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Lit Cover Art of Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Twi'lekPrince, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Twi'lekPrince

    Twi'lekPrince Jedi Knight

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    On the cover of the book Dawn of the Jedi: Into the Void (which will be released in May, 2013) the woman on the cover is holding some kind of sword-like weapon that isn't a lightsaber. I know the story takes place during the "Before the Republic" era when Jedi's were called Je'daii's, but what what is the weapon that the woman is using in the picture? Were lightsabers invented then?
     
  2. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    No- but "Forcesabers" were, and they looked like lightsabers.

    Her weapon looks like neither of these- maybe it's just a sword- or maybe its a slightly more sophisticated vibrosword.
     
  3. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    Jedi Katana
     
  4. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    I think background material for the early Jedi said they infuse their weapons with the power of the Force- making them tougher and better at cutting.
     
  5. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Hopefully it is a Force-imbued sword.

    I will not, however, be shocked if it just ends up being another Forcesaber and the artist gaffed.
     
  6. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    This thread works better with the pic:

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    As the comic shows, just about all Je'Daii have specially-crafted metal swords. This looks just like one of those.
     
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  7. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    It's a sword.
     
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  8. Corax78

    Corax78 Jedi Knight star 2

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    It is a sword,most likely made out of Madog steel.
     
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  9. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    But are we sure it's a sword? Couldn't it be a D-----

    ok I won't say it.

    I know I've said it before, but seriously, that's a fantastic cover. Why can't they all be like that -- more adventuresome and less like a family portrait? (Crucible, I'm looking at you....)
     
  10. BoromirsFan

    BoromirsFan Jedi Master star 4

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    I hope this will be a worthwhile read. Won't this be the earliest EUverse novel?
     
  11. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    And unless you count the flashback at the beginning of DOTJ#1, it's the earlier EU work of any medium.
     
  12. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It's sword. There's one sword in Xesh's hand in DotJ to compare it with.
     
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  13. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I wasn't planning on reading this, but the cover is gorgeous; the best I can remember for a while.
     
  14. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    But does it contradict the EU? That is the pertinent question here.
     
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  15. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That's the only question we ask about anything.
     
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  16. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    I know this thread is really about the sword question, but it seem the back cover has been revealed on the SW Book FB page (have we seen this before? Has anyone really cared about a backcover since FOTJ?:p)

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Nah, we haven't seen it. But that back cover has cemented this cover in the library of every generic high fantasy/sci-fi cover ever.

    Chick on the front? Check.

    An old-fashioned weapon? Check.

    Weird alien object floating in the background? Check.

    Bright shot of a random planet? Check.

    Blue and orange contrast? Check.
     
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  18. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    OMG! TYTHON IS IN THE DEATH SPOT?!

    I guess this novel is the one where Tython will explode.
     
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  19. 07jonesj

    07jonesj Jedi Master star 4

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    Not a big comic reader, though I've read up on DotJ on the Wook. Very much looking forward to reading this novel.