New Paul S. Kemp Duology

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  1. Zorkel567 Jedi Grand Master

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    Over on the Official Site, Sue has just confirmed that they've signed Paul S. Kemp, author of Crosscurrent, Riptide, and TOR: Deceived to ride a brand new duology. She knows no other information at the moment. Let the speculation... BEGIN!
  2. cdgodin Jedi Grand Master

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    YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!YES!
  3. Rew Force Ghost

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    Eh. I wasn't too impressed with Crosscurrent, so this mostly merits a "meh" from me. Hopefully Riptide and Deceived are improvements over his debut--ditto this new duology. We shall see. :)
  4. Manisphere Force Ghost

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    Boy, Del Rey loves this guy.
  5. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

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    I'm intrigued...I really need to check out Crosscurrent since Del Rey is so hot on Kemp these days.
  6. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Sweet- Crosscurrent was really fantastic, looking forward to more.
  7. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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    Could've chosen worse in my opinion, even if I don't really see myself why Crosscurrent is hold in such high regard. It's not a bad novel, a little above average in my opinion, I don't just see it that high above it's peers as some seem to do.

    Perhaps this is the first of the short series DR folks have said that will come after FotJ? So, will Kemp move from Jaden Korr to "heavier" (but to me personally far, far less likeable) character like Ben Skywalker?
  8. Zorkel567 Jedi Grand Master

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    Personally, for me, I have a dream that'll never come true. I'm hoping for a duology set during the New Jedi Order starting Jaden Korr. Ahh... I can dream...
  9. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    It's hard to have much of an opinion without knowing what the books will be about, but Kemp was fairly solid with Crosscurrent, so I'm optimistic at the moment.
  10. The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Grand Master

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    This would make me so happy.

    I freakin loved Crosscurrent, so this is wonderfull news for me.[face_dancing]
  11. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Wow, awesome news! I really enjoyed Crosscurrent and judging by the excerpt Deceived looks promising as well. I'm guessing they won't come out until 2012 or later, since 2011 seems to have a full schedule. Here's hoping they'll be worth the wait.[face_peace]
  12. jacenskylo Jedi Knight

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    Anybody else hoping this duology will be paperbacks rather than hardcover?
  13. Cindrollic Jedi Knight

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    Oh, great. Any info on which characters he will make dark, angsty, brooding, unlikeable, and unrelateable this time? (since only the two angsty, and dark characters were the only ones in Crosscurrent with any kind of depth while everyone else was a one-dimensional cardboard cut out) Or will it be all original characters? LET THE SPECULATION COMMENCE!

    Glad someone dose.

  14. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Another Kemp duology?! AWESOME![face_dancing]
  15. RC-1991 Force Ghost

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    One of the major reasons Crosscurrent stands out among the current crop is because it doesnt focus on the increasingly tired story of the Big 3 and instead focuses on minor characters and original characters, allowing the author to flesh them out in his own way. It isn't some galaxy-spanning war, it has decent original characters, and it can stand on its own as a novel, unlike the novels of FOTJ. Also, Kemps has a good handle on prose.

    So color me optimistic for this duology! If Kemps has learned from the mistakes he made with the plot cohesiveness of Crosscurrent, then this could be pretty awesome :)
  16. Darth_Xeres Jedi Grand Master

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    This is a major vote of confidence in Kemp's favour. They must have been really impressed with him at LucasArts. I'm curious to see in what era the duology will be set in.
  17. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    Loved Crosscurrent, can't wait for Riptide, and I'm hoping this is more LotF/FotJ fare, myself. :D Presumably post-FotJ and involving characters who aren't mentioned in Abyss for kicks robbing Crosscurrent of all tension. ;) [face_laugh]
  18. Valin__Kenobi Author: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Praji

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  19. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  20. xoubara Force Ghost

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    Although Crosscurrent was far from being perfect, it showed the big potential Kemp had. So I am pretty excited for this nexs :)
  21. Darth_Kevin Force Ghost

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    Any information on when they would be released?
  22. marvelfett11 Force Ghost

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    Sue Rostoni states the following:

    "We've signed Paul Kemp up for a duology -- I don't have any other information I can reveal at this time. We're not sure of the pub dates yet....nor the format (hardcover or paperback)... so no questions as I have no answers."
  23. samuraix87 Jedi Master

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    i was at the offical forums on starwars.com and kemp confimed it on his twitter it would be hardcover
  24. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    Both? Hmmm. Curious. Must be a quite important arc.
  25. samuraix87 Jedi Master

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    sue confirmed it on the offical forums that the duology books are hardcovers
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