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 et ...more
I'm about to say why I don't care much for these but I wanted to say first that I get why many love them and I'm not questioning your taste. I'm saying everyone's taste is different and these just don't appeal to me.
In th ...more
Narrator: Marc Thompson | Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins | Audiobook Publisher: Random House Audio (March 22, 2011) | Whispersync Ready: Yes
This book was much less heavy handed than Fatal Alliance with making obvious nods toward things in the game, but this story does focus heavily on characters from the game such as Darth Malgus, Eleena, and the female Mandalorian, Shae Vizla. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t chuckle a little when they introduced Lord Baras, a Dar ...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
This book dealt mainly with the Sacking of Coruscant. This attack on the Jedi Temple by the Sith takes place at the end of the Great Galactic War, after the Sith kindly inform the Jedi they're not extinct but still alive by...well...trying to kill them.
There was a trailer of sorts made for this book and the KOTOR game it ties into. It's worth checking out. It gives you visuals for the first few chapters.
Basically Darth Malgus rolls up on the temple ...more
Deceived is the second book in 'The Old Republic' series.
Deceived is based around Darth Malgus, a Sith Lord, a Jedi called Aryn Leneer, a smuggler called Zeerid Korr and mercenary called Vrath Xizor.
Deceived starts off really strong with an surprise assault on the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, leaving only the Jedi neogiating on Alderaan alive. Once all the initial excitement of the Jedi vs Sith battle, things start to go down hill. Their was plenty of action, bu ...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
This book is about a sith named Darth Malgus, and a Jedi named Ayrn and their confr ...more
Malgus is a fascinating character who give ...more
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