"Champions of the Force," by Kevin J. Anderson [Bantam, 1994]

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"Champions of the Force," by Kevin J. Anderson [Bantam, 1994]

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  1. Darth-Seldon

    Darth-Seldon Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 17, 2003
    I have a few problems with JAT so I will post my comments here...

    The Good
    1. They were quick reads and were fun
    2. Kyp Durron was an interesting character
    3. I liked how they returned to Cloud City
    4. I liked Dantooine
    5. I loved the idea of the Maw, of the kessel mines and of the Daala/Tarkin relationship

    The Bad
    1. The superweapons are silly... very silly
    2. The blue chick was a total idiot. Xux was a she could be a genius and not understand anything is mind boggling.
    3. Luke always being shown as an idiot.
    4. The way the Jedi stand in a circle to defeat Exar Kun was weak (This is better expalined in I, Jedi)
    5. I hated the Kessel Crimelord and his whole seemed silly.
    6. The Administrators of the maw were too silly...they were falling into a blackhole so they called a meeting to discuss strategy.
    7. Daala was far too weak. She had everthing going for her, she was not a good villian at all, more of a moron.

    All in all...I liked Kyp and the spice mine story. After that it went down hill. It never had much suspense, Daala was far too weak. The characters were very childish at times.

    Average books.

  2. homer_of_the_sith

    homer_of_the_sith Jedi Youngling star 1

    Sep 23, 2004
    Fantastic conclusion to an overall excellent trilogy.


  3. master_organa

    master_organa Jedi Knight star 5

    Jun 5, 2004
    "Couple of things I didn't like:
    Daala and KJA's hints of Winter - Ackbar -- sick man."
    What? I forgot that. Could someone explain.
  4. Koohii

    Koohii Jedi Master star 5

    May 30, 2003
    Kevin J. Anderson cannot write a novel. He certainly cannot write a trilogy. The best he can accomplish is a paragraph or two describing a scene or setting. He might be OK for comic books, but not for novels.
    Someone needs to point this out to him, and to his publishers.
  5. EwokStromboli

    EwokStromboli Jedi Youngling star 3

    Aug 4, 2004
    Decent mindless fun, but no more impressive than that. And the Maw scientists' "We need to have a meeting re: this" running joke wasn't funny the first time; instead, it was a genuine distraction from the pacing of the novel.
  6. Cloned_Sidious

    Cloned_Sidious Jedi Knight star 8

    Oct 14, 2004
    I like Jedi Academy Trilogy.
  7. Jedi-Queen

    Jedi-Queen Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 16, 2005
    Not bad, the whole trilogy was ok.
    I love the basic story, but Anderson uses too much BS in with it so I kind of skimmed over some pages to get to the heart of it. Also, if he uses anymore familiar lines from the OT I will scream.
    He uses lines like "don't tell me the odds" and "I have a bad feeling about this" etc over and over. I get it, he knows the OT, he's done his homework, no need to beat it to death.
  8. Sand_Hill

    Sand_Hill Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jan 25, 2004
    overall i thought it was pretty good, but it did have a few cringeworthy moments. I think making KYP so powerful was completely pointless. I gave it an 8
  9. Simple_Man

    Simple_Man Jedi Youngling

    May 9, 2005
    It Was Great But I Liked The Secont One Better

    She Was A Mad Woman
  10. ObiWanZ3

    ObiWanZ3 Jedi Youngling

    Apr 2, 2004
    Okay, I"m not specifically targetting this comment at this thread in particular, BUT WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHY SO MANY PEOPLE SSEM TO HATE KJA'S WORK?

    I don't get it.
  11. sisyphusrocks

    sisyphusrocks Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jul 10, 2005
    KJA Tell me a joke please!!!!

    A funny one.

    Not a bad book though

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