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Dueling Ambitions (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #7)

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Former Padawan--and former fugitive--Zayne Carrick is taking his life in a new direction. Along with his con-artist best friend Gryph, the beautiful, bold, and mysterious Jarael, and ex-Mandalorian warrior Rohlan, our bumbling yet lovable hero is ready to embark on the sort of adventures only possible in the "Star Wars" universe! In "Prophet Motive," it's a long-shot swind ...more
Paperback, 140 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Dark Horse Comics
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Crystal Starr Light
Apr 09, 2015 Crystal Starr Light rated it really liked it
Recommended to Crystal Starr Light by: Iset
Bullet Review:

After how epic Volume 6 was, this just couldn't even try to top it. We get some funny scenes, good character development (some insight into Jarael!), but it's not enough to equal its predecessor. Also, a shame how Jarael has become virtually the only woman in KOTOR, what with the numerous well-developed women earlier in the series - thankfully, the end of this volume hints at another woman in the sidelines.

Also, the art goes pretty much everywhere. Bong returns with his goofy style
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Iset
Apr 02, 2015 Iset rated it really liked it

John Jackson Miller on the script as ever, with Brian Ching, Bong Dazo, and Dean Zachary on the art work. The first story, Prophet Motive, is covered by Dazo, and sees Zayne and crew, returning after a well-earned holiday, taking on a Futures racket. This story definitely had a vibe of a more light-hearted, comical tale. The dialogue is a little less snappy, the antagonists a little less sharp. I can’t say I’m a big fan of this story. However I did like the setting and the basic idea – a remote
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Jay
Jan 17, 2016 Jay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
This volume features three stories that mark Zayne Carrick's first foray into the universe as a free man. This is a new starting point for this series and has sort of turned it into a Star Wars version of the show "Leverage." The characters are still compelling and new secrets start to come to light here.

My favorite story was the second, "Faithful Execution," which actually plays like an episode of "Firefly." The group decide to investigate a lost Luxury liner for loot and to unravel the mystery
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David Sarkies
Dec 12, 2015 David Sarkies rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Star Wars Fanatics
Recommended to David by: The Computer Game
Shelves: sci-fi
Behind the Glamour of Professional Sport
28 July 2012

Pretty much once I got to this graphic novel the series begins to degrade. Zayne Carrick and Gryph have cleared their names and are now free agents travelling the Republic looking for whatever adventure they might come across. Jareal and Rodan are still with them, as well as a silent robot named Ebee. However the stories simply did not have the same panash as the first few stories did.

The main story involves a sporting event that is very popu
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Jared
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Background: Knights of the Old Republic: Dueling Ambitions was first released in six issues from December 2008 until May 2009. The trade paperback was released in October that year. It was written by John Jackson Miller and pencilled by Brian Ching, Bong Dazo, and Dean Zachary. This is Zachary's lone Star Wars credit, but he has done a great deal of work for Malibu comics (I don't recognize any titles), as well as for DC (including Batman, Superboy, and Green Lante
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Yves
May 18, 2012 Yves rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars, bd, sf
Zayne Carrick est maintenant libéré de toutes les charges qui pesaient contre lui. Il est libre comme l'air et décide de rejoindre ses amis plutôt que l'Ordre Jedi. Il voyage à travers la galaxie en quête d'aventures et d'opportunité d'argent. Lors de ses voyages, il fait face à des criminels, un ancien Sith et des esclavagistes. On en apprend plus sur le passé trouble de son amie Jarael.

Jusqu'à présent, c'est le tome que j'ai le moins aimé de la série KOTOR. La première histoire était ennuyante
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Christian Smith
Feb 08, 2016 Christian Smith rated it really liked it
This was the best vol yet. Just gets better and better. I dont want to spoil anything but i have a weird hunch that the man in rholan's armor is actually demagol. we'll see
PROS
-great art
-amazing ending
-lots of mystery. much goodness
CONS
-it was all about one thing: the racing duels
Jin
Oct 14, 2014 Jin rated it liked it
"The new adventures of Zayne Carrick as renegade Jedi, with startling revelations on Jarael's past. Not as intense as earlier volumes but nice."
Katherine
RATING: 3 Out Of 5
Juanctoledo
Feb 09, 2016 Juanctoledo rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars-comics
Digamos que la primera mitad presentó una historia demasiado floja e intrascendente. Mientras su segunda mitad hace avanzar la historia hacia una historia que ya quisiera empezar a leer en las novelas. Raven. Lo bueno que voy a la par entre las historias del cómic y las novelas.
Angela
May 13, 2013 Angela rated it liked it
Zayne and co, now free try to do scams but end up helping people instead. There's 3 stories in this volume, and the race one is the best. It solves some problems and presents the characters in a new light. The last story asks more questions than it answers. A good read.
Zare
Jan 17, 2011 Zare rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf, comics
Short story collection following Zayne and his friends after the final events in Vindication.

Interesting stories - but almost all of them are mere background builders except the last one that seems to pave the way for the next multiple volume story line.
Ritinha
Nov 23, 2015 Ritinha rated it liked it
Até os esquemas do Marn são menos alucinados que os usuais até este ponto. É claramente uma trade a preparar a seguinte, com todo o prejuízo que daí advém.
Kenneth
Sep 20, 2012 Kenneth rated it it was ok
where's that confounded bridge? The dialogue in these installments was atrocious. At least the art rebounded from last volume.
Roberta
Jan 02, 2010 Roberta rated it liked it
Disappointing start to a new story arc (or series of stories as I don't really see much of an arc yet).
Morbus Iff
Oct 19, 2011 Morbus Iff rated it liked it
Sometimes, commenting on comic volumes feels like commenting on a single chapter in a book.
sixthreezy
Jul 24, 2012 sixthreezy rated it really liked it
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One of the better volumes, but I feel that I've read Dueling Ambitions already? ...
stephanie
I feel so bad for eblee.
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John Jackson Miller has spent a lifetime immersed in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. He's known for his Star Wars work, including Star Wars: Knight Errant, his national bestselling novel from Del Rey; Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith, his e-book series with more than a million downloads; and his long-running Knights of the Old Republic comics series. His Overdraft: The Orion Offensive ...more
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