what is the worst eu novel ever written?

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  1. dark_jedi Jedi Knight

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    Oct 10, 2001
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    for me it is a toss up.
    The Truce at...
    Splinter of the...
    Rogue Planet
    Children of the Jedi

    are all terrible books that scar the name Star Wars!
  2. Genghis12 Manager Emeritus

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    Vision of the Future is by far the worst eu novel ever written.
  3. Gandalf the Grey Jedi Grand Master

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    May 14, 2000
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    Quick on the draw this morning, are we? :p


    I disliked Rogue Planet more than any other.


  4. Genghis12 Manager Emeritus

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  5. MysteryWhiteBoy8 Jedi Knight

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    hmm for me its between:
    Crystal Star (my first EU)
    Planet of Twilight
    Children of the Jedi

    i like TAB a lot, i thought the character of Dev was great. A lot of the single standing books were ok, like TAB and Courtship, but the ones above just bit the dust.
  6. ganner_rhysode Jedi Master

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    Jul 7, 2001
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    Any of the Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy books. Take your pick.

    Or anything by Paul and Hollace Davids.
  7. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Jun 4, 1999
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    Ruin. There were others that were technically worse, but I wasn't expecting much from them. MAS has so much potential, and yet this book is easily the worst of the NJO. Little is worse than wasted potential. :(
  8. admiralpotts Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 18, 2001
    i didnt like children of the jedi much....

    but why diss vision of the future that was great!!!!!!
  9. EnforcerSG Jedi Master

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    Sep 12, 2001
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    Planet of Twilight, i read it, but it was like reading words, not reading a story. And what story i could figure out was pitiful (Dalla just going off and rtiring, that is bleep).

    Courtship was just strangly stupid in my mind. It seemed like the author just made stuff up to explain some questions in the movies that no one ever asks.

    Children of the Jedi bounsed around too much

    black Fleet crisses was way to vague and did not seem to have anything to do with Star Wars.

    But PoT was the worst.
  10. BobaFrank Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 17, 2001
    star 5
  11. Ian_Ball Jedi Master

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    Sep 21, 2001
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    any of the bounty hunter wars books
  12. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    Dec 11, 1999
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    The Crystal Star, The Bounty Hunter Wars, and The Glove of Vader were just god awful
  13. Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Master

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    Oct 29, 2000
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    *cough* new rebellion *cough* :)
  14. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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  15. Desertwind Jedi Padawan

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    Crystal Star is by far the worst. I wonder if V McIntyre even researched the characters she was writing about. Children of the Jedi and Planet of the Twilight were confusing and I had no interest in the characters. Black Fleet Crisis? what was the point. Bounty Hunter wars. how many continuity errors can you get in one trilogy. New Rebellion, see Black Fleet Crisis.
  16. sweetheart Jedi Master

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    Jan 19, 2001
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    Courtship. It was like someone stole Han and Leia's bodies and transplanted them into some whackos.
  17. 181st Fighter Wing Jedi Knight

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    It's a tie between The Crystal Star and Rogue Planet.

    Change a few character names and neither would be recognizable as Star Wars novels.
  18. Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master

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    Nov 2, 1999
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    Planet of Twilight. AKA as POT.
  19. Jedi_Leader Jedi Knight

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    Any of the books written by Barbara Hambly. They were all just plain tedious to get through!

    Come to think of it. Although not too bad, James Luceno could work on using more commonplace words to describe things. Rather than "creating" complex words to accomplish the same task. This made his books somewhat tedious also.

    IMHO
  20. Kier_Nimmion Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 9, 2000
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    Overall, from what I have read, Specter of the Past/Vision of the Future were terrible. The whole 'Thrawn is back' story was so poorly conceived, that it staggers the mind. I had to keep from laughing every time Flim was around. In fact, the only part of both books that was worth anything was the Camaasi story, and then only bits of that were any good. The whole bit with Wedge and Corran on Bothawui was dry and unexciting, the completely contrived infected animals shutting down the planetary shield generator was silly.
  21. Galleon Jedi Knight

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    Aug 26, 2001
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    The Bounty Hunter War Trilogy, most of NJO ( they all run together) The Black Fleet Crisis, PoT, and the Lando adventures (The only Star Wars series which I could not force myself to finish, and that is saying something)
  22. Grand-Moff-Kyle Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 12, 2001
    Children of the Jedi, by far.

    She introduces two boring new characters (Cray and Nichos) with no explanation of who they are, and I'm supposed to care about what happens to them? The only reason Nichos was in there is so we know that people's minds can enter machines. Which brings me to another point: I HATE Callista.

    I also can't stand the mindless drivel that is Hambly's writing style. Nothing flowed coherently.
  23. LoveisSuicideSP Jedi Master

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    Apr 23, 2001
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    I would have to say Jedi Eclipse, but i haven't read a lot of the ones others are saying are terrible. But out of the ones I've read, definitely Jedi Eclipse. The Last Command would probably be second.
  24. _admiral_kettch_ Jedi Knight

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    Oct 3, 2001
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    Definitely The Crystal Star. I can actually stand reading through the rest of the SW novels, but I will never pick that up again.
  25. NarundiJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    My vote goes in for The Crystal Star. That book SUCKED the big one!!! What was Vonda McIntyre on when she wrote that? I mean, WARU?? Waru just blew my poor little 13 year old mind. That was a long time ago though. I haven't dared to go back and open that book again, and I do like to re-read my sw novels! Oh well. :p

    Jae Angel "Narundi"
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