need help with some eu books

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by sons_of_anakin_tatooine, Sep 14, 2013.

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  1. sons_of_anakin_tatooine Force Ghost

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    been out of the loop for 10 11 years and the only trilogy i have read was jedi academy ( jedi serch dark apprentice and champions of the force)

    i was curious what other books are excellent stories i should look into? ( already going to pick up heir to the empire)
  2. CrazyOldHermit Force Ghost

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    That's a really good start. :D

    I suggest the X-Wing series, the Han Solo Trilogy, Yoda:Dark Rendezvous, Shatterpoint, the Darth Bane Trilogy, and the Medstar Duology. That will give you a good bit to start with.
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  3. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    I just thought of a brilliant idea. That is, if you like the force and force users. It would be a good idea to pick up copies of 'The Jedi Path' and 'The Book of Sith' respectively. :)
  4. SWBob Force Ghost

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    My vote is the X-wing series. No force users but IJedi follows the main character of the series, Corran, as he becomes a jedi and gives another viewpoint to Jedi Acadamy timeperiod.
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  5. zark Force Ghost

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    I wholeheartedly endorse both CrazyOldHermit's suggestions, and SWBob's suggestion. All very good books.
  6. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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  7. zark Force Ghost

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    I don't know those two. :p
  8. BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF

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    Well read them! They're a good idea! :p
  9. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    I'd add (in order of reading); 'Spectre of the Past', 'Vision of the Future', 'Survivors Quest' then (despite it being out of timeline-order) 'Outbound Flight' to those listed above. They're all by Zahn.

    Edit: The Jedi vs. Sith (Essential Guide to the Force) is also interesting.
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  10. Skywalker_T-65 Force Ghost

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    The Jaden Korr duology (Crosscurrent/Riptide) are both good books. Though if you haven't played Jedi Academy (the game) it could be a bit confusing :p
  11. Shadow Trooper Jedi Grand Master

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    I would recommend Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, Shatterpoint, Shadows of the Empire and Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor
  12. Mirax Terrik Chosen One

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    Nthing the suggestion to read the X-wing Series. It's my favorite series by far.

    A.C. Crispin's Han Solo trilogy was also very good. You get to find out how Han became the man he was in the movies. It starts out from childhood and goes to a a year before ANH, if I remember correctly.

    Obligatory suggestion of Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy. The trilogy that started the boom of SW fiction.

    For Prequel Era:
    Darth Plagueis was excellent. It's one of the few prequel era books I've read and I found it easy to get into and incredibly engaging.
  13. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    Actually, Rebel Dawn ends with Han sitting down to meet with Obi-Wan and Luke in Chalmun's Cantina, adding some perspective to what's on his mind at the time.

    I agree with all of these suggests, though I myself haven't read Darth Plagueis yet, but I do possess my own copy, I merely want to read two closely related works as well, Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter and Cloak of Deception.
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  14. Team Padme Force Ghost

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    Don't do what I did...which was start out with LOTF...
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