New Star Wars novels
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  • Posted On: Aug 29 2015 12:18am
Anyone read any of the new Star Wars novels?  Wondering if any of them are worth checking out or if I should just catch up on all the other good ones I've missed over the past 10 years like Darth Plagueis, Outbound Flight, etc?  I haven't read much of anything but the 90's classics (Thrawn trilogy, Han Solo adventures, Jedi Academy series, etc.).

Share your favorites!
 
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  • Posted On: Aug 29 2015 2:25am
I still haven't read the old ones, lol

Keep meaning to, and I will, eventually.

I am curious to see what they've come up with.
 
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  • Posted On: Sep 24 2015 9:04pm
Sheesh... can't believe we've got no Star Wars novel readers around here.

Didn't see much positive about the "new canon" novels, so I had a go at the Revenge of the Sith novelization, Darth Plagueis, and Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter.  I think I'm going to pick up the Darth Bane trilogy next.  Notice a theme?
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  • Posted On: Sep 25 2015 4:55pm
lol... I have read a few of them but lately I haven't really been "wowed" by them.  Not like the original Thrawn Trilogy.  I remember bits of Darth Plaguesis being interesting.  I stopped reading that last Luke Skywalker series of him going around trying to find out why Darth Caedus came to be (or something like that).  I lost interest. 

I will say that I liked the Triple Zero series by Drew Kap....(something or other).  I think the last book in that series was 501st.  But Lucasfilm screwed the author over so the series got dropped. 


 
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  • Posted On: Sep 27 2015 2:28am
It was Karen Traviss. And yes, those series were excellent, before Lucasfilm basically decided to ignore everything she'd written for its cartoon stories. *grumbles*

I pretty much stopped after Fate of the Jedi too. That series was just...weird. Timothy Zahn has written a few new ones in the last few years that are worth picking up. Allegiance and Choices of One. Most of the prequel novels are decent, if you haven't read them.
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  • Posted On: Sep 28 2015 1:12pm
Ahh.. Karen Traviss.  Thanks, Wes!  Drew was the Bane novels.