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Lit Standalone novels that deserve sequels?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Darth Xalfrea, Oct 27, 2013.

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  1. Darth Xalfrea

    Darth Xalfrea Jedi Master star 4

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    In Star Wars EU, standalone novels tend to be some of the better ones because of their insularity and tight, solo outing that requires a focused story. For book series, especially ones that were decided to have sequels from the get-go, things tend to be mixed.

    But among the standalone stories, which ones truly deserve to have a sequel story in on form or another and why?
     
  2. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Scourge, because HUTTS! and that Mander Zuma guy was also pretty cool and should have his own Vong War story.
     
  3. anakincol

    anakincol Jedi Master star 3

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    The Plageuis book should have a prequel, it would be cool to see his early years with Darth Tenebrous.
     
  4. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I wouldn't mind knowing what happened to Eldon Ax after Fatal Alliance.
     
  5. Darth Xalfrea

    Darth Xalfrea Jedi Master star 4

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    Prequel that has Tenebrous, his Twi'lek master and Plagueis leading up to the novel, or sequel that has Sidious and Tyranus in the leadup to, during and after Episode II is fine by me.

    Another standalone that deserves a sequel IMO is the Death Star novel. Possibly delving into the fallout of the first Death Star among the Empire that could segue through TESB and the beginning of ROTJ.
     
  6. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Ruins of Dantooine. Biggest EU cliffhanger.
     
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  7. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    I would LOVE a prequel or sequel to Plageuis. I would also enjoy a sequel to Kenobi.
     
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  8. anakincol

    anakincol Jedi Master star 3

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    If it would include details about why the choose to build it at endor and also had stormies and Imp army soldiers disappearing on the moon occasionally because of well this

    I do not own this image

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  9. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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    Crosscurrent had Riptide, and now Riptide needs a sequel to wrap up Jaden's story and all this clone infiltrator business.

    Beyond that, Knight Errant definitely deserves one. Said it before and i'll say it again, Kerra Holt was the most interesting female protagonist the EU's had in years.
     
  10. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Not a standalone, but I'd like to know how Boba Fett got Slave I back after the events of the Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy.
     
  11. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Crosscurrent and Riptide definitely do more than most other novels currently out.

    Edit: Oh, and as anakinfansince1983 said, Fatal Alliance. It left far too many threads hanging that TOR never picked up.
     
  12. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    ^Haven't read those two yet. Decent?
     
  13. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Very decent, in my opinion.
     
  14. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Death Star. You could call it... Death Star 2.
     
  15. son_of_skywalker03

    son_of_skywalker03 Jedi Master star 4

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  16. Minez01

    Minez01 Jedi Master star 1

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    +1 to Death Star and Fatal Alliance, I enjoyed the characters from both of those. I'm likely to get flamed here, but I think someone should make a Shadow Games prequel or sequel, with no Han Solo in it. I enjoyed that novel but dislike the fact that an interesting character such as Rendar never gets a showing because he is basically Han Solo #2. Give him something.
     
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  17. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Shadows of the Empire.

    That's my answer too. Unless someone wants to be snide with me and say Return of the Jedi is the sequel to Shadows of the Empire, in which case I'm preempting you but saying well played at the same time.
     
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  18. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    Shadows of the Empire got a comic sequel- focussed primarily on Guri rather than Rendar though.
     
  19. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm also going to go ahead and say Fatal Alliance needs a sequel, but could use sequelS. I've always said each character that received any type of focus in that novel was interesting enough to hold his/her own standalone.

    I know some don't care for the Jax Pavan and his story, but i've enjoyed the 4 novels he's appeared in, so would have no problem with The Last Jedi getting a sequel.
     
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  20. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Fatal Alliance was awesome. More stories related to that would be awesome.
     
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  21. Poor Greedo

    Poor Greedo Jedi Knight star 2

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    A follow up toThe Death Star novel would be cool.
     
  22. mes520

    mes520 Jedi Master star 4

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    Plagueis. Both a prequel of Plagueis' early years and a sequel Tyranus. More of Palpatine and Tyranus and their relationship. The early days of CIS. Etc, etc.

    Also for another Plagueis prequel idea, Plagueis told Sidious of a Sith that had turned to the light side hundreds of hundreds of years earlier. I don't remember the name, but I'm definitely interested.

    Perhaps they could even do an entire comic series covering the Sith of the Bane lineage. Really, there's a lot Disney/Lucasfilm could do there.

    EDIT: It was Darth Gravid!
     
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  23. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    Shatterpoint 2: Electric Windu

    Dark Lord 2 with a better writer.

    The Second Crystal Star: The Return of Waru

    The New Rebellion 2: From The Adventures of Cole Fardreamer
     
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  24. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I think all of those should be the same book.
     
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  25. Reaper63

    Reaper63 Jedi Master star 4

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    Shadow Games and Scoundrels. BOTH without Han, Chewie and Lando. I think we have enough "background" characters between Dash and Leebo, plus the others from Scoundrels to do a very decent novel there. Tavia and Bink would rock helping Dash with another assignment.

    I also think Juval would have survived Alderaan and perhaps. leaving her star persona behind, taken to heading a Freighter crew with select members of her old traveling team. having learned more from Dash then anyone realized. And the Fact that The Empire would be actively hunting Juval and her troop now.
     
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