Showing posts from March, 2013

#TheOldRepublic #Deceived - mini review

Deceived is another entry from The Old Republic Era of the Star Wars universe based around the events of The Old Republic massively multiplayer online game. At the time of writing, I've not played the MMO so plead ignorance of how the stories relate. Written by Paul S Kemp, I know I enjoyed the novel in spite of this. 

We begin by being parly to the fall and destruction of the revered Jedi Temple on the massive planet sized city of Coruscant. The army of the Sith are led by the brutal and unrelenting Darth Malgus, who ultimately impales Jedi Master Zallow on his crimson saber.

Much to Malgus' disgust, the Empire enter into negotiations with the Galactic Republic, rather than reducing the world to ashes as originally intended. Peace negotations continue off world and Malgus' resentment to the situation spirals, almost as much as that of a Jedi named Aryn. 

Having her Master killed during the attack, Aryn submits to the very un-Jedi mindset of wishing to exact her her revenge u…

#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 …