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#1 Paintballr

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 06:41 PM

Going on a long drive soon and would like to pick up a book to start reading, any suggestions on what to pick up or start?

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:19 PM

Rise of Darth Vader

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:34 PM

Gotta start with the granddaddy of them all. Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn. It has one of the best non-Force using villains in Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Or if you want the badass route, go with the Darth Bane novels. It's set 1000 years before the movies, but Bane is awesome and it's always good to get a Dark Side perspective.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:46 AM

I 2nd the Bane books, those are great.

 

 



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:09 AM

Darksaber.  I will forever harp to mankind for it's greatness.



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:49 AM

Gotta start with the granddaddy of them all. Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn. It has one of the best non-Force using villains in Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Or if you want the badass route, go with the Darth Bane novels. It's set 1000 years before the movies, but Bane is awesome and it's always good to get a Dark Side perspective.


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Ditto...Thrawn is a tactical bad ass....and I hope to see him portrayed properly an any upcoming movies. 



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 01:50 PM

The Rogue Squadron/ X Wing series are also fan favorites, as are the young Han Solo books.

I like some of the prequel books...Cloak of Deception and Darth Plagueis are incredible, but it's hard to fully appreciate their contribution to the prequels without having read a LOT of other books as source material. Those two books actually make the prequels flow and make a lot more sense, but some of the references in them won't matter unless you really know what they're talking about.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 01:56 PM

Rise of Darth Vader

 

It's on YouTube 15 minute vids. I just can't listen to books on tape.



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 02:43 PM

My only problem with Rise of Darth Vader is that the book didn't have enough Vader in it! Isn't half of it from some random Jedi's perspective who survived Order 66? It's been a while since I read it but that part kind of pissed me off.

The Vader chapters of the book were good though, but I could care less about the random Jedi parts.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 07:58 PM

The book "the Truce at Bakura" takes place immediately after ROTJ if you are interested in chronological order. All the books are written to fit with each other, age the characters, etc. I think Del Rey's web site gas the entire list: so do the books but that's only as current as when the book was published


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

Gotta start with the granddaddy of them all. Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn. It has one of the best non-Force using villains in Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Or if you want the badass route, go with the Darth Bane novels. It's set 1000 years before the movies, but Bane is awesome and it's always good to get a Dark Side perspective.


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I second this.  The Heir to the Empire series is the best of the Star Wars books and one of my favorites of all time.  Its been a while since I read them, but I remember being impressed by the amount of technical detail put into the books.  The style is almost Tom Clancy like as far as description of the technology.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 02:32 PM

I'm just happy this thread started. Lol, I've trolled the Panthers message boards (mostly silent) for years now....I never really have anything good/funny/interesting to add to the football portion of the forums, but when I saw a thread titled "Star Wars books" I knew I could dive in and contribute. Thanks OP, I needed a good ice breaker.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:14 PM

Still think Han Solo at Stars End is the best, Brian Daley really got the essence of both the character and what would become the Star Wars universe right out of the gate.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:15 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions guys

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

Let us know which one you end up reading! I'm always interested in hearing people's opinions on good Star Wars books :)

 




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