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Lit Crucible by Troy Denning

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Manisphere, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    Han, Luke, and Leia are back in action–older and wiser, but as ready as ever to leap headlong into adventure!

    Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia have spent a lifetime fighting wars, bringing the Jedi back from extinction, raising families, and saving the galaxy more times than they can count. They’ve earned the right to rest on their laurels and let the younger generation shoulder the burden–but fate has another adventure in store for our heroes, a quest only they can tackle and hope to survive...
     
  2. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    It's only one book. That's the good part.
     
  3. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

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    I gotta be honest...meh.

    Maybe it'll be The Undiscovered Country, but I just keep imagining Luke asking what God needs with a starship. :/
     
  4. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    Luckily they don't have Row, Row, Row Your Boat in the GFFA.
     
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  5. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    I hope the book closes with an upbeat ending, as the Big Three go off to leave the GFFA for good (in pursuit of something/someone), hinting they will face more untold adventures and dangers but no more serious threats, and of course that they will have each other and have found peace and happiness. Then to never be seen alive again after this book ends, the cause and timing of their deaths forever unknown.
     
  6. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    It solves so much at once.
     
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  7. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

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    At this point I'd take it, because it would solve a lot. Practically, though, from an in-universe perspective, there'd have to be a helluva reason for them to abandon their families. Luke saying goodbye to his teenaged son forever when not forced to is a bit of a stretch. Plus didn't they say at CVI that they had no plans to kill them off any time soon? And while technically this wouldn't be that, I think it probably means they'll be around in books for a good while longer.

    Blah. Irresistible aging meets immovable name recognition. It's an unfixable situation. *shakes fist*
     
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  8. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Cautiously optimistic about this. Hope this book is the last adventure of the Big 3 and I hope it can end on a positive note like the Unifying Force did
     
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  9. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

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    They could quite easily cap the Big 3's story proceeding out into the timeline.

    And then they can go back and plug stories into the timeline...then we can have endless debates about how they cram so many stories into one year of the timeline, and debates about length of months, etc...

    Seriously...nothing changes but the fact that the cover art looks more and more geriatric.

    My biggest issue with this being that send off is letting Denning do it.
     
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  10. Dunc T'racen

    Dunc T'racen Jedi Master star 3

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    I'm just happy we'll get a Big3 novel with minimal filler. I'm so sick of the 'let's see how many obscure EU characters we can give air time' subplots.

    You know they released the final cover, right? Even the Wook has it. It's not that different, but at least it doesn't say 'cover not final.'
     
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  11. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    Kark the Big Three
     
  12. GrandMasterKatarn

    GrandMasterKatarn Jedi Knight star 4

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    Kark Troy Denning. IMO worst SW author ever
     
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  13. Esg

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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    Hardly. Just not big on the focus
     
  14. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Enough of the Big 3 and Denning post NJO period!
     
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  15. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    Couldn't have said it better myself.
     
  16. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    So are they gonna get around to completing that originally-ingenious-but-not-so-ingenious-when-it-led-to-absolutely-nowhere-after-five+-years White Eyes plot in this one?
     
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  17. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    If they want to have Big 3 stories in the Rebellion era or New Republic era, I have no problem with that. They should not have done that 5 year jump from TUF to DNT and the 4-5 year jump from DNT to LOTF. If they did a trilogy or so per year in-universe we wouldn't have even reached when LOTF took place yet.
    On the matter of Denning, put him in the Pre-Republic era with the Killiks or something.
     
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  18. Todd the Jedi

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

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    I bet Denning will have an Arkanian character appear, just to further string us along.8-}
     
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  19. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Here's hoping
     
  20. Todd the Jedi

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

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    And speaking of Big 3 stories in the Rebellion era, I just remembered we are getting just that! New thread, ahoy!
     
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  21. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    I still find the three circles in the background curious, as they look distinctly intentional rather than artistic.
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    Though admittedly, for all my first thought was of Mundus, I wouldn't be surprised if they just represent the reformation of the Ones or something given Denning is all into his Celestial thing, so dunno.
     
  22. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That cover would make a pretty badass ad for a retirement home.
     
  23. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    So.... you're telling me Trioculus, right?
     
  24. Dunc T'racen

    Dunc T'racen Jedi Master star 3

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    Ahh, there's that refinement I remember so well. Never change, Lit. Never change.
     
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  25. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    If the Glove fits...

    Leia did start having those visions not long after lovable ol' three eyes supposedly bit the dust.