Hard Contact (Star Wars: Republic Commando #1)
On a mission to sabotage a chemical weapon research facility on a Separatist-held planet, four clone troopers operate under the very noses of their enemies. T ...more
Hard contact has three story lines. The padawan who is learning what it means to be a leader and a jedi. The team that is learning how to gel, and having to pay a ...more
It took me a long time to get into it - but once I did, I was drawn into Ms. Traviss' typical characterizations and didn't really want to put the book down. I don't, however, feel that t ...more
That seems to be one of the questions raised by Republic Commando: Hard Contact. On the surface, it very much seems to be one - you have a group of Commando clone troopers trying to rescue a young Jedi from a Mandalorian warrior, and the Clone Wars are very actively happening in the background of the novel's action. Despite these surface similarities, however, the novel bears very little in common with the rest of the Star Wars universe, and what ...more
Not all blasters and light sabers. Character growth and change on several levels.
A second reading confirmed my opinion of this book's quality.
Can't speak to how much/well th ...more
Thanks to a Star Wars book club, I got to reread this amazing Clone Wars era novel!
Four clone commandos have been assigned an important task: land on Qiilura, apprehend scientist, Uthan, and destroy her work on biological agents targeted at clones. But a Mandalorian mercenary, the desperate natives, and a green Padawan might keep them from their objective.
What I Liked:
There is so much to love about this book, it's hard to decide where exactly to begin.
I gue ...more
So this book isn't bad, certainly not as bad as I expected, honestly. It just isn't very good. The story is about some special ops military guys that are on some special ops military mission during the Clone Wars. Oh, and they're all four of them clones of that bounty hunter who captured Harrison Ford in "Empire."
Having only seen those prequel movies once, and having tried to forget about them, I didn't really understand what the war ...more
At the beginning of the book Star Wars Republic Commando (written by Karen Traviss) two characters are introduced in different states with different scenarios that end up intertwining with each other. The first is a clone commander that is on a mission in Geonosis. His name is Darman. Him and his crew are in Geonosis were they are trying to sabotage a nanovirus research facility. The commandos are outnumbered by a lot and pretty much out gunned. They do not ...more
A former defense correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist, KAREN TRAVISS has also worked as a police press officer, an advertising copywriter, and a journalism lecturer. She has served in both the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service and the Territorial Army. Since her graduation from the Clarion East class of 2000, her short stories have appeared in Asimov’s, Realms of Fantasy, and On Spec. Her first novel, City of Pearl, was published in 2004 to critical acclaim; her second nov
On a mission to sabotage a chemical weapon research facility on a Separatist-held planet, four clone troopers operate under the very noses of their enemies. The commandos are outnumbered and outgunned, deep behind enemy lines with no backup–and working ...more
I was a little hesitant before picking up this series that came highly recommended by a good friend, and trusted "book-recommender." As far as Star Wars goes, I'd consider myself a fan on the fringe. I adore the first three movies (Episodes IV, V, VI) but, no matter how hard I might want to force myself and try, cannot palate the three prequels. Granted, I know the quality of story, plot, acting, etc. in three movies should not taint this awesome universe that George Lucas has used so m ...more
If you are like me and love Star Wars you may like this book as much as I liked it.
This book is all about the military side of Star Wars and if you like the commandos in Star Wars this book is for you.
I hope you like the book as much as I liked it.
In this story, a squad of lone survivors is created to extract a scientist and her project (a biochem agent design ...more
By the end, I can honestly say my initial impression was correct, the story was quite generic. A sq ...more
A few words about this setting:
Most of the action takes place on a backwater planet. The Commandos were Mandoloran Armor, which freaks out people who've dealt with Mercenaries wearing the same type of armor. The Commandos are all clones, cloned and created from Jango Fett.
I will read the next books in the series though.
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