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Lit The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew K

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

  1. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    AusStig Jedi Master star 4

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    I'd buy it.

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

    AusStig Jedi Master star 4

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  4. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Is the whole book up? Seems so.

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

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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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

    AusStig Jedi Master star 4

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

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    AusStig Jedi Master star 4

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    Any spoilers?
     
  9. Knight3440

    Knight3440 Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    AusStig Jedi Master star 4

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

    Knight3440 Jedi Youngling star 1

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  14. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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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

    Shepherd492 Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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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

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Esg Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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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

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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

    AusStig Jedi Master star 4

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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

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    Knight3440 Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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