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Technically that wasn't a lecture. But I do feel it appropriate to point out its flaws, no matter which thread I'm in, if it's pertinent to the discussion. It was pertinent to the discussion, so I mentioned it.

As you should be able to do in any discussion and you did it all politely so there's nothing you did wrong. If that is reason enough for the reaction you got than this thread isn't really meant for discussing NJO at all, but just to force opinions upon people.

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The NJO has flaws. It was good, I happen to think, but not flawless.

Same here, I KNOW the NJO has the mentioned flaws. That is not the same however as not appreciating the series, because I did that and I'm sure you did too.
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One thing I liked about the NJO was the variety. As readers, we got a wide selection of authors, new and old. Each author put their own spin on Star Wars and the characters. While that might have created some inconsistencies with the overall plot and story, it wasn't detrimental. It still worked.

I think it's interesting that even now the NJO is still ongoing, but with Dark Horse doing the storytelling. There's plenty of room to further explore the time period. It would be nice if Del Rey would toss a short story or novel in the NJO just to let fans know it's still a viable era for story telling.
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I think it's interesting that even now the NJO is still ongoing, but with Dark Horse doing the storytelling. There's plenty of room to further explore the time period. It would be nice if Del Rey would toss a short story or novel in the NJO just to let fans know it's still a viable era for story telling.


Indeed, the Invasion series is proof that there are some interresting tales set during the NJO to be told. I'd love to see some more tie in novels or comics to the NJO. Personally I'd love to see how the Vong's conquest of Hutt Space played out, but I'd be pleased with anything Very Happy .

It would also be great to see the vong return (or at least mentioned) in one way or another to the main stories of the EU. Now it seems like they just vanished. It was great when they included the Vong in the Legacy comics, it would be great to see them return to the novels too.
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Whether there are inconsistent character arcs in the NJO is definitely subjective. Clearly there are differing opinions. I for one, as of almost completing book 5, don't feel there are any jarring problems with the characters yet. But then again I don't usually notice such things.

I plan on reading Rogue Planet for the first time and I was wondering at what point anyone else tends to read this "prequel" during the New Jedi Order series? I don't necessarily want to wait until I'm done with the NJO, especially since I don't think knowledge of Zonoma Sekot is going to spoil anything for me. Or is it?


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Shouldn't be an issue. It was published in between Dark Tide I & II, so I'd say that would be the place to read it.
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But would reading Rogue Planet before spoil anything really vital? I don't think it does.
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I had a typo, I meant "shouldn't." Embarassed
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Lord Ree'dius wrote:
Darth Skuldren wrote:
I think it's interesting that even now the NJO is still ongoing, but with Dark Horse doing the storytelling. There's plenty of room to further explore the time period. It would be nice if Del Rey would toss a short story or novel in the NJO just to let fans know it's still a viable era for story telling.


Indeed, the Invasion series is proof that there are some interresting tales set during the NJO to be told. I'd love to see some more tie in novels or comics to the NJO. Personally I'd love to see how the Vong's conquest of Hutt Space played out, but I'd be pleased with anything Very Happy .

It would also be great to see the vong return (or at least mentioned) in one way or another to the main stories of the EU. Now it seems like they just vanished. It was great when they included the Vong in the Legacy comics, it would be great to see them return to the novels too.


I'm glad for Invasion- the one thing that irked me with the NJO is it was always talked about as a Series when it was also an era unto itself- but without other works it was literally one series of standalones duologies and trilogies It was like they had themselves cut off from the era.

More NJO Books please!
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I second that motion!
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Been re-reading this, 3 books in. Gotta say, I miss this era. Stackpole did well with the novels, I loved Corran Horn as the Dark Tide duology is really his story. I'll start Agents of Chaos I tomorrow, looking forward to it.
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I miss it, too. Wish I had time to reread it. Sad
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I miss it, too. Wish I had time to reread it. Sad


Its kind of making me sad. DN, LotF, and FotJ don't measure up to the scale or insanity behind this. A lot of the EU was rectonned into being build-up to this and I think its rough.
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Im currently reading this series and have just finished the 2 Enemy lines books, the 2nd book rebel stand was one of the best of the series so far. and now ive just started book 13- traitor.


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Im currently reading this series and have just finished the 2 Enemy lines books, the 2nd book rebel stand was one of the best of the series so far. and now ive just started book 13- traitor.


Congratulations, by beginning Traitor you've begun the best book in the NJO+ eras. There's a lot of good stuff coming out in the New Republic and Prequel/Old Republic Eras, but Traitor was something incredibly special.
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I thought the last book rebels stand was awesome,i didnt think the series could get any better than that one but by the sound of it im wrong. So far im 10% in and it has all been about jacen and vergere so far and im enjoying it. This series is amazing.


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