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#1 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:02 PM

I (finally) just finished this entire 19 book series. Been working on it since early November. Anybody else read this whole series? I read a lot of the early books in the early and mid-nineties then got out of it. I got back into reading them this past year with the 'Legacy of the Force' series which was pretty good, but not great. I know, I read them out of order, but it didn't really matter much.

I thoroughly enjoyed the NJO series. There were a few books that were so-so, but overall it was really good.

Now I'm on to the 'Dark Nest' series and there look to be some good ones coming out this year...

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:32 AM

A lot of people bash NJO, but they are really good books. the Yuuzhan Vong were a pleasant change from the same old Imperials against Rebels/New Republic.

There was a lot of good character development with the younger characters, like Jaina and Jacen.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:57 AM

Yeah, I really liked these books. I didn't care for the fact that they killed off Anakin, but whatever. There were probably seven of the 19 books that once I started, I couldn't put them down. Most of the others were good and there were only like 2 that I didn't care for as much.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:31 AM

Reading Millenium Falcon now.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:34 AM

Reading Millenium Falcon now.


Is it out in paperback yet?

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:41 AM

Don't think so.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:44 AM

I thought NJO was better than Legacy of the Force. I love the Xwing series. Anything by Stackpole and Alston are great, NJO or whatever.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:50 AM

I thought NJO was better than Legacy of the Force. I love the Xwing series. Anything by Stackpole and Alston are great, NJO or whatever.


I agree. Stackpole and Alston are good writers as is Luceno, he's probably my favorite.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:54 AM

Loved NJO, Falcon was a big disappointment (not bad per se, just not that interesting). The insect war books were awful, the Legacy of the Force ones were terrific.

Reading "Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor" now and it's not bad at all so far.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 01:35 PM

I can't find any SW books here in Spain, I'm going to need to catch up when I get back.

Did anyone read "Death Star" or the Darth Bane books?