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Old 06-06-13, 12:29 PM
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I recently found a "junior" novel at a thrift store that was a collection of tales about ObiWan, starting during The Phantom Menace and jumping forward through the movies, with a bit about his time on Tattooine. I've only skimmed it, but it looks like it touches on this same kind of topic. I'll have to check the author when I get home to see if this is an expansion of that.
There were two junior series during the prequel era.

The first was Jedi Apprentice which was set before TPM and featured Obi-Wan as a kid training under Qui-Gon. The second was Jedi Quest which was set between TPM and AOTC and featured Anakin training under Obi-Wan. Both were a series of 10-12 junior books written by Jude Watson.

There was also a junior book series called Young Jedi Knights which was written by Kevin J Anderson in the mid 1990s and featured the kids of Han and Leia training as Jedi in Luke's academy.
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Originally Posted by taffer View Post
There were two junior series during the prequel era.

The first was Jedi Apprentice which was set before TPM and featured Obi-Wan as a kid training under Qui-Gon. The second was Jedi Quest which was set between TPM and AOTC and featured Anakin training under Obi-Wan. Both were a series of 10-12 junior books written by Jude Watson.

There was also a junior book series called Young Jedi Knights which was written by Kevin J Anderson in the mid 1990s and featured the kids of Han and Leia training as Jedi in Luke's academy.
We have some of those two, but it doesn't seem to be a part of either series. It's like a oneshot book. I forgot to check last night who the author was, I'll try to remember tonight.
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Just finished Scoundrels and really liked it.

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Honestly was surprised with the ending with Boba Fett being Eanjer. Makes me want to re-read it again knowing he's in disguise the entire time for a bounty.
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Old 06-09-13, 10:30 PM
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This Obi Wan book is apparently a best of. It's called The Life and Legend of Obi Wan Kenobi by Ryder Windham. It has excerpts from several different books.


I'll definitely want to check out the new one then.
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I have three of James Luceno's books as well, but haven't read them yet (really behind on focusing)...

Labyrinth of Evil
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader
Darth Plagueis

The upcoming Kenobi book sounds exciting, too.
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Old 06-16-13, 11:28 AM
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I seem to remember the stuff in Dark Nest was so minor it could have not even been there and the plot wouldn't have changed a bit. More of an after thought.
All three Dark Nest books were released very soon after the movie Revenge of the Sith. I think the books had been written earlier, and the stuff with R2-D2 showing the recordings of Anakin and Padme was added later on.


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http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Empir...Razor%27s_Edge

Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge

Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge is an upcoming novel focusing on Princess Leia, written by Martha Wells, which is part of the upcoming Empire and Rebellion series. The storyline will take place sometime during the Rebellion era following Princess Leia Organa. The novel is set to be released on October 1, 2013.




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http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Crucible_%28novel%29

Crucible

Crucible is a novel set to be written by author Troy Denning and is scheduled for release on July 9, 2013. Characters include Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa Solo and Han Solo.

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Old 06-16-13, 02:28 PM
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et tu, grundle?!!

I liked Scoundrels and the Winner lose all short story. I skipped Dawn of the Jedi Into the Void. I thought the Crucible preview was ok, I will probably get the book when it comes out. I haven't heard much about the new Sword of the Jedi series so I'm not sure if it'll even happen with Episode VII coming up.
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Just finished Darth Plagueis. Excellent novel...loved everything about it.
Really? I just started it this week, and I haven't been enjoying it at all. I am about 100 pages into it, and there's only been one action scene.
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The one where Plagueis stows away on a pirate ship and then kills all the pirates.
The rest of it has been all the same mundane political crap that dragged down The Phantom Menace. I want to see Plagueis run around as a Sith Lord kicking ass. I don't care to see so much of his time as a member of the Banking Clan.
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Came across this gem while searching Star Wars books on Amazon.....only $0.99 on Kindle too!

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About 80% through Aftermath, enjoying it so far, been seeing bad reviews for it on Amazon, but I like the story and characters so far.
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About 80% through Aftermath, enjoying it so far, been seeing bad reviews for it on Amazon, but I like the story and characters so far.
One reviewer called it "the Jar Jar Binks of Star Wars books" lol.
I have this but I'm not sure I'll crack it open anytime soon.
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There’s been a lot of new canon books since the last post in this thread. I’ve only read “Bloodline” and “Lost Stars” but enjoyed both. My head canon right now is that Rey is the child of the characters in “Lost Stars.”
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Just started Tarkin myself, such a great character.
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Really? I just started it this week, and I haven't been enjoying it at all. I am about 100 pages into it, and there's only been one action scene.
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The one where Plagueis stows away on a pirate ship and then kills all the pirates.
The rest of it has been all the same mundane political crap that dragged down The Phantom Menace. I want to see Plagueis run around as a Sith Lord kicking ass. I don't care to see so much of his time as a member of the Banking Clan.
Watching shows like The Crown have shown me that political stuff can be well written and enjoyable and really makes me wish Lucas had gotten somebody to help him write the prequels. The story of the fall of the Republic is a part of Anakin's fall too and it could have been so much more exciting.

Anyways, what are some graphic novel series I should grab from the used book store? I see lots of copies of Legacy and such, any suggestions?
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