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what is the worst eu novel ever written?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by dark_jedi, Oct 18, 2001.

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  1. dark_jedi

    dark_jedi Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 10, 2001
    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

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 18, 1999
    Vision of the Future is by far the worst eu novel ever written.
  3. Gandalf the Grey

    Gandalf the Grey Jedi Knight star 6

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

    I disliked Rogue Planet more than any other.

  4. Genghis12

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 18, 1999
  5. MysteryWhiteBoy8

    MysteryWhiteBoy8 Jedi Youngling star 2

    Sep 4, 2001
    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

    ganner_rhysode Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Or anything by Paul and Hollace Davids.
  7. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 4, 1999
    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

    admiralpotts Jedi Youngling

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

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

    EnforcerSG Jedi Padawan star 4

    Sep 12, 2001
    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

    BobaFrank Jedi Youngling star 5

    Jul 17, 2001
    Black Fleet Crisis
  11. Ian_Ball

    Ian_Ball Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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

    Rogue_Starbuck Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 11, 1999
    oh yeah that one too
  15. Desertwind

    Desertwind Jedi Youngling

    Oct 14, 2001
    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

    sweetheart Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    181st Fighter Wing Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jan 8, 2000
    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

    Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Jedi_Leader Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 12, 2001
    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.

  20. Kier_Nimmion

    Kier_Nimmion Jedi Knight star 5

    Aug 9, 2000

    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

    Galleon Jedi Youngling star 2

    Aug 26, 2001
    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

    Grand-Moff-Kyle Jedi Youngling

    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

    LoveisSuicideSP Jedi Padawan star 4

    Apr 23, 2001
    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_

    _admiral_kettch_ Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 3, 2001
    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

    NarundiJedi Jedi Master star 6

    Oct 8, 2001
    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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