Lit The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew K

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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    There was also something about how matter-of-fact Satele was about her giving up Theron. A lot of women in RL have made the same choice and it's a hard decision with many extenuating factors. However, the way Satele takes it for granted it was for the "good of the Republic" versus the good of herself (which is not a factor to dismiss) annoyed me.

    I also note that keeping it a secret while condemning attachment in public makes her a hypocrite.
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  2. Force Smuggler Force Ghost

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    Ugh. I was hoping sooner. Oh well. It'll be here before we know it.
  3. DigitalMessiah Chosen One

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    She sounds pretty non-attached in your first three sentences. It sounds more like Jedi dogma than non-attachment. You can be married and not be attached. The Jedi take it to the extreme and don't let their membership risk it at all.
  4. Slowpokeking Jedi Master

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    Still, kill Gravus like that is just stupid.
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  5. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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    I'm really disappointed his apprentice wasn't a Companion and a LI.
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  6. AusStig Jedi Master

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    No a faked his death....

    So his enemies on the Dark Council would loose interest in him....

    So he could do....

    um SOMETHING,

    something,

    Darkside
  7. Charlemagne19 Force Ghost

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    Is it just me or is the surest way to kill a Sith to put them on the Dark Council? It's musical chairs there.
  8. JediMatteus Jedi Master

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    That could have been very heavy dialogue, but it ultimately ended up as very thin.

    yeah. i don't have a deep historical knowledge here, but i agree.
  9. bigtukker Jedi Knight

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    Really liked this book. It had a little bit of a rough start, but Gnost-Dural and Theron were hilarious together. And I liked the "Emperor's Clothes" reference at the end.
  10. JediMatteus Jedi Master

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    Yeah i know i am a weirdo, but i really liked this novel, and did not really get into the other ones in the series
  11. Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV

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    I liked it too. I think Drew does better stories when he doesn't focus as much on the Sith.

    And this wasn't even really a series. The only thing each of these books have in common is their tie to TOR. Each has a completely unrelated story to each other. And even though Satele shows up in this book, there is zero reference to her role in Fatal Alliance. So you can;t even really compare the books against each other, except maybe this and Revan, because they're both by Drew.
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  12. Sudooku Jedi Knight

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    I just have red that book and I liked it very much. The characters were quite interesting and entertaining. There are only some things I did miss:

    1. The novel starts with the description of the inner state and the work of the Imperial Minister of Statistics Davidge. I would like to have ended the novel with a "how is he now?"-epilogue too. A detailed analysis what the loss of the Ascendent Spear meant in numbers to the Empire and to himself in his position.

    2. What happened to the now vacant seat of Darth Karrid in the Dark Council? Was it given to a Human or a Sith-Sith after her terrible death?

    3. What happened really to the Emperor? At the beginning Karpynchyn tells us that the Emperor is in a state of hiding and his whereabouts are pretty unclear. We are not exactly told if this Emperor is still Darth Vitiate, but I'm supposing him to be it. Answering that question would have been the answer to the power-question left open at the beginning of that novel and could close the gap that opened between "Revan" and "Annihilation".

    4. Just a closer and more detailed description of the life and the deeds of Moff Nezzor.

    5. A more internal picture of the "Brotherhood of the Old Tion". Who was leading it? How came Teff'ith there? How does this organization structured and what is their inner life?

    I wish Karpynchyn would close that gap with another novel about Scourge and what happened to him after he became "The Wrath of the Emperor".
  13. Scrubbed Jedi Master

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  14. Revanfan1 Force Ghost

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    A lot of these–the Emperor and Scourge, in particular–are answered within the game of SWTOR itself. Especially in the Jedi Knight storyline and the new Shadow of Revan expansion.
  15. Sudooku Jedi Knight

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    I don't play video games. Thus I don't know :(
  16. Darth_Garak Jedi Master

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    You can also watch the storylines on youtube - some people go to more trouble and try and make it movie like.
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  17. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    [face_rofl][face_rofl]