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Lit Empire & Rebellion #2: Honor Among Thieves

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Barriss_Coffee, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    True. If Luke's primary role is as Rogue Leader in his book, then it's likely more of the Rogue members will be named.
     
  2. COMPNOR

    COMPNOR Jedi Master star 3

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    "Han! If you go, where shall I go, what shall I do?"
    "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
     
  3. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Rogue Squadron is one of the few EU things that is SOOOO core and covered and that I think the odds of Hobbie, Janson, and Tycho appearing would be rather high. Outside of that trio and ole' Luke & Wedge, I imagine that the squadron would be composed of other no-name characters.

    Heck, given the rather dull and uncreative streak the EU is in, anything that promises Rogue Squadron is more than exciting these days. [face_dunno][face_tired]

    --Adm. Nick
     
  4. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    I don't think Tycho would be in the Rogues yet. It would be Wedge, Luke, Janson, Hobbie, Zev Senesca, and (depending on the timeline) Dack.
     
  5. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Shut. Your. Mouth.
     
  6. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I was referring to novels (comics don't count, they are the EU's last, great hope), Scoundrels is boring, and Mercy Kill is very overrated and rather boring. [face_dunno]

    I haven't read Kenobi yet, but based on JJM's track record and I sure it is an excellent read. Either way, for every novel cover you post that was "good", I can easily counter with at least three bad. Hell, LOTF and FOTJ give me multiple choices to start with. :p

    --Adm. Nick
     
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  7. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    FotJ ended before any of those came out, and LotF might as well have been a hundred years ago. And even if Scoundrels and Mercy Kill didn't do it for you, they're nothing if not creative ideas. Add in Kenobi and that's three books with three different genres, all within the last thirteen months.
     
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  8. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This is admittedly based on very scant information (the posts in Steve's Razor's Edge thread that indicated these books are intended to be pretty far removed from EU continuity), but I doubt that any EU characters will show up. Sure, Hobbie and Janson are technically film characters, but, come on man, they're not, really. I'll bet the Rogues will be Luke, Wedge, a bunch of nameless pilots, and some original characters with stupid names like Ziff and Fweck. They'll probably be called Rogue Squadron, too, which is a continuity error --- they were still Rogue Flight at the time.

    I do completely agree with your final statement, though. Anything that promises Rogue Squadron is more appealing to me than... pretty much everything else these days.
     
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  9. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Erk. Odie. Thok. Hoar.

    That is all.
     
  10. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Perhaps it is the change of leadership at LucasBooks or licensing or whatever, but you have to admit the literary side of the EU has been mostly poor for a long time.
     
  11. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    If its osik like the Forgotten Wars, then its just contributing to the delinquency of a publisher.
     
  12. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Forgotten Wars...?
     
  13. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    Yet another name I have for the post-NJO.
     
  14. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Ah-ha. Well, I already own all the post-NJO books except Crucible, and since paperbacks are only $8...hey. [face_dunno]
     
  15. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  16. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    Its not a play on Star Wars and Forgotten Realms, and it has nothing to do with a certain author who lead the way during the post-NJO having been an author for Forgotten Realms.
     
  17. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Y'know, I actually liked the Twilight Giants trilogy.
     
  18. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Lethal jungle! Trap-filled alien temples!

    Sounds like a job for INDIANA SOLO!
     
  19. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I have high hopes for this book. Daniel Abraham is great, and the plot sounds very fun.
     
  20. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I'm actually feeling a bit more optimistic about this trilogy than I was a week ago. I enjoyed Zahn's jaunts into the time period, and it will be nice to get away from all the baggage that 30 years of EU and three prequel films and a TV show have brought to the franchise.
     
  21. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sounds like a job for CORELLIA ANTILLES!
     
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  22. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    What's wrong with that? KJA didn't name all twelve Jedi apprentices, and we got I, Jedi because of it. :D
     
  23. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Just to temper expectations, remember that it doesn't actually promise Rogue Squadron.
     
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  24. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Dodge this!

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  25. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Dodge this.

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