The Official Dark Nest I: The Joiner King Discussion Thread (spoilers allowed)

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  1. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Star Wars - Dark Nest I: The Joiner King
    by Troy Denning


    <img src="http://www.starwars.com/eu/lit/novel/img/20050215_bg.jpg">

    "Luke Skywalker is worried: A handful of Jedi Knights, including his nephew and niece, Jaina and Jacen Solo, have disappeared into the Unknown Regions in response to a strange cry for help that only they could hear. The isolationist Chiss have angrily lodged a formal complaint, accusing the missing Jedi of meddling in a border dispute between the Chiss and an unidentified aggressor.

    Luke has no choice but to head to the Unknown Regions in an attempt to stem the growing tensions before they spill out of control. Han and Leia follow, intent on protecting their children from what could be grave danger. But none of them are prepared for what they find when they reach their destination.

    A colony of mysterious aliens is expanding toward the edge of Chiss space. The leader of the alien nest is resolute. Adept in the Force, he is drawing old friends to his side, compelling them to join the colony and meld their Force-abilities with his, even if it leads to all-out war....

    Thus begins the Dark Nest trilogy by author Troy Denning, [with] cover art by Cliff Nielsen. Dark Nest I: The Joiner King is slated for paperback release from Del Rey Books on July 26, 2005. And included as a special bonus: the short story Ylesia by Walter Jon Williams, previously only available in ebook format."



    Discussion in this thread is to be for The Joiner King only- discussion of the rest of the Dark Nest Trilogy should continue in the Troy Denning's Dark Nest trilogy (spoilers allowed) thread.
  2. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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  3. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    This was revealed awhile ago via TOS as well:

    JOINER KING DRAMATIS PERSONAE

    Alema Rar; Jedi Knight (female Twi?lek)
    Ben Skywalker; child (male human)
    C-3PO; protocol droid
    Cal Omas; Galactic Alliance Chief-of-State (male human)
    Cilghal; Jedi Master (female Mon Calamari)
    Gorog; mastermind (Killik)
    Han Solo; captain, Millennium Falcon (male human)
    Jacen Solo; Jedi Knight (male human)
    Jae Juun; captain, XR808g (male Sullustan)
    Jagged Fel; commander, Chiss task force (male human)
    Jaina Solo; Jedi Knight (female human)
    Leia Organa Solo; copilot, Millennium Falcon (female human)
    Lowbacca; Jedi Knight (male Wookiee)
    Luke Skywalker; Jedi Master (male human)
    Mara Jade Skywalker; Jedi Master (female human)
    R2-D2: astromech droid
    Raynar Thul; crash survivor; (male human)
    Saba Sebatyne; Jedi Master (female Barabel)
    Tahiri Veila; Jedi Knight (female human)
    Tarfang; copilot, XR808g (male Ewok)
    Tekli; Jedi Knight (female Chadra-fan)
    Tenel Ka; Queen Mother (female human)
    Tesar Sebatyne; Jedi Knight (male Barabel)
    Welk; crash survivor (male human)
    Zekk; Jedi Knight (male human)
  4. Leto II Jedi Padawan

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    Why the hell does that cover image look like Richard Kimble right after he shaves in the hospital, but right before he slicks his hair back?

    "It's hinky, Sam. I mean, this guy is a college graduate. He became a doctor. I mean, he ain't gonna go through here with all this security. Hinky."
  5. sidious618 Jedi Master

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    Why so soon, 2nd? I thought it didn't come out until the end of July.
  6. chiss_man Jedi Master

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    Well, some people always seem to get a copy a couple weeks in advance, so I guess T2Q figured he'd start a thread well in advance to catch them?
  7. Darth_Hydra Jedi Master

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    It's been far too long between TUF and this trilogy. I'll be glad to find out how the GFFA is doing after the Vong war as well as how all of our favorite characters are doing.
  8. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    We usually put the threads up about a month ahead of time, to cover advanced copies being obtained and such.
  9. chiss_man Jedi Master

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    The2ndQuest posted on 6/26/05 9:04pm

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    Ha, I was right! I've figured you out now T2Q!/>/>
  10. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    yes, you certainly managed to figure out the posting procedures used by the Lit mods for years ;)
  11. chiss_man Jedi Master

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    I'm crafty like that. [face_shhh]
  12. Excellence Jedi Knight

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    I'm reasonably spoiler free with this Joiner King, and would like to without leaving for a while. Unlike the Lannisters who kept mentioning ROTS info outside its designated thread, I hope tax-contributing citizens can stay safely till Aug until then this time.
  13. GRAND_MOFF_KEVIN Jedi Master

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    I'll most likely leave this thread when the advance copies come out.
  14. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Well, like all new book releases, spoilers outside this thread must be masked or labeled for it for a one-month period following it's release
  15. Dev_Binks Jedi Knight

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    When is the release date?

    And I do like the Ewok copilot though. I wonder if he'll be related to Piggy, as in the whole experiment thing...
  16. Leto II Jedi Padawan

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    [image=http://www.slebidia.addr.com/images/crap/kittyscared.jpg]

    Do. Not. Even. Go. There.
  17. Dev_Binks Jedi Knight

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    What? I'm an X-wing junkie! When I see Ewok copilot, I automatically think Kettch!
  18. Durnar Jedi Youngling

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  19. NorCalBirdz Jedi Padawan

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    Well so much for finishing the entire NJO before this one comes out...I'm only on Edge of Victory I. Oh well, I'll catch up before the second one hopefully.
  20. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

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    I'm really looking forward to this book. It'll be something new after all the Clone Wars novels and we'll finally get to see what the Big Three are up to since the Vong war. :)
  21. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    >>When is the release date? <<

    As posted in the first post of the thread- July 26th.
  22. Excellence Jedi Knight

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    Now that was [face_laugh], not SOA.
  23. NorCalBirdz Jedi Padawan

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    Heh, this is kinda funny. A few months ago I mistakenly marked July 26th on my calendar thinking it was the day Harry Potter 6 came out. That turned out to be wrong. But now TJK comes out on that day, so it all works out.
  24. Clone-Commando_1198A Jedi Youngling

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    I haven't read all of the NJO so I'll probably read this right away. I can't just let it sit on my shelf.o_O
  25. PalpShouldLive Jedi Master

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    Doah. Thought it read June 26, not July 26! :_| :oops:
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