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message 1: by Laura (new)

Laura (smaugthebookdragon) | 7 comments Hello, I'm kinda new with the Star Wars thing. I want to read it soo badly but I can't find a proper edition. Can you help me by commenting what edition you have? Thanks so much already.


message 2: by Laura (new)

Laura (smaugthebookdragon) | 7 comments I want to read a new hope, the empire strikes back, just Episode 4-6 and 1-3 but I can't find a proper book anywhere...


message 4: by Laura (new)

Laura (smaugthebookdragon) | 7 comments Yes that's what I mean, but I can't find anything like that in a bookstore or website :(.. (I live in the Netherlands)


message 5: by Roel (new)

Roel Veldhuyzen (roel_veldhuyzen) | 18 comments They aren't that hard to find. Search for the titles and authors, you'll find what your looking for. Bol.com has all of them with at most a 10 day delivery time. So In 10 days you could be the proud owner of all of these:

http://www.bol.com/nl/p/star-wars/100...
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/attack-of-the...
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/revenge-of-th...
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/star-wars/100...
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/the-empire-st...
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/return-of-the...

Those are all paperbacks, hardbacks are impossible to find, since they were either not published or were only published in small numbers back in the day.

Enjoy :)


message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura (smaugthebookdragon) | 7 comments Thank you so much!!


message 7: by Roel (new)

Roel Veldhuyzen (roel_veldhuyzen) | 18 comments My pleasure :)


message 8: by Laura (new)

Laura (smaugthebookdragon) | 7 comments there were so many books on bol.com I had no idea which one I had to buy. but I'm ordering them now :)


message 9: by Richard (new)

Richard Tullberg I would recommend getting a few more books. They are set before and inbetween the movies and really increase the depth of especially the prequel books. Before you start reading, check out some of these books and see if they interest you.

Darth Plagueis
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/darth-plaguei...

Labyrinth of Evil
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/star-wars-lab...

Dark Lord
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/star-wars/100...

Kenobi
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/kenobi/920000...

Yes its allot of books, and to be true I dont recommend reading Darth Plagueis first even though its the first one chronology wise, I would read it maybe after all the others. Why I think you should add these to your reading is they give so much more depth to the relationship between obiwan and anakin, the conflict as a whole and much of the ideological problems the jedi are facing. The dark lord trilogy which is Labyrinth, Revenge of the sith and Dark lord has been on many peoples top books lists when it comes to newer star wars. There are allot more books that are good to read but they are not on the same level as these I think.

Happy reading


message 10: by Laura (new)

Laura (smaugthebookdragon) | 7 comments Richard wrote: "I would recommend getting a few more books. They are set before and inbetween the movies and really increase the depth of especially the prequel books. Before you start reading, check out some of t..."

Thank you so much!


message 11: by Albert (new)

Albert Nguyen Richard wrote: "I would recommend getting a few more books. They are set before and inbetween the movies and really increase the depth of especially the prequel books. Before you start reading, check out some of t..."

I approve of this list.


message 12: by Eixam (new)

Eixam | 25 comments Hello! I know it may seems crazy with all the recommendations but, once you dive into your first few Star Wars books you'll be an EU ( expanded universe) pro in no time. Happy reading and has before, if you need help just post it.


message 13: by Richard (new)

Richard Tullberg I forgot to say, when you have read Empire Strikes Back you could read Shadows of the Empire. They made a comic, novel and N64 game about the time between Empire and Jedi which is really good.

Shadows of the Empire
http://www.bol.com/nl/p/shadows-of-th...

Please add books if you know any that I am missing, and that is books that really add to the experience of the others since it might be too much for someone new to dig through. Thats why I purposefully left out Yoda - Dark rendovouz because its a very interesting book if you are interested in Count Dooku, Yoda and some talk about Qui-gon Jin, the living force and the problems Dooku have with the republic but its nothing that is a must and the other books on the list adress this matter well enough.

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/spe...

Here is a pretty nice list of the books, don’t read all of them or think you will have to, I haven’t read close to all and im not planning to but the ones I have recommended to include will enhance the reading of the main ones and the authors are very good about referencing each others work and keeping the stories valid to the arc of the characters.

Im just saying it once more, you absolutely do not need to start with Darth Plagueis. I would even recommend skipping that one until you are done with the whole prequel era. Or even whenever you feel like it, but I wouldn’t recommend starting with it. Some mysteries are better to unravel later than before it is set up.

En example is to read about "Outboundflight" in the Thrawn Trilogy before reading it, since its building up a very interesting topic. Thats why I dont put it on the list since it has nothing to do with the other books in that timeline if you havent read where it is referenced.


message 14: by Laura (new)

Laura (smaugthebookdragon) | 7 comments so in what order should I read them? my friend says I have to read episode 4-6 first.


message 15: by Eixam (new)

Eixam | 25 comments 4-6 is the best way. There are stories in between those books also. Reading 4-6 will give you a solid base to start with. Then you can branch out to the other stories.


message 16: by Eixam (new)

Eixam | 25 comments 4-6 is the best way. There are stories in between those books also. Reading 4-6 will give you a solid base to start with. Then you can branch out to the other stories.


message 17: by Richard (new)

Richard Tullberg Eixam wrote: "4-6 is the best way. There are stories in between those books also. Reading 4-6 will give you a solid base to start with. Then you can branch out to the other stories."

Why is that the best way?


message 18: by Eixam (new)

Eixam | 25 comments Hi Richard, I feel that starting with 4-6 is and was the foundation of the Star Wars EU. Once you become familiar with the Big 3(Han,Luke,Leia) the spring board can then either take you back or send you into the future.

I admit I could or should have ask how well she knew the Star Wars sage. Then based on that reply I could move on the other books/stories. I'm we we can have different opinions on this much like what order to see the movies in or watching the original unaltered movies on the altered ones.

I myself know of people who picked up and started their EU journey with the Han Solo Adventures and I know some with pick up and stated with the X-wing series. In either case these friends where able to connect the dots in the stories and time lines after also reading the novel versions of Star Wars.

Thanks for the question Richard. I hope this short reply helps you in seeing my opinion of why it's good to start we the OT books first.


message 19: by Richard (new)

Richard Tullberg Eixam wrote: "Hi Richard, I feel that starting with 4-6 is and was the foundation of the Star Wars EU. Once you become familiar with the Big 3(Han,Luke,Leia) the spring board can then either take you back or se..."

Yeah only reason is for clarity and today you never know what movies people saw first depending on their age or if they even saw the older ones. I started with the Thrawn Trilogy even when the prequels existed, but thats because I saw the old ones when I was very young. I guess I would say as you, start with the original and then work around it but for someone who started out with the prequels I would recommend starting there and then go through the whole thing. Not that it matters to much but its interesting topic, in what order should the movies be watched today by someone completely new or to young to have seen any?

Im soon done with prequels and off to continue "New Jedi Order", im at Agents of Chaos and got a few books to go.

Regards RIchard


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