The Official Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by dp4m, Apr 30, 2007.

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  1. dp4m Chosen One

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    Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice
    29-May-2007

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    That's... really all we know. We know nothing else. No DP, no nothing.

    Here's an audiobook excerpt as well.

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    As a reminder, all Sacrifice discussion should go in here. There should be nothing about Sacrifice that should occur outside of this thread in order to try and contain the possible chaos we will be experiencing. :)
  2. beccatoria Force Ghost

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    First post!

    *settles in*

    I'm so unbelievably nervous/excited about this...

    Though the cover still makes me giggle.
  3. Jedimarine Force Ghost

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    Oh man.

    It's getting too close now.

    The tension is getting thick in EU fandom...

    I really really hope someting, ANYTHING profound happens...it's time.

    This had better not be another cheap cop-out.
  4. Ghost Chosen One

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    These are all the characters mentioned in the summary:

    -Cal Omas
    -Luke Skywalker (2)
    -Tenel Ka
    -Han Solo
    -Leia Solo
    -Mara Skywalker

    One of these will be the SACRIFICE. One of these will die.


    We also have to remember that the death has to devastate BOTH:
    1.) the Skywalker-Solo family
    2.) the Galaxy
  5. Darth_Hydra Force Ghost

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    This will be the first book I've gone spoiler free for in a long, long time. Since discussion will probably shift towards who's going to be Jacen's sacrifice I'm going to go ahead and give my prediction: Luke. He's in the famous "death spot" and there's that quote from Sue that said "Something so major and incendiary will occur during the Legacy of the Force series that we cannot even mention what it is.". One of the Big Three dying would definitely be major and incendiary, so if one of them dies it would be in a hardcover. Betrayal has already come and gone so we're left with Sacrifice or LOTF #9.
  6. Jamez Jedi Knight

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    Ah, finally! I'm really looking forward to Sacrifice -- for multiple reasons.

    Jacen is going to take his Sith name and, according to the popular opinion, a movie name will be crossed off the cast list forever.

    That's already enough meat for a good story, but I'm hoping for even more. Let the Corellians destroy a major GA shipyard, kill off Calpatine or something like that. LotF has been a good series so far, but I'm missing the shattering impact on the SW galaxy.

    Sacrifice is the middle point and, at least to me, a make-or-break novel for LotF.

    I think it's going to be a fun ride. :)

    POV speculation: Jacen, Ben, Mara, Luke and Boba. Perhaps Han or Leia instead of Luke. I'm also hoping for a big Jaina part, but I'm not sure, if she'll make the five-character-point-of-view list.

    Jacen's (possible) sacrifice should come from that list, I believe.
  7. Jedimarine Force Ghost

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    Luke is not going to die in a book where he doesn't appear on the cover.

    It's got nothing to do with Star Wars or the EU...it's marketing.

    This doesn't mean it will be Mara...but it discounts Luke.

    When Luke dies...there will be a cover with Luke in some noble gesture...and it will be at the front door of every bookstore in the world for a year.
  8. Darth_Sparhawk Jedi Knight

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    I guess that a Big Three character is gonna die. My bet is on Leia.
  9. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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    I hope you will not feel very embarassed on 29th of May, but instead can congratulate yourself for being correct, because I personally think that Luke will die. Originally he was intended to be on the cover, that has to be remembered. And perhaps sexy Mara just sells the book better than old Luke?
  10. Ghost Chosen One

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    From my other list, we have:

    Mara...Luke...Han...Leia...Tenel Ka...Cal Omas


    I think we can cross out Cal Omas as the sacrifice, though it's still very likely he dies.

    The death of Tenel Ka, Han, or Leia would probably be covered by TROY DENNING, not Karen Traviss.

    That leaves Mara and Luke. One on the front cover, the other on the back cover. Both make sense, plotwise. I was thinking Luke, but now I hope it's Mara, just so we can have a Luke-Leia as the ultimate bother-sister Jedi team.
  11. Bringbacknom Jedi Knight

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    i had my fingers poised over the keyboard ready to hammer out my prediction of who it's going to be...but then i realised, i don't have a clue. and i think they've done a damn good job if i haven't already reached a conclusion.

    but i reckon Omas will go, paving the way for the Inferno...and maybe Boba will knock him off? Then Niathal will impose a military dictatorship.

    in 11 years of reading these books i've never anticipated one this much

    exile spoilers -

    also...i doubt Han or Leia will be the sacrifice after what Lumiya and jacen discussed at the end of Exile, though he has decided that they'll die at his hand/by his orders anyway. so imo they're not really on the cards, though they'll still be threatened by his actions anyway.
  12. Methodical Jedi Knight

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    Dude. That just isn't true. At all.

    Jacen's sacrifice doesn't have to devastate the galaxy. The civil war does.

    You're adding two and two together and getting fourteen.
  13. Ghost Chosen One

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    Hey, it's just my speculation, we have to talk about something in this thread before the spoilers come! :D

    I think I'll actually leave when they start to come in, I think this will be the first Star Wars book I go spoiler-free in a long time.
  14. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    The Carmel Indiana store has frequent SW book signings, don't they?
    I think that's the store I got my autographed copy of a James Luceno book from.
  15. starlit_goddess Jedi Knight

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    I can't wait. Have a feeling it's Mara, but ever in motion is the future and all that jazz.
  16. killfire Force Ghost

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    Luke. By Jacen. =D=

    Anything else doesn't make sense.


    But Star Wars doesn't always make sense. :p
  17. Gloria Force Ghost

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    The audio bit won't play for me. :( :mad:
  18. Kimball_Kinnison Chosen One

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    This is not all that far from where I work, being right next to the Court House Metro station (I work one station down from there in Rosslyn). If anyone wants to try and set up a get together for the DC signing, give me a PM.

    Kimball Kinnison
  19. Darth_Foo Force Ghost

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    Feb 24, 2003
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    is this hard-cover or paperback?
  20. Darth_Naxon Jedi Knight

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  21. dp4m Chosen One

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    KK -- that DC one was JUST added. I got the word from Del Rey today. Or at least it was just added for me. :p
  22. Reecee Jedi Knight

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    Awww. And I have to a avoid spoilers for an extra week as I'm in Australia.


    Spoiler protection better be stringent ! :p
  23. Havac Former Moderator

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    I think dp's taking a feat in dual-weapon fighting just so he can go Jar'kai with the bansticks.
  24. SuperLariat Jedi Knight

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    If the Grand Daddy of all the Jedi goes down in this one they better have that scene from His POV..
    I don't think it would be fair to take down the big dog without us seeing how he really loses..
  25. J_K_DART Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 31, 2001
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    I for one seriously don't think it'll be Luke. My money's on two characters as 'killable' in LotF; Tenel Ka and Mara. I'm not happy about that, but I really doubt it'll be Luke.

    Not long now till we find out!
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