Anyone read Star Wars books?

Discussion in 'Non-WOT - Literature and Fiction' started by Neria Hawke, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Kallarn Lo'Vosh

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    Will be interesting to read.
     
  2. Ashlyn Sindal

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    I'm definitely curious to see how Aftermath turns out, and I'm excited that they're creating content for the time period between original trilogy an ep. VII. Is anyone familiar with Chuck Wendig's other work? The name is familiar, but I don't think I've read anything he's written.

    I finished Heir to the Jedi. The second half was much better than the first, but I still wouldn't really recommend it.
     
  3. Avelina Ermen

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    So, I'm considering getting back into reading Star Wars stuff. I was super into it in late elementary-middle school, so I've been out of the loop since... the late 90's. And, I know that means I'm just about as lost as can be. I've been poking around reading different blogs and such, and still am at a loss as to a good place to pick back up. Everyone recommends Thrawn, obviously, and as I have read it, I don't know if I want to go back to it, or start something new. Granted, it has been... 20 years, so I suppose it is kind of new at this point. ;) Anyone have any suggestions?

    I'm sorely regretting (yet again) selling off all of my books back in the day.
     
  4. Winterdawn Lightheart

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    If you're not sure you want to reread Thrawn, what about everything else by Timothy Zahn. :D I would especially recommend Allegiance and Choices of One.
     
  5. Avelina Ermen

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    Ok, I've settled on rereading a handful of ones that I had read when I was younger, just to get back into the groove of things. I don't know how many I will stick with before branching out into new material, but I'm realizing that I did need a bit of a re-introduction back into the EU. Right now, I decided to tackle Truce at Bakura... and I'm remembering why I didn't put it into my frequent reread rotation. :| But, since it's immediately after RotJ, it seemed like a good place to jump back into things.
     
  6. Verix a'Dyr

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    I have all the ‘legend’ books. Started with the Jedi Academy trilogy, then got the Zahn trilogy, which is some of the best storytelling in the entire Star Wars franchise imho. I also love the X-wing/I Jedi series, and I also like the collections of short stories (Tales from Jabba’s Palace/MOs Eisley Cantina)
     
  7. Liadan

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    So I've really liked Zahn's new Thrawn trilogy. If you watch the shows they have made his Thrawn features heavily in the Rebels series. I like that they had Zahn re-write him into the cannon timeline as well.
     
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    I think Zahn's new Thrawn Trilogy has a lot going for it. And I'm looking forward to reading the next Thrawn trilogy of his as well. The Ascendancy series. I also found myself liking Alphabet Squadron. Granted, not everything has been super great in this new canon, imo, and I'm not looking forward to the next "From a Certain Point of View" book that they're going to be publishing about Ep. V (my favorite Star Wars movie).

    On the other hand, there was some material in the Legends canon that I think left a lot to be desired as well. Favorite material from that was Thrawn trilogy, "I, Jedi", the X-Wing series, and The Courtship of Princess Leia.
     
  9. Miliham Rastoubel

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    unpopular opinion: I enjoy the NJO.

    that said, I spent last deployment reading everything post-RotJ. This deployment I moved to other works. but SW: Legends still is my favorite canon.
     
  10. Almira ni'Caldazare

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    I read the young Jedi books in grade school. My parents were Star Wars fans so they agreed to buy them at the Scholastic book fair (it was the 90s). I think that they are planning on reading them when I finished. I remember enjoying the books in grade school but I reread them after helping Mom and Dad clean out the basement about ten years ago. The books were formulaic and predictable.
    I would recommend reading Issac Asimov's Foundation trilogy instead. They helped inspire George Lucus to write Star Wars.
    I have not read the adult Star Wars cannon. They might be better!
     
  11. Miliham Rastoubel

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    I love how Asimov was able to tie his works together (with only a little retcon here and there) so you have a continuous story from the rise of robots through to the Galactic Empire, and into the Foundation.
     
  12. Alenya Al'Roran

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    I can't believe I didn't know this was here. I own all of the Legends. I actually enjoyed the NJO, and they got me into the EU. I was disappointed pretty much everything that came after, though.

    I haven't read a lot of the new canon, though I do own quite a few of them. I read the first Thrawn and have the second. I snagged a Celebration cover variant on the first one.

    I forgot to mention that I will always love the X Wing series and pretty much anything with Mara or Talon Karrde.
     
  13. Miliham Rastoubel

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    Xwing both rogue squadron and wraith squadron are awesome. I love the humor that was built into that series.
     
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    I've been enjoying the new Thrawn books, and of course the mainline novels are awesome. I'm really enjoying the between-movie books, and I'm looking forward to seeing more from Zahn
     
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    Allston wrote a book that took place after NJO and brought back Face, Piggy, Runt, and a couple others. It was....ok. Not as good as the originals.
     
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    I completely agree, Alenya Sedai. It wasn't terrible, but it did leave a lot to be desired for me.
     
  17. Alenya Al'Roran

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    I was also upset about the death on that book. In universe, I get it. I understand why it went down the way it did, but from a reader's perspective, like, why couldn't he have written it differently and left it alone?
     
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    I used to quite avidly read Star Wars novels. I kinda fell off after the Vong, though I have read a few here and there
     
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    Try the new Thrawn trilogy. Does not disappoint.
     
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