Lit Fate of the Jedi (9 Hardcover Series) General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Literature' started by THRAWN007, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. THRAWN007 Jedi Knight

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    I just found out on www.starwarstimeline.com or Star Wars chronology that Aaron Allston has a new Star Wars hardcover novel in the works and it's from Del Rey and it's called Fate of the Jedi Book I. It's a hardcover that is 256 pages long. There is a link to it at amazon.ca.

    I wonder if this will be a Post-LOTF hardcover dealing with the fate of Luke's Jedi Order(since they will almost be extinct as of the Legacy Comics) or a Post-ROTS novel dealing with the fate of the old Jedi Order.

    Title change to reflect now-known nature of book as part of a series.
  2. PadmeA_Panties Jedi Youngling

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    Sounds ...slightly appealing. Its definitely a wait until PPB; and its ridiculous for that - 256 pages for a Hardcover? 27.99$ for 256 pages of what will most likely amount to (if it's post-ROTS which is the most likely - read 99.9% - candidate) a story of just more survivors of the purge being killed; which has already been done to ad-nauseum and we only have had a few stories set post-ROTS.
  3. Manisphere Force Ghost

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    Yeah. I posted this in upcoming releases but no one noticed. 256 pages. It's at regular hardcover price though. It looks like another series. Notice it's Fate of the Jedi 1?
    http://www.amazon.ca/SW-Fate-Jedi-Aaron-Allston/dp/0345509064/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1215016318&sr=1

    Edit: I see Eddie saw it. Thanks for the mention Eddie![face_peace]
  4. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Sounds more like a Dark Times novel to me than Post-LOTF... though if it is Post-LOTF it sounds like the effects of the 2nd GCW may be lasting.
  5. PadmeA_Panties Jedi Youngling

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    Its definitely Dark Times setting. The only reason it might not be is because its a Part 1 and a hardcover; so it might be the kick-off to a new series (god I hope not).
  6. fanboyskywalker Jedi Master

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    It can't be after ROTS... didn't ROTS pretty much give us the fate of the Jedi? The release date being after Millenium Falcon, plus the fact they moved up Falcon's release date, indicates to me that this book might be set after Falcon. Maybe Luke is finally handing over the reigns of the Jedi.

    Hope we get more details soon. Interesting they got Allston to kick off the first book again.
  7. ZanderSolo Force Ghost

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    Fate of the Jedi 1 huh?

    Heres hoping its the Jedi Masters dealing with the aftermath of Lukes Death.
  8. PadmeA_Panties Jedi Youngling

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    Which is problem #3 with this idea.
  9. fanboyskywalker Jedi Master

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    What are the first 2?
  10. PadmeA_Panties Jedi Youngling

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    Top 3 Problems:

    1) Hardcover (thus 27$)
    2) Only 256 pages; for said price is ridiculous
    3) Allston kicking off another series

    Other problems that can't be established as true problems until we get more information:

    1) If its set post-ROTS/Dark Times and is about more Jedi purge survivors
  11. JediAlly Force Ghost

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    I like to find out a bit more about this before I get excited.
  12. Manisphere Force Ghost

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    Page numbers change all the time. I can't see it being a hardcover with 256 pages at $27. They might have meant 356 pages. Who knows. It's not on any other site but Amazon.ca right now.
  13. Robimus Force Ghost

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    256 pages? Lets hope thats a typo. Inferno felt rushed at 299, and I doubt they are going to make the print a different size. it's like Delrey is putting out less effort all the time.......
  14. PadmeA_Panties Jedi Youngling

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    Amazon.com and Amazon.ca are both stating 256. Invincible was a HC and it was 299. Inferno was a PPB and it was 292.
  15. eddie1969 Force Ghost

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    Edit: I see Eddie saw it. Thanks for the mention Eddie!

    Thank YOU!!!! ;)

  16. J_K_DART Jedi Grand Master

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    Hmmm... I believe there was a hint somewhere from Rostini that there'd be another series coming out soon. I don't know that Allston's ever done the non-post-RotJ eras before, which makes me wonder...
  17. vereor_lynas Jedi Knight

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    i'll only get excited once we hear what it's about!

    speculation though... Luke steps down OR has disappeared/died... new series about how the jedi deal with life Post-luke?
  18. sabarte Jedi Master

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    That's pretty short. Short enough that I'd probably wait for the paperback.

    I would gladly read an Allston-only series. I'm just worried who they might make him work with.
  19. Whizkid Jedi Master

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    I don't care about page count. If an author manages to tell a great story in less than 300 pages who cares? Inferno was my favorite LotF novel and it was less than 300 pages.
  20. CoppiceThorne Jedi Knight

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    Thank the pantheon! I am greatly relieved and contented to read of Aaron Allston's return.

    Lately, what with MFalcon, Mindor, and the above -- it's getting hard to bear such constant (& near-on delirious) anticipation. And as any self-respecting insatiable reader might say: Alright -- we already know the name of this one, where's the next one!!! *laugh & jest* "Move along, move along..."
  21. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Depends I guess... if we're lucky it could be about ones we already know survive but don't know much beyond that (guys like K'kruhk, Empatojayos Brand, etc).

    Throwing a totally different idea into the mix... it could even turn out to be part of the Old Republic series. They did scrap an OR series in favour of LOTF so that could in theory be brought back out the refrigerator and resurrected.

    Fate of the Jedi... let's think.... ohhhhh.... the fate of the Exile and the handful of First Purge survivors. KOTOR3 in writing. :p

    I can dream, can't I? [face_praying]
  22. princess_of_naboo Jedi Master

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    I hope it's any time post-ROTJ (up to post-LOTF) just because that's where Allston excels. I can't image him writing a book without Wedge...
  23. fanboyskywalker Jedi Master

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    As far as Allston writing I'm guessing they are running out of authors to use since not everyone is up to speed on EU events leading up to this series and since continuity is so important these days. God forbid the editors have to do some editing and not rely on the writers to deal with maintaining SW EU continuity.

    I kind of hope this is book one of a paperback trilogy, followed by the next author doing another trilogy in the series, and so on, so the flow is better than it was in LOTF. Could explain the short page count so they can turn these out faster.
  24. DVader316 Jedi Grand Master

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    Hopefully its post-MF, although personally Im surprised that theyd be jumping into a new series so soon after LotF ended. I think we had to wait close to two years between the NJO and Dark Nest. Either way Im looking forward to it, and if it is indeed post-LotF then maybe we'll start seeing the beginnings of the split in the Jedi and what eventually grew into two factions between the Jedi and Imperial Knights.
  25. Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group

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    I wouldn't be astonished if this were indeed post LOTF. And I suppose the Fate of the Jedi would be the split into Jedi and Imperial Knights, which would of course only be dealt with in broad background strokes.

    Hm, this could work especially if set after Luke's death. But I doubt they would do that.

    As for running out of authors, giving three of five Clone Wars novels to Traviss definitely shows a trend. I also doubt that Stover will write another SW novel soon, as he wants to keep his own stuff and franchise stuff in balance (plus, Mindor might be hard to top - he's done Obi-Wan, Vader and Luke by then. Where else to go?)