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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Darth Pikachuwbacca, Apr 17, 2001.

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  1. Darth Pikachuwbacca

    Darth Pikachuwbacca Jedi Master star 4

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    Check the Official site, it has a blurb and the front and back covers to Star By Star!

    The blurb reads: "The Yuuzhan Vong campaign of terror and violence escalates to deadly new heights. They have unleashed a fearsome creature, capable of hunting and killing the galaxy's last hope -- Luke Skywalker's order of Jedi Knights. Leia Organa Solo has been given a terrible ultimatum -- reveal the location of the hidden Jedi base, or watch helplessly as millions of refugee ships are destroyed.
    The Jedi strike back with a daring plan crafted by young Anakin Solo -- an elite team of Jedi Knights will allow themselves to be taken into the Yuuzhan Vong fold as prisoners, and from there, they hope to sabotage the invader's plans of conquest. The Solo children -- Anakin, Jacen, and Jaina -- spearhead this dangerous mission, filled with unspeakable risk. Is the vanquishing of a murderous foe worth the temptation of the dark side?"

    Is that Jaina on the back?

    I'm excited, from the sounds of things, the Solo children are the main focus! However, it could mean the death of one of them, which I don't want to see (err, read)!
     
  2. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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  3. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Cool...looks like Leia dug out her Corellian Trilogy sabre on the back cover. And at last, Luke actually looks like Luke!

     
  4. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I believe that is Coruscant on the back cover.
     
  5. mr.binks

    mr.binks Jedi Youngling star 2

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    New starships!!!

    Vong lookin like he just got whooped!!!

    Solo children teaming up!!!

    Leia with Lightsabre!!

    Dark side finally reapears!!!

    Sabotauge!!!

    A definate sence of urgancy!!!

    HECK YEAH!!!!!
    It's about bloody time!
    :D

    ...Geez, I hope they don't mess that much with the twins. Jacen should stay wise and reserved. Jaina should continue kicking butt and looking hot doin' so. Anikin really needs to take after Vader though.

    hmm... personaly I don't think luke looks to good. Infact he looks almost like the Vong...
    I have a good feeling about this.:)




    Edit: Hey doesn't that look like the jedi temple falling in flames on the front cover?!
     
  6. Asyr Handor

    Asyr Handor Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Umm, wow!! I must ponder this. Forget about that paper due on Rasputin...I can write that tomorrow night. :p

    Awesome cover...and yeah, that could be Jaina, but I don't know. At first I thought it was one of the boys, but well she does have short hair now. :) Her and Jacen always did look a lot alike anyway.
     
  7. Maul Brady

    Maul Brady Jedi Padawan star 4

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    AHH!H!!! No I don't like it!!! Scary cover!!

    It's actually ugly, if you ask me. Although I like Anakin's (or Jacen's) picture.

    Yeah, is that Jaina or Leia???
     
  8. jastermereel

    jastermereel Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i'm looking forward to this...but WTF is that thing on the cover...and no i don't mean the image of a Luke gone the way of Marlan Brando...i mean that skinless bat freak...does anyone know anything about that ugly mutha?

    Please pardon my implied profanity...but...ugh...just look at that thing...its worse than any Vong yet to be seen...which is why i question that......who knows...could it be a new rendition of jaina?...i dunno...but its butt ugly...
     
  9. Darth Pikachuwbacca

    Darth Pikachuwbacca Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't know, it looks pretty young to be Leia on the back.

    I assumed it was Jaina, but they used a picture of a young Carrie Fisher to portray Jaina.

    On the bottom of the back cover it is definately Coruscant, and at the right it appears to be flames. Also, the ships appear to be fleeing the planet. Interesting. There is also an explosion on the surface, it's right in the middle of the horrizon.
     
  10. JediGemini

    JediGemini Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, I think the cover is awesome and is really well done. It just gets me more excited about the book!
     
  11. Darth Ludicrous

    Darth Ludicrous Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    my new favorite cover ever.
     
  12. junio

    junio Jedi Padawan star 4

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    OMG!!! This is the best cover of any NJO book so far!! I love it!!!

    And the book kinda reminds me of A New Hope. Didn't it happen to you?

    This cover rocks!!! And it seems that the book will, too.

    I wonder what will be the important event of this HC.
     
  13. Xenomaniac

    Xenomaniac Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Geez, I really can't wait for this book now. Finally gonna kick some Vong @$$ (hopefully) and is that a fighting droid on the back? I hope so! Stick it to the Vong; talk about the ultimate disgrace the Vong having to fight against droids and then a Vong getting killed by a droid, heeeeeeeck yeah! Bring it the heck on. I can't wait. Unleash a fearsome creature...please. Unleash this.
     
  14. LanceJade

    LanceJade Jedi Padawan star 4

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    SPOILERS
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    That thing on the front cover is a Vong made Vornskr. Its obvious w/ what we know from Conquest.

    AWESOME COVER! It another great one. (So far, the hard cover books have kicked arse!)
     
  15. Darth Pipes

    Darth Pipes Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Looks great! It's about time the Jedi stop holding back and show the Vong what a Jedi Knight is truly capable of. Hopefully, Luke will be joining the Solo kids and the book will have him start acting like Luke Skywalker again.

    As for the cover, a few observations. Anakin is looking a little like his grandfather. That's Jaina on the cover, not Leia.

    Leia should tell the Vong to drop dead and begin to fight them like the Jedi Knight she *should* be. It's time she stopped letting fools like Fey'lya and her stupid EU-developed pheobia of the Force get in the way.
     
  16. The Gatherer

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Not a bad piece of speculation about the Vornskr . . . not bad at all! :)
     
  17. Anakin SkySolo

    Anakin SkySolo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I think the speculation about the Vronskr is right...I thought that was an awfully odd-looking Yuuzhan Vong.

    I'm voting for Anakin on the back cover.

    As for the woman with the lightsaber--I'd say Leia myself. The lightsaber looks red, which I believe is Leia's color, not Jaina's. And the woman looks too much like Leia, IMO. I believe she's even got a streak of white in her hair...

    Cool cover. Sounds like a fun read.
     
  18. rexstardust

    rexstardust Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Since when was the Grinch a vong?
     
  19. Obi-Wan Trentobi

    Obi-Wan Trentobi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mr. Binks wrote--
    <snip>
    Dark side finally reapears!!!
    <snip>

    Hey tiger, who said anything about the Dark Side reappearing? Far as I know, not a word has been said on the matter.
     
  20. Yarua Of Kashyyyk

    Yarua Of Kashyyyk Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Are my eyes deceiving me or is that the Jedi Temple in the bottom left hand corner of the front cover? Are the Yuuzhan Vong finally going to arrive on Coruscant? Can anyone think how Leia is going to be "forced" to reveal where the Jedi are? Is it the Yuuzhan Vong or the New Republic that is forcing her?!

    The tension's killing me already!
     
  21. Tahiri

    Tahiri Jedi Master star 4

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    Gah! I read the blurb last night, and I just woke up from a WONDERFUL dream about how I got both Rebirth and Star by Star and I was reading them (among other strange things that go on in my dreams)....but then I woke up!!! :_|
     
  22. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    WOOHOO!!!
     
  23. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    For quick reference:

    http://www.starwars.com/eu/news/2001/04/news20010417_sbs.html

    http://www.starwars.com/eu/news/2001/04/news20010417_sbs2.html

    Good quess about the vornskr on the front.

    99% sure that it's Anakin on the back (different artist drawing a made up characetr, hard to be sure), and 99% it's Leia in the white dress.
     
  24. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Haven't read all these posts, but here're my thoughts:
    Front cover: Looks like Luke and probably that new Vong creation. When will we see Mara's visage on the front of one of these covers?

    Back Cover: I'm pretty sure that's Jaina, not Leia. Jaina's supposed to look a lot like Leia looked at that age. Looks like Anakin to me, but I guess it could be Jacen.

    The plot: Doesn't Anakin's "daring plan" seem somewhat familiar? Isn't that what Wurth did in Jedi Eclipse?

    EDIT: ok, I just read the previous posts/
    AND WHAT THE HELL IS SKELETOR DOING ON THE BACK COVER?
    More thoughts to come, it's early and I'm tired.

    SECOND EDIT:
    On second thought, that could be Leia. She's supposed to still be beautiful and in good shape, and upon examining a blurry, zoomed in view I saw what COULD be some gray in that hair.
     
  25. wild_karrde

    wild_karrde Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Anyone find the hidden image yet? There has to be one. Chewie on VP, Skycrawler on BP, ??? on SbS.

    EDIT: I can't find one.
     
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