Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Sep 18, 2012.
I couldn't in good conscious use the final cover. Not that this one is worlds better...
I couldn't in good conscience let that typo stand.
This is the part I get angry and belligerent for being corrected.
Sorry. Not really sorry.
You found Waldo!
The bad guys have Attention Deficit Disorder, the good guys have Antisocial Personality Disorder, and the writing staff has both, it seems.
But for the Big 3, it was Tuesday
I really couldn't be bothered to read the book.
Han is a badass because I told you so, Leia is sexy because I told you so, the villains are geniuses because I told you so, and Lando does jack because screw you.
The Expanded Universe goes out on the lowest note imaginable.
It's really more a brown noise than a recognizable musical note.
Crucible comes "full circle" with the NJO with as much grace as the Prequel Trilogy did with the OT.
It was bad.
Despite how bad the galactic situation is (who knows how many Tribe Sith are out there, Vestara being one of the more troublesome and higher profile ones and racking up quite a high body count in this book alone, Abeloth still existing, no solid lead on the Mortis dagger, and NJO-GA relations are so bad Luke Skywalker can't even meet with a GA Senator in public anymore as the GA has declared itself neutral in Sith conflicts, blaming it all on the Jedi), the Force says Luke should retire, so its time to retire, and Han and Leia decide to retire too as they have nothing better to do.
An appropriate response
The Expanded Universe goes out on a brown note.
The book where Han gets trashed on 3 separate occasions.
After finishing reading, a fan angrily puts the novel down and yells to the heavens, "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU $%#@$% A STRANGER IN THE @$%$@^@, LUCASFILM!"
After I finally read Crucible:
Remember when we all thought that one of Big Three was going to die, and we kept debating the meaning of the three circles behind Luke?
When we want to move on to the younger characters in the Expanded Universe, we decide to write a storyline that spans across cosmic realms, confusing readers immensely, just to say, "Hey, us old folks are stepping aside so you young whippersnappers can take over."
The Force concludes its pendulum swing away from demystification via "midi-chlorians" by becoming space magic that can basically do whatever the writer wants.
Denning fulfills his contractual obligation on the lowest note imaginable.
And Havac takes it.
Now, to finish off Tales of the Jedi. This is for the "Dark Lords of the Sith" arc.
It gets better.
Exar Kun and Ulic are dubbed Dark Lord and Sith apprentice, respectively, by a Dark Lord speaking through time who would later be retconned into the spirit of Marka Ragnos... likely because he had the same hat.