a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic—
unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it.
Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians—and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of...more
I'm a big Star Wars fan. I come from a family of big Star Wars fans. I also love role playing games. Knights of the Old Republic is a Star Wars role playing game. And my favorite video game. Period. Combining the best of the rpg world with a story driven plot and the freedom to play as a female or male Jedi or Sith. With a story that rivals most Star Wars movies. If you like Star Wars you've got to play this game. Anyway, I became very attached to my Revan. One of my favorite characters...more
I’m a long time Star Wars fan, but when iconic computer game Knights of the Old Republic came out, I was enamoured. You play as the main character, Revan, in a game that was not only fun, masterful and intuitive but which was driven by an absolutely epic plot as compelling and sweepi...more
Recently I decided to have a nose through some of the newer Star Wars extended universe novels. The only previous books I've read are two of the Darth Bane trilogy and one of The Legacy of the Force series of novels. Revan by Drew Karpyshyn seemed like a good entry point, having played both games The Knights of the Old Republic and The Old Republic at launch. What really grabbed my attention to Revan's character is that he i...more
I'm not going to waste your time stating how much I loathed this book, or how ironic I thought it was that Drew K. decided to state in the acknowledgements that he appreciated the opportunity and is quite thankful to write Revan off.
Just...no. If you loved KotOR 1 and 2, I beg you to not read this. Especially for you 2 fans out there. You know that entire story that you built up, the...more
Revan is also the final of three books intended to serve as an introduction to the setting of the new Star Wars: The Old Republic online game. While it was published later than the other two books (Deceived and Fatal Alliance), this is not only chronologically the first book, but also the definite book to start with if you want to read...more
While the exploration of the Old Republic era started in the comics, Bioware's original Star Wars game, Knights of the Old Republic, created a massive interest in the events that occurred thousands of years before the appearance of Luke Skywalker. At the center of this story was Revan, the eponymous hero of Drew Karpyshyn's new novel. Ever since the end of the original KOTOR, Star Wars fans have wondered what happened to the mysterious Jedi-turned-Sith-turned-Jedi. An...more
If, like me, you were anxiously awaiting Knights Of The Old Republic III, you're SOL. This book is it. Or what passes for it.
It's bloody short.
Frankly, I expected better from Karpyshyn. The first Darth Bane book was excellent, as were the plots and writing he was involved with from the two KOTOR games. This novella (I don't count 50+ pages of excerpts and timelines of the Star Wars universe as real book) is weak, and reads like what it probably is: the aborted plot of the third KOTOR game....more
We didn’t need this novel, we could have quite happily left the games alone, but then someone has to write this horrible mistake. Couldn’t they have at least given it to an author who doesn’t apparently hate Knights of the Old Republic fans?
The overall plot of Revan is covering the mysterious years after Knights of the Old Republic, why he went missing and where the Exile is. This didn’t need to be expanded upon. Part of what made his leaving so interesting was due to the brief hin...more
Revan has had many titles and jobs - savior of the Republic, Jedi, Sith, mercenary, etc. But now Revan is content to be "husband" to Bastila Shan - until strange dreams of his hidden past haunt him. He teams up with Canderous Ordo to track down his past and hopefully destroy the evil before it destroys those he loves.
I'm going to just come out and say it: I, a huge fan of Star Wars, have never played either of the "Knights of the Old Republic" games. I know, I kn...more
My impression of this book was heavily colored by having read it on Kindle: I wasn't prepared for it to end at the 68% mark: I went into what turned out to be the last section expecting another third of the book yet to come, and was thrown by the sudden wrap-up.
A nice treat for KOTOR fans, with shout-outs to the characters and plot points, as a standalone novel,...more
Granted, it is possible that my high expectations may have clouded my judgment. For one thing, I’m a big fan of Drew Karpyshyn — he wrote the Star Wars Darth Bane trilogy and also the Mass Effect novels that I found I really enjoye...more
Personally, I think it is a terrible continuation of the KotOR storylines. I agree with the Amazon reviewers who have posted so far. It's going to be hard to give an accurate description of this book without spoilers, so...
The "Revan" Book
Postby Ads-Gop Flif » November 17th, 2011, 4:21 am
If you read it, what did you think? If you haven't, are you considering it? If you have, would you recommend it?
After reading this I felt nothing. It was ultimately a very bland, albeit well-written story with no satisfying central narrative and few interesting characters. Revan and Meetra are video game characters from role-playing games after all and the whole dra...more
Potential spoilers after this point.
Now, if you're following the comics and whatnot, you know the Sith Emperor probably lives past the ending of this book. Therefore, we can assume Revan does not succeed. We can assume he dies. After all, the games pretty much set that up with the whole "We never hear from him again" bit. So we are reading this book to see how this character who we guided through the first game meets his end. We are looking for the tra...more
Generally, the story did what it needed to, for better...more
My only real complaint is the length of the novel. Coming in under 300 pages is a bit of...more
The story begins after Revan has been a champion for the Jedi, turned Sith, then turned back to the Jedi. He has become someone who is "Jedi" in name only, but truly just follows the Force and the side of good. His background in both understood sides of...more
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