
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My guess would be Tenel Ka, or his daughter. Though I have not read the book yet so its just a wild guess.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:06 PM   #98
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Yeah, I can't see it being any of the Big 3.

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Old 12-06-2006, 08:01 AM   #99
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I'm on the last third of Bloodlines, yeah still, because it pissed me off and I had to take a break reading or I would have burnt it muttering voodoo curses.

Even though very enjoyable, it still feels like they have very ambitious and mature goals, yet still go for the easy cop-out too often. They're setting up these big angst-filled events and when they get to it they mostly go:

I hate you!
Yeah, I hate you too, let's shoot eachother now!
Fine, whatever, let's!


They are not balancing it very well... but neither did Lucas (in any of HIS movies, the movies handled by other directors have different dynamics), so I guess the phony imbalance between maturity and plastic goes hand in hand in the SW universe.


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Old 12-09-2006, 01:20 PM   #100
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StarWarsPhreak... Any Guesses as to who Jacens Sacrifice will be?

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Its going to be LUKE or LEIA!! IMO at least
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His mother


For those who are interested:

Betrayal (May 2006)
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...45477340&itm=8

Bloodlines (August 2006)
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...45477510&itm=4

Tempest (November 2006)
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...45477529&itm=2

Exile (February 27, 2007)
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...7538&pwb=1&z=y

Scrifice (June 05, 2007)

Inferno (September 04, 2007)

Fury (September 04, 2007)

Untitled (March 04, 2008)

Untitled (June 03, 2008)

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Old 12-15-2006, 05:09 PM   #101
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The Tempest is filled with horrible grammar. Yack!
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:12 AM   #102
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The Tempest is filled with horrible grammar. Yack!
Everything from the first Dark Nest book until now has been the same. And not just here and there. Does anyone actually proofread these things??

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Old 12-20-2006, 07:35 PM   #103
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Everything from the first Dark Nest book until now has been the same. And not just here and there. Does anyone actually proofread these things??
I know what everyone means. I wonder if Troy Denning is just a bad writter. Before I went back to school, I started to read the Dark Nest books. Denning has major sentence problems, and he is lacking a good imagination. He barely gets his discriptions out, and the worlds he builds are 2D.

How was Betrayal? I am about to start reading the book, but I might as well get a review on the grammar.

I know that I am not an expert in grammar. If I was going to have my work printed for the masses, I would take my time to get things right.



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Old 12-24-2006, 09:58 PM   #104
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I think Betrayal was Good. But mabye just to me...

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Old 01-02-2007, 01:02 AM   #105
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How was Betrayal? I am about to start reading the book, but I might as well get a review on the grammar.
A little bit better, but still bad IIRC.

As for the story, it's ok, but I got tired of being reminded how old these characters are.

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Old 01-11-2007, 02:37 AM   #106
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Legacy of the Force Sacrifice First Look:



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To bring peace and order to a galaxy at war, Jacen Solo will sacrifice anything -- or anyone. Now the moment of choice is at hand...

Or rather, will be at hand this May with the release of Sacrifice, the fifth book in the Legacy of the Force series from Del Rey Books. There's many reasons to dive into this hardcover release, not the least of which is the engrossing saga of Jacen Solo which continues to move the decorated hero into the role of Dark Lord of the Sith. This book will reveal Jacen's Sith name, which fans will help determine through an online poll later this month!

Here's a first look at Sacrifice, with cover illustration by Jason Felix and design by David Stevenson. The book is by best-selling author Karen Traviss, one of the three authors (along with Aaron Allston and Troy Denning) contributing to the Legacy of the Force story arc. Fans know Traviss from her popular Republic Commando novels. Also this year, readers can look forward to a third book in the Republic Commando series, True Colors, slated for an August 2007 release in paperback.

Here's a list of the titles in the Legacy of the Force series. Sacrifice is currently scheduled to hit bookstores on May 22, 2007.

Book 1: Betrayal by Aaron Allston (June 2006, Hardcover)
Book 2: Bloodlines by Karen Traviss (September 2006, Paperback)
Book 3: Tempest by Troy Denning (December 2006, Paperback)
Book 4: Exile by Aron Allston (March 2007, Paperback)
Book 5: Sacrifice by Karen Traviss (May 2007, Hardcover)
Book 6: Inferno by Troy Denning (September 2007, Paperback)
Book 7: Fury by Aaron Allston (November 2007, Paperback)
Book 8: by Karen Traviss (March 2008, Paperback)
Book 9: by Troy Denning (June 2008, Hardcover)



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Old 01-11-2007, 05:38 PM   #107
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cool cover, is that Mara?

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Old 01-11-2007, 05:52 PM   #108
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No, its not Mara, it's Jaina Solo.

And I really look forward to buying that book...

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Old 01-12-2007, 12:08 PM   #109
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Why does a 60 year old look like she's 25?

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Because a 60 year old in that pose would not sell any books. Not one.
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Its not Mara its Jaina as Grey master said bye bye Jaina

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Didn't think Jaina had red hair like Mara...

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I think you should check out some pictures of Jaina, her hair is like Mara's, I got confussed when I saw the picture too....
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Old 01-18-2007, 01:58 PM   #114
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Just finished Tempest.
Overall it was entertaining and its interesting how Jacen is gradually falling.

There are a few things though.

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1st thing is that its wierd how Luke is such a great Jedi master, indsputably the most pwoerful JEdi, and YET, he has such a hard time fighting Lumiya!! Luke gets his hand lopped off again!! Especially when Lobi or whatever nearly defeated both Aleema and Lumiya at once all by herself.
And ends up having to SHOOT lumiya...jeeze.


And there was something else.....uh....I forgot.


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Uh... please, in the future, use spoiler tags, thank you....
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1st thing is that its wierd how Luke is such a great Jedi master, indsputably the most pwoerful JEdi, and YET, he has such a hard time fighting Lumiya!! Luke gets his hand lopped off again!! Especially when Lobi or whatever nearly defeated both Aleema and Lumiya at once all by herself.
And ends up having to SHOOT lumiya...jeeze.
Thanks for totally ruining that for me, moron.



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Old 01-18-2007, 04:27 PM   #117
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sowwy...*buries head in sand*


Oh btw, it didnt happen quite like that.....and theres a lot more to it

how do you um unlock the spoiler tags, and uh plz dont throw pebbles at me for asking.


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*Thows pebbles* You do it like this, [ spoiler ] [/ spoiler ]
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well it is offical: It IS Mara on the cover of Sacrifice found it under Mara on Wookiepedia

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no no i mean how do I read them??

BTW something wierd...

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During Lumiya and Luke's duel, Lumiya taunted Luke about Luke thinking it was about Jason, hinting that perhaps ...maybe....its ALL about Ben. She did say that Ben gaver her the GAG access codes, maybe HE is the EVIL one behind the scenes....or is becoming, and Lumiya has been secretly working with him without Jacen's knowledge.


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