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Which was your favourite?
Knight Errant
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
The Old Republic: Deceived
20%
 20%  [ 5 ]
Fate of the Jedi: Conviction
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Choices of One
25%
 25%  [ 6 ]
Fate of the Jedi: Ascension
20%
 20%  [ 5 ]
Riptide
20%
 20%  [ 5 ]
The Old Republic: Revan
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Shadow Games
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 24

Favourite Book of 2011
 PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:05 am Reply with quote  
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  Reepicheep
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Now that 2011 has come and gone and we're into the Mayan Death Year, it's time to ask what your favourite book of 2011 was.

My personal favourite was Riptide by Paul S. Kemp.
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SW:TOR: Decieved


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FOTJ ascension.
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Choices of One. But I haven't read Ascension or Revan.

Technically I'd pick the Heir to the Empire 20th Anniversary Edition!


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FOTJ: Ascension, although I haven't read Revan yet.
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I'm surprised that Riptide is ahead of Choices of One, but on the other hand I guess I'm not. I think I've figured out what rubs me the wrong way about Crosscurrent and Riptide (which isn't to say I dislike them, I just don't think they're great): I think the focus is too narrow, and because of that, there's no mitigating that at the core of the story. And I don't find Jaden Korr's plight as interesting as, say, Jacen's. It's sort of a similar situation.


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Ascension, but I haven't read Revan yet.
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I vote Deceived - and I hope you don't mind Reep, but I added Shadow Games as a poll option. Can't forget that one. Wink


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Old Master Ben wrote:
I vote Deceived - and I hope you don't mind Reep, but I added Shadow Games as a poll option. Can't forget that one. Wink


Thaaaaaaaaank you... cuz that's what I voted for!


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Knight Errant was my favorite. I liked Riptide alot, but Knight Errant had more to offer. I loved all the crazy Sith.
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Old Master Ben wrote:
I vote Deceived - and I hope you don't mind Reep, but I added Shadow Games as a poll option. Can't forget that one. Wink

Oh, shoot. I meant to include it. Embarassed

I read everything this year except Revan and Shadow Games. I decided against Revan, because I've never played KOTOR and that seemed like a requirement. I opted out of Shadow Games, because Reaves is hit or miss (love Medstar, strongly dislike Coruscant Nights) and the premise didn't really interest me. I decided to wait and see what the reviews were like and they didn't convince me to read it.

I'm surprised at how well Deceived is doing. I liked it, but the over-hype killed it.
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I only read two of these... Deceived and Riptide, but I went with the former. Kemp's work with Star Wars tends to be over-doing it in the first-grade verb department. ___ said... ___ went there and did that.

When reading a novel, those who are taking the time and spending the money want something that treats them as the reading level they hold. I'm just saying...

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I nominate Conviction for funniest Star Wars book of 2011. When it comes to humor, Allston does a pretty good job.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
I nominate Conviction for funniest Star Wars book of 2011. When it comes to humor, Allston does a pretty good job.


“Nobody move. This is a holdup.”
“Han.”
“Oh, right, my mistake. Nobody move, this is a coup.”

One of the funniest lines in recent SW fiction!
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"But it was so artistically done."

“No. I am Ganner. This threshold is mine. I claim it for my own. Bring on your thousands, one at a time or all in a rush. I don’t give a damn. None shall pass.”

“Eventually, we all betray something, Tahiri. It’s what you stay true to that counts.”

"Shaken, not stirred, will get you cold water with a dash of gin and dry vermouth. The reason you stir it with a special spoon is so not to chip the ice. James is ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it."


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Choices of One was my favorite. Probably the most tonally and thematically correct Star Wars novel since Shadows of Mindor.

Conviction was a surprisingly good read, though. After Vortex, I'd all but written off Fate of the Jedi. Allston managed to redeem the series by steering it away from the overly gritty, death dominated tone and putting out a fun adventure instead. I'm hoping there's more of that in the EU's future.
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