Discussion in 'EU Community' started by The_Clone_of_Maul, Jul 6, 2001.
me like the NJO. Liked that there are many diffrent writers.
I thoroughly enjoy the NJO. Sure there are a few slow books, but the majority have been really good. I enjoy reading about the Solo children and was really upset when they killed Anakin, but.... I hope they continue with new SW books post-NJO. I want to read about Ben when he grows up. I hope they don't end it there!
How can anyone let a thread like this sink so far down? Do people not like the NJO or something? I know I do.
The NJO is good. This is a good thread to discuss everything in general about the NJO me thinks
What, am I alone in here?
I just got through reading Traitor this afternoon. I loved it! Gives you a lot to think about. But I'm glad Jacen is on his way back to his family.
I love the NJO! Its the first realistic Star Wars series, in my opinion. The Thrawn Trilogy came close, but this is better! The NJO is the first Star Wars series that has thrown me for a curve - you never know whats going to happen next, because heros will die - and that I like!
I agree....the NJO has more charcter development than most of the other EU novels.....we see the characters in full, not just their good-pilot side or their fantastic-Jedi side, you know what I mean? The NJO authors are veyr talented....they get inside the characters' heads really well.
I just read this WHOLE thread! I love the NJO BOOKS! I Especially agree with the last couple of Posts. The NJO series has really fleshed out our heoros much more so than in previous novels(The Thrawn Trilogy being the Best in that regard until now!) I couldn't even guess which is my favorite book.I read Traitor in 2 1/2 days! It's definitely one of my Fav's & I don't understand the Big contraversy on Jacen's Newfound "Point of View" of the Force. I think this is where Jacens Story arc was going all along, to a New understanding of the Force!,Jacens Great,Vergere gets annoying sometimes though! Sorry, It's my 1st post on the NJO stories and lets just say I've read too much negativity on the subject(not here) and I'm fed up!Love Everybody,Jacen,Anakin,Jaina,Han,Luke,Mara,Leia.In it's own way every NJO novel has been Very Good IMHO. Sure sometimes I'm hoping for a story that involves Most if not all of our Favorite characters, and I get a book that focuses mainly on Jaina(Dark Journey) or Anakin(Conquest),Traitor too, but I wound up enjoying those stories alot more than I would have thought initially & Novels like SBS & BP involved just about everybody. Sorry, I have a bad habit of writing very long posts!
Another thing I love is the use of all these old characters from ALL over the EU popping up, It's Great! One of my favorite parts of Traitor was Anakin's Ghost counseling Jacen, To me that Really harkened back to the O.T.,Same with Vergere's mention of The Chosen One! The series started with such a bang!(Chewie Nooooo!!),But I found myself Loving Vector Prime ANYWAY! At this point, Yes "OUR" GFFA is in shambles, but it's So well written & Scary & Nerve racking(Who Dies Next? What Planet's next?!)! Again just IMHO. We've lost alot of Great characters and if you disagree that some weren't great,Alot of characters died very honorable, if SAD deaths.Chewie, Anakin, Borsk(Imagine that!),Ganner,Lots of Young,Brave Jedi.The writers have done an Excellent job showing the growth of everyone and making you feel a little differently about some of them, EVEN liking some you used to hate!It's been quite a rollercoaster! GOTTA WAIT OVER A WHOLE MONTH FOR DESTINY'S WAY!AAAAAHHHHHHH!! Thank goodness I was able to Download the New Ebook(Ylesia) to tide me over.Too bad I'll be done with it Very soon(Alot of Action,Pretty good Story), It's only about 100 pages.Also Loved BP,SBS,DT1 & 2 ,All of them really. I also think the YV & their warriors,shapers,etc are VERY interesting & Creepy Villains, different from the old ,but Cool! BTW I believe Ben was the PERFECT name for Luke & Mara's child, Love it!!Sorry again the Post is so long, Had alot to get off my chest! I'll be quiet now & go finish reading Ylesia!
P.S. Proud Member of Mara Jade Fan Club(She's a little under used in NJO,but she Kicked butt in RebelDream & RebelStand along with Luke & Tahiri!Especially that Early mission w/ Anakin in AOC? I think it was)
M.J. Haters ... Flame me if you Must.
VERY LONG POSTS!! O.K. O.K. Sorry again I'll shut up now LGM
I don't see what's so controversial about Jacen's newfound understanding of the Force. But I guess it will depend on how the other Jedi, esp. Luke, will take it. I like Vergere, though her methods are odd. She needs to find a better way to train someone! I've always thought of the Force as being neither good or evil. I think it's all in how someone uses the Force.
I liked how they explained the Force in Traitor. It's the same for occult religion's
I like all the NJO books. Actually, I have all of them
I found Jacen annoying before he was captured. Now Traitor's out, I've read Traitor, and I guess he's okay. Vergere ... is weird. I didn't really like her ... all those blasted circular arguments gave me a headache.
But I still liked the book. I'll give Vergere a chance, because she DOES know her stuff.