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The Ruins of Dantooine (Star Wars Legends)

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Enter the explosive universe of the exciting online game
"STAR WARS" GALAXIES:
"AN EMPIRE DIVIDED"
It is a timeof great turmoil. The oppressive Empire is close to seizing complete control of the galaxy. The ragtag guerrilla army of the Rebel Alliance fights on, striking wherever it can, but now something has come to light thatcould spell certain doom. Hidden in the Jedi ru
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ebook, 304 pages
Published January 21st 2009 by Del Rey (first published December 30th 2003)
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Brendan
Sep 08, 2013 Brendan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Johnny
Dec 04, 2014 Johnny rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. If I thought "Death Star" was bad.... This was the worst book I've read in a long, long time. Pointless side plots, telegraphed "plot twists," cardboard characters, worthless cameos, stereotyped female romantic desires... just a horrendously bad piece of fan-fiction. Can't believe I finished it.
Jane Higginson
Aug 08, 2013 Jane Higginson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Really really loved this book, it was just like being in game again, all the descriptions of the planets and plant and animal life was fantastic - nyms map quest was even in there!!! The ending of the book had me tearing up - what a journey - loved it :)
J
Apr 02, 2009 J rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't realize this would be my first romance novel. Classic horribleness courtesy of pp 155-6: "As Finn started to speak, Dusque held up a hand and placed it against his lips. 'It's all right, ... I understand.'" Oy
James
Jun 27, 2014 James rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
This story occurs between the first two Star Wars movies. While Leia, Luke, Han, and Chewie have bit parts, the plot revolves around Dusque Mistflier, an Imperial bioengineer. While on assignment to gather specimens, Dusque is recruited by Rebel spy, Finn Darktrin, to recover a list of Rebel agents. However, all is not what it seems. While the list is recovered, it is not without both physical and emotional cost to Dusque. The book is an easy read. The plot is not complicated, and many of the pl ...more
Zxielle
Sep 22, 2014 Zxielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dusque Mistflier is just an Imperial bioengineer cataloging various life forms on various planets. Finn Darktrin is a Rebel sympathizer who needs her help. When Dusque's partner is executed for being reported as being a Rebel sympathizer, Dusque joins Finn in his hunt for a lost Rebel Alliance holocron. As they are being chased by the Imperials, they are saved by the Rebels. Will they locate the holocron which contains names of Rebel agents before the Imperials find it? A double cross is in stor ...more
John
Apr 01, 2013 John rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awful.
Jeff Cothern
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Enter the explosive universe of the exciting online game

STAR WARS GALAXIES:
AN EMPIRE DIVIDED!

It is a time of great turmoil. The oppressive Empire is close to seizing complete control of the galaxy. The ragtag guerrilla army of the Rebel Alliance fights on, striking wherever it can, but now something has come to light that could spell certain doom. Hidden in the Jedi ruins of Dantooine is a Holocron containing a list of high-level Rebel sympathizers. If that list were t

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Shara
Jan 14, 2013 Shara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The premise: ganked from BN.com: Enter the explosive universe of the exciting online game STAR WARS GALAXIES: AN EMPIRE DIVIDED!

It is a time of great turmoil. The oppressive Empire is close to seizing complete control of the galaxy. The ragtag guerrilla army of the Rebel Alliance fights on, striking wherever it can, but now something has come to light that could spell certain doom. Hidden in the Jedi ruins of Dantooine is a Holocron containing a list of high-level Rebel sympathizers. If that lis
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Benjamin Thomas
Sep 05, 2010 Benjamin Thomas rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
This is not Baldur's Gate 1 or 2. Thank your lucky stars! For fans of the on-line role playing game, Star Wars Galaxies (SWG), this is a neat little novel. I found the plot to be interesting, mostly because I have been playing SWG since it went retail and I thought it interesting to see how many of the game devices were woven into the plot. It's almost as if they developed a list of game characters, planets, professions, and beasts and see how many of them they could get into the book. They even ...more
Sean Talbot
Oct 18, 2015 Sean Talbot rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves:
an easy to read book that fills you with pleasure. the only reason this isn't higher ranked as they took some items from other books which invalidates some of the books that are written first.

I sad to say that those parts kind of ruined it for me.
Gary Varga
Not expecting much from a book based on a game based on a film. But I have a bacterial lung infection which is stopping me sleep so I am reading the equivalent of what Pringles is to food.

...and the chest infection turned into mild pneumonia and now something else but this book was a faithful companion. In fact, much like a dog, didn't have much to offer but what it offered was simple and pleasurable.

I enjoyed the plot, the characters were no more than you would expect but no less than you would
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Lindsey
Jun 21, 2010 Lindsey rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
Predictable, cookie cutter Star Wars. There are a few cameos of "the big three" to keep interest up but the overall book was just a quick Star Wars fix. It would be interesting to see the main character come back in a tertiary role later on or to know what eventually happens to Finn. These would probably be as background to some one else's story which is about what they deserve.

Overall, a mediocre effort, but not a painful read for Star Wars fans who want to read the complete collection.
B. Reese
Jul 06, 2015 B. Reese marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Initial thoughts:


I just don't know about this one...
Jo
Apr 09, 2012 Jo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting to see more of Luke and the gang, but they only had very brief appearances in the story. The story was all wrapped up in Dusk and Finn. Not to bad, but not great. It gets really annoying at times with all the talk about the different creatures that the couple run into. The ending was really different than I expected. On to the next one in the lineup- 'Choices Of One', which is the sequel to 'Alliance'.
Nathan Kennedy
I felt torn reading this book. Some of it was very good and some of it was totally forgettable. It's a shame that they couldn't do a little more with non-continuity characters, take them wherever they wanted to. And stop explaining things step by step to me. I know it's a book for gamers but that doesn't mean it has to be dumbed down.
Pan
May 01, 2008 Pan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: SWG players
I thought The Ruins of Dantooine was alright. I played Star Wars Galaxies often during the time this book was released and loved the game at the time. It was cool to read about different places in the game, but the story was a little lacking and I was rather confused by the ending.
Adam
Jul 27, 2011 Adam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A by the numbers Star Wars novel, fairly easy and quick read. The main two characters were interesting but much more could have been made of them. There didn't feel like there was too much of a threat for the characters, but it was enjoyable enough to keep me reading.
Oliver
Aug 03, 2013 Oliver rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice story embedded into the happenings after Episode 4. Lots of guest appearances. Some things are telegraphed, though...
Wesley
Apr 15, 2010 Wesley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty forgettable...I just like it because I played SWG for so long.
Mark
Nov 18, 2008 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
Tho it was based on a game, it was still an enjoyable read!
bosCage
Sep 22, 2008 bosCage rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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