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  Dancelittleewok
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Scoundrels, compared to his other works, is on a smaller scale, so I felt like I could identify the pieces of the puzzle better, and for a brief moment, get a glimpse into his methodology. It's meta Zahn. Also, if you're worried about continuity, don't.
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Just finished Winner Lose All the eNovella, and I really liked it! The introduction to the new characters has me ready to roll on to the book. I haven't read the short in the new Insiders yet but I hear good things.
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Amazon actually sent a new book out on time!!! Copy just came in, time to get reading. Has anyone els picked it up yet? No not you lucky media types all finished with it and all, us norms?!
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Greetings from your fellow normie! Reading it now Smile . This is the first Zahn book I've read since the Thrawn duology, when I entered the fandom. I noted Zahn as a good writer, but nothing really caught me. I don't know if it's the story or the setting, but I'm quite liking it already.
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No one has posted about the Twist. SAY WHAT?
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Honestly, I hated the twist. I might notice something when I re-read the book in a few years, but I don't think there was anything that hinted at that twist. Sure it was clear he was hiding something, but not like that. But since it only affected the very end, it was no where close to being enough to ruin the book for me.

Overall I found the book to be great and would love to see more of the characters, especially the twins.


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Really? You didn't like the twist? That was my favorite part of the whole book. Sad
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For a twist to be good, in my opinion, it has to change how the rest of the book reads. However if they left out that scene at the end, the rest of the book would read the exact same. I won't go into more details about why I disliked it because of spoilers, but the twist did nothing for the book as whole.


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Well, I liked the twist. I loled when I read it, and it made me see everything the character did in a different light.
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Werehunter wrote:
For a twist to be good, in my opinion, it has to change how the rest of the book reads. However if they left out that scene at the end, the rest of the book would read the exact same. I won't go into more details about why I disliked it because of spoilers, but the twist did nothing for the book as whole.


If you'd to discuss it more, please use the spoiler tags. Smile

I'm a Zahn fangirl, and this wasn't my favorite book. I feel like Zahn, at the cost of his own storytelling, has been stuck in this time period far too long to the point where he's catering to himself. He can do so much more. In Outbound Flight, he went outside his comfort zone, into the Clone Wars, and showed us a fresh faced Thrawn. All the things I love about Zahn's writing are in Scoundrels - but it's getting stale.
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I just finished and I loved the twist. But probably my favorite part was

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I just finished and I loved the twist. But probably my favorite part was

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I really didn't see anything coming in this book. Every surprise was a genuine surprise.
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GrandMaster wrote:
I just finished and I loved the twist. But probably my favorite part was

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That was great. Actually, I think pretty much the entire final heist was very well done. Except for

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