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Lit New Empire and Rebellion Book Series

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi , Sep 4, 2012.

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  1. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    Its a trilogy, the Forerunner Saga, that goes into the backstory of Halo, set roughly 100,000 years before the games, that deals with the Forerunners as intantdeath mentioned. I haven't actually read any of the Halo novels, only the short story anthology, Evolutions, and I am not nearly as interested in the more recent novels, the Forerunner Saga and Karen Traviss' Kilo-Five Trilogy that leads into Halo 4, as I am the first six.
     
  2. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Experience would suggest that you stay away from Dietz's stuff. I vaguely remember reading the first two novels when I was younger, the second of which was by Dietz; he's really not very good, and it's almost a straight novelization of the first game.
     
  3. ATimson

    ATimson Jedi Master star 4

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    Half of it is. The other half is new material from the Covenant POV (the first time we got a substantial amount of that, really).
     
  4. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    Tosche Station is reporting that Leia's novel has a title - Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge
     
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  5. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV - vacation mode star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, according to the SW book facebook page, Empire and Rebellion is the overall title for the three Rebels books. It's still the three books, but the Empire part makes me wonder if we'll also get books focusing on Imperials. [face_thinking]
     
  6. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Here's hoping we get a Baron Fel book set during the OT.
     
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  7. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I don't want to beat a dead horse, but, isn't that period a bit... you know, crowded? I love to complain about continuity problems as much as the nexy guy/gal on this board, but it's quite clear that such new books will cause new continuity overwrites. Although it can't be worse than what "The Force Unleashed" actually did...
     
  8. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    I can't WAIT to read about the 347th Bounty Hunter at Ord Mantell!
     
  9. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Very crowded when it comes to comics, but actually fairly light when it comes to novels. It just has that young adult series, plus the two Zahn books, all of which take place in the first year, and Splinter of the Mind's Eye. These novels are supposed to take place in the later period of the war (or, at least, the Leia novel is), so it shouldn't run into any problems. Personally, I'm excited for them, especially the Han one. I've been meaning to read Leviathan Wakes.
     
  10. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, that doesn't make any difference to me. Comics or novels, it's still meant to be the same continuity.
     
  11. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    On another the positive side, there are only three films set in that period, so Disney have got a good three or four spin-offs they can squeeze in before they have to worry about film overload. :p

    Seriously, I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry at the idea that in ten years time our concern won't be comic overload, but too many films squashed into the week after the Battle of Yavin. :p
     
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  12. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Even so, year two and three are not crowded on either front. A lot of complaints of that nature were leveled at Brian Wood's series, and I never understood them; on first glance it might appear that the period between ANH and ESB is crowded, but it really isn't that bad, particularly in comparison to the Clone Wars.

    There's still quite a bit of room for character development. I still feel we don't have a solid, logical progression for either Luke's journey from rookie to Commander and budding Jedi, or Han gradually getting himself roped into the Rebel Alliance.
     
  13. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV - vacation mode star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Wells has said her book at least is two years after ANH. So maybe that's a sign they're finally moving beyond that crowded first year. :D

    Oh, and can I express my joy at seeing a title with two words? And it sounds badass. I would expect nothing less from a Leia novel.
     
  14. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I have to grant you, Instantdeath. The timeline of the Clone Wars is so obvious a mess that it's probably damaged beyond repair. It's not even comparable. My only fear would be that the Rebellion era ends up the same way.
     
  15. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Definitely. I actually feel some stuff that supposedly takes place in the first year should be moved, particularly the later Empire issues and Rebellion, which feature a Luke that acts much more mature and is much more skilled with a lightsaber than he is in other works around the same time. The overall period between the two movies isn't that bad, but the first year is, for lack of a better word, a completely cluster****.
     
  16. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    And not because the title is Dark Razor's Edge (which they almost certainly considered at one point :p).
     
  17. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Ozzel's Razor: It is as clumsy as it is simple.
     
  18. Darth_Hydra

    Darth_Hydra Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I hereby suggest that we start referring to the series as SWEAR. Anybody with me?
     
  19. cdgodin

    cdgodin Jedi Master star 4

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    Nah, EAR is just fine for me.
     
  20. TalonCard

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    Actually, it is just as much of a mess. :p

    TC
     
  21. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Praise Waru, someone has finally gotten over the immediately-after-ANH obsession. Every time an author/publisher is interviewed and says "Yeah, there aren't that many stories set just after Episode IV" I want to punch my computer screen. Seriously, Zahn's said it in at least two.
     
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  22. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Why the hell can’t they ever set a Leia book in the 2-3 years before Yavin? I mean I get Luke, he was really doing nothing, but Leia was out being a teenage Senator, Spy and hidden Demagogue, surly there are stories to tell there. [face_sigh]
     
  23. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    And we could read all about how Leia has a poster of Galen Marek on her wall and that she hates that nasty Juno lady because the Hero of the Rebellion will be hers and hers alone.

    No, really, I'm sure it would be a good book, just as long as it didn't feature Leia's teenage crushes. :p

    (Now, a story set after ANH that dealt with Leia's grief at her hero's death, and her consoling herself by transferring her dreams to that other valiant Jedi Knight, that might be good reading. :p)
     
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  24. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    Finally if we get Imperial books I will be truly happy.
     
  25. LelalMekha

    LelalMekha Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That would also allow for a deal of Bail Organa action. I liked the way his character was portrayed in Clone Wars: Wild Space. Oh, and perhaps we could finally obtain a clear answer on the fate of Queen Breha...
     
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