Lit New to Star Wars Literature? What to Read?Where to Start? What's That Mean? Questions Answered Here!

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

  1. Iron_lord Chosen One

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

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

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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 Force Ghost

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    I think Lumiya was telling the truth about that. Vader never could have challenged Palpatine
  5. 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 Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Youngling

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    Thank you everyone you guys are awesome thanks again

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  14. Spearzz Jedi Youngling

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    Thank you all :)


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  15. DarthBarrister Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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

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

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    I always suggest the old Marvel comics
  19. DarthBarrister Jedi Master

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

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

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    I highly recommend Dark Times.
  22. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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

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

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    Way ahead of you there.
  25. DarthBarrister Jedi Master

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