Lit One Sentence or Less -- SHEEV

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    I'd send you my copy, ID, It's one that not even I want to keep on my bookshelf (which includes SotME, BTW - although that's not bad enough to actually chuck out)!
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  2. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Oh, hey, look at my wrist.

    Despite more surprisingly-stiff competition, @blackmyron wins handily. I already have the next trilogy in mind, but I want to knock out another standalone or two first.

    Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter.
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  3. Random Comments Force Ghost

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    That book with Darth Maul, which, along with Cloak of Deception, unfortunately needs to be read before Plagueis; therefore part of a loose trilogy, but with a variable numbering system and two different authors.
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  4. CT-867-5309 Chosen One

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    Before the movie, the phantom menace operates in the shadows and does what is needed to remain a phantom.
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  5. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Darth Maul kills people: The Book.
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  6. fistofan1 Force Ghost

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    The book that proves that Darth Maul is much better at recovering Palpatine's stolen plans than Darth Vader is.
  7. Random Comments Force Ghost

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    Except the Phantom Menace could be Sidious, in the background, controlling events through his pawns, or the rise of the Sith, or the (early) beginnings of the separatist movement, or the fact that Qui-Gon will become a force ghost, thus a phantom, menacing Yoda by telling him he can teach Yoda how to live forever, but was too lazy to talk earlier (when the Jedi were ALIVE). Okay, the last one was a stretch.
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  8. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Guys, the "phantom menace" is the false one--i.e., everyone's freaking out about the Trade Federation but knows nothing of the Sith pulling their strings. Is that not clear?
  9. Random Comments Force Ghost

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    It would appear not. They thought it was maul, and I listed other options. I'll just thin of the episode as Lucas-written, but Zahn chose the title, so it had multiple possible meanings. ;)
  10. Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group

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    It's Film Noir meets Terminator in the Blade Runner bowels of Coruscant when you wish that a broken man, his cynical droid, and a Jedi to fall in love with weren't doomed going up against a menacing phantom named Darth Maul.

    I wanted to put "high-octane chase with spectacular explosions" in to make it a better sell, but suddenly it didn't fit the mood anymore.
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  11. Rilwen_Shadowflame Force Ghost

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    In which Darth Maul, previously - or subsequently by in-universe chronology - depicted as little more than a lightsaber-wielding killer without more than ten words to string together, is revealed to be... a lightsaber-wielding killer who actually has quite a lot of words to string together, even if he doesn't say them all aloud, while his opponents desperately seek to survive, gradually winning our sympathy as they do so, all the while doomed by the necessities of the narrative since they've seen Maul's face, until these people finally come together, where necessity prevails, but our new friends go down fighting, valiant to the end.
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  12. Plaristes Force Ghost

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    Reaves writes a book on his own and for once manages to keep the timeframe of the story straight for the whole novel.
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  13. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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  14. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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  15. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    A story of firsts: we see a contemplative Darth Maul, the life of a padawan's non-Jedi parent, a padawan failing her trials, and a naked Nute Gunray.
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  16. Havac Former Moderator

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    We always want more books about non-Force users, so here's a a propulsive hunted-man thriller about a non-Force user and his smartass droid . . . running around with a Jedi and getting chased by a Sith.
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  17. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    I know this round started late, but @fistofan1 has a fairly definitive lead, so I'm calling it.

    Labyrinth of Evil.
  18. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    Well, see, there's this business on Cato Nemoidia where Obi-Wan gets totally drunk (again) and .... OH HEY LOOK IT'S ROTS!
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  19. cthugha Force Ghost

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    The Jedi get this close to discovering Palpatine's secret identity, yet somehow the man still makes it look like it's all part of his plan.
  20. CT-867-5309 Chosen One

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    The Jedi come thisclose to finding the Sith Lord they've been looking for and Anakin Skywalker's powers are half of what they are hours later in ROTS.

    Edit: Ninja'd.
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  21. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    A Nute and his Chair: When not investing enough in anti-theft measures for his expensive holo-chair bites Gunray in the ass.
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  22. Havac Former Moderator

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    Pretty much the only Clone Wars novel that bothers to include more than one planet, for which everyone interested in seeing the actual Clone Wars as a war and not a lengthy set of isolated battles is profoundly grateful.
  23. Rilwen_Shadowflame Force Ghost

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    The one where a chair is an important plot point.

    :p
  24. Havac Former Moderator

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    Luke is an important plot point in many books.
  25. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    We find out exactly why Obi-Wan says that "that business on Cato Neimoidia doesn't count", and Sidious sends the Jedi on a wild bantha chase and laughs his ass off.
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