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redline248 said:

Have you read Heir to the Jedi? Any good?

I just finished the first Aftermath. Man, could I do without all the interludes.


There are a few really good elements about Heir to the Jedi and I think it's worth reading for those insights, but it's one of the weakest books in the new canon. Sucks, because I'm a big Luke fan.
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My current rankings of the novels. I excluded novelizations. A lot of these are very close together and I basically judged, "which would I rather read again?" Those with an asterisk, I listened to the audio book, which often makes a big difference.

Adult novels:

Dark Disciple
Aftermath: Life Debt*
Tarkin
Bloodline*
Aftermath: Empire's End*
Thrawn*
Battlefront: Inferno Squad*
Aftermath (read and audio book)
From a Certain Point of View*
Lords of the Sith
Phasma*
A New Dawn
Heir to the Jedi
Battlefront: Twilight Company
Catalyst*

Young Adult Novels (a few of these are really novellas, or even long short stories, marked by a +)

Ahsoka*
Lost Stars
Leia: Princess of Alderaan*
Rebel Rising*
Moving Target+
Smuggler's Run+
Before the Awakening+
Legends of Luke Skywalker*
Weapon of a Jedi+
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You consider A New Dawn adult, but not Asohka? I really liked Asohka, btw. Have A New Dawn, but haven't started it yet
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redline248 said:

You consider A New Dawn adult, but not Asohka? I really liked Asohka, btw. Have A New Dawn, but haven't started it yet


That's how they're classified by Lucasfilm. The difference is length, mainly, from what I can tell.
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Shocked you have Dark Disiple so high.

For me it's Bloodline #1. Tarken, Thrawn, Ashoka, & Aftermath Trilogy (they all blend together for me) in the next tier.
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On a whim I just downloaded Dark Disciple to listen to and test its place in the top spot. Been a while since I first read it.

What I remember most about it is the dark and adult themes, and how awesome Ventress is. I will say it's definitely not the best written of the books, which I think goes to Tarkin or Bloodline for the adult books, and Ahsoka or Lost Stars for the young adult books.
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Brian Earl Spilner said:

Did you try to sell him death sticks?
He probably tried but instead went home and rethought his life
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https://movieweb.com/star-wars-luke-skywalker-force-powers-star-destroyer/
CJS4715
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Proof that Luke's line about seeing raw strength like Rey's once before is about himself?
Brian Earl Spilner
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That would be a weird way to speak.

Honestly, as badass as that sounds... is it TOO much?
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Brian Earl Spilner said:

That would be a weird way to speak.

Honestly, as badass as that sounds... is it TOO much?
lol. I'm going to speak this way to my kids
"i've only seen this kind of raw awesomeness once before.... it was me!"
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Flashdiaz said:

Brian Earl Spilner said:

That would be a weird way to speak.

Honestly, as badass as that sounds... is it TOO much?
lol. I'm going to speak this way to my kids
"i've only seen this kind of raw awesomeness once before.... it was me!"
i tell my kids crap like that all the time...lol.

"I thought I was wrong once....but I was mistaken".

"only one person i know is a former world record holder....oh yeah that's me" (it's true - in a Wii golf game). lol

"it's not that mine is the only way.... but it is the right way"


of course both of my kids (18-21) are in therapy now so....



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Brian Earl Spilner said:

is it TOO much?


Yes, but there is some weird **** in the other materials that never finds its way to the general star wars fan.
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CJS4715
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No doubt in my mind that Ben had to practice that for years. Ani could do it straight out of the womb.
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Brand new trilogy. Completely new story. Hell yeah.
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Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!! Outside of the Skywalker saga. Great news.

I wonder if the time periods will be that far off, or how the force will be used (will there even be Jedi). I would love the old republic type stuff.

I'm ecstatic.
Joe West is a fat piece of **** and a waste of oxygen.
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"... will be a completely new story, with original characters, set in a different galaxy..."

Don't know how I feel about that last part, but at least the Skywalker saga is finally coming to an end. New and different is the only way to go...
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TLJ must be awesome.
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Quote:

TLJ must be awesome.

THIS.
Flashdiaz
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I guess the top brass really liked The Last Jedi...
TCTTS
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Hype for Last Jedi turned to another level
Brian Earl Spilner
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I'm not really understanding. It falls under the Star Wars brand but is a different galaxy?

That could essentially mean, NOTHING familiar that we know about Star Wars. No force, no lightsabers, no Jedi/Sith.

I would've been a little more excited if it was in the same galaxy, but unrelated to the Skywalker saga, tbh. The galaxy is already so massive, I kind of don't see the need for a new one.
TCTTS
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Good gosh. And a new live-action TV show too...

TajMaballer
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TC beat me to it.... great news all around!
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rebornaggie2013 said:

Hype for Last Jedi turned to another level
But, this. Absolutely this. What a difference between Lord & Miller, huh? Those guys get fired in the middle of shooting, Rian gets his own trilogy.
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Wow. Awesome news. Like others have said, TLJ must be f'ing awesome.
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Brian Earl Spilner said:

I'm not really understanding. It falls under the Star Wars brand but is a different galaxy?

That could essentially mean, NOTHING familiar that we know about Star Wars. No force, no lightsabers, no Jedi/Sith.

I would've been a little more excited if it was in the same galaxy, but unrelated to the Skywalker saga, tbh. The galaxy is already so massive, I kind of don't see the need for a new one.
In agreement there. I don't quite understand the need to completely leave the galaxy. But surely certain elements will carry over. Like, there have to be lightsabers, at least.

I'm betting there's some kind of minor plot element set up in TLJ or Episode IX (likely the latter) that will either hint at or launch this new trilogy. Not in a blatantly way, but kind of crack the door open a bit. Like a certain minor-ish character has to leave the galaxy on some kind of mission, or there's at least talk of this other galaxy or something. I'd be surprised if there wasn't some kind of connective tissue there, however small.
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Wow TLJ must be amazing. Hype levels are going off the charts.
Flashdiaz
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relax, different Galaxy, not Universe.
It could be anything, even beyond the outer rim.


A long time ago in a Galaxy further away....
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