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Lit Thrawn Alliances Book - Summer 2018

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Diego Lucas, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Yeah it is a sad situation.

    I can't say I'm surprised by it, that this simply is the way things are now.

    Sure, I was hoping they might do some books leading up to Ep 9 further ahead of the film than they did for TFA and TLJ but it seems that's not to be.
     
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  2. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Knight star 3

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    Personally I don’t necessarily need books that are super relevant to what’s going on in the films, (though I’m not knocking those) I like the self contained stories that kind of do their own thing in their own corner of the universe. Really it’s why I can’t complain too much that they’re basically doing a sub-franchise based around Thrawn...I just wish there was more of it, with different characters.

    If they came out tomorrow that they’re doing a trilogy of, let’s say, Hera Syndulla or Saw Gerrera novels, I’d devour it.
     
  3. Xander Vos

    Xander Vos Jedi Knight star 3

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    Agreed.

    Basically I just want them to announce a few trilogies of books.

    Surely they could do a trilogy on Saw's Rebels and how they splintered from the main group, a trilogy on an X-Wing fighter squadron led by Wedge in the lead up to the Battle of Jakku, etc. All unobtrusive ideas that would sell well.
     
  4. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Jedi Knight star 4

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  5. Rennzwerg

    Rennzwerg Jedi Knight star 1

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    Actually, this a translation of the original summary from Random House books . Here is the English text:

    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/...nces-star-wars-by-timothy-zahn/9780525480488/

    So excited for this book - don't want to wish my life away but next month can't come soon enough!

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  6. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Knight star 3

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    I can’t wait to see who or what the antagonist is. If something’s dangerous enough to be a threat to both Vader and Thrawn it could have some massive implications.
     
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  7. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Jedi Knight star 4

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    My three guesses would be

    Snoke

    The Vong

    Or one of the Hermit Kingdoms that the First Order conquered during there time in the UR
     
  8. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I feel you, though the thing I'm waiting for in three weeks time is not related to Star Wars. Still, Thrawn Alliances can't get here soon enough.
     
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  9. vncredleader

    vncredleader Jedi Master star 4

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    I am ify on the first two, but that third one would be a great call. We don't even need to have that fact confirmed till much later, just give us the chance to actually see those other governments in the UR, rather than being told about them in a vague sense
     
  10. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    If it’s a hermit Kingdom it’ll be a Legends reference, either way, is my gut instinct.


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  11. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Knight star 3

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    I could buy the latter two. Snoke, purely because he seems to have some kind of vague knowledge of Vader that might have come from a past meeting. I don’t know that it’s likely, but I wouldn’t rule it out.

    A Hermit Kingdom would make the most sense though. Zahn seemed to be toying with that notion back in his last few Legends stories, with the introduction of Nuso Esva. I could see this being an extension of that concept.
     
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  12. PCCViking

    PCCViking Force Ghost star 10

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    Maybe a combination of Snoke and a Hermit Kingdom? If they bring Nuso Esva into canon (or someone like him), maybe it would be Snoke's first attempt to seize control of the galaxy? Maybe he realizes, after learning about his minions being battled by Vader and the Empire, that someone like Vader and the Empire would serve him best later on.
     
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  13. Mandalorian Riddler

    Mandalorian Riddler Jedi Master star 4

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  14. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Knight star 3

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    I could buy that, almost like a smaller scale Phantom Menace scenario.
     
  15. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 3

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    I’m hoping it’s the Vong. I actually really liked them <dodges plastic lightsaber thrown at head>
     
  16. Sigismund

    Sigismund Jedi Youngling

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    hope there are no annoying alien voices in the audiobook this time
    because good god, those guys Thrawn had to arbitrate that dispute with... no idea how anyone thought that was a good idea
     
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  17. Vialco

    Vialco Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Try dodging this!

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Knight star 3

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    I don't hate the Vong, (Nom Anor's a badass), but I can't see them introducing the Vong in a Thrawn novel. I'd have to imagine if and when they introduce the Vong it's given it's own time and place
     
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  19. Yunzabit

    Yunzabit Jedi Knight star 3

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    Lol. You’re crazy.
     
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  20. DarthTalgus

    DarthTalgus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  21. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    THAT'S THE SEXIEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN
     
  22. Sinrebirth

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  23. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    It's the eyes, isn't it?
     
  24. Sigismund

    Sigismund Jedi Youngling

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    that was a really annoying version of Anakin, but I guess he's looking for Padme and is a bit on the edge due to it, still hope he tones it down in future chapters
    edit: do we need to spoiler excerpt discussion? no idea
     
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  25. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Yes, you do need to spoiler code or Sinny will do his best impression of Thor with his banhammer and verily smite you.
     
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