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I've had a craving for the EU since I saw TLJ, so I'm beginning where I left off in The Crystal Star and continuing my neglected post-RotJ EU re-read. This will be like therapy. Razz
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It's funny, I'm rotating right now between nucanon and EU material. I'm working on Phasma right now and after that I plan on re-reading The Courtship of Princess Leia (space-Fabio and dragon-riding, leather clad warrior women, oh me oh my what a great mess).
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Is Phasma good? She's such a non character I really have no idea what her story could possibly be. I guess that's the whole intrigue of the concept. I am curious.

I really loved Darth Maul: Lockdown. I have never read Death Troopers because I thought it sounded stupid when it came out, but for a long time I've been wanting to read it. Does anyone like those books?
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Caedus_16 wrote:
...and after that I plan on re-reading The Courtship of Princess Leia (space-Fabio and dragon-riding, leather clad warrior women, oh me oh my what a great mess).


My first and favorite Star Wars book. Such memories.
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
My first and favorite Star Wars book. Such memories.


I genuinely love it. The whole book is ridiculous and ridiculously awesome.

People are complaining about TLJ being weird, but my Star Wars was waaaaaay weirder.
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Caedus_16 wrote:
People are complaining about TLJ being weird, but my Star Wars was waaaaaay weirder.

Can't argue with that. Laughing

I think what makes the difference for me is that the weird stuff in the EU tends to be easier to ignore. The Crystal Weird is awful, but it's awfulness is pretty well contained. It's harder to ignore Episode VIII.

I'm actually really excited to get back into the EU. There's so much I want to re-visit and so much that I haven't even gotten to yet. Heck, I still haven't gone all the way through the NJO!
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Reepicheep wrote:
It's harder to ignore Episode VIII.!


I have major issues with parts of the EU that I love lol. It's easy to ignore issues in parts of Episode VIII.

Consider that I love the NJO, but the reasons for killing Anakin Solo off are ridiculously thin. Same with Snoke. So it's easier for me to ignore them despite being willing to acknowledge and discuss them.
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^ Honestly, I think it comes down to Luke for me. I can put up with a lot being canon (I welcome the Prequels and most of the EU after all! Razz ). I could live with everything else that annoys me with the movie, but that... really gets to me. He's one of my favourite characters ever - not just in Star Wars, but in general.

It's only one aspect of the film, but it's huge for me.
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I'm reading the Kanan: First Blood tpb. I had forgotten how good this series was. It feels a lot like some of the best episodes of TCW. Kanan was already one of my favourites, but I really like his master Depa Billaba now too.
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I've picked up Leia: Princess of Alderaan for like the fourth or fifth time, but I made some headway this time, and I'm starting to enjoy it.
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I got Colbalt Squadron for Christmas and I'm working through it. This is actually much better than I thought it would be and I'm really enjoying it so far. Feels nice to be having fun with a Star Wars book again. I'm actually going to preorder TLJ novelization, which comes out in March.
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I finished Kanan: First Blood and am moving on to Poe Dameron: Black Squadron.
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I just finished the Knight Errant novel. I'm really sad that this world wasn't more fully developed.

Next I'm going to work on the remaining two Knight Errant comic arcs. I'm taking a brief break from Star Wars novels though to try a non-Star Wars YA book by Claudia Gray.
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@Dog: I loved Lockdown. It was the only Star Wars book by Schreiber that I loved. Death Troopers was okay, and Red Harvest was not my cup of tea. But Lockdown, he nailed that one.

I finished Leia: Princess of Alderaan. It wasn't too bad. Not great, but it was enjoyable.

I tried Cobalt Squadron but put it down pretty fast. I'll have to come back to it. It just felt really kiddish/dumbed down in the beginning.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
@Dog: I loved Lockdown. It was the only Star Wars book by Schreiber that I loved. Death Troopers was okay, and Red Harvest was not my cup of tea. But Lockdown, he nailed that one.

I finished Leia: Princess of Alderaan. It wasn't too bad. Not great, but it was enjoyable.

I tried Cobalt Squadron but put it down pretty fast. I'll have to come back to it. It just felt really kiddish/dumbed down in the beginning.


I'll be getting to Lockdown soon; I've never actually read it (I bought it at a boxing week sale; sci-fi novels at Indigo were 30% off). I dug Red Harvest.

Isn't Cobalt Squadron a 9-12 book though?
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