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 PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:39 am Reply with quote  
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I just finished reading the Bane Trilogy. For those who want a good Sith read, I recommend this trilogy.

My question is, what happened to Darth Zannah?
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We're still hoping they'll write another novel on this subject. I'd love to see more Sith interaction.
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As in what happened to her after the Bane trilogy?

I wouldn't be surprised if Zannah and Cognus never get novels. They're cool characters, but the stories can't be as dramatic as the Bane books were. The Sith have to go in hiding sometime.
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Reepicheep wrote:
As in what happened to her after the Bane trilogy?

I wouldn't be surprised if Zannah and Cognus never get novels. They're cool characters, but the stories can't be as dramatic as the Bane books were. The Sith have to go in hiding sometime.


Yes, but there are too many loose ends. Plus, they leave us hanging with a Dark Jedi who has stolen Darth Andaddu's holocron. What happens to him? Does he go over to the Sith, does he learn the secret to eternal life? Does he start his own order?
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I should think that Mr. Karpyshyn would be chomping at the bit to write a Zannah/Cognus novel. If only to finally make people realize that Zannah won. Despite Karpyshyn's outright statement that Bane lost, and that the twitch simply signified that a small piece of Bane lived on, and that to him it should have been incredibly obvious (if Bane lived, he has no reason to lie; a trustworthy narrator referring to "she", etc.) a lot of people still think Bane won.

If I were him, I'd be all "Must write book. Must put nails in Bane's coffin. Grrr."

Now, I honestly don't think there will be more books like that. I don't see much value in books made simply to fill gaps. If they had a wonderful story to tell, and can tell it through Zannah and Cognus (jump ahead to Cognus and Millennial), then that would be awesome. But just as Tatooine Ghost was unnecessary (existing merely to link the prequels to the post-ROTJ EU) and bad, we don't need books merely to fill gaps. Only to tell good stories.
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Earlier this month, I tweeted to Drew Karpyshyn that if he wrote a Darth Zannah sequel, I would totally buy it. He replied back:

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SidiousThrawn wrote:
Reepicheep wrote:
As in what happened to her after the Bane trilogy?

I wouldn't be surprised if Zannah and Cognus never get novels. They're cool characters, but the stories can't be as dramatic as the Bane books were. The Sith have to go in hiding sometime.


Yes, but there are too many loose ends. Plus, they leave us hanging with a Dark Jedi who has stolen Darth Andaddu's holocron. What happens to him? Does he go over to the Sith, does he learn the secret to eternal life? Does he start his own order?

I guess there are things they could do with it. And I'd forgotten about Millennial! He could make for an interesting story.
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I'd read a Darth Millennial book.

It's odd that apparently the Sith lords are more interesting or something because they get their own books, whereas there really isn't any books that focus on a single Jedi who isn't Skywalker related. Or at least the few that do at all, it's still part of a larger story not focused on them.


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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
I'd read a Darth Millennial book.

It's odd that apparently the Sith lords are more interesting or something because they get their own books, whereas there really isn't any books that focus on a single Jedi who isn't Skywalker related. Or at least the few that do at all, it's still part of a larger story not focused on them.


I think villains get more standalones specifically for them because they just have more drive. A lot of heroes do what they do because of "loyalty to the Force" or "because its right" and there is good debate amongst them but they're better together than apart. Villains all have supremely different motives and drives, with Plagueis and his immortality, Bane and his Sith reboot, Vader and his tragedy, Sidious and his desperation for power, it all makes for more interesting story. To me anyway.
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I kind of wish more Jedi would get standalones though.
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Reepicheep wrote:
I kind of wish more Jedi would get standalones though.


Jedi aren't always interesting. Other than someone like Corran Horn, who is particularly unique, or Revan, who had an amazing story, not too many Jedi characters jump out at me as being worthy of their own titles.

Sith, on the other hand: there are many Sith with great stories to tell, because of how they changed history. Bane. Malgus. Revan (again lol). Plagueis.
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Hmm. Would you count Crosscurrent as a standalone? It depends on how you count a standalone, but I feel that there's an equal number of standalones for Jedi and Sith. So how would you define a Jedi-centric standalone book and a Sith-centric standalone book?

A quick look through the list of books at the beginning of Scourge shows that there's probably more books that can be described as Jedi-centric standalones.
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Mayhap it's a good idea to replace "standalone" with "book" or "story."

I think the term was chosen because it's unlikely that a non-major character will receive his own multi-book series at the start. Popularity then seems to add more stories to the character.

Darth Bane: Path of Destruction was a standalone. Now it is not. Same applies to Crosscurrent.

I, Jedi is arguably not standalone, but rather a companion novel to the Jedi Academy Trilogy.
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It could be argued that Traitor and Dark Journey are standalones.
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Life Is The Path wrote:
It could be argued that Traitor and Dark Journey are standalones.


That's a grey area. Depends on how you view the NJO (as a series, a meta-series containing standalones and miniseries, or an era made up of series and standalones.)

My position is the middle one. Dark Journey and Traitor are linked by the meta-series, but standalones in their own right. After all, they are also linked to Star by Star, Rebel Dream, Rebel Stand, and Destiny's Way.
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