STAR WARS: DARTH PLAGUEIS Novel

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  1. Sable_Hart Force Ghost

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  2. Daft-Vader Force Ghost

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  3. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    Those pages make my eyes hurt.:p

    Jokes aside, the main page looks pretty sweet.
  4. BuddhaRich Jedi Knight

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    tvtropes is a goldmine for people like us. every obscure thing you've ever noticed about a book, tv show, movie, that made you feel like a genius- it's a whole community who also feel like geniuses, and who notice things you've never notice, then make notes and awesome jokes about them.
  5. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    That tropes page needs an: "As the world turns" section with Sojourn as the keyword.

  6. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Getting psyched for this book...

    ...while replaying parts of TFU on Sith Master difficulty with Palpatine skin. :D
  7. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    10,000 Wookieepedia pages will be well within 6° of separation of this novel.

    The avg turnaround is 6-9 months on the SW publishing schedule, this book had five years.
    I'd guess 40 planetary systens, or more... Staggering amounts of tie ins. Bold prequel alterations and subtle ways of making them all feel just right.

    IMO: Even the envelope pushing stuff gets put to bed by Palpatine. Wait till you read what he says on Anakin's first day as a Padawan. Obi Wan never had a chance after that.
  8. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Does Kevin Bacon appear in the book?
  9. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    He's the Kenny Baker inside "One-One-Four-Dee"....
    ;)

    EDIT:

    Today's excerpt....

    "For the Jedi, Mastery was conferred when one attained a true understanding of the ways of the Force; for the Sith, that level of under-standing was merely the beginning."

  10. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    I don't expect anything less from a Luceno novel.
  11. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    That incongruous hyphenation is interesting. Perhaps "under-standing" means standing less than usual? And if so, what does that have to do with the Sith? Is a true Sith defined by mostly sitting?
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  12. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Makes sense to me.

    After you've fallen, why bother standing back up?
  13. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    So, it seems we have a new Supreme Chancellor. Thoris Darus (preceding Frix), of Corulag, an "incorrigible womanizer" and "enthusiast of sport, opera, legitimate gambling, and high cuisine". Also apparently more or less single-handedly responsible for the state the Republic is in by the time of the prequels. Vaila Pecivas' term is also dated to about a decade before his.
  14. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    Something to ponder:

    How does a Master; in Bane's Order, properly teach his heir to fight against sentient beings in a galaxy controlled by the Jedi? Smashing wave after wave of automatons and war-droids in a warehouse on some abandoned moon is one thing, but to fight against independent thinkers is something entirely different.

    How can the Sith Apprentice know HOW to be lethal with all of his attacks, if he or she didn't learn from experience?
  15. Sable_Hart Force Ghost

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    Well said
  16. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    That wasn't for YOU to ponder, my Apprentice....
    [face_shame_on_you]






  17. Sable_Hart Force Ghost

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    Have mercy, Master! I know not what I do! :_|
  18. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    You have done well, putting those pieces together....

    Impressive.
  19. mbruno Jedi Grand Master

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    For some reason Amazon.com says this book doesn't come out until January 10, 2012. I thought is was supposed to be out today.
  20. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    It was pushed back. Amazon is correct.
  21. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    Pushed back, it was.

    ¤¤¤

    On a happier note, Drew K. fans will be pleased to learn that Luceno made Revan and Plagueis, blood brothers. From a certain POV....
  22. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    However, the Plagueis novel, through Sidious, establishes that it has a will.[face_skull]
  23. Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group

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    Easy. So easy. Just flow-walk and hack away, it won't change a thing.
  24. Ghost Chosen One

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    I'm guessing that Jedi died in mysterious, "freak accidents," once or twice a decade.

    YODA: Hmmm. Master Sunbouncer, blown up near that abandoned factory in the Works by a drunk cargo driver with explosives, was he? Hmmm. Just seven years after Padawan Shan was killed by a drunk podracer on Malastare. Hmmm. Do something about this drinking while driving, we must! [face_alien_1]
  25. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    The Shan dynasty is still around in Yoda's time? Intriguing.
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