Lit The Official Scoundrels Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Rogue_Follower, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Joe Force Ghost

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    Dec 25, 2012
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    Just finished it. Did not see that ending coming at all.
  2. Ordo Skirata Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 3, 2012
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    I really liked Scoundrels. One of the best SW books I've read in a long time.

    The ending was great too, it really makes you rethink the story once you figure out about Eanjer.
  3. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    Whoa! Spoiler alert!
  4. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    I hear Han, Lando, Chewie, Winter and Kell all survive.
  5. Joe Force Ghost

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    Spoiler alert for what? I said nothing about what happens.
  6. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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    Spoilers allowed in this thread. Read at your own risk.
  7. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    You spoiled the ending!!!



    I'm jk, btw ..
  8. Joe Force Ghost

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    1:20
  9. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    Exactly where I was coming from ;)
  10. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    about half way through. it is getting interesting
  11. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    Me too. Just got to
    when Lando got kidnapped on his way out of Marblewood.
  12. DarthStymi Force Ghost

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    Quoting myself. Since then, somewhere about the midway point, things started to come together and feel more interesting. Enjoying it a lot more, now, although still not one of my favorite Zahn SW stories.

    The book can be very exposition heavy at time--too much tell, not enough show...especially in the first half of the book.

    I am also a spoiler-phile. And knowing does now ruin it at all for me.
  13. Malachi108 Jedi Grand Master

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    I had a feeling Zan was injected with a bit of Luceno-serum for this one. There were quite a few of references I simply didn't expect to show up in Zahn's book. Ylesia was expected, Yavin Vasiliska was a pleasant surprise, Billal Batross was purely a moment of awesome. Revan and Malak... well, they're the big thing now and will probably remain for a while. Other minor things of note are 501-Z droids, Morg Nar, Pter Nyklas, Sise Fromm, Alexy Garyn and Bidlo Kwerve.

    The book itself was quite enjoyable, with interesting characters, complex plan, gambit pileup and a (mostly) expected resolution. Special "Hi!" goes to that jerk at Wookieepedia, who put the big spoiler in Dramatis Personae section. Not the plot summary, not even the Appearances section, mind you - Dramatis Personae itself. What the hell did you have to do that for?
  14. COMPNOR Force Ghost

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    I was disappointed when it turned out that Jaxxon wasn't going to be in on the heist, but at least the species made an appearance.
  15. DarthRelaxus Chosen One

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    Saw it coming about 3 pages before it happened.
  16. Jedi Master Jeremy Jedi Youngling

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    So, I'm only on page 51, and I'm assuming it's a plot point later on, but Winter is already a member of the Rebel Alliance; how is she working for Mazzic?
  17. DarthRelaxus Chosen One

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    It's not really a plot point, but it is explained.
  18. Jedi Master Jeremy Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks, I was worried it was a continuity error.
  19. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    still not making too much progress. maybe about 60 % through it.
  20. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    Just finished today. Thought it was awesome!
  21. krtmd Jedi Grand Master

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    Zahn wrote a blog post, if anyone is interested.
  22. Heat Force Ghost

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    I'm about quarter way through. Pretty good so far.

    Who are the two guys on the left side of the Scoundrels picture? I suppose the other two are Winter and Bink.
  23. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    Cool. Thanks @!

    I'm curious about the pics on the back as well @.
    krtmd likes this.
  24. Heat Force Ghost

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  25. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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