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True Colors (Star Wars: Republic Commando) [Mass Market Paperback]

Karen Traviss
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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30 Oct 2007 Star Wars: Republic Commando
As the savage Clone Wars rage unchecked, the Republic’s deadliest warriors face the grim truth that the Separatists aren’t their only enemy–or even their worst.

In the Grand Army’s desperate fight to crush the Separatists, the secret special ops missions of its elite clone warriors have never been more critical . . . or more dangerous. A growing menace threatens Republic victory, and the members of Omega Squad make a shocking discovery that shakes their very loyalty.

As the lines continue to blur between friend and enemy, citizens–from civilians and sergeants to Jedi and generals–find themselves up against a new foe: the doubt in their own hearts and minds. The truth is a fragile, shifting illusion–and only the approaching inferno will reveal both sides in their true colors.


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 482 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey Books (30 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780345498007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345498007
  • ASIN: 0345498003
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.6 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 401,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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#1 New York Times best-selling novelist, scriptwriter and comics author Karen Traviss has received critical acclaim for her award-nominated Wess'har series, as well as regularly hitting the bestseller lists with her Halo, Gears of War, and Star Wars work. She's best known for military science fiction, but her new novel, GOING GREY, is the first of a techno-thriller series that's set closer to home. A former defence correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist, she lives in Wiltshire, England.

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking series 20 Nov 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have been really impressed with Karen Traviss' work ever since the first few pages of 'Hard Contact'. I have read many books in the Star Wars saga, from Timothy Zahns brilliant 'Thrawn Trilogy' to the 9 book X-Wing series and have loved every page.
As good as those books and series were, I am equally impressed with Traviss' gritty realism and her ability to make me care as much for the clone troopers as their hard talking and even harder fighting 'Buir' Kal Skirata. Her ability to give identical characters their own individual hopes, dreams & expectations is most impressive and have made for 3 really cracking page turners.
A heartfelt thanks to KT as these books are a very welcome addition to the star wars literary universe and a fantastic read for any fan.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unsurpassable 10 Mar 2008
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I have read A LOT of "Star Wars" books, from comics to novels to reference works. A couple of them are execrable. Three or four could have been done better. Most are pretty dang decent. A few can be labelled as amazingly good. But Karen Traviss' "Republic Commando" series leaves every other "Star Wars" book in the dust. The series has just about everything anyone could ever want in a work of fiction: high tech gadgets, intense military action, budding romance (but surprisingly realistically, and not in a stomach-churning, chick-flickish way), camaraderie, intrigue, exposure to fascinating cultures, and lots of things going "BOOM!"

"True Colors" is no exception. Here, the well-established characters you have come to know and love over the previous two books start to question their purposes and callings in life, with almost all of them having to make life-altering decisions. And if you've read the previous two books in the series, you will understand their positions and reasons for making their choices. And you will approve at every step of the way. You will even end up cheering for Walon Vau.

As always, I give this latest "Republic Commando" offering my highest recommendation: I hope that should you choose to buy this volume, you will enjoy it every bit as much as I have. Kandosii!
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2.0 out of 5 stars True Colours Review 19 Jan 2012
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I know the other reviewers of this book have given it glowing praise, but I must say I am somewhat disappointed.

When I began reading this series of books I was hoping that I would get an action packed view of the Clone Wars through the eyes of the combatants themselves and be introduced to new worlds, battles, weaponry, tactics and get a feel for the whole war.
Given that I have read the excellent Gears of War books that Karen Traviss has written my expectations and hopes were high, only to be dashed by a rather bland, romance and soap opera view of the Clone Wars.

This has missed a golden opportunity in my view. A real shame. This takes a few characters a builds a cliche of soap opera plots within the background of the Clone Wars. There are inklings of good ideas that are never fully explored or realised. I can't decide whether to read the next book or not.
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5.0 out of 5 stars True Colours Review 20 July 2011
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True Colours is a spectacular book for all those fans who wish to gain a perfect grasp or knowledge of Mandalorian culture. Though the book does not directly focus on a set storyline involving Mandalorians themselves such in Revelations; it focuses on the Mandalorian culture surrounding the Clone Commandos of the Grand Army of the Republic and their brave and heroic missions during the Clone Wars!

I recommend this book because it is full of suspense, action and thrills that will get any novice or experience Star Wars reader a jump and burst of excitement for the next chapter. I do however advise that readers read the books in the correct order to get a better perspective! (Hard Contact > Triple Zero > True Colours > Order 66 > Imperial Commando)
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