Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by Evil Incarnate, Sep 1, 2003.
I love that he had each book start with a Star Destroyer flying "over the camera" just like the OT.
That is awesome and something that really observant fans would catch. Now I'm looking forward to finishing HttE even more.
Ah, I've heard mixed things about those, but it's cool that he's into reading them at a young age.
He really likes them and, honestly, the promise of being able to read them on his own was what inspired him to learn to read better! I am really proud to say that Star Wars inspired my son to learn how to read.
It's awesome, isn't it?
I haven't gotten to the Thrawn Trilogy yet. Eventually I will get there... just the Bounty Hunter series and the Han Solo series are sitting in my book case getting dusty. LOL
Actually, I've heard that the Bounty Hunter series has a lot of Vader in it and, since he's really the one I like to read about, perhaps I will start there.
Have a great day all....
Goodness gracious! So many series to read...it's a wonder we ever get around to posting here.
Along the Darth lines....
The Darth Bane book "Path of Destruction" hits paperback next week!
Anyone else here that there is going to be a second Darth Bane book coming next year? Nice!
I'd heard about it and I'm both surprised and kinda excited. I know I'll be buying PoD in paper back though.
I haven't read PoD; probably should, though. I'm such a slacker.
I haven't read PoD yet either. Honestly, I was waiting for it in paperback so, I am sure I will be reading it shortly.
I was too because I'm just not all that excited about from what I've heard people say about the book.
Has anyone read the Darth Vader short stories in the back of the Betrayal paperback?
They're quite good, I'd enjoy it if Traviss wrote more Vader stories.
I think I may have read one of them if it was the same one in Star Wars Insider(it's where he saves Lekauf's grandfather.)
That's the second one, yes.
Haven't read those short stories yet.... I am going to need to dig them up though, being a Vader fan and all! I need to read Betrayal as well.
So much to read so little time!
I still don't like seeing Vader painted as someone we should sympathize for, but I do think Traviss's writing in the short story was fairly good. I also do find the idea that Vader would care about his men somewhat suspect given how often he executes them personally.
i have read a only a few(14) star wars books, were do you think a beginner like me should start?
I started on the Thrawn Trilogy.
i have actually already read those, what elts do you think?
I liked Shadows of the Empire, but I don't know how well it stands up after the Prequels.
Ok, I wasn't going to post this due to length but, a very good friend of mine put it together for me recently... It is a bit outdated but, most books that are out there are listed here.
Here is the full EU reading list (including some graphic novels that tie into the novels) What I've done is seperate the books
into their respective eras, and I've highlighted the ones that I consider to be essential reading. In other words, the ones that aren't highlighted can be skipped, or in the case of a couple of the really crappy ones, ignored altogether. Thankfully, only a couple of the novels are rubbish!
Quick note- BY = Battle of Yavin ( the end battle in Episode IV: A New Hope). Anything that happens before this point is described as X number of years BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin), and anything that happens after is described as X number of year ABY (After the Battle of Yavin)
And so we begin....
>The Old Republic Era:
>5000 BBY - Tales Of The Jedi: The Golden Age Of The Sith
> Tales Of The Jedi: Fall Of The Sith Empire
>4000 BBY - Tales Of The Jedi: Knight Of The Old Republic (actually contains 3 stories that link together - Ulic Qel-Drom and the Beast
>Wars of Onderon,The Saga Of Nomi Sunrider, The Freedon Nadd Uprising)
> Tales Of The Jedi: Dark Lords Of The Sith
> Tales Of The Jedi: The Sith War
> Tales Of The Jedi: Redemption
>please note that these are all graphic novels
>1000 BBY - Darth Bane novel - Next year there will be a novel set in this
>time about the Sith Lord Darth Bane who introduces the one Master and one
>Apprentice rule to the Sith. It has no title at this time.
> Jedi Versus Sith: The Battle of Ruusan (this is a graphic
>Rise Of The Empire Era:
>33 BBY - Darth Maul: Saboteur ( this is a short story novella that can be
>found at the back of the Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter novel)
> Cloak Of Deception
> Darth Maul: Black Sun (this is a graphic novel)
> Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
>32 BBY - Episode I: The Phantom Menace
>29 BBY - Rogue Planet
>27 BBY - Outbound Flight
>22 BBY - The Approaching Storm
> Episode II: Attack Of The Clones
> Republic Commando: Hard Contact
> Republic Commando: Triple Zero
>21 BBY - The Cestus Deception
> The Hive ( a novella that is included at the back of The
>20 BBY - Medstar I: Battle Surgeons
> Medstar II: Jedi Healer
> Jedi Trial
> Yoda: Dark Rendezvous
>19 BBY - Labyrinth Of Evil
> Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
> Dark Lord: The Rise Of Darth Vader
> Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
> Coruscant Nights II
> Coruscant Nights III ( the Coruscant Nights Trilogy will be
>released over the next couple of years, and deals with the purge of the
>15 BBY - Death Star novel - this upcoming novel attempts to fill in the plot
>holes and continuity issues that happen between the movies and the novels
> regarding the constuction of the Death Star.
>The Galactic Civil War Era:
>10 BBY - 0 BBY - The Han Solo Trilogy 1: The Paradise Snare
> The Han Solo Trilogy 2: The Hutt Gambit (pages 1
> Lando Calrissian And The Mindharp Of Sharu
> Lando Calrissian And The Flamewind Of Oseon
> The Han Solo Trilogy 2: The Hutt Gambit (pages
>161 - 340)
> Lando Calrissian And The Starcave Of Thonboka
> The Han Solo Trilogy 3: Rebel Dawn (pages 1 - 146)
> Han Solo At Star's End
> The Han Solo Trilogy 3: Rebel Dawn (pages 147 -
The Force must be strong with me.... my reading list seems to have scared everyone away! LOL
I saw some new Vader & other Sith items that I want to eventually pick up at the local comic store. The most impressive was the mini Vader helmet (looks like a smaller version of the large figure carrier) which had mini-figures in it. I also saw a real nice replica of the Infiltrator and a Mini-Maul.
I literally had to tear myself out of the store before I bought them!
Have a great weekend everyone....
I truly HAVE scared everyone away... either that or everyone is busy reading! LOL
Woah, I'm definitely joining this club!
Hey.... welcome Grievous 93!
Been sort of slow around here since I posted the reading suggestion list for the EU.
I was just going to make a post to get the thread going again!
We've been talking over at the SW.com blogs about what it is that attracts us to Vader. Was it the first time you saw him in SW on the Tantive IV? Are you a generation PT and saw the transformation and downfall?
For me, it was first seeing him in 1977 on the Tantive IV. I was 5 years old and it made a lasting impression. I am definitely an original Vader girl who really doesn't care for the character of whining Anakin (in the PT) too much until he transforms and gives into the Dark Side 3/4 of the way through RoTS. One of my favourite scenes in RoTS is when he turns and looks out with his Sith eyes after the March on the Jedi Temple.
So, what is it about Vader that we like so much? When did you first become a Vader follower and why?
Where'd everyone go?
Can I join?
I always thought that the black suit was an improvement for Vader