"Champions of the Force," by Kevin J. Anderson [Bantam, 1994]

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"Champions of the Force," by Kevin J. Anderson [Bantam, 1994]

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10 (Excellent) 23 vote(s) 23.5%
9 8 vote(s) 8.2%
8 15 vote(s) 15.3%
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6 (Average) 15 vote(s) 15.3%
5 (Average) 3 vote(s) 3.1%
4 5 vote(s) 5.1%
3 2 vote(s) 2.0%
2 1 vote(s) 1.0%
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  1. Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2003
    star 6
    I have a few problems with JAT so I will post my comments here...

    The Good
    1. They were quick reads and were fun
    2. Kyp Durron was an interesting character
    3. I liked how they returned to Cloud City
    4. I liked Dantooine
    5. I loved the idea of the Maw, of the kessel mines and of the Daala/Tarkin relationship

    The Bad
    1. The superweapons are silly... very silly
    2. The blue chick was a total idiot. Xux was a moron..how she could be a genius and not understand anything is mind boggling.
    3. Luke always being shown as an idiot.
    4. The way the Jedi stand in a circle to defeat Exar Kun was weak (This is better expalined in I, Jedi)
    5. I hated the Kessel Crimelord and his whole plot...it seemed silly.
    6. The Administrators of the maw were too silly...they were falling into a blackhole so they called a meeting to discuss strategy.
    7. Daala was far too weak. She had everthing going for her, she was not a good villian at all, more of a moron.

    All in all...I liked Kyp and the spice mine story. After that it went down hill. It never had much suspense, Daala was far too weak. The characters were very childish at times.

    Average books.

  2. homer_of_the_sith Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Sep 23, 2004
    star 1
    Fantastic conclusion to an overall excellent trilogy.


  3. master_organa Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 5, 2004
    star 5
    "Couple of things I didn't like:
    Daala and KJA's hints of Winter - Ackbar -- sick man."
    What? I forgot that. Could someone explain.
  4. Koohii Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2003
    star 5
    Kevin J. Anderson cannot write a novel. He certainly cannot write a trilogy. The best he can accomplish is a paragraph or two describing a scene or setting. He might be OK for comic books, but not for novels.
    Someone needs to point this out to him, and to his publishers.
  5. EwokStromboli Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Aug 4, 2004
    star 3
    Decent mindless fun, but no more impressive than that. And the Maw scientists' "We need to have a meeting re: this" running joke wasn't funny the first time; instead, it was a genuine distraction from the pacing of the novel.
  6. Cloned_Sidious Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2004
    star 8
    I like Jedi Academy Trilogy.
  7. Jedi-Queen Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Feb 16, 2005
    star 4
    Not bad, the whole trilogy was ok.
    I love the basic story, but Anderson uses too much BS in with it so I kind of skimmed over some pages to get to the heart of it. Also, if he uses anymore familiar lines from the OT I will scream.
    He uses lines like "don't tell me the odds" and "I have a bad feeling about this" etc over and over. I get it, he knows the OT, he's done his homework, no need to beat it to death.
  8. Sand_Hill Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jan 25, 2004
    star 2
    overall i thought it was pretty good, but it did have a few cringeworthy moments. I think making KYP so powerful was completely pointless. I gave it an 8
  9. Simple_Man Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 9, 2005
    It Was Great But I Liked The Secont One Better

    She Was A Mad Woman
  10. ObiWanZ3 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Okay, I"m not specifically targetting this comment at this thread in particular, BUT WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY SO MANY PEOPLE SSEM TO HATE KJA'S WORK?

    I don't get it.
  11. sisyphusrocks Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jul 10, 2005
    star 2
    KJA Tell me a joke please!!!!

    A funny one.

    Not a bad book though

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