Lit best star wars novel

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Aaron Dowding, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Aaron Dowding Jedi Youngling

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    Which is the best star wars novel
  2. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    That's kind of a difficult question to definitively answer. Lots of variables to consider, as different novels have different great things about them. "Best" is a very broad, and very subjective term.

    ... But with that said, Stover's Revenge of the Sith.
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  3. aalagartassle Jedi Grand Master

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    I agree with Stovers Revenge of the Sith
    Fatal Alliance comes a close second IMO
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  4. Gorefiend Chosen One

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  5. my kind of scum Force Ghost

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    My personal favorite is Yoda: Dark Rendezvous.
  6. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    Traitor.

    Although Iron Fist and Dark Rendezvous are both very good.


    Edit: I used to really love Shadow Hunter too. I haven't read it in forever so I might not remember it clearly, but it was one of the few novels I couldn't put down.
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  7. ezekiel22x Chosen One

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    For best written I'd go with Shadows of Mindor for being a metafictional treatise on tie-ins as well as a good, fun action yarn. From a more fannish, nostalgic perspective, Star by Star and I, Jedi stand out as particularly memorable.
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  8. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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  9. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    It's either the Return Of The Jedi novelization, or the Revenge Of The Sith novelization.
  10. son_of_skywalker03 Force Ghost

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    I'll parrot this.
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  11. Obie-2-Kenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not sure if it would be considered the best, but MY favorite is Darth Maul Shadow Hunter.
  12. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    ROTS
    Traitor
    The Unifying Force.
    Star By Star
  13. Trip Force Ghost

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    hahah yeah this would be a tough one if Stover didn't write for the franchise.

    anyway, Traitor
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  14. AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature

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    In terms of pure EU story goodness, The Unifying Force is hard to top. Truly a pinnacle of the Del Rey-era EU.

    In terms of incredible writing style and themes, Stover's novelization of ROTS is one of those books that really shows that talented writers with a flair for words and prose can write the EU. I am also a big fan of the ROTJ novelization. There are so many little awesome nuggets in that book that it really deserves more attention than it gets.

    --Adm. Nick
  15. Draconarius Force Ghost

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    Stover's Revenge of the Sith novelization. No contest for mine. I know people who adored the movie and still think the book is lightyears ahead of it.

    If we're limiting it to non-movie books (ie. no novelizations), then I'd agree with Admiral Nick: The Unifying Force is pretty hard to go past. A fantastic end to the boldest series Star Wars had seen. Too bad it all went downhill after that...
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  16. Kenobi098 Jedi Master

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    1. Stover's revenge of the sith: The Movie is good the book is amazing.
    2. I, Jedi: A Star Wars story told from First person perspective and it was a great read.
    3. Shadows of Mindo
    4. Labyrinth of Evil
  17. Crimson Zephyr Jedi Youngling

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    1. Shadows of the Empire
    2. I, Jedi
    3. Dark Rendezvous
  18. AusStig Jedi Grand Master

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    I will go with the crowd and say that

    Stover's Revenge of the Sith is the best Novel is the best Novel.

    It makes a goodish movie great, it explains the 'fridge logic' and goes into great explanation for each character.
  19. jedimaster203 Force Ghost

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    Like most other people, I'm going to say Revenge of the Sith.

    That said, Stover is heads and shoulders above the other writers. I hope DR brings him back in the future, but he's a slow writer.

    I'm also a big fan of Allston. His stand alone work, especially Starfighters of Adumar, is really top notch stuff. I personally find Zahn and Luceno to be bland and hard to read, but I have no issues with their actual stories. I enjoy them if I listen to them on audiobook.
  20. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    ROTS novelization
    ROTJ novelization
    AOTC novelization
    Darth Plagueis
    Labyrinth of Evil
    Dark Lord: Rise of Darth Vader
    Shatterpoint
    Vector Prime

    (I like Stover, Luceno and Salvatore)
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  21. Rew Force Ghost

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    The Glove of Darth Vader.
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  22. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    Your loyalty to the Mofference has been noted, good citizen.
  23. Valbino Jedi Grand Master

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    Definitely the ROTS novelization is in my top 5. Shatterpoint, too.

    Also, X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar.
  24. darth fluffy Jedi Grand Master

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    SHATTERPOINT ALL THE WAY.

    I actually think it should be taught in literature classes.
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  25. GrandMasterKatarn Force Ghost

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    ROTS noveliszation
    ROTJ novelization
    The Dark Forces novellas
    The Thrawn Trilogy
    The Hand of Thrawn Duology
    I, Jedi
    Darth Plagueis
    Knight Errant
    Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
    The Unifying Force
    Traitor
    Republic Commando: Hard Contact
    The Clone Wars: No Prisoners