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Your Star Wars Reading List

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Books & Comics + Legends' started by The Hero With No Fear, Sep 11, 2017.

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    Sounds cool! I never read or listened to it, but I'll check it out! I've never listened to an Audiobook, but this sounds like a great one for me to start with.

    Thanks!
     
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    My current reading list is mostly Legends

    -New Jedi Order (I'm on Edge of Victory)
    -Dark Nest Trilogy
    -Legacy of the Force

    As for canon, I'll definitely be reading Allegiance when it comes out. That sounds like the sort of canon book I've been waiting for.

    Overall, I think the Legends novels are of a higher quality than the canon novels, at this point. With some exceptions, the canon novels are mostly tie-ins and backstories. It feels a bit corporate to me. The Legends novels, especially New Jedi Order, focus more on story, and are consistently well-written.

    Also, despite the avowed mission of making everything tie together, the Canon universe feels way less unified than the Legends universe. In canon, it feels like every novel starts from 0 with new characters, places and concepts. But the Legends novels really all tie together and build off of each other.
     
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    Amen brother. Books like Galaxy's Edge just don't interest me, and neither does the theme park. I liked the Rogue One prequel book as well as the novelization. I love the Thrawn book (the first one, I didn't care for the second one), and the Obi-Wan Qui Gonna book, but otherwise the nu-cannon" just doesn't do it for me. I think the EU got a lot of shade thrown at it, but those books, in my mind, are better. I love the New Jedi Order, which I'm in the middle of reading as well as many others.
     
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    My latest recommendation would be: Age of Resistance - General Hux, published on August 28, 2019 by Marvel Comics

    A one-shot comic book written by Tom Taylor, and illustrated by Leonard Kirk.

    Such a fun read! Thanks for making me read this one, @Boushhdisguise!
     
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  5. The Hero With No Fear

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    Haven’t posted in this thread in a while, so I’ll remedy that now!

    Currently re-reading Thrawn (LOVE this book) and after that, I’ll finally get around to reading Thrawn Alliances (which I’ve been dying to read since I picked it up in May) and Thrawn Treason (which I recently received as a birthday gift.) From there, I want to read/re-read the following books and comics before The Rise of Skywalker comes out:

    -Alphabet Squadron
    -Bloodline
    -Phasma
    -The Force Awakens novelization
    -The Last Jedi novelization (Still need to pick this one up...)
    -Galaxy’s Edge: Black Spire
    -Resistance Reborn
    -Spark of the Resistance
    -Marvel’s Poe Dameron comic series
    -Marvel’s Allegiance miniseries

    I may also pick up the YA novels Before the Awakening and Force Collector as well, but it depends on how quickly I get through all of the above (I’m a fairly fast reader), but I’m not worried about reading them before TROS. I’m really only interested in Poe’s story from Before the Awakening and I’m not that interested in Force Collector either.
     
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    I'm looking forward to reading the new book coming out on Count Dooku. For the next few months my reading list looks like this:
    First, from the Old EU
    -Comic Series: Dawn of the Jedi (Dark horse from 2012) which I read last year and really enjoyed so I'm going to reread these.
    -Continue the series New Jedi Order (I'm on Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial)
    -The Cestus Deception
    From the nu-Cannon:
    -Dooku: Jedi Lost
    -Thrawn: Alliances
    -Thrawn: Treason

    I really enjoyed Bloodline. I wish it had Luke in it, but otherwise it was really good. Also, if you haven't read Ahsoka or Master and Apprentice you really should.
     
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    I'm looking forward to these two:

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    This will actually be my third time reading Bloodline lol, but I also really enjoyed it!

    As a big Ahsoka fan, I have also read her novel (twice: one of those times being fairly recent). I thought it was okay the first time I read it and then I really didn’t care for it the second time. I was honestly more interested in Bail was up to than the main characters; I just love his character and always enjoy seeing him pop up every now and then. The antagonists were undeveloped and the story was dull in my eyes. But that’s just my opinion and I’m really glad that you enjoyed the book! I’d definitely recommend one of EK Johnson’s other Star Wars stories: Queen’s Shadow. It’s a really interesting story about Padme’s transition from queen to senator and it had a ton of appearances from minor Prequel/TCW characters.

    I have yet to read Master and Apprentice, but I did receive it as a birthday gift. I’ll probably wait until after TROS to read it and Dooku: Jedi Lost back-to-back.
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 23, 2019, Original Post Date: Sep 23, 2019 ---
    Mmm, lore that makes me hungry. :p
     
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    I guess I'm such a huge Ahsoka fan I was just loving the fact that there was a book about her. I did think the antagonists left something to be desired.

    I'll have to add Queen's Shadow to the list. I really have become a huge fan of the PT films and era. So yeah, I am sure I'll love that book.
     
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    Ive been reading Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor for the 2nd or 3rd time. Story's still great but near the end i was getting bored and burned out from reading the whole thing.

    Now im planning on reading Lost Stars again along with Star Wars Aftermath Trilogy or stick with reading the Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy in hardcover
     
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    Still reading Gray's Master & Apprentice (80 pages left) and Dawson's Black Spire, I'm a couple of chapters in. I could never finish the Bounty Hunter trilogy. I got the hardcover too, I'm gonna give it another go before watching the Mandalorian.
     
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    How is Black Spire? Gotta say I had no interest in it when I saw it on amazon. Master & Apprentice, however, I really liked. My only beef with it was the use of the phrase "go to hell" or something like that. I hated it in Empire Strikes Back and I hate it in this book. But otherwise, it is fantastic. I would love to see more on the prophecies
     
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    I'm just a couple of chapters in, so can't give a good review, but its the same writer who wrote Phasma. In fact it's sort of a continuation of Phasma because 2 character from Pharma are in it. So If you didn't like Pharma you may not Like Black Spire. Here's a short review:
     
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    There is a really good book called The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell that is pretty good.
     
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    I've not read Phasma but it is one I've considered. I have heard some good things about it. I might have to add Phasma to the list.
     
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    Earlier today i just bought the Phasma novel from the Barnes and Noble store and i was wondering about something.

    Which is supposed to be read first? Bloodline or the Phasma novel?
     
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    Good question. I'm not sure which comes first in the timeline tbh. But according to nerdist.com Phasma comes first.
     
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    I’d say that Bloodline should be read first, as that takes place six years before TFA and the “present” in Phasma is a lot closer to it.
     
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    Just finished Thrawn: Alliances and was disappointed in it to be honest. I really enjoy the first Thrawn book, but this one is completely different and has little in common with it. I found myself missing the more focused story of the first novel, as the two narratives in this book felt kinda half-baked in my personal opinion. I also missed the presence of Eli Vanto in this one.

    The chapters that focused on Anakin and Thrawn were my favorites as they felt a lot like something that could’ve been in The Clone Wars series. This takes place sometime after Ahsoka’s departure and not too long before ROTS: so it’s interesting to continue seeing how his moodiness and anger grows over the course of the war leading up to his fall to the dark side. It’s also interesting to see his determination and unwillingness to back down are painted in a more negative light towards the end of the book, compared to how those traits were portrayed more positively in the show.

    Also, while I like the final scene, the ending of both narratives felt very abrupt. It felt rushed and there were loose ends that weren’t really well tied-up

    While I wasn’t the biggest fan of this novel, I’m still excited to read Thrawn: Treason and I hope that this one is more to my liking!
     
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    I’ve fallen WAY behind in keeping up with reading all the new material. I’ve read the first Aftermath novel, Catalyst, Bloodlines, Cobalt Squadron, and Alphabet Squadron.

    Thought I’d check out some of the comics I’ve been neglecting, and then I found it, someone who’s already become one of my favorite characters...

    Doctor Aphra!

    I love this character so much, she needs her own Disney+ series right now! Triple Zero and Bee Tee are simply outstanding. I highly recommend Doctor Aphra!
     
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