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Lit GENERAL QUESTION THREAD (What to read? Where to start? What's canon? What's not? Duros, etc.)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    Possibly the Dark Empire sourcebook, or the endnotes to the Dark Empire comics?
     
  2. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Dark Empire Sourcebook does indeed go into it, as do a few other RPG sources.
     
  3. DarthWilliams

    DarthWilliams Jedi Master star 4

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    Started Heir to the Empire last night. Can't put it down. Glad I finally took the EU plunge.
     
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  4. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I think Lumiya was telling the truth about that. Vader never could have challenged Palpatine
     
  5. Spearzz

    Spearzz Jedi Youngling

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    Hello I need help on what to read one first the events after Revenge of the Sith
    and something after Return Of The Jedi
    I heard Dark Empire was good but idk any suggestions
    Thanks.
     
  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Have you read the RoTS novelization? It's very good..

    Dark Empire is pretty good, but it's a comic series, not a novel.
     
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  7. DarthBarrister

    DarthBarrister Jedi Knight star 1

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    The Rise of Darth Vader was pretty good, for post-ROTS work. Also, I think the conventional wisdom is that Shadows of Mindor is really good for post-ROTJ.

    And of course there's the Thrawn trilogy.
     
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  8. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    I personally like the Nagai/Tof-war storyline in the old Marvel SW, begins just some days/a week or two after Endor
     
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  9. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    what the others have said are very good. If you wanted a very close chronological book to read post ROTJ, read Truce at Bakura or Courtship of Princess Leia. Otherwise Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor is fantastic. As far as ROTS, you could read. Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader.
     
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  10. DarthBarrister

    DarthBarrister Jedi Knight star 1

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    On Truce at Bakura, you're right - the request didn't specify that it had to be a good book. :D
     
  11. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    i think it is a good book, just not a Thrawn trilogy or Mindor. I found the new race intriguing, and the fact that this occurs literally hours after Luke buried his father
     
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  12. DarthBarrister

    DarthBarrister Jedi Knight star 1

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    I think it's a case of the concept being good, with the execution lacking.
     
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  13. Spearzz

    Spearzz Jedi Youngling

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    Thank you everyone you guys are awesome thanks again

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  14. Spearzz

    Spearzz Jedi Youngling

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    Thank you all :)


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  15. DarthBarrister

    DarthBarrister Jedi Knight star 1

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    I'm new to the comics. They had always been on my list, and with Dark Horse losing the license, they moved to the top. Thus far, I have obtained:
    Dark Empire/Dark Empire II/Empire's End
    Tales of the Jedi Omnibus 1 and 2
    Dawn of the Jedi 1 and 2
    Crimson Empire

    Also on my list are
    Legacy books 1-3 (are there others coming out?)
    KoToR Omnibus 1 and 2 (3 comes out later end of April or in June - I can't remember)
    Dawn of the Jedi Force War (when it comes out as a single volume)
    Union

    Is there anything else that I absolutely must get? I'm contemplating the Dark Times omnibuses (omnibi?)

    Thanks.
     
  16. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Legacy is done, sadly invasion is done. Not sure what else is out there now.
     
  17. DarthBarrister

    DarthBarrister Jedi Knight star 1

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    But is there anything not on the list that should be?
     
  18. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    I always suggest the old Marvel comics
     
  19. DarthBarrister

    DarthBarrister Jedi Knight star 1

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    But I'm more concerned with Dark Horse because their availability is up in the air, right?
     
  20. newdawn12

    newdawn12 Jedi Master star 4

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    Once January 2015 comes, Dark Horse stops printing, and reprinting anything Star Wars.
     
  21. spicer

    spicer Jedi Master star 4

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    I highly recommend Dark Times.
     
  22. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    or switch to novels. Lots of novels to read in Star Wars.
     
  23. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    What I have read of the X-Wing comics makes me recommend them
     
  24. DarthBarrister

    DarthBarrister Jedi Knight star 1

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    Way ahead of you there.
     
  25. DarthBarrister

    DarthBarrister Jedi Knight star 1

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    Yeah, I was thinking about that. Is there any additional back-story comics necessary to understand it?