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New Jedi Order discussion thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Legends' started by Darth Wardawg, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Darth Wardawg

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    So I'm starting to read this series of 21 books, and I'm stoked. I just started Vector Prime last night, and I thought I'd start a thread that discusses these books. If you want, feel free to read along. Or you could just join the conversation if you already read them.

    So far I am one chapter in, and I have to say I'm hooked. I love the Jaina character and I love seeing Leia as a mother. Mara is intriguing (I remember her from reading the early EU novels in the mid 1990s but it's been so long that she feels fresh and new).
     
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    I've never read these books, but I have loads of nostalgia for this era of Legends. When I was a kid, that's the stuff that was being written, and it just seemed like this huge world that filled my imagination.

    I had an issue of Star Wars Insider where there was a gallery of every member of Rogue Squadron, and Jaina Solo was on the list from the New Jedi Order era. Something about that has just stuck in my mind as one of the coolest things ever. I really want to get the black series figure of Jaina in pilot uniform.
     
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    I've never read them either, and R.A. Salvatore is one of my favorite authors, so I'm sure I'm at least going to like the first book. I love his Drizzt books, so hopefully this will be just as good.

    Just based on what I've read thus far, I would recommend this series.
     
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    I'm reading through this series for the first time, currently on Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial. There are so many things, big and small, that this series does right with the characters and universe. I think the depiction of the Solo Children, and their personal trials and tribulations, is what makes this series so effective in the short time I've spent with it.

    Side Note: One thing I enjoy is that because of Jaina's Jedi Status, everyone else in Rogue Squadron calls her "Sticks" (in reference to her lightsaber). Reminds me of how Anakin calls Ahsoka "Snips" throughout The Clone Wars.
     
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    Just finished Chapter Three. Oh man, I'm hooked. Chapter two, where we get Yomin Carr.... Fantastic. Chapter three and the politics of the New Republic.... Wow. This is so much better than the hot mess Chuck Wendig served up in Aftermath, it's almost sad.
     
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    Okay, question: Is the story group trying to set up the introduction of the Yuuzhan Vong in the nu-cannon? Is that the "dark presence" Palpatine felt in the outer part of the galaxy, beyond "known space?" I seem to remember Thrawn saying something about the Chiss Ascendency being threatened.
     
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    Okay, just passed the chapter where Chewie dies saving Anakin.

    I can see why Chewbacca dying would be controversial, but I remember people making it sound really stupid. "Chewie had a moon fall on him and died." Put that way it sounds dumb. But Salvatore did a good job. I can't complain at all. He died saving his best friends kid. Like wow. That's a worthy death for a loyal friend like Chewie.

    I'm what, 75% of the way through this book and it is good. Really good.
     
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    I read that scene listening to Khaza Dun from the LOTR Soundtrack, and Jesus Christ did it hit me with overwhelming emotions on my first-time read.
     
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    Been kind of busy the last few days but I'm starting book two today. :):):)


    (duel)
     
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    Just finished Vector Prime. I really dig it. I sometimes found myself a little thrown off by the writing style sometimes, but I love how it dives into the characters.

    I can't fault anyone for disliking this book. It's definitely more Sci-Fi than the traditional Star Wars story, by far. The Danni Quee story thread almost feels like an Alien/Star Wars crossover. Personally I love it, but it's definitely different.

    Hey, since it looks like several of us are just starting this series, maybe we could use spoiler tags in this thread?
     
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