View Full Version : Which Books should I read next?

Rogue II
08-15-2002, 09:47 PM
I figure I'd ask you, the experts.

I'm finishing up the last book in the Han Solo Trilogy and I am working out what I should read. I've narrowed it down to this list, but if you've read something else you think I need to read, please fill me in. Likewise, if any of these books/series are bad, let me know.

Shadows of the Empire
X-Wing series
Black Fleet Crisis
Jedi Academy
Bounty Hunter Wars

Thanks for your help

08-15-2002, 10:29 PM
If I was you I'd go...

1 X-Wing series - if you like dog fights, covert operations and military special groups, go for this one. There's a lot of subtle jokes, funny moments, and pretty intense times. You learn a great deal about Tycho, Wedge, Janson, and the the Wraiths. Lots of great characters are introduced in this set.

2 Jedi Academy - establishes the ground work for Kyp and sets the tone for why he's like he is in any of the new jedi order books.

3 Bounty Hunter Wars - interesting mental game between Fett and a space spider. Its good, but lacking a little. If you're into the Bounty hunters, go for it.

4 Shadows of the Empire - This is pretty good filler for the time between empire and jedi. A mini adventure and adds a little more darkness to Vader and how the emperor played games.

5 Black Fleet Crisis - just another "oh no, not ANOTHER atempt to disrupt the struggling New Republic". This to me is your typical ho-hum alien threat that wants it way, and our heros are off to the rescue. Has it typical low point in book 2 where all seems lost and then luke, han, leia to the rescue.

Bel-Cam Jos
08-16-2002, 11:15 AM
This topic's been covered many a time, so feel free to check out older threads in this section.

However of the titles you noted:

Shadows of the Empire - great! Definately recommend, plus the comics series SOTE, too.
X-Wing series - I only liked the Alliston (sp?) books, not the Stackpole ones. So-so.
Black Fleet Crisis - bad. Not very good at all.
Jedi Academy - earliest 3-book series written. I like KJA as a author.
Bounty Hunter Wars - another so-so series. It's not too bad, but not too good either.

My standing recommendation is always this: read ALL Expanded Universe books, and then decide after if you like 'em or not yourself! That's the best way, unless you're pressed for free reading time. I'll see if I can find the older threads to help you out.