Discussion in 'Literature' started by Ancient Whills, Oct 4, 2019.
No release date?
I think they said it was out in March
On March 3, 2020
That's really an interesting coincidence, as i posted today a question about who would write it and when it would be released
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I absolutely loved Most Wanted, so I've got high hopes for this. I have no idea if the movie will be bad/good/whatever, but Carson is fantastic about getting inside characters' heads, and developing moral matters (more than just "is it right or wrong?" but reconciling why someone's thoughts don't always amount to their actions).
Also that book made me literally LOL a few times, so now I'm biased.
Hooray for Rae writing Rey!
That is exciting news. I'm looking forward to it.
Yea, big fan of Most Wanted a great, fun read. Can't wait for this!
I don’t like Qi’ra so I had not read Most Wanted—looks like I need to get on that.
Aside from the lack of Force Sensitivity, I found Qi'ra to be lot like Ventress in some ways - both are enforcers for more powerful figures, who have ambitions. Both have been sold as slaves early in life. And so forth.
Oh yeah, Most Wanted is great. Carson's story in Canto Bight about the lethal masseuse is also pretty great, so I have no doubt she'll do a fine job with this.
Ventress was funnier and would never say “Everyone serves someone,” not in a million years, at least not prior to the midway point of Dark Disciple.
If the book is as funny as people here are saying, maybe Qi’ra got some good lines.
I’ve got the Canto Blight one on my Kindle as well.
Looks like I need to read more outside work, lol.
She's like a Ventress that never gets betrayed by Dooku, and instead lives to overthrow him, only to end up serving Sidious. So, Seasons 1-3 of Clone Wars, not the later seasons.
Honestly I can't see any comparison between Qi'ra and Ventress, other than they're Star Wars villains and female. They're not even the same type of villain, for that matter. Their histories are entirely different -- they grew up on different planets, had different friends (and concept of "friend"), have different personal objectives (Qi'ra has a far greater personal emphasis on staying alive above everything else than Ventress because she's been literally sold between multiple owners her whole life; Ventress learned what freedom was a lot earlier on and her motives are more influenced by her interactions with the Force and those who use the Force, usually with the result that she feels -- rightly -- misused by other Force users and seeks revenge), they don't behave similarly at all, and when it comes down to it Qi'ra would rather suck up to someone with more power so she can stay alive whereas Ventress doesn't know the meaning of the term "suck up" and is focused on trying to find her place in the universe. In fact, regarding the last point, I bet Ventress would emphasize more with Rey than Qi'ra because Ventress is thinking in much larger "what is the meaning of it all/where is my place in the Force?" realms than Qi'ra, who is focused more on day-to-day issues.
If we see Qi'ra again, i guess she gets a redemption arc and likely will die in the arms of Han. Which takes his journey a step farther into the direction of becoming the person he is in ANH.
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Apparently Ventress was captured and enslaved at some point after her Master's death, during her revenge rampage (Dooku Lost) and wasn't freed again until Dooku found her.
That's an entirely different situation though. Ventress wasn't born in the gutter we saw in Solo, and that gutter was all Qi'ra knew her whole life until Proxima sold her offworld. Ventress was only with Hal'sted a short time, and he wasn't so bad. Most of her childhood and teenage years were with Ky Narec.
According to Dooku Lost, Halstead used her as his personal torturer, for torturing enemies, for some time. We know she was with him, at least, for several years.
IMO Halstead and Dooku are to Ventress, as Proxima & Dryden Vos are to Qi'ra - tutors in the way of evil.
Obviously their stories are not identical,
but "Hal'Sted's personal torturer and Dooku's personal assassin" is not a million miles away from "Dryden Vos's personal enforcer and assassin."
Oh nice. I was kinda hoping they didn't go with the teaser poster due to campy looking Palpatine, but this is a very nice compromise, and will probably look better than the main poster would have looked.
About Jannah being Lando's daughter.
I really hope this book gets to dive deeper into palpatine coming back and more on who his son was.
Hopefully this is on the same vein as the ROTS and TLJ novels and goes more out there to fill the blanks.