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Star Wars Riptide – REVIEW – this isn’t a full story and it sucks. December 21, 2012

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We finally got the chance to catch up on some reading recently and completed Paul Kemp’s Riptide.


the Tl;dr version is don’t bother – this book sucks.

We were really looking forward to this book, especially after the first one in this story arc : Crosscurrent which we reviewed back in May of 2010.

This book plods along as we kinda see what happens to Jedi Jaden and the escaped clones…we get a very brief glimpse of the One Sith too.

But overall the book lacks content and true drama. The final chapter makes little sense and leaves us hanging. We kept reading, hoping this book would get better but it never does.


Star Wars The Old Republic : Deceived – THE BEST TOR Book EVER! May 1, 2011

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From beginning to end, this is one of the best Star Wars books EVER written.

Sure, we kinds knew what to expect in the beginning, the good folks at BioWare have produced an awesome trailer showing Darth Malgus sacking the Jedi Temple and Coruscant.

But that’s only a small part of the story.

Who is the Sith on the cover of this book? Who is Darth Malgus?

That’s what we get insight into in a brilliant tour de force. Reading about Malgus alone would have made this book awesome, but author Paul Kemp has also given us the flip side, a Jedi deceived with Aryn Leneer. Her story of attempting vengeance and then giving mercy is the perfect foil to Malgus’ Sith mastery.

Along the way we find out about multiple layers of deception and truth with some solid dialogue and plot along the way.

This book is so good, we can hardly wait for more from Kemp and hopefully more on Darth Malgus sooner rather than later.

Star Wars Crosscurrent – Sith/Jedi Hybrid clones? Darth Krayt in a book?? May 26, 2010

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Star Wars Crosscurrent Star Wars Crosscurrent by Paul Kemp – the short review is that this is an awesome book.

We get multiple timelines 5,000 years ago with Jedi and Exar Kun era Sith, colliding with the post Darth Caedus era.

We also get the first mention of Darth Krayt outside of the Star Wars Legacy comics that we know and love.

The structure of having multiple plots come together is the Star Wars formula and Kemp follows it well. The Jedi Jaden is a decent but troubled Jedi and it’s easy to see his parallels with the ancient Jedi.

The ancient Sith Saes is another cool character, though it’s a shame we won’t get to see more of him. The Anzat ‘soup drinker’ character was a bit weird and didn’t quite fit in, but still that didn’t detract from a great story.

And oh yeah, Jedi/Sith hybrid clones are on the rampage. Great stuff.

From beginning to end, this book held our interest with a combination of great plot and interesting new characters.