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Eternal Padawan
05-28-2002, 08:10 PM
So who's started this one? I'd love to be able to say I'm in that camp, but I went into Barnes&Noble today to pick one up and they didn't have any out. So I went and asked someone if maybe I got the date wrong and it doesn't come out today. She goes and looks on the shelf (yeah..excuse me... I did that already. Otherwise I wouldn't come ask you...) and then asks her manager or whoever, then comes back and says "it's not shelved yet."

"Doesn't it come out today?" I ask.

"Yeah. It's probably in a box in the back. Why don't you come back in a couple days?" she responds.

"OR...I could just go buy it from someone who isn't a lazyass slacker.:mad: Thanks." and I walked out.

But then I went to Wal-Mart, and Target and they don't have them out either.

So I'll have to get it tomorrow AT WALDENBOOKS (I'm not getting it at B&N on principle now...).

So...who's reading it?

05-28-2002, 08:30 PM
I checked Walmart today and they didnt have it either. I will definitly read it, as soon as i find it. Right now I am reading the novel of ANH.

Eternal Padawan
05-28-2002, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by MichaelV103
Right now I am reading the novel of ANH.

Whoa. Vintage. :)

That's a fun read since there is so much "conflict" with the rest of the EU.

I especially like Vader and Tarkin bad mouthin' the old man Palpatine.

On a tangent, I'd like to see the OT novels rewritten in light of all the EU that's been written and the Prequel Trilogy stuff. I'd love to see Obi-Wan reminiscing about Qui Gon etc...

Eternal Padawan
05-30-2002, 07:10 AM
Back to SW:NJO: ELII:RS. I'm up to chapter four. At first I thought the italicized Dark Jedi was going to be Anakin, but I flipped ahead. It's not him (sigh) I am holding out that he is still alive somewhere.

I liked the two second conversation between 3PO and Lando's 1-1A droid. Nice touch to have them conversing at droid speed.

El Chuxter
05-30-2002, 02:47 PM
Started this last night--looks good.

I thought the Dark Jedi was Vader, maybe, in a flashback. Doesn't appear that way, though.

Eternal Padawan
05-31-2002, 07:51 AM
Heh. Allston has some of the wittiest dialogue.

"General. Whan are they going to stop calling me General?"

''When are the going to stop calling me Princess?"

"I dunno. Probably when you become a queen."

Another reason to lure Ford and Fisher back to make more SW movies...:D

Eternal Padawan
06-05-2002, 09:42 AM

(sniff) Farewell Lettuceankya. :cry:

Lord Nyax was kind of a waste of new idea for a villain. Introduce him and kill him off in two books?

Viqi Shesh's death was a waste, too. She had more to do, I think. Even if it was get taken back and put on trial.

An okay book. This series is still spinning it's wheels.

El Chuxter
06-05-2002, 02:40 PM
Yes, the death of the Lettuceankya was truly a sad moment. Nyax was, well, it was a better use of the character than anything Barbara "I Suck" Hambly could come up with. I liked how the "implants to use mind tricks on droids" aspect of him was completely glossed over (if not wiped out completely). I definitely agree it was a waste to kill him off in this book, though.

Jedi Temple being completely obliterated? If the rumors of Palpatine's office in the Ultimate Editions is true, this book's already got a continuity blip.

Viqi Shesh, what can I say? I wish we got to see her get eaten by a voxyn. Her suicide was a cop-out.

I do have to admit, I was worried for both Face and Wedge toward the end. This "nothing is sacred" stance the NJO has taken on just about everything definitely keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Eternal Padawan
06-06-2002, 08:46 AM
I was more worried about Eldo Davip, then I was Wedge. And I wasn't worried about Davip. (If he'd stayed and gone down with the ship...oh well...)

Oddly enough, the character I was most intrigued by was the kid who owned the Ugly Truth, even after he died. I wanted to know more of his story. What's that say about Allston's writing? Good or bad?

THE Slayer
06-07-2002, 06:31 PM
Anyone writer who gets you wanting more is a good thing.
I also thought the dark jedi would be anakin, actually I would have liked it a ot better if he was, can you imagine luke and tahiri fighting him, mara would be the only one to put principal before emotion. I'm glad vikki killed herself, but I wish she would have made her big "I'm to good for you to kill me" speach and the vong leader still offered her before she could jump. The end of the book seemed to really drag escpecially after you knew how everything was going to play out.
What I really wanted to see were more moments btwn Jaina and Jag, I liked that short, but sweet, part :)

Sidiously Darth
06-20-2002, 11:24 PM
I'm not quite halfway through the book but I came across a passage that I thought was incredibly funny. It really won't spoil anything for you but it has really made the book even better. Basic setup, Han and Leia are being help captive on this planet where they were trying to start a resistance cell:

Sighing, Captain Mudlath cupped his chin in his hand. "Are you going to make me resort to sterner measures?"
"You mean torture?" Han perked up. "Well...if you have to. But make it a good one. One I haven't seen before. I was tortured by Darth Vader."
"So was I," Leia said. "That was before we met."
"You'll have to go some to top him."

There's much more to this little exchange but you'll have to read the book to get it all.:D

Sidiously Darth
06-20-2002, 11:26 PM
And with that last post, I am now an official Sith Lord. Woo Hoo!!!

Eternal Padawan
06-21-2002, 08:44 AM
I liked the one where they acknowledge Han as "General" over the comm system. ("You are cleared for landing, General" or something) and he goes "General. When are they going to stop calling me General?" and Leia says 'When are they going to stop calling me Princess?" and Han retorts "Maybe when you become Queen..."

Allston's a funny writer. I still crack up thinking about the Lt Ketch gag that ran through the X-Wing books. 'Yub Yub Commander..."

06-21-2002, 12:21 PM
I haven't finished the book either,but so far like it. I have noticed a lot of humor in this book that gives that feel of the Star Wars movies. I would tell everyone who likes these books to read it.

07-16-2002, 01:27 AM
I loved this book. And EP, that Kettch joke always made me smile.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-17-2002, 10:47 AM
I just finished it yesterday, and, as with many NJO books, I am left with a "hoe-hum" attitude. There were some good action parts at times, and it was cool to see R2 and C3PO actually DOING SOMETHING for a change.
What is going on? Here's the recipe for the New Jedi Order:

Have the Y. Vong approach another planet
A new tactic is developed by the New Republic
The NR barely wins
Lots of unknown pilots die
Maybe a major character dies, too
Story repeats in next book

Sigh. And at least another year of this...