Lit The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew K

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

  1. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    A good point. The early Dessel stuff -- the sabacc game, in particular -- was superb.

    Still holding out for a Gloom Walkers book, someday. Or a GoW-esque videogame....
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  2. AusStig Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd buy it.

    They have Star Wars: Uncharted so why not SW:GoW
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  3. AusStig Jedi Grand Master

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  4. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Is the whole book up? Seems so.

    And nice, the new timeline looks cool.
  5. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Maybe Drew'll kill Gnost-Dural and say his death was why he never finished his timeline research. :p
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  6. AusStig Jedi Grand Master

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    Sure so long as he meets some one code named Commander Shepard first.
  7. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    Was hoping to win a copy off of the Star Wars Books facebook page (it worked with Apocalypse...and Omen though I already had a copy of that), but alas, no free book for me. And since I have all the other TOR books, I feel obligated to pick it up, especially after people are saying it's good.
  8. AusStig Jedi Grand Master

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  9. Knight3440 Jedi Knight

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    Well I preorder it on amazon all I got to do in wait for 5 more days to get it on my kindle app. I think Theron Shan is interesting character especially since who his mother is and trained to become Jedi since he was born probably only to find out that he is not force sensitive and can never become a Jedi has got to be tough.
  10. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    I'm more interested in how many retcons it manages. :p
  11. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    Did not like Fatal Alliance, probably won't get this one either.
  12. AusStig Jedi Grand Master

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    Cool anyone get one of those advance order things?
  13. Knight3440 Jedi Knight

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  14. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Don't get me wrong, I actually like most of Drew's books, but were those guys members of the Official Karpyshyn Fan Club?
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  15. Shepherd492 Jedi Master

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    I really respect those guys for the good work they do with Warhammer 40k book reviews (here's a shout out to the Heresy Online forums while I'm at it!) but I would be stunned if this book came anywhere near that level of quality. I'm always open to surprises though.

    I can't help but feel that the reviewers may have a different opinion of the author, and maybe even this book, if they had read the travesty that is Revan.
  16. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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    I think they did read Revan I think. I'm scared
  17. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    "Annihilation is one of the best, if not the best Old Republic Novel, and I’ve read all of them apart from Revan."
  18. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    It's a low bar to clear, but somebody had to do it.
  19. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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    Step off Lethal Alliance sounds interesting and Deceived was alright albeit I would have still preferred Luceno and Gladiator Malgus
  20. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    No, the best line is:

    "...a highly impressive novel that cements Drew Karpyshyn alongside such SWEU greats as James Luceno"
  21. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Preordered mine from Amazon UK yesterday. Hopefully it will ship on time.
  22. AusStig Jedi Grand Master

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    What if it is really that good Zor?

    What if cows fly? Drew is not a bad author but honestly he is no Luceno.

    edit: so Knight have you got the book?

    Any one got any spoilers?

    what is being retconed? Is the JK going to be Revan's second coming?

    I laughed when they compared Theron to Archer, I can now only see SIS as ISIS: TEFF'ITH, TEFF'ITH, TEFF'ITH!!!!

    What!

    He he he, I said thank the Force for small miracles.

    GAHHH
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  23. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    I'll probably read this book after Lost Tribe of the Sith. I actually am interested in Theran, a bit.
  24. Knight3440 Jedi Knight

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    I just got the book this morning on my kindle app this morning have not read it, I will try to later on today.
  25. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Lol they did? I made that connection too, back when The Lost Sons was coming out.