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

  1. Aaron Dowding

    Aaron Dowding Jedi Youngling

    Apr 24, 2013
    Which is the best star wars novel
  2. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jul 22, 2010
    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.
  3. aalagartassle

    aalagartassle Jedi Master star 4

    Jan 11, 2011
    I agree with Stovers Revenge of the Sith
    Fatal Alliance comes a close second IMO
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  4. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

    Oct 23, 2004
  5. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 4, 2002
    My personal favorite is Yoda: Dark Rendezvous.
  6. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

    Jun 29, 2003

    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

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

    Aug 9, 2002
    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

    Darth_Zandalor Jedi Master star 4

    Aug 2, 2009
    True Colors.
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  9. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

    Apr 3, 2002
    It's either the Return Of The Jedi novelization, or the Revenge Of The Sith novelization.
  10. son_of_skywalker03

    son_of_skywalker03 Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 7, 2003
    I'll parrot this.
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  11. Obie-2-Kenobi

    Obie-2-Kenobi Jedi Knight star 2

    Feb 18, 2008
    I'm not sure if it would be considered the best, but MY favorite is Darth Maul Shadow Hunter.
  12. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

    Sep 2, 2012
    The Unifying Force.
    Star By Star
  13. Trip

    Trip Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 7, 2003
    hahah yeah this would be a tough one if Stover didn't write for the franchise.

    anyway, Traitor
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  14. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

    May 28, 2003
    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

    Draconarius Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 27, 2005
    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

    Kenobi098 Jedi Knight star 1

    May 8, 2013
    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

    Crimson Zephyr Jedi Youngling

    May 8, 2013
    1. Shadows of the Empire
    2. I, Jedi
    3. Dark Rendezvous
  18. AusStig

    AusStig Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 3, 2010
    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

    jedimaster203 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 19, 1999
    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

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

    Mar 4, 2011
    ROTS novelization
    ROTJ novelization
    AOTC novelization
    Darth Plagueis
    Labyrinth of Evil
    Dark Lord: Rise of Darth Vader
    Vector Prime

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

    Rew Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 22, 2008
    The Glove of Darth Vader.
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  22. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 2, 2009
    Your loyalty to the Mofference has been noted, good citizen.
  23. Valbino

    Valbino Jedi Knight

    Aug 9, 2008
    Definitely the ROTS novelization is in my top 5. Shatterpoint, too.

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

    darth fluffy Jedi Knight star 2

    Dec 27, 2012

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

    GrandMasterKatarn Jedi Knight star 4

    Feb 8, 2008
    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
    Republic Commando: Hard Contact
    The Clone Wars: No Prisoners