Did anyone here not like the Agents of Chaos books?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by DarthBlair, Nov 2, 2001.

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  1. DarthBlair Jedi Padawan

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    Out of all the NJO books, the only two I didnt like were the ones by James Luceno... anyone else feel the same way?
  2. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Hero's Trial is easily the best of the NJO (I haven't read SBS yet), but Jedi Eclipse is, well, bleh.
  3. menilma Jedi Master

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    acctually: YES! it took me twice as long to get through those books compared to the other NJO. I couldn't understand the point with all the Ryn..
    but I liked cloak of deception very much so I guess it wasn't james lucenos writing. I never did care much for Han..
  4. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Hero's Trial is best NJO so far (I haven't read SbS yet). Jedi Eclipse was good, but there was too much going on in too few pages so it wasn't as good as it should've been.
  5. Kier_Nimmion Jedi Grand Master

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    I actually don't like Lucerno's writing style, it seems confused and often muddled, plus the guy can't write space battles to save his life. However, the overall story wasn't bad, and I appreciated a book devoted to Han.
  6. ReaperFett Jedi Grand Master

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    liked Hero's Trial, loved Jedi Eclipse
  7. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    IMHO, Luceno did a grea job with space battles. The end battles in both of his novels, at Bilbringi and Fondor, were very vivid and I could figure out exactly what was going on.

    Keyes is the only one who can't really write space battles.
  8. suncrusherX Jedi Knight

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    I liked them way more than vp, bp, and eov. The "popular" ones. Except for the whole thing at centerpoint. That really ticked me off.
  9. PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff

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    Well, so far (gonna start Balance Point soon - at last), I wasn't disappointed by any book of the NJO... Oh... I just didn't like that part in the water 'trenches' in Jedi Eclipse...
  10. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    If the AoC books were a breakfast cereal, they would be called 'Greeeaatttt', like Frosties.

    Seriously, though. Hero's Trial is a fantastically wicked novel, and up until Conquest, was my personal fave. Even though I felt JE should have been a teensy bit longer, it was still cool. :D
  11. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Umm...Frosted Flakes are Greeeaattt, not "Frosties"
  12. ReaperFett Jedi Grand Master

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    no Mas, its Frosties in most countries :)
  13. Dev Sibwarra Jedi Master

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    From what I remember of the time directly after their release, almost everyone liked Hero's Trial. Jedi Eclipse was a bit more controversial, but still a good book.
  14. darthparth Jedi Master

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    I like CoD (reading it now) but I didn't really like either of his NJO books...
  15. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Jedi ecplise..ugh, that was bad. I did like the first one, though. Han is tight.
  16. marmkid Force Ghost

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    maybe its just me but i didnt care too much at all for the 2 books
    they are good, but focusing that much on just han is weird
    it didnt seem to work for a whole 2 books
    han has never been my favorite charactor but i do like him a lot
    maybe it was just luceneos style
    still quality though
    i think everything, maybe besides vector prime have been really good
  17. Ginger Jedi Master

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    Hero's Trial was one of my favoite NJO books and there are not many that I have even liked. Jedi Eclipse was okay. Han is cool, I could easily read tons of books all about him.
  18. Draco_Starcloud Jedi Knight

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    I like Onslaught and Ruin best.
  19. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Ruin was easily and by far the worst NJO novel so far.
  20. ReaperFett Jedi Grand Master

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    Its nearly the worst, full stop, forget in the NJO :)
  21. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Crystal Star, Planet of Twilight and GodV series are worse.
  22. ReaperFett Jedi Grand Master

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    avoided all them so far :)

    Going to get the GODV though methinks.

    So far, its between Ruin and the Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy. So much bile, so little time ;)
  23. -Vergere- Jedi Master

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    Loved the AoC duology. Easily the best storytelling to come out of the NJO so far. Counting SbS. :)
  24. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Jeez, there're like 10 of those smilies in the last two or three posts...it's sickening.
  25. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    Nope. Better than Dark Tide.
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