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

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  1. sons_of_anakin_tatooine

    sons_of_anakin_tatooine Jedi Knight star 3

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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

    CrazyOldHermit Jedi Master star 4

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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

    BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF star 10

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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

    SWBob Jedi Master star 4

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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

    zark Jedi Master star 4

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    I wholeheartedly endorse both CrazyOldHermit's suggestions, and SWBob's suggestion. All very good books.
     
  6. BultarSwan

    BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF star 10

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    But what about mine? :( ;)
     
  7. zark

    zark Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't know those two. :p
     
  8. BultarSwan

    BultarSwan Founder: Grand Rapids, MI FF star 10

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

    Tim Battershell Jedi Master star 5

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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.
     
  10. Skywalker_T-65

    Skywalker_T-65 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Shadow Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Mirax Terrik Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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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. Allana_Rey

    Allana_Rey Jedi Master star 4

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