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Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Tue May 30, 2017 1:51 pm

Following on from the new Marvel comics thread, I was wondering if anyone else is reading any of the new canon novels at all?

So far I've read;

Lost Stars
Bloodline
Aftermath
Aftermath - Life Debt
Aftermath - Empire's End
Rogue One - Catalyst
Rogue One Novelisation
Lords of the Sith
Tarkin
Thrawn

Halfway through Rebel Rising at the moment, all about Jyn Erso between the hatch and ending up in the Imperial prison.

I have Guardians of the Whills, Battlefront: Twilight Company and Dark Disciple to read next.

Also on pre-order (Do like a hardback in the collection!)

Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad
Phasma
Leia, Princess of Alderaan
The Legends of Luke Skywalker
Star Wars 40: From a Certain Point of View

It's really interesting to see so much now from the Imperial point of view and showing the Rebels as terrorists.
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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby Richard_H » Tue May 30, 2017 2:27 pm

Bloodline was awful and has put me off novels for the moment. I'm most of the way through Empire's End. some of the books have been very good but my general concern is that few of them move the story forward in any meaningful way at present.
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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby Woolyniner » Tue May 30, 2017 3:03 pm

Bloodline was a drag. I enjoyed Lost Stars but Dark Disciple by Christie Golden was really good. She has a new book out in July and I'll be getting that too.

Aftermath IMO was crap, and I got half way through Catalyst and that was so boring.

I learned a long time a go that a brand name does not mean it will be good, it is the author that is key to how good it is. Going forward I'll just stick with Golden for now. I don't read a huge amount.

I just finished reading the Vader comic and IMO it is miles better than Star Wars. Which I should have known, I had read Kieron Gillen's work on X-men and he is pretty damn good.

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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby Spookedhippie » Tue May 30, 2017 4:10 pm

I'm just going through rebel rising but otherwise have read everything....I loved bloodlines! One of the best along with lost stars and Thrawn.... Aftermath was shockingly bad, the first one I wasn't happy with at all....the other two had a few redeeming qualities...
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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Tue May 30, 2017 4:33 pm

Bloodline took me a while to get into but I did eventually and quite enjoyed it.

Yes Aftermath got better after the first book, although I didn't think it was bad as everyone else thought.

Lords of the Sith was a great read for me, hooked me straight away and couldn't put it down.

The Star Wars comics certainly got better after I read them again after reading the Darth Vader series.
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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby monkey_roo » Tue May 30, 2017 5:39 pm

Finished Dark Disiple last night, loved it, so glad to get a Vos story and the basic premise is a mirror of the original Vos story from the Dark Horse republic comic run back in the day.

Read Thrawn and thought it was fantastic, fingers crossed for more of that.

Aftermath was great, tool a few hundred pages to adjust the writing style but then feeding into Bloodline (which I enjoyed) and then Force Awakes, (which I thought was a rubbish book) but overall an enjoyable run.

Catalyst was good and really worked leading into Rogue One, which I thought was a really good adaptation.

Got most of the other books staked up ready to read next, Ashoka will be my next read, then maybe Tarkin.

Never read the legacy books as they are now, but happy to be reading the new cannon.
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Postby Spookedhippie » Tue May 30, 2017 8:51 pm

I really likes Ashoka, and the audiobook is actually read by Ashley ekstine.... The other one I was actually really impressed with was a new dawn, the set up for rebels...that with the kanan comics I thought was brilliant...
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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:35 pm

I'm going to pick up the Ashoka book, been really getting into watching Rebels lately, also need to get back into Clone Wars.

Finished Rebel Rising and halfway through Guardians of the Whills at the moment.

Got Dark Disciple and Battlefront: Twilight Company lined up next.
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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby monkey_roo » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:57 pm

Finished Ashoka yesterday, great read and feels like part of the rebels/clone wars cartoons but obviously in paper form :)
Given the gap between the end of the book and the start or rebels there is space for more... Fingers crossed.

Started in on New Dawn today, 40 pages in and enjoying the set up, again feels close in tone to the cartoons and enjoying the early Kanan story.
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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby Spookedhippie » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:28 pm

New dawn is incredible, it really helped to get me into rebels and introduced Sloane from the aftermath books....
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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby monkey_roo » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:32 pm

Yeah, really happy to find Sloane in the book, really liked the character in aftermath and where she ends up, so looking forward to how she gets on here.
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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:08 pm

Just started "From a certain point of view"

This book is great so far, did the first 50 pages last night.

40 short stories from A New Hope from the perspective of other characters, well worth a read, ties in really well with the film.
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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby Spookedhippie » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:04 pm

Waiting fir my copy to arrive...I'm very much hoping it's like the old tales books
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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:23 pm

Just read;

Leia, Princess of Alderaan
Phasma
Dark Disciple

All very good books, Phasma was way better then I thought it would be, had me gripped from the start.

Just started Heir to the Jedi and have The Legends of Luke Skywalker and Ashoka left to read now.
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Re: Anyone reading the new canon novels?

Postby Spookedhippie » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:56 pm

With a baby in tow my reading time is very short but almost finished phasma....agreed a better book than I thought....can’t wait to start leia....I find heir to the Jedi was slow! And so need to get my copy of the new Luke book, where did you order your copy from?
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