TheRevanchist

Star Wars Novels/Graphical Novels 2

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Crait is from the Leia YA novel. So is Holdo. I've been told the Canto Bight novel has a lot of info too. I think one of the reasons there isn't as much tie in info is the fact there is no time inbetween 7 and 8.

I feel like there was some stuff in the Marvel comics too, but I'm way behind on those.

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I only read one of the YA novels and thought it was pretty bad, so I tend not to count those ha ha. 

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On 1/12/2018 at 5:33 PM, Spaßvogel said:

All of the New Canon material that I had read prior to The Force Awakens (and after TFA) meshed perfectly with that film.  The Aftermath series, the two Leia books, various comics, etc etc, but where was the story group when it came to The Last Jedi? None of that synergy from the other published material that we had with TFA was present in TLJ. 

I can happily answer that for you.

Leia: A Princess of Alderan introduces Holdo and Crait.

Phasma provides insight into her origins and background.

Canto Bight's assorted short stories provide more background detail on Cantonica.

Legends of Luke Skywalker thematically parallel the themes explored in TLJ and tie in with the planet Cantonica and Canto Bight.

There are a few comic books as well, but I've not read those, so I can't give you any information about those, unfortunately. Sorry.

 

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5 hours ago, Darth Richard II said:

I heard that Luke Skywalker book was terrible. Also, isn't it aimed at, um, what's one down from YA?

This is where I say Your Mileage May Vary. I found it to be a fun, layered, and even slightly metatextual story. It's a story about stories about stories. It's really quite impressive.
 

Also, Ken Liu is a terrific writer, and I'll read anything he publishes.

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10 hours ago, Darth Richard II said:

Heh, yeah, now we get into opinions, I can't stand Liu's writing.

Thus my caveat of "your mileage may vary".

Honestly, I was impressed by the structure of the text as much as by the various stories. Which also leads to readers discovering that Luke visited Jaku after the Battle of Jaku.

Nothing grandiose or earth-shattering, but certainly fascinating from a character analysis approach, as we see people recounting meeting Luke Skywalker and their interactions with him, wherein he himself is uncertain and unsure of his own legacy and legend, and even is given an opportunity to hear some of the tales spun about him - a kind of galactic Chinese Whispers.

It's an interesting narrative approach, and I got a lot out of it, and enjoyed it immensely.

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