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  Lord Ree'dius
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That cover looks awesome!
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Shame that they can't find themselves a new lightsaber model though. Getting quite boring seeing Anakin's/Obi-Wan's lightsaber hilts everywhere because they can't be bothered to come up with something different.
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I think the cover is pretty good. It's worlds better than some, and I think it's better than Riptide. Course I prefer the style they used with Revan, LSATSOM, and Deceived.

And with the blurb, which I believe is basically the same as the earlier one but with slightly different wording, I think the doubts this Jedi Master has will probably be based on his doubts of whether he did a good enough job in training his apprentice who ends up dying. That would be my bet.

Edit: looking at that lightsaber, it looks just like my FX Darth Vader lightsaber, but with a green blade.
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Pretty good cover. Neat layout.
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They've used a real picture of a guy in a costume for this cover and then photoshopped it to look as it does.
The reason you keep seeing Anakin's and Obi-wan's sabers is because they all are FX lightsabers. Laughing
And I don't believe Del Ray has a prop departement that will create a custom hilt for every cover. Smile
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Definitely looking forward to reading another book from the "enemies" perspective.. or maybe "employer" in some cases Smile
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I'm quite liking it. Sure, the tilted wording is a tad showy, but I like the grainy-sharpened look, and the pose.
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Anyone else disappointed we didn't see a Hutt on the cover though? Kind of surprising, really. I think the only time a Hutt has made it on a novel cover was one of the Japanese NJO books.
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Not so much disappointed. I wasn't surprised. For me, it would have been nice to see a Hutt on the cover, but they probably thought that new time buyers seeing a Hutt on the cover might not find it as appealing as a guy with a shiny lightsabre and looking like he's just about to use it.
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Life Is The Path wrote:
......but they probably thought that new time buyers seeing a Hutt on the cover might not find it as appealing as a guy with a shiny lightsabre and looking like he's just about to use it.


My thoughts exactly. I actually would have been surprised if there where a Hutt on the cover. I kinda guessed that that would have been too much to ask for.
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Maybe there will be a Hutt on the back cover.
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You know, if they are going to design all the covers with a sales emphasis, they really need to do more character guides with new artwork of the new characters. Companion guides would be really cool. Anything that add artwork and maybe some summary info of battles, new governments/factions/planets. Rather than just doing the occasional guide to blank, a companion guide could specifically focus on recent books, and could combine all the elements in one book (planets/characters/ships/equipment/battles). Plus they could stay current.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
You know, if they are going to design all the covers with a sales emphasis, they really need to do more character guides with new artwork of the new characters. Companion guides would be really cool. Anything that add artwork and maybe some summary info of battles, new governments/factions/planets. Rather than just doing the occasional guide to blank, a companion guide could specifically focus on recent books, and could combine all the elements in one book (planets/characters/ships/equipment/battles). Plus they could stay current.


I would really like to see something like that happen!
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illogicalRogue2 wrote:
Reepicheep wrote:
How have they changed it? I'm not a Hutt expert.


The big change is the Hutt's mortality. They were very VERY hard to kill, they were hard to poison, and their skin was hard to pierce. As villains before you couldn't "just blast him" kind of thing. And most Hutts seen were hundreds of years old. IIRC the youth would ride on the parent for the first 100 or so years. It's not a major change, but it does effect how the species is perceived.

Before they were super old, now they can be bumped easily and it no longer takes so long for them to reach maturity so their rarity is somewhat diminished. I liked how as a species they were so old. Sure some can still be, but these are Hutts- gangsters - how many gangsters off each other for control? TCW made it easy to off a Hutt which reduces the long lifespans- sure we'll still have exemptions to it. But it changes.

Unless they say some of these Hutts were related to the Shell Hutts and thus were weaker skinned cause they should have been wearing shells but out of pride refused. lol


Was the age thing ever specifically mentioned? I've only seen the episodes on DVD, but it doesn't seem to have come up, at least not in detail. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Ziro was killed far more easily than he should have been though. Perhaps that was a disruptor pistol? That would clean that up, and hopefully avoid retcons

Hopefully they'll just ignore those details and continue on as before.


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illogicalRogue2 wrote:
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Well I'm hoping for tons of stuff on Hutts since they hyped this as a Hutt novel. I'd like to see Hutt cultural stuff, planets, names, Hutt history, etc. Would be really cool I think. Who knows, maybe they'll mention Jabba's son.


Yeah TCW episodes have left the EU in a place where the Hutts are new again. Retcon time! I'm still slightly irked over the need for the retcon to one of my fav villains, but after they changed everything I'm more curious what they plan to do to make the Hutts a THREAT again!!!!


How did TCW mess up the Hutts? This isn't an aggressive accusation, I just haven't seen these episodes! Smile
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