Star by Star- What did you think? (spoilers included)

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  1. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    It makes money, but it also makes the fans angry. If it weren't for the desire to see the tale to it's completion, I think most people would've just given up by now.

    And, yes, Will, there are a lot of WoT fans out there.
  2. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    The reason I started reading the WoT was because Book 9's cover looked cool :p.
  3. Pellaeon69187 Force Ghost

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    I've read books because of the cover art. But sometimes I find that they suck. "Never judge a book by its cover."
  4. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    Personally, I hate WoT's cover art. Daryl Sweet is quite possibly the worst major fantasy artist. The only WoT cover I like is my Eye of the World cover, and it's not the regular one, but a special "Introductory" issue with a teal cover.
  5. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    I didn't finish Eye of the World. but I read the first chapter of SbS. Already it's a pretty dark book.
  6. Pellaeon69187 Force Ghost

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    No kidding. I have a feeling that intill the last couple books, there will be alot of death and shat. sucks but...whatever
  7. Evil_Darth_Tyranus Jedi Padawan

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    I think Star by Star was definitely one of the darkest books. You get a true sense of how screwed the Republic is. Anakin's death bites I was looking forward to his character development. I think drawing Jaina to the dark side is a good gamble but it shouldn't have been at Anakin's expense.
  8. Evil_Darth_Tyranus Jedi Padawan

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    I think Star by Star was definitely one of the darkest books. You get a true sense of how screwed the Republic is. Anakin's death bites I was looking forward to his character development. I think drawing Jaina to the dark side is a good gamble but it shouldn't have been at Anakin's expense.
  9. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    I think this might be the darkest, the ESB of the NJO. The series is half over, so it's got to get better towards the end. Right?
  10. Pellaeon69187 Force Ghost

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    Who knows. Maybe the Vong will completly take over, kill EVERYONE, and SW will be about Vong.
  11. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    Or no more books about the after years, just the pre-years.
  12. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    Nah..it's Star Wars. That can't happen...
  13. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh yeah, I forgot about that :D.

    I just can't imagine into the future...like when Han, Luke, Leia, etc. are gone.
  14. Pellaeon69187 Force Ghost

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    I can. It would be cool.
  15. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    One thing they should do is to try and update all of the Essential Guides.
  16. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh, I can imagine all the current ones dying off, just not in one series.
  17. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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    Okay, here's my take on the book. I agree that it's by far the best NJO book, though that's not always saying much. I got it on the day it came out and would have read it in a very short amount of time, but had life intervene. I made the mistake, however, of reading Anakin's death, and Luke and Leia and Han's reactions just before I had to go to an orchestra rehearsal. Now you may say that's not a mistake, but the problem is that I was moved by the writing and the worst thing was that our orchestra played the Star Wars theme for last year's concert. So when I got to having to play the Princess Leia theme in the middle of the theme, I remembered Leia and feeling Anakin's death and just started bawling. Loved the "That woman could talk a Hutt onto a diet" line, the speech to the Republic, the taking of Coruscant, and a lot more.
  18. Pellaeon69187 Force Ghost

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    lol. That is an awesome score though.
  19. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    Right now, I'm at the part where Lando is showing of the YVH. Pretty impressive droid.
  20. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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    That droid was creepy.
  21. Pellaeon69187 Force Ghost

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    They sure are. Cool none the less.
  22. Grand Admiral Reese Jedi Grand Master

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    The creepy part is that they have Lando's voice.
  23. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    They remind me of the Terminator robots.

    Well, I'm about halfway through. I haven't read any today. So far, Anakin was wounded and the New Republic fleet ambushed the Vong in that red star thingy.
  24. TIEace Jedi Grand Master

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    Another thing, it seems that the Yuuzhan Vong ships are becoming easier to destroy in this book. Is it because of the whole living/dying thing?
  25. Pellaeon69187 Force Ghost

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    The NR pilots are becoming better at destoying Vong ships. And the author is different :p .
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