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Lit Crucible by Troy Denning

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

  1. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The Vong War would work really nicely as this trilogy's storied war from the past, like that quick legendary mention of the Clone Wars by Kenobi.
     
  2. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    A "bridge" novel just means it will make the transition from where things stand at the end of FOTJ into where things stand at the beginning of Episode VII. I highly doubt that Abeloth or the Lost Tribe will be in the ST, if that's what you think I meant.
     
  3. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    Actually, I was just sort of rhetorically speaking out against FOTJ in general. It would be nice to connect the EU to the next movies, I'll admit. I really don't think they will though. In any way.
     
  4. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    But then why would they announce CRUCIBLE (and SOTJ) months after having learned about the Sequel Trilogy? And CRUCIBLE's blurb is all about "passing the torch."
     
  5. TychoCorde

    TychoCorde Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I never thought about that. If anyone thinks these licensees and authors didn't have an inkling they are in denial
     
  6. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    You know this book could be less a bridge and more and ENDING to the present EU.
     
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  7. Guinastasia

    Guinastasia Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    i haz a sad. :(
     
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  8. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Since Lucas told Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher about the Sequel Trilogy in August of 2011, I'm sure he told Del Rey and Dark Horse, and they've been coordinating.
     
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  9. Jedi_Glover

    Jedi_Glover Jedi Padawan star 1

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    One can only hope.
     
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  10. cthugha

    cthugha Jedi Master star 3

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    Okay, I'm calling it now...

    Han dies in Crucible because Harrison Ford won't be available for Episode 7.
     
  11. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Denning kills another Solo? [face_plain]
     
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  12. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    I doubt they'd kill off Han just because he wasn't going to show up in the new films, personally.

    He's too popular a cultural icon for casual fans who don't read the books to just be told "he died off screen" -- great way to upset them with the [new] EU even before it begins! I'd find it more likely that they'd just explain his absence with some minor mention of Leia's husband being off on business somewhere -- which then also provides an opening for new fans to delve into the EU (whether rebooted or not) to find out what Han was up to during the films.

    Look at the transition from ROTS to ANH: how many of the important characters who were still alive do we see?

    And who knows... Ford could later change his mind if Episode 7 is a hit, so I'm sure they'd want to leave it open for a possible cameo in a later film.
     
  13. Tim Battershell

    Tim Battershell Jedi Master star 5

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    Is the answer six?
     
  14. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    And yet there is no explanation of whether Mon Mothma is still alive, or where Bail Organa is, and so forth.
     
  15. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah, and like I said, I will be utterly, utterly amazed if Han doesn't show up for at least five minutes or so in the new film. I mean, if all he has to do is strap on the vest and holster, then make some snarky remark about shooting first, I can't see him saying no.
     
  16. beccatoria

    beccatoria Jedi Master star 4

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    While I would like to think that the licensees had at least some warning, if you look at Jennifer Heddle's twitter (@JenHeddle) she makes it clear that she has absolutely no idea how the new movies will affect the EU, so I think any notion of them deliberately co-ordinating is wishful thinking.

    I don't suspect Disney's influence, but I think, much like TCW, Lucas does what he wants (and yes he's stepping down, but they're using his treatments) and everyone else falls in line when they find out six months later.
     
  17. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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    Remember when they said Crucible won't be the last adventure for the Big 3? I wonder if they were referring to Episode VII.​
     
  18. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    What will episode 7 be? I mean si this a big step into the future, using the original actors?? Or is this like a vong war series with new actors.
     
  19. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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    We are not 100% sure, but supposedly it's set after ROTJ.
     
  20. fistofan1

    fistofan1 Jedi Master star 4

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    That might be a good sign, if true. It would mean that Del Rey was warned ahead of time, and that LFL is interested in making post-ROTJ EU mesh with the ST. After all, continuing with Crucible and Sword of the Jedi would be foolish if they are destined to be just be expensive, hardcover fanfic. The sheer number of books set in this era from 1991 onward should be enough to at least make Lucas think twice before contradicting them.
     
  21. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    Tell that to the Clone Wars EU...
     
  22. Kyris Cavisek

    Kyris Cavisek Jedi Knight star 4

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    One big complaint in the EU is that the Big 3 are at the heart of every galactic conflict. If this is the passing of the torch, expect to see the Big 3 still but make them the Old 3 in the back ground, the Yoda, the Diplomat, and the retired bad boy. I feel like Crucible is the Big 3 semi-retirement book.
     
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  23. Tim Battershell

    Tim Battershell Jedi Master star 5

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    Can't answer of the comics, Zeta, but I've only got a half dozen books on the CW, plus the RC series.
     
  24. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    I was actually referring to fistofan's post above mine, and I have read even less (the Dark Lord Trilogy and the Republic Commando series). The Clone Wars multimedia project has been reduced to a footnote just so TCW can have a black check to do whatever they want it to do.
     
  25. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    How stupid of me, I meant a blank check.