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 #561  by Neova
 Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:47 am
Yesterday I started reading The Approaching Storm by Alan Dean Foster. It is set as a lead up to EpII, looks like it should be pretty good, so I'll keep you all posted :)

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William
 #562  by MattG
 Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:57 am
I've been a fan of Alan Dean Foster since reading "Splinter of the Mind's Eye" 10 or 15 times from 1978-1980, while waiting for ESB to come out. Have read and enjoyed some of his non-SW stuff too.

(Edit: although, come to think of it, I guess the "Star Wars" novel would have been the first book by ADF that I read, back in '77/'78, even though it was attributed to Lucas).
 #583  by Archon Revuge
 Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:55 am
I've just started on James Luceno's Millennium Falcon. I've really enjoyed his other works, but there's something about this novel that's just not quite sitting right for me. The action's a little disjointed and the premise for the plot (Han and Leia's granddaughter asking to go on an adventure to find the past owners of the Falcon) seems somewhat forced.
 #587  by Archon Revuge
 Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:49 pm
Yeah, the concept is a brilliant one (following the story of the Falcon from its creation through to the current era) but I just feel it could be coming together a lot better.

I'm not one to judge a book before completion however, so hopefully it'll take a turn for the better :) There have still been some great parts as Luceno has weaved the Falcon's story through some familiar events and locales.
 #707  by oota goota
 Sun May 02, 2010 10:56 pm
Anyone read death troopers?
 #716  by MattG
 Wed May 05, 2010 5:09 am
oota goota wrote:Anyone read death troopers?
I haven't - but I did read that there is going to be a sequel? by the same author (originally titled "Black Orchid", but reportedly up for a name change), so am keen to hear local opinions.
 #723  by oota goota
 Thu May 06, 2010 9:14 am
zombie stormtroopers...what a brilliant idea!
 #928  by MattG
 Sat May 29, 2010 1:09 am
I'm currently reading, and enjoying, the first of the Darth Bane books - Path of Destruction. It's set at the point in Star Wars history where the Sith Legions transition from existing as armies, to the Master/Apprentice relationship. I think I enjoy the historical expanded universe more than the distant future stuff, as it more readily ties in to events and elements of the movie trilogies.

It's an easy read - plot is very linear and almost exclusively single-threaded (so far). The author, Drew Karpyshyn, is a writer/designer for BioWare, and was the lead writer for the Knights of the Old Republic computer game. Hence, as authors tend to do, he refers back to the KOTOR history (which predates these books) and characters (Darth Malak and Darth Revan etc).

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 #929  by Neova
 Sat May 29, 2010 6:33 am
I forgot to write that I finished The Approaching Storm... It ended up being pretty average and unexciting. Was cool to get to know Barriss Offee and Luminara Unduli a bit better, but other than that it was just a little bit too boring for my liking.

Will