Discussion in 'Literature' started by Aaron Dowding, Apr 27, 2013.
Which is the best star wars novel
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.
I agree with Stovers Revenge of the Sith
Fatal Alliance comes a close second IMO
My personal favorite is Yoda: Dark Rendezvous.
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.
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.
It's either the Return Of The Jedi novelization, or the Revenge Of The Sith novelization.
I'll parrot this.
I'm not sure if it would be considered the best, but MY favorite is Darth Maul Shadow Hunter.
The Unifying Force.
Star By Star
hahah yeah this would be a tough one if Stover didn't write for the franchise.
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.
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...
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
1. Shadows of the Empire
2. I, Jedi
3. Dark Rendezvous
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.
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.
Labyrinth of Evil
Dark Lord: Rise of Darth Vader
(I like Stover, Luceno and Salvatore)
The Glove of Darth Vader.
Your loyalty to the Mofference has been noted, good citizen.
Definitely the ROTS novelization is in my top 5. Shatterpoint, too.
Also, X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar.
SHATTERPOINT ALL THE WAY.
I actually think it should be taught in literature classes.
The Dark Forces novellas
The Thrawn Trilogy
The Hand of Thrawn Duology
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
The Unifying Force
Republic Commando: Hard Contact
The Clone Wars: No Prisoners