Star Wars:Riptide continues where CrossCurrent ended. A ship of mad clones escape a secret Thrawn Era cloning facility followed closely by Jaden Korr,Star Wars:Riptide continues where CrossCurrent ended. A ship of mad clones escape a secret Thrawn Era cloning facility followed closely by Jaden Korr, his new apprentice Marr, and Captain Khedryn Faal. The mad clones forgo a mental and biological illness a plague they believe will be cured by an entity know to them as "Mother." Unknown to all the One Sith have an interest in one of the clones, the last of the Thrawn scientist's experiments The Prime (Solider). All three factions converge and deliver a great story.
Kemp's novel is truly Star Wars meets Philosophy. The core theme of Riptide seems to nature vs. nurture and the power of choice. Jaden Korr having been tempted to the darkside but rejecting it embodies The Light, the twin Umbaran of the One Sith are archetypes of The Darkside. For both parties, choice is what defines them. But what of the clones? They were lab bred using Jedi-Sith DNA to become assassins for an Empire that no longer exists. Are they pred-destined to the Darkiside? Should they be killed as if they are Sith. What is their purpose now? Star Wars gets existential.
"People are not equations."
Riptide delievers. Through philosophical questioning to awesome action sequences the novel will keep you guessing all the way to the end. Kemp has a shocking conclusion in store that will have your mind racing with possibilities. Enjoy!...more
It was great! Dark Force Rising did however suffer for being the transitional book in the trilogy. The actions scenes were forgettable but the politicIt was great! Dark Force Rising did however suffer for being the transitional book in the trilogy. The actions scenes were forgettable but the politics of the Thrawn Trilogy is so engrossing. I don't think there has ever been a character like Grand Admiral Thrawn that has come to life for me as a reader. We're beginning to see he is fallible but he's always two steps ahead. Definite must read for Star Wars fans....more
I'm a big Star Wars and KOTOR fan, and I wanted to finish the last of the Old Republic prequel novels. I felt it was a good story, although a third ofI'm a big Star Wars and KOTOR fan, and I wanted to finish the last of the Old Republic prequel novels. I felt it was a good story, although a third of it was reintroducing characters and events from the KOTOR video games. It felt good to get a lot of closure and have a lot of questions answered (especially about the elusive Exile).
Most of the character portrayals were true to their nature, except for Bastila. IDK what was going on with her the whole time. Just ended up being a whiny, jealous, and petty waste of space that didn't contribute anything to story besides- (jk no spoilers).
While the overall story was good, I felt like a lot of the original stories of KOTOR/KOTOR2 were sacrificed to bridge REVAN to the OLD REPUBLIC MMO. Though Revan does exhibit a lot of the badass-ness that he's known for, Karphysn seemed to nerf a lot of Revan's agency in terms of his past decisions. I can see how it was important to lead up to the events of Old Republic, but when we find ourselves fallen in a plot hole because a character "forced themselves to forget," was really annoying. The climactic ending was jaw dropping but after I thought about it was pretty likely from the get go.
Anyone else have any thoughts about Revan? ...more
Quick and enjoyable! I'm really enjoying this mini ebook novellas, short but sweet. Will be interested to see how the Lost Tribe evolves with each stoQuick and enjoyable! I'm really enjoying this mini ebook novellas, short but sweet. Will be interested to see how the Lost Tribe evolves with each story as the stories push them closer and closer to the present day.
Lost Tribe descendents learn the truth of their ancestry, of those that existed thousands of years ago. Can the truth end the wars that plague the Lost Tribe... a tribe that is in much need of a leader? ...more
Quick but throughly enjoyable! Star Wars Deceived tells of events occurring right after the great sacking of Coruscant by the Sith Empire. With an intQuick but throughly enjoyable! Star Wars Deceived tells of events occurring right after the great sacking of Coruscant by the Sith Empire. With an intermingling of story arcs between Sith, Jedi, Post Imperial assassin, and former commando smugger. Deceived sets the stage for the new video game debuting sometime next year. It is a short novel but manages to accomplish so much. The author did a really tactful job of portraying the subtle fall to the dark side without it being totally obvious and cliche. I recommend this to anyone who wants a quick Star Wars novel or for anyone interested in the Old Republic era or looking forward to the MMO game. :]...more