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  Reepicheep
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My library doesn't have it, but that will probably change in the not-too-distant future. I'm glad you guys are enjoying it though. Smile
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I've dove into part 2 of the book. It is totally awesome. I am completely loving this book. Very Happy
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You're missing a spoiler tag there. Wink
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Sorry, it's a brief aside that doesn't really have anything to do with the plot so I didn't think it classified as a spoiler.

I finished the book.
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Finished reading the book. Excellent read! Highly recommended.

Also, I found this interview on starwars.com where author John Jackson Miller discuses how he designed a couple of the ships in the book with legos. Pretty fun read.

http://www.starwars.com/vault/books/knight_errant_lego/index.html

There's also an add-on for the atlas that shows the Sith Space of Knight Errant, also on starwars.com

http://starwars.com/vault/books/knighterrant_atlas/index.html
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EUCantina returns to written reviews with the review of Knight Errant!

http://www.eucantina.net/archives/9951


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About half way through the book and enjoying it. Several interesting characters (even a blasted Bothan!! I HATE Bothans!!! Laughing) and the first part with the Sith brothers was good and I can't wait to see what got that conclusion but I'm sure it's coming. Part two has been interesting and brings me to my favorite quote of the book so far.

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I loved that line, and it ended a chapter too! Makes one anxious to read the next one
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About 100 pages left. Loved the exploration of all the different rules of Sith Lord. And because of this constant fighting for control, no wonder Bane destroyed them in order to get the galaxy conquered. I'll see how it ends and get back to all.
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Finished Knight Errant. The surprise with the Sith Lords was cool and I wouldn't mind seeing more of it in a sequel book or comic series but I haven't seen a Knight Errant solicitation for some time from Dark Horse so I don't know what to think there.

And I can't believe I'm going to say this, but my favorite character was Narsk. It pains me to say that but he was entertaining and interesting. Anyway, I recommend the book for any Star Wars fan and I'll debate whether to dive into the Old Republic books or not. But first, time to check out more Jim Butcher novels.
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Rusher was my favorite character. I've always been prone to mercenaries, and the fact that he was an oddball artillery commander really took the cake. You don't get to read about a character like that too often.
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Alright...

Knight Errant vs Star by Star

Let's get it on!


Knight Errant = superior characters, superior story, superior entertainment

Star by Star = A still whiny Jacen Solo who gets the coolest up and coming Star Wars character killed, the death of said character who we shall forever mourn, and a convoluted mission that didn't make sense.
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What prompted this comparison?

Edit: Oh, I see.


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Preliminary thoughts edge Knight Errant out on top. Even though it's a little annoying, having the psychology of the Sith Lords as perhaps the main talking point of the book (literally everyone compares Odion and Daiman in psychological terms) - it's like Miller read a psychology for dummies book and wants to hit us upside the head with his newfound knowledge. However, I do like dissecting people's minds, so I don't find it that annoying. Just could have been a little more subtle, is all.
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Well, I liked it. Quite a bit; it's certainly cemented my love for JJM. I loved how, in the last part, there were some ancient Greek and Roman influence - I hesitate to call them homages. Also, was it just me, or was there something almost wild west about it? The obvious one that I can think of off the top of my head is the blaster Kerra holds in issue #1 - it looks like a revolver. But I just got a sense of Wild West in it. That's not to say there were one or two problems, though:
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So, yes, I liked it. Skuls was right when he said it had superior characters, superior setting, superior writing, to Star by Star, but for me SbS just wins out on superior story.
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