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Books The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi , Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    My problem isn't demographics it's just the structure of having to read these stories.

    I don't like jumping around all over the place, just give me one storyline to follow.

    Heck if it were a 7 book Young Adult series of Star Wars book, i'll gladly take it. Heck. I'd probably love that since the YA stuff is honestly kinda the best Star Wars stuff out there.
     
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  2. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and KENOBEEHHH Herald of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    It is all one storyline, just from different perspectives depending on the medium. As long as you follow the story from subphase to subphase you can really read whichever stories you want.
     
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  3. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    honestly it’s the multiple perspective thing that’s my issue.

    I mean I get having a cast of characters but honesty this seems like too much for me
     
  4. AvarandElzarsittininatree

    AvarandElzarsittininatree Jedi Knight star 3

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    Well you do have to enjoy reading to keep up with it which based on what you have said is something you aren't so big on anymore.
     
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  5. AusStig

    AusStig Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yeah I just use audio books.

    It is VERY much like the Clone Wars multi-media Project.

    I do think Star Wars needs a visual element and I think it is a major shame NJO didn't get that until years later.
     
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  6. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    I feel like I was able to get behind the Multimedia project a bit more since they had movies to spin-off of, and still i knew the core cast of Anakin-Obi-Wan, Padme and other movie characters.

    The books have a bit of a harder time in general since I still am unsure of who the core cast is. Also it's just harder to connect to book characters in general at least in my own head.
     
  7. AvarandElzarsittininatree

    AvarandElzarsittininatree Jedi Knight star 3

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    The main characters for the adult novels (at least for phase 1) are Avar Kris's, Elzar Mann, and Stellan Gios (probably could include Bell Zettifar in there as well).

    For the YA and young reader books it has mainly been Vernestra Rwoh. For the comic it has been Keeve Trennis (though Avar is pretty much just as important in the comic).

    All this may change for phase 2 but for phase 1 those were the main characters.
     
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  8. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    Then gotta be honest, I have not really connected to anyone in particular. Like I read Light of the Jedi and kinda forgot who everyone was and didn't remember.
     
  9. AvarandElzarsittininatree

    AvarandElzarsittininatree Jedi Knight star 3

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    No problem with that. Do you just find it easier to get into reading material when it is connected to something you have seen on-screen?
     
  10. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    These days more or less yes.

    Honestly last thing I ever connected to that wasn't the movie first was Harry Potter and that was years ago before all the JK stuff went down naturally.

    ALTHOUGH...Thrawn is one of my favorite characters in Star Wars and I knew him from the Original Thrawn Trilogy first and formost but the Original TTT is a much easier read and something i can follow better.
     
  11. AusStig

    AusStig Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Movie characters do make it easier.

    I don't dislike any characters really. Don't like many either though.
     
  12. AvarandElzarsittininatree

    AvarandElzarsittininatree Jedi Knight star 3

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    Ever read the Hunger Games books? The movies followed the books extremely closely and if someone would go back and read the books now after watching the movies they would get a lot of additional depth that the movies didn't really have time to get into. Plus they just released a fourth book recently ( I have it but haven't read it yet).
     
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  13. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    No but i'm not one for reading outside of Star Wars these days.
     
  14. SyndicThrass

    SyndicThrass Jedi Master star 4

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    I think I enjoy Marchion Ro more than most of the modern onscreen SW villains so far. That’s my biggest takeaway from the HR characters as of yet.
     
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  15. Jid123Sheeve

    Jid123Sheeve Force Ghost star 6

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    He's the one I remember the most but honestly that's probably because of more people talking about him than anything from the actual story that i read him in.
     
  16. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    I disagree it is that loose, if anything this is a multimedia NJO but with better coordination.

    One of NJO's biggest weaknesses for me was its time jumps, as I had a lacking sense of what had happened in the gap. That isn't happening here as the comics are doing that, along with other stories. When I had all the pieces in place for Light of the Jedi to The Rising Storm it made for a very satisfying mosaic.
     
  17. Foreign32567

    Foreign32567 Jedi Knight star 2

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    IMO, so far Marchion is the true (albeit villainous) HR main protagonist.
     
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  18. AusStig

    AusStig Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Sounds about right.

    Does he do much in this book those who know? I would like to set my expectations going in.
     
  19. ColeFardreamer

    ColeFardreamer Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This book is killing me... oh my...

    Seriously, it is! Do not go in spoiled, do not go in unprepared or without having caught up with the previous High Republic works.

    As I promised, no spoilers yet. Just some feels... and marketing if it helps anybody to buy and appreciate it. No fakes, serious only!

    I said unspoiled... don't you ever listen to me? Sigh!
     
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  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Cole, I've read the book, I know exactly what you are describing.

    Only now, at the end, do you understand. This is why I didn't blow the lid off of it, while doubtless elsewhere the rest of the internet, assisted by LFL PR. It is so much better when it ambushes you.
     
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  21. Xander Vos

    Xander Vos Jedi Master star 4

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    Disagree, I love reading but I find the range of perspective too much to the point of just padding out the stories.
     
  22. Xander Vos

    Xander Vos Jedi Master star 4

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    How is Avar one of the three main characters when she was barely in the second book?
     
  23. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 9

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    Probable answer is because she was in the comics running parallel to The Rising Storm.
     
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  24. Xander Vos

    Xander Vos Jedi Master star 4

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    Sure but the comment was about the main characters in the adult novels.
     
  25. AvarandElzarsittininatree

    AvarandElzarsittininatree Jedi Knight star 3

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    Yep. And though she wasn't in Rising Storm. Many of the actions the main character took in that book were being fueled by thoughts of her.