Lit The Old Republic novels

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Erda, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Erda Jedi Padawan

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    Hi all,

    I have finished Revan by Drew Karpyshyn and LOVED IT!!! But I was wondering, do I need to read Deceived, Red Harvest and Fatal Alliance in orded to understand the things happening in Annihilation (also by Karpyshyn)? Are these three books also good as well? I have been following the swtor.com timeline so I know whats been happening.

    Thanks a lot for the insight and help!
    Last edited by Erda, Dec 2, 2012
  2. Bib Fartuna Jedi Grand Master

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    I've only read Revan and Deceived. I believe that the Old Republic novels are pretty much standalone, and not tightly interlinked.
  3. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Yeah, the TOR novels are independent, with Deceived, Fatal Alliance and Red Harvest all focusing on their own characters rather than toward any big linked-story-arc.
  4. Malachi108 Jedi Grand Master

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    Deceived is novelization and extension of the first trailer, with Malgus as one of main characters. Pretty solid rad by Kemp.

    Fatal Alliance is mostly a standalone story set in SWTOR period, with some of its characters, ships and locations. I actually liked it even more than Deceived because of an intriguing mystery.

    Red Harvest is NOT an SWTOR novel. It is a bloody, gory "horror" novel and a prequel to Death Troopers. Sacking of Coruscant is mentioned ONCE and is the only link this book has to the game.

    Annihilation is mostly a standalone, but Theron and his Twi'lek companion were introduced in TOR: The Lost Suns 5-issue comic arc. You might want to check it for the backstory, though novel's plot is independent from it.
  5. CobaltBlue Jedi Padawan

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    I have also been reading the Revan novel and really enjoyed it.

    Are there any Revan comics?
  6. _Catherine_ Force Ghost

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    No comics about Revan, but he cameos in Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 8 of the Knights of the Old Republic comic.
  7. FatSmel Jedi Grand Master

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    I would recommend NOT to read Red Harvest. The rest are all pretty good, but Fatal Alliance can be a bit tedious.
  8. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    I'm surprised at the Revan love ITT. Usually it just gets bashed.
  9. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    The question is whether these people have played KotOR, because that seems to make people bash Revan.
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  10. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    I thought what they did to Bastila was pretty sexist, but... whatevs.
  11. FatSmel Jedi Grand Master

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    not sure what you mean at all tbh

    Revan let her spend a lot of time out of the kitchen
  12. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Yeah. She also got to spend time in the lounge watching movies!

    Silly @Barriss_Coffee thinking Bastila didn't get choices! :p
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  13. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    I've really enjoyed this thread. I hope you make more.
  14. CobaltBlue Jedi Padawan

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    I haven't played the games, I knew nothing about the characters before reading.
  15. Zeta1127 Force Ghost

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    That's what I thought.
  16. oscar8192 Jedi Master

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    Definitely read all of them. You by no means have to read the others to understand Annihilation but it would make sense for you to read them all chronologically.