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From what parts I've read so far on Amazon, this is going to be great. It's big, galaxy-spanning fun again. Several things grabbed me. I'm highly looking forward to this.


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If you're looking for a chance to win a free copy, we're giving on away on Roqoo Depot.

Link: Star Wars: Crucible Giveaway
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Yeah I saw it deals with Facebook so that leaves me out.


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I started reading this last night and stayed up two more hours then I wanted to because I didn't want to put the book down. I did realize the reveal about one of the bad guys long before it was revealed in the book. Still have plenty left to go and hope it doesn't go down hill in the last half.


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My feelings towards this book are in a state of limbo. If we still get the Sword of the Jedi trilogy, I think I will like this book more. As of now, I don't think this was a good conclusion to the post-ROTJ EU. It had a sense of finality for the Big Three, but pretty much everything else felt unresolved.
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Well, remember this book was already in progress when the Disney deal and the new movies were announced. Even after the announcement, I never thought it would wrap up the entire EU. That would have been a massive task for one author and one book to accomplish. Or it would have had to utilized some gimmick to accomplish it that probably everyone would have hated.

I did really get a bittersweet feeling when I finished Crucible. I really want to see this EU continue and I think it's highly unlikely that it will.
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^Yeah, bittersweet is definitely how I feel about it.
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“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.”

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"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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In an interview with Star Wars Action News, Troy Denning sort of uses language implying that SOTJ and other future stories were cancelled,

"...think of the Sword of the Jedi story that they had planned for Jaina..."

"...they had a couple more stories that were plotted that I think would have gotten just the same kind of reaction..."

When he was asked about his choice of words, he says not to read anything into it and that he has no way of knowing if they were cancelled, but sort of implies that it's what he assumes.


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When we interviewed him at Roqoo Depot he said Del Rey had a lot of plans post-Crucible but that things are on hold, and he has no idea what's going to happen. Kemp has also said his duology is on hold and Golden said SOTJ is on hold. As of right now the authors don't know.

Whether they announce anything at the SDCC Del Rey panel is anyone's guess. Jen Heddle and Frank Parisi will both be there, along with Denning, JJM and Rinzler.
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So...with the way things are is this going to be worth reading?
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Yes, I'd say it's worth the read. I liked it very much.

Also the approval rating on both Goodreads and Amazon is running at about 75% as opposed to 25% who don't like it.
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Well that's good. I may wait for it to show up cheaper and used before I buy it as with the basic cancellation of the EU my enthusiasm has waned but I'll probably be picking it up.
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Caedus_16 wrote:
So...with the way things are is this going to be worth reading?


On it's own, I consider it to be a great book. Reminds me a lot of the earlier Star Wars stand alone novels.


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Werehunter wrote:
Caedus_16 wrote:
So...with the way things are is this going to be worth reading?


On it's own, I consider it to be a great book. Reminds me a lot of the earlier Star Wars stand alone novels.


I'd agree with that.
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Werehunter wrote:
Caedus_16 wrote:
So...with the way things are is this going to be worth reading?


On it's own, I consider it to be a great book. Reminds me a lot of the earlier Star Wars stand alone novels.


Well that's definitely good news. Lately I just haven't been enthused with the direction they've been going, I'm kind of happy this can be compared to something older.
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