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Princess Lisa
post Jan 25 2004, 03:17 AM
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Hahah yeah like when i jumped into NJO at Blanace Point i was like 'hey when did this person die, and when did these ppl split up, and y r the kids not babies anymore?' heheh


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post Jan 25 2004, 05:44 AM
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haha...ezactly!


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post Jan 25 2004, 06:28 AM
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Lol... Yeah, that could be confusing. eyeball.gif

Splinter of the Mind's Eye was pretty good... But personally, I prefered to read the post-ROTJ books when I first started reading Star Wars books. confused.gif Actually, the first Star Wars book I ever read was one of the Jedi Academy ones, and then the ROTJ novellization, and then Heir to the Empire. tounge.gif But when I read the "bridge" books, even though they were interesting, I already knew what was going to happen later, so I didn't find it as interesting as the ones that were exploring new territory, so to speak. For one thing, I was a big Han/Leia shipper at the time, which is why I liked Heir to the Empire... wink.gif


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post Jan 25 2004, 06:45 AM
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han/leia? bah...

i'm more jaina/jag


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post Jan 25 2004, 07:47 AM
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Heh, well, so am I now... But I'm talking about a time when Han and Leia were not married yet or married fairly recently, and when Jaina was non-existent or very young. Actually, I haven't obsessed over Jaina/Jag lately. I must fix this. eyeball.gif


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post Jan 25 2004, 02:33 PM
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I never read Splinter. In fact, I haven't read any of the 'filler books' (as I call them) except Shadows. All I've read is post-RotJ. And one Darth Maul book.
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post Jan 25 2004, 03:12 PM
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Oh yeah when i first started reading i was a great fan of the Han/Leia stuff (still am btw). I started with the Thrawn trilogy, then Courtship, then all the other Han/Leia before/closely-after marriage books. Heheh how happy was I when i saw Tatooine Ghost!


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post Jan 25 2004, 07:05 PM
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to start i'd suggest, truce at bakura

it was pretty decent.

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post Jan 25 2004, 07:28 PM
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Yeah, Truce at Bakura was a pretty good book... I liked it because it came right after ROTJ, so I knew I wasn't missing anything.

Tatooine Ghost was pretty amusing. smile.gif Han/Leia is fun...

Oh, and I read one a Jaina/Jag fanfic I really like (I read it before--too hard to search for new ones now) so now I'm feeling Jaina/Jag happy again. msn_love.gif


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post Jan 25 2004, 07:35 PM
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tro: what darth maul book did you read?


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post Jan 25 2004, 11:04 PM
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The first Star Wars book I read was one of the Young Jedi Knights series. It probably would have been a bit confusing to start there if I had seen the movies already, but since I hadn't, where I started didn't make much difference. =)

I think the best place to start would be either the Thrawn Trilogy. The Thrawn books are really good and they take place near enough to the movies to not be very confusing. The X-Wing books are also good, but since you don't see much of the movie characters it could be a slightly confusing place to start.

I don't really like most of the prequel era novels that much, however Shatterpoint is quite good and occurs right after AOTC, so it wouldn't be a bad place to start.
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post Jan 26 2004, 05:00 AM
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QUOTE (Lúthien @ Jan 26 2004, 08:04 AM)
I don't really like most of the prequel era novels that much, however Shatterpoint is quite good and occurs right after AOTC, so it wouldn't be a bad place to start.

Yeah I don't like the prequel era that much either. Probably coz I haven't really gotten into many of the prequel characters. I did start reading Rogue Planet but I didn't get into it and stopped half-way through.


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post Jan 26 2004, 06:27 AM
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i liked darth maul shadow hunter


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post Jan 27 2004, 04:21 AM
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QUOTE (Princess Lisa @ Jan 25 2004, 08:00 PM)
Yeah I don't like the prequel era that much either. Probably coz I haven't really gotten into many of the prequel characters. I did start reading Rogue Planet but I didn't get into it and stopped half-way through.

I agree. Though the prequels are ok books, I've always prefered books from after the Original Trilogy, probably because I've read more about those characters. After becoming familiar with the original trilogy era characters, the prequels don't really contain many familiar characters. Also, some prequel books is that they concentrate a bit too much on the politics of the Old Republic. Admittedly, that is important, I just don't find it too interesting.
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post Jan 27 2004, 11:57 AM
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QUOTE (Lúthien @ Jan 27 2004, 01:21 PM)
Also, some prequel books is that they concentrate a bit too much on the politics of the Old Republic. Admittedly, that is important, I just don't find it too interesting.

Pffft politics! Yuck! Gimme adventure, gimme excitement ... uh oh, a Jedi craves not these things confused.gif


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post Jan 27 2004, 06:22 PM
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actually, not the darth maul one...that one concentrates on the dark side

i don't really like the later njo books cause they're way too philosophical


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post Jan 28 2004, 07:24 PM
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I like the philosophical stuff, actually... I don't like the prequel books very much, although I don't know exactly why. eyeball.gif Like Rogue Planet... It was okay, but it just wasn't very good. *shrug* I never did read Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter. I had it, too. thinking.gif


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post Jan 29 2004, 03:57 AM
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oh...well i need to let you borrow it at some point


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post Jan 31 2004, 06:28 AM
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QUOTE (Sabé @ Jan 28 2004, 10:24 AM)
I like the philosophical stuff, actually... I don't like the prequel books very much, although I don't know exactly why. eyeball.gif Like Rogue Planet... It was okay, but it just wasn't very good. *shrug* I never did read Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter. I had it, too. thinking.gif


I've read Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, but I don't remember too much of it. What I really liked about it was finding out more about Darth Maul (for example, the reason for the double-bladed lightsaber.)

My favorite books are the ones that sort of explain more about the Force and the Jedi philosophy (Traitor, The Unifying Force) I don't even mind Jacen's dithering over the meaning of the Force. Admittedly, it does get a bit old, but he brings up good points about what the Force is and how the Jedi should respond to and use it.
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post Jan 31 2004, 06:44 AM
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sometimes i don't think GL really had an intention to think of the force in such philosophicalness...and i just randomly made up a new word. go me!

anyhoo...i tend to think the force is much more simple than all that


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