Lit The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew K

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

  1. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    That's not good to hear, considering Satele is far and away the most interesting character of this period for me. Of course, I suppose she doesn't have a large amount of characterization to contradict- only thing we've really got is the Jedi Knight storyline and two comics (and a trailer, but all that shows is that she's a badass)- but if Satele is characterized anything like Bastila in Revan, count me out.
  2. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    There is dark side of her if you play Empire story, while she was not directly involved.

    I also like her a lot as imperial.
  3. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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    What does Drew butcher this time I ask?
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  4. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    Darth Gravus got ruined and killed, Satele's characterization sucks, too. Jace and Theron are decent, the dark council members are fine, especially Marr.
  5. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Drew does do eeevvvviiiillll well, as long as he doesn't do it with characters previously established as interesting :p
  6. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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    I need more info
  7. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    Well she didn't act or talk like a Grand Master in the new novel, lack of the wisdom and confidence she should have, she was just like a divorced woman, worried too much about her relationship with her lover and son. She acted like this even to that Twillik smuggler, not to say before her son and Jace. Also she asked to aid her son with Jace but didn't provide any help.

    It's just my own taste, maybe someone will have different opinion.
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  8. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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    Ugh so he fails at writing dames yet again
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  9. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    [IMG]

    I mean, I'll have to read it, but I do not like the way that sounds one bit.
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  10. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    Well I think she should be a very strong woman who could even permit some dirty actions, so that's my feeling, it may not be that accurate. She mostly just react with these 2 in the book.

    Oh, she did talk about left Jace because he "let hatred filled him" and keep her duty, but overall she's a bit too emotional.
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  11. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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  12. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    The deciding factor for me will be if I think those traits overwhelm her personality. I mean, I totally expect her to be worried about her son (and lover, I suppose... I'm not sure how I feel about that. It certainly puts Kira's comments in the Jedi Knight story, about Satele Shan finding about their relationship eventually in a different light), but she definitely has to come off as someone who's in her position for more than being really good with the Force.

    Not that I expect it, or anything. And yeah, the Grandmaster definitely shouldn't be an overly emotional individual.

    I'm gonna spend a painful amount of time on a plane next week, will have to try to knock out both Lost Tribe and Annihilation.
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  13. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    One thing is for sure, Gravus, the cunning Sith behind the victory of Taris is totally ruined by this book.
  14. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    On to a lighter note, do you think there are any possible hints for future expansion packs in the novel? I imagine not, since Karpyshyn is no longer with Bioware, but you never know. At one point I thought Revan would surely make an appearance (him being related to Theran and Satele and all, and he being an enormously popular character whose plotline was left dangling and is an obvious choice for a theme for an expansion), but since it seems that opportunity was pissed away...
  15. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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    I liked killing Thana

    She was a total Jabroni
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  16. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Nice. 'Cause I totally know who that is. :p

    Sounds like it will once more be beneficial to not have played the game in order to actually enjoy the novel.
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  17. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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    Anyone who hasn't played the game shouldn't read Drew K as he'll kill any enthusiasm by association
  18. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Well here's the thing- I greatly enjoyed SWDBPODANOTOR; hadn't read Jedi vs. Sith. Enjoyed Revan well enough; hadn't play KOTOR I or II. So, since I haven't played TOR, I'm assuming I will like Annihilation.
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  19. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    So Drew K really does ruin the previous comics and games from the time period he is dealing with?
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  20. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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    I am dissapoint
    You have no idea. Revan was a abomination. The KOTOR II fans misjudge TOR on it's terribleness
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  21. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    From a certain point of view. ;)
  22. Esg Jedi Grand Master

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    [IMG]
  23. johnthejedi24 Force Ghost

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    I got the book today and I'm only on page 82, it's slow going and none of the characters really stand out to mean in any big way, and to put it bluntly its pretty bland, I'm usually half way through a brand new Star Wars novel by now but this one is not really flowing for me.
  24. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Just a note that if you pre-ordered from Amazon UK you'll probably be getting an email that it is delayed til mid-December. (I know I did). I've already cancelled and ordered it from the US site (along with a couple of other items the UK site didn't have in stock).
  25. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    I ordered it yesterday and got that email too...

    Amazon UK seems to be getting really bad with particular Star Wars books lately. I never used to have this problem -- heck, we got Book of Sith a month early! And there doesn't seem to be any particular logic behind why they're ordering in stock of Book A but not Book B, as I've not noticed any link between books they know they'll sell and those that they might be unsure how many to keep in stock.
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