#StarWars #TheOldRepublic: Revan Mini Review

This novel from The Old Republic era of Star Wars fiction occurs chonrilogically between the events that happen during the mini tales in the Lost Tribes Of The Sith and directly after story within the critically acclaimed Knights Of The Old Republic role playing videogame produced by Bioware for PC and XBOX. 

I'm always drawn to existing reviews from the world wide web when invesitgating a potential read, and perused some found that this entry to divide fans quite evenly into groups that love or hated it.  Personally I sit proudly in the former camp and enjoyed the follow tale of Darth Revan a lot.


I found myself gripped and entertained by the story which goes into detail about how the events within Knights Of The Old Republic came to be, building on the backstory and peronsality of a few of the game's cast. Whilst I had played the RPG before reading the novel, I don't think my enjoyment of the book would've been hampered having not. 

Revan's is an unusual jedi with a mysterious history that he often struggles to recall. His story runs in parallel to the rather appaulingly named evil Sith, Darth Scourge, which helped keep my interest throughout the book, eager to unfold events for each of the charactrers. 



I felt the writing was left non descriptive enough to allow for much to be decided as the reader, adding your own detail to scenes, characcters and locations. Sometimes commented on as poor story telling, I felt that because of the follow up nature of this novel to the videogame this allowed me to have my own idea and preconceptions of some of the more familiar characters and locations, something I was quite happy with. When we come to the more action centred battle scenes, the descriptions are of such detail that the excitement really piques. 

The reason I got into reading Star Wars novels was to expand on the backstory leading up to the events of the films, and the Revan story doesn't dissapoint. Next up us is Deceived and hopefuly time will allow me to give KOTOR2 a decent go.

Thanks for reading. 

Updated 17th May 2016

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