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Preview — Deceived by Paul S. Kemp
TO: The Idiocracy of Brain-lacking ASStards responsible for drowning the Star Wars franchise in a sea of suckness from which all memory of the once great “space playground” is being choked out and transformed into a bloated, shit-logged, corpse of bad smelling cheese.
FROM: A ticking time bomb of pre-postal fanboyish SF RAGE whose timer has been moving towards 0:00:00 ever since George Pukus committed "franchise rape" on his fans by subjecting them to Jar Jar Binks.
In light of the quote I've chosen for this review, I will be brutally honest (though, that is really no different than I am any other time I write a review). This book was LIGHT-YEARS better than Fatal Alliance. Despite that, I had some issues. But first, a summary of sorts.
NOTE: I received this ARC through the Amazon Vine program.
Zeerid "Z-Man" is an ex-soldier now gun-runner. He does this to supply his paralyzed daughter (actually she doesn't even HAVE legs, so she really ...more
It would be nice to read a Star Wars novel that didn't either; tie in with the movies or games. Having played The Old Republic MMORPG at launch, I get this story. It really does two things, introduces the different types of classes to the reader/gamer (aka - Trooper, bounty hunter, Sith warrior, scoundrel etc) and also the main characters in the game. That being, Darth Malgus (Sith warrior), the Emperor, Satale Shan (Jedi Master) etc etc ...more
The Sith was a 'race' of force wielders that were driven by anger and hate, much like the Sith we are used to...Vader, Sidious, Maul. This book is a precursor to the new Star Wars: The Old Repu ...more
I personally liked this more than Fatal Alliance if simply because it seemed more like a 'Star Wars' book. The other reason I liked this more was that its action scenes gripped me a little more. It was shorter, more to the point thought just as poorly written as Fatal Alliance. In short a book designed to tap into the popularity of the video game The Old Republic.
The main thing that worked in this book for me was the major action scene at the start. Nothing beats a vivid description of villains ...more
It was far from all bad. The good news about Deceived was that I definitely felt that it contained some solid, enjoyable elements that I have felt were lacking in other SW prequels/sequels of recent years. Kemp was pretty good at creating imagery, bringing the story ...more
When I first started this book I thought about giving it two stars, but something changed.
Let me start off with the things that I disliked. Some might seem like I'm nitpicking, but hey! it's my review. ;)
I felt like the first couple chapters were terrible. They didn't get me interested in the story and the battle scenes were awful. I started this book in July, got to page 28 and then just stopped until I picked it back up again as a part of my New Year's Resolution. That was pretty much the onl...more
While this sounds like a fantastic setting fo ...more
On the surface, ...more
This novel was based on a TRAILER for a video game. And I'm not a snob that says games can't inspire good books. I'm saying that I've seen these trailers (search for old republic trailers on YT: in ...more
With certain contextual caveats (eg "for a StarWars novel" -yes, I'm that kind of snob), I'd give this a 5 star rating, not least for its plot resolutions. For ...more
Malgus is a fascinating character who give ...more
I thought this novel was very well-written, especially compared to the first Old Republic Star Wars novel Fatal Alliance. The characters were interesting and there was never one that I looked forward to reading about more th ...more
Il n'y a rien de vraiment nouveau dans ce roman. Cependant, j'ai adoré les méchant qui, contrairement à la plupart des autres romans de Star Wars, est tout en nuance. Malgré son ...more
So, what's the big deal? The four star rating should give you a clue, but I thought it might be cool to delve beneath the surface a little and let you know exactly what you're getting.
Synopsis - Darth Malgus arrives on the steps of the Jedi temple with one thing in mind, to burn it down. With him ...more
There is a decent amount of action in this novel, but the main theme throughout is regarding the internal struggle of Jedi Knight, Aryn, and Sith Master, Darth Malgus. This portion of the story is what kept me wanting to see how it was going to turn out with the climax of the meeting between ...more
The main reason for the thought-provocation is the time setting of The Old Republic era. Most latter day Star Wars novels feature plenty of Jedi but at most one or two Sith. During the Old Republic era the Sith are just as numerous as the Jedi, and the dichotomoy of their belief systems is fascinating. Darth Malg ...more
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