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Books A/V DARK DISCIPLE (Ventress/Vos novel) (spoilers)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    emerging feelings between them

    trololololo
     
  2. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    It was looking a little better until that last paragraph. [face_plain]
     
  3. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    This. That just made me want to facepalm.

    Well, folks, looks like Vostress is going to be a thing...I'm still going to read this book, but this may make it a bit facepalm-worthy.
     
  4. darkspine10

    darkspine10 Force Ghost star 7

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    Did anyone else imagine Tom Kane reading this?
     
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  5. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I may read it if I get a free copy and a case of good wine, and I'll tear it up chapter by chapter.
     
  6. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    There's a short preview for this book in the back of LotS. It doesn't cover much, but I'll put it under spoilers just in case.
    The book opens with Dooku's forces obliterating a Republic-protected refugee convoy, basically exterminating an entire race, which is a scene I would have loved to see TCW tackle on-screen. He then give an ultimatum via the HoloNet: unless the Republic concedes the war to him, more and more innocents will die. We get a short deliberation by the Jedi Council into what's to be done, where Mace proposes the idea that they do the unthinkable in order to stop the impending slaughter: assassinate Dooku. And yes, it's explicitly stated that they're going to try and assassinate him. The others are obviously agast, especially Yoda and Obi-Wan, but they come around bit by bit as they talk, and it ends with Obi-Wan saying he has a suggestion of who they could contact to help. Also, the book says that Depa Bilaba is not only alive and well at this point, but actually a sitting member of the Council, though she's only seen via hologram.
     
  7. hairymuggle

    hairymuggle Jedi Knight star 2

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    Ugh really? Vos and Ventress? Yuck. First of all, if Ventress needed to get it on with anybody it would be her favourite sparring partner (i.e Obi Wan), and the Vos love story thing has already been done.

    Plus if they're going to keep the weird hippie Vos they had in TCW...
     
  8. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I, for one, am quite pleased by this development. Pairing Ventress with Vos (the two Vs! V for Valentines!) is a great idea, and I am very confident in Christie Golden's ability to craft a torrid, yet mature and heartfelt love affair.

    I'm very eagerly anticipating yet another classic novel from the very talented Christie Golden.

    I'll be reading this with a box of tissue within reach.
     
  9. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    *spits coffee all over iPad screen*
     
  10. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    What can I say, I'm thrilled! I want this novel so badly I can hardly wait.

    This is my most anticipated novel since the Thrawn trilogy.

    With each bit of news that is revealed, I want this more and more. They're saying all the right things, I'm practically drooling over this. It's like they know exactly what I never knew I wanted; they're pulling it from my brain and revealing it to me bit by bit.

    I'm just so excited!
     
  11. IG_2000

    IG_2000 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    did you receive your advance review copy already?
     
  12. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I can neither confirm nor deny. Maybe.
     
  13. Sudooku

    Sudooku Jedi Master star 4

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    I can understand how you feel.[face_love]

    And that previous sparring of the two with whatever was exactly the reason Obi-Wan didn't want to do the job.

    Maybe in order to meet your demands, chancellor Palpatine should have been bumping in and suggest during the respective session of the Jedi-Council via Hologram towards Obi-Wan: "You two know each other so good - why don't you two take on Dooku together?" Just like he coupled Anakin and Padme in AOTC. [face_devil]
     
  14. Taalcon

    Taalcon Chosen One star 4

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    I like that we're getting some at the very least some more glimpses (or at the very least A glimpse) of TCW-era Depa in this continuity. Seeing as we're about to see her demise in the Kanan comic, those glimpses are somewhat nice to see.
     
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  15. Darth_Pevra

    Darth_Pevra Force Ghost star 6

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    Undisciplined, brash Psycho-Killer and Surfer-Jedi engage the cunning master of the Dark Side? Wonder how that's gonna end.
     
  16. The_Forgotten_Jedi

    The_Forgotten_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Interesting. Out of curiosity, was there a full rundown of who exactly was on the Council at this point? And how many of them actually spoke during the meeting? Fingers crossed for Coleman Kcaj's first line ever!
     
  17. DarthTalgus

    DarthTalgus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Didn't they state that Dark Disciple is a adaptation of 8 TCW episodes :confused:
    Because to me this sounds like the story of 4 episodes, maybe this was a multi-season spanning arc like the Darth Maul stories ?
     
  18. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Maybe it's part 1 of an unannounced series by stealth? [face_whistling]
     
  19. Mother_Talzin

    Mother_Talzin Jedi Master star 4

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    I hope this novel gives us the intricacies that the script / show would have provided, I don't want complicated details to be lost in translation, like with Son of Dathomir, where content was cut.
     
  20. DarthTalgus

    DarthTalgus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    304/8 = 38 Pages (US release)
    320/8 = 40 Pages (UK release)
    So each episode will have thirty eight/forty pages of content :D
     
  21. Thrawn082

    Thrawn082 Force Ghost star 6

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    Ventress/Ahsoka would be a far more interesting/fun pairing. :)
     
  22. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 6

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    "the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself."

    When did Dooku cease to be a target?
     
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  23. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Yeah, considering Anakin and Obi-Wan were fighting him on a weekly basis.
     
  24. Taalcon

    Taalcon Chosen One star 4

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    How many times did they actually confront him personally? Is this one of those things that we remember as being more than it is, because we remember it as being more than we thought they should?
     
  25. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Dooku has been responsible for "war atrocities" since AOTC.

    And he's now a target? LOL.

    Or is this another latter-season-of-TCW attempt to make the Jedi look as terrible as possible?