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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

    DarthBlair Jedi Youngling

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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

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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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

    menilma Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Kier_Nimmion Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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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

    suncrusherX Jedi Youngling star 3

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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

    PrinceXizor Former TF.N Foreign Book Cover Staff star 5 VIP

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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

    Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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

    Dev Sibwarra Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    darthparth Jedi Youngling star 3

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

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    marmkid Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Ginger Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    Draco_Starcloud Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I like Onslaught and Ruin best.
     
  19. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    ReaperFett Jedi Knight star 6

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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-

    -Vergere- Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Nope. Better than Dark Tide.
     
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