Obroa-Skai Libraries Thread - Lit News & Discussion (NonSpoiled)

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  1. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, that thread got buried along w/ many others, so here is a new one.

    With all the novels set to come out on the horizon, I felt it was very important to get this thing running again. We now have Clone Wars Novels, Prequel Novels, Post NJO Novels and a few more EU Novels coming out all over the place. As part of my revamping the Obroa-Skai website, I wanted to get some input from everyone as to how to do that, what to include, how you'd like to see it broke down and any other ideas (within reason) for the new site design.

    Also, we have some news this week that I believe most of us missed... Dark Nest I: The Joiner King by Troy Denning came out last Tuesday... This is the first of the Post NJO titles, so it will be interesting to see what happens. At CIII we were being told to expect some serious surprises.
  2. Jedi_Knight_Birr Retired RSA

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  3. gra-co_o_hun Force Ghost

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    Zoo, is there any place that shows the complete chronology to date of the novels cause I would like to start reading some but don't know where to start.
    Is that something that you could put on your website?
  4. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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    Graco - Echostation is current through Unifying Force of the NJO series, circa 2003, I believe.
  5. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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  6. gra-co_o_hun Force Ghost

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    Sheesh, you aren't kidding. Huge list.
    Thank you, My Masssssssster.
  7. Taeriel Force Ghost

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    Did anyone else read the spoiler review for the first Dark Nest linked off tf.n a while ago? While I'm normally one to avoid spoilers, in this case I wanted to get an idea of what the new trilogy was going to be like. Definitely some... weird... stuff.

    Regarding the website... hm. I can't think of any suggestions.
  8. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Grand Master

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    Chronology: A Must! It will definitely be on the new site. And actually there will be two of them... Timeline Chronology and Publishing Chronology (because it really can make a difference when you are reading them)

    I get my spoilerific news from the kids over at Kriff This! [face_laugh] And they have been frothing at the mouth for this one for a while now ;)
  9. JediDragon Force Ghost

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    are you going to need reviewers or anything? granted I'm not caught up, and a lot of people here have read more SW books than I have...but I enjoy telling people that Barbara Hambly FREAKIN SUCKS! (brought to mind after reading about Children of the Jedi on starwarschicks: "Any good? -- well written, although I felt the plot was VERY contrived, especially the ending. And Luke being in pain a lot of the time was a bit overdone.") Well written my arse. They also say it's worth reading since Callista is in the next couple books. I say SKIP Children of the Jedi and while you're at it, skip the next three: Darksaber, Planet of Twilight, and The Crystal Star. Probably the worst stretch of books in the entire EU in my opinion.
  10. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Grand Master

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    I would like to get some reviews up for as many books as I can, but I didn't have much luck getting those from people last time :p ;)
  11. JediDragon Force Ghost

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    erm...don't remember signing up to do reviews last time...*shrug*

    Let me catch up on a few books I need to read, then I'll start writing some reviews. Maybe. ;)
  12. Taeriel Force Ghost

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    Zoo, do you mean reviews for older books such as the NJO or just starting with the new books coming out now?
  13. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Grand Master

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    Any and all Star Wars Books!

    If there is one you want to review, post the title in here and I will make sure you get to do the review of it... If I ever get enough reviews, I will post more than one for a title. :)
  14. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Grand Master

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    The Definitive Timeline of "Novels" (there's TONS of other stuff too :eek: /looks to the comic freaks to help with those ;) /)

    EDIT: Still working on the publishing date chronology

    40?-33 Years Before ANH
    Jedi Apprentice Series
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #1: THE RISING FORCE
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #2: THE DARK RIVAL
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #3: THE HIDDEN PAST
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #4: THE MARK OF THE CROWN
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #5: THE DEFENDERS OF THE DEAD
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #6: THE UNCERTAIN PATH
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #7: THE CAPTIVE TEMPLE
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #8: THE DAY OF RECKONING
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #9: THE FIGHT FOR TRUTH
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #10: THE SHATTERED PEACE
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #11: THE DEADLY HUNTER
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #12: THE EVIL EXPERIMENT
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #13: THE DANGEROUS RESCUE
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #14: THE TIES THAT BIND
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #15: THE DEATH OF HOPE
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #16: THE CALL TO VENGEANCE
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #17: THE ONLY WITNESS
    STAR WARS: JEDI APPRENTICE #18: THE THREAT WITHIN

    33 Years Before ANH
    Darth Maul: Sabateur*

    32.5 Years Before ANH
    Cloak of Deception
    Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter

    32 Years Before ANH
    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    32-22 Years Before ANH
    Jedi Quest Series
    STAR WARS: JEDI QUEST #1: THE WAY OF THE APPRENTICE
    STAR WARS: JEDI QUEST #2: THE TRIAL OF THE JEDI
    STAR WARS: JEDI QUEST #3: THE DANGEROUS GAMES
    STAR WARS: JEDI QUEST #4: THE MASTER OF DISGUISE
    STAR WARS: JEDI QUEST #5: THE SCHOOL OF FEAR
    STAR WARS: JEDI QUEST #6: THE SHADOW TRAP
    STAR WARS: JEDI QUEST #7: THE MOMENT OF TRUTH
    STAR WARS: JEDI QUEST #8: THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD
    STAR WARS: JEDI QUEST #9: THE FALSE PEACE
    STAR WARS: JEDI QUEST #10: THE FINAL SHOWDOWN

    29 Years Before ANH
    Rogue Planet

    27 Years Before ANH
    Outbound Flight

    22.5 Years Before ANH
    The Approaching Storm

    22 Years Before ANH
    Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
    Star Wars Republic Commando: Hard Contact

    22-0? Years Before ANH
    STAR WARS: BOBA FETT EPISODE #1: THE FIGHT TO SURVIVE
    STAR WARS: BOBA FETT EPISODE #2: CROSSFIRE
    STAR WARS: BOBA FETT EPISODE #3: MAZE OF DECEPTION
    STAR WARS: BOBA FETT EPISODE #4: HUNTED
    STAR WARS: BOBA FETT EPISODE #5: A NEW THREAT
    STAR WARS: BOBA FETT EPISODE #6: PURSUIT

    21.5 Years Before ANH
    Shatterpoint

    21 Years Before ANH
    The Cestus Deception
    The Hive*

    20 Years Before ANH
    MedStar I: Battle Surgeons
    MedStar II: Jedi Healer

    19.5 Years Before ANH
    Jedi Trial
    Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

    19 Years Before ANH
    Labyrinth of Evil
    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    10-0 Years Before ANH
    The Han Solo Trilogy
    The Paradise Snare
    The Hutt Gambit
    Rebel Dawn

    5-2 Years Before ANH
    The Adventures of Lando Calrissian
    Lando Calrission and the Mindharp of Sharu
    Lando Calrission and the Flamewind of Oseon
    Lando Calrission and the Starcave of ThonBoka

    The Han Solo Adventures
    Han Solo at Star's End
    Han Solo's Revenge
    Han Solo and the Lost Legacy

    Star Warss Year 0
    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

    0-3 Years After ANH
    Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina
    Star Wars Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine
    Splinter of the Mind's Eye

    3 Years After ANH
    Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
    Tales of the Bounty Hunters

    3.5 Years After ANH
    Shadows of the Empire

    4 Years After ANH
    Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    Tales from Jabba's Palace
    Tales of the Empire
    Tales from the New Republic

    The Bounty Hunter Wars
    The Mandalorian Armor
    Slave Ship
    Hard Merchandise

    Truce at Bakura

    6.5-7.5 Years After ANH
    X-Wing:
    Rogue S
  15. JediDragon Force Ghost

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    none of the kids books type stuff?
  16. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Grand Master

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    Ooooops! [face_blush]

    I guess my list still needs some work... Check back tomorrow :p
  17. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Grand Master

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    All fixed :D

    Oddly enough, I have read all of them aside from the Clone Wars Novels, The Bounty Hunter Wars (sorry just couldn't get through those) and juvenile books... Clone Wars novels will start after the DVD release, and I suppose I could read the YJK series to my niece [face_devil] And the JJK series to my younger niece [face_laugh]
  18. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Grand Master

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    Aaaaaaa Carp! It seems (after being reminded AGAIN by a certain Dragon) that I have also forgotten about the Jude Watson series of juvenile prequel books... And then I remembered about the Boba Fett set of prequels... So, there will be further updates later :p [face_blush]
  19. JediDragon Force Ghost

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    just keeping you on your toes :D
  20. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, there are a couple of other juvenile books, but they have weird, combined timelines, so I'm not sure where to put them yet... Gonna ask some of the people I know who read those things
  21. Taeriel Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I've seen some really weird series at the library... something to do with terror? I can't remember the series title, just that it sounded like they were trying to grab the goosebumps crowd or something.

    edit: Here we go. It's the Galaxy of Fear series. Fear, terror, close enough. They seem to be by John Whitman; at least, the ones I've looked up so far are all by him. I have no clue who they're about or where they fall in the timeline, though. I suppose I could actually... like, read one or two of the things, if we need someone to have read them for the website.
  22. Taeriel Force Ghost

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    Here's a link off the official site. The description has this to say:

    This six-book story arc follows brother and sister Zak and Tash Arranda, orphans from the planet Alderaan who are adopted by their shape-shifting uncle Hoole, an anthropologist, on spine-chilling adventures to the darkest side of the Star Wars universe-where a new villain threatens the fate of the galaxy.

    Except, there seem to be more than just 6 books. Ah, here we go...

    This successful series continues with six stand-alone titles following the spine-chilling adventures of brother and sister Zak and Tash Arranda and their shape-shifting uncle Hoole as they try to outsmart Darth Vader and the evil Empire.
  23. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Grand Master

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    Hmmmm... So they take place during the Empire... Have to research a little more to put them in the timeline :p

    EDIT: Screw it... Just go here
  24. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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    I just finished The Joiner King. Has anyone else read it yet?
  25. ZOOfo-Dyas Jedi Grand Master

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