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Star Wars: The Old Republic - Revan by Drew Karpyshyn
40 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Karpyshyn stated in advance that some fans who had played through KOTOR were going to be disappointed, that the Revan of the novel would be different to the character many gamers had created, both in terms of personality and power. Fair enough. Bioware created an RPG where fans' choices would affect the development of Revan's character and where by the end he would be an unstoppable badass, because in gaming terms that makes perfect sense. For a novel, the canon light-side Revan was the natural choice for the character, and his talents would have to be downgraded because it's hard to create a sense of tension and risk if the protaganist can easily mow down any opposition he faces… Read more
The Company by K. J. Parker
The Company by K. J. Parker
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
there's one problem with this book, so i may as well get it out the way first. it's a 400-page stand-alone, whereas parker's previous work (for example) was a c. 1700 page trilogy. so, if your looking for epic and sprawling, read that instead. anyway...

the company follows the story of five war veterans in their late thirties, seven years after the war finished. in the war, these five (plus another, plus an officer who didn't really matter that much) served as 'linebreakers', i.e., the blokes who had to charge out ahead of their side's lines and break the enemy formation before the rest of their lot engaged, thus turning a slogging match into a one-sided massacre. doing that… Read more
Star Wars: Legacy of the Force IX - Invincible by Troy Denning
10 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars pathetic, 4 Jun 2008
this review contains spoilers.

up until a few hours ago, as far as troy denning was concerned, i thought he was gifted technically as a writer, but had his head to far up somewhere i don't think i can mention without getting censored to be the same with actual content.

let me explain.

in terms of style (incorporating tightness of structure, lucidity of description, et. al) inferno was far and away the best book in the series. the lightsaber duel between jacen and luke was breathtaking, the space battle made it abundantly clear what was actually going on without being patronising or pedestrian, etc.

on the other hand, the thematic content was a… Read more