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June 11th, 2007, 4:51 pm

'Cause Some Guy Requested It.

News! Yes, Dan, I heard your plea. Had I known that anybody actually bothered to read the front page, I'd have kept up with a more regular update program.

I'd better say this before I get too far down the post, because it needs all the help it can get at the moment: visit the Totally Kotor forums! They're great fun but sadly lacking in participants at the moment. I'm sure you'll do the right thing and register and have a chat there.

So, lots to talk about. Yes, I have bought Sacrifice, by Karen Traviss, but no, I've not finished it yet. That's partly down to me slacking off, partly down to my lack of free time, but mostly down to Phoenix Wright: Justice for All. But I finished that last night, so I should be increasing my reading now.

So long as Pokemon Pearl doesn't get in the way much more.

Anyway, so far this book is just as good as the last one from the series that Traviss wrote - which is to say, phenomenally better than any of the others. Aaron Allston and That Other Guy Whose Name Escapes Me are good writers, sure, but Karen writes with such elegance and subtlety. There's not many books in the world that have gripped me more than Bloodlines, the first book she wrote for the series.

I have one bone to pick with the book, though - nothing about what's between the pages, but rather what's on the front. I know you can't judge a book by its cover, and in this case it's literally true.

Here, on the cover of the book, we see a wonderful looking young Mara Jade Skywalker, wife of Luke and mother to Ben, their little ginger offspring. That's all fair and good, and kudos to Luke - because the book's set a full 40 years after A New Hope. Now, Mara was 18 at the time of the first film, which makes her 58 in this book. All I can say is that if Mara looks that good as she nears her sixties, then...well, Star Wars medical tech must be pretty much perfect. As Yoda went to 900, though, I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised; except Han and Leia hav aged suitably. Huh.

Perhaps Mara's learned a rare Force technique that nobody else knows; Force Youth. Although that sounds less like a Jedi power and more like a documentary on cosmetic surgery to me...

Well, I'll leave it there for now, but there is more news to come over the following weeks. Reports of Celebration Europe, for one, an announcement about China for another. But if you want less sparse news, remember to head over to the forum!


A long long time ago


Dan (Guest), June 12th, 2007, 9:29 am

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Troy Denning is the author's name, I don't like him, he's too obsessed with Alema Rar and he killed of Anakin in Star by Star. (originally they were goin to kill off Jacen and make Anakin the Sith, but they figured that would confuse some of the dumber readers . . . oh well, I think Jacen is cool). One popular fan theory is that Mara is a descendant of Nomi Sunrider who had long-lasting youthfulness, hence explaining the cover. It might just be that the author messed up or didn't feel like drawing an old person again. The climax of the book is great. After you're done go to Wookipedia to get a peek at the covers to books 6 and 7. You're right by the way Traviss is the superior author. In another webcomic I'm reading the site just sends you to the first comic with his news underneath it. Hey, whatever works for you. Keep it up with the comics, I want to see where this is going!

kotoronline (Guest), June 27th, 2007, 12:21 pm

web site is web site about Kotor.

InverseReality (Guest), June 28th, 2007, 12:04 am

Hey, I read your front page, too. Nice to see some new posts. Sorry I've been too out of it myself to contribute lately. Hope things are well! :P

Tim (Guest), May 15th, 2008, 10:46 pm

book cover
isnt that jania solo on the cover..?

Monica (Guest), June 30th, 2012, 8:27 am

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