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Discussion in 'TMB Book Club' started by Andy Reocho, Feb 9, 2021.

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  1. Andy Reocho

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    High Republic books 1 and 2 are out. I believe the first young adult novel(?) is also out, and the High Republic comic books are on book 2 currently.

    Wanted a thread where the readers could discuss safely from the regular thread.

    Artoo Truman I don't know who else actively reads the books
     
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  2. Truman

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    Just finished Into the Dark this morning. I'll add my thoughts about Light of the Jedi too, although not as fresh as when I first read it, obviously.

    My first thought is Marchion Ro is an awesome bad guy. Coming of as a meek and frail dude the entire time then becoming a badass is cool. Lodon is also a badass. Bell too. Lots of cool jedi, but w so many new names, it was hard to keep track for a while. Wish there was a Dramatius Personae.

    The action was dope. I liked how they killed off people. No one is safe! I wonder if the Nihill have any connection to the Skywalkers in Thrawn w their ability to plot hyperspace routes


    This wasnt as action packed as the first book but the themes around the dark side were awesome. Cohmac is a lot like Qui Gon. All those themes about the Jedi's dogmatic rigidity I wanted to explore w Qui Gon - looks like we're gonna get it w Cohmac. Reath came off as a little annoying pussy, but he showed out when it counts. That's good writing. I hope Im sure that Orla is going to pop up again, but it stinks she might just be an ancillary character moving forward. Also hope it's not the last we see of Affie and Leox. Geode was wierd and I didnt like it/him. Minor criticism.

    Sucks we have to wait until june for the next one
     
  3. Andy Reocho

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    Just finished Part 2 of Light of the Jedi.

    Poor Te'Ami
     
  4. Andy Reocho

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    Just finished Light of the Jedi.

    :popcorn:
     
  5. Andy Reocho

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    Wasn’t expecting so much Jedi death after they seemingly made a point to introduce so many, but I kinda dig it. Really hope Loden can survive, and I suspect he will.

    Marchion Ro’s development was awesome, and frankly I didn’t expect it so soon, but it has me ready to dive into book 2.

    I hope that the Elphoria scene gets made into film, the steelee chase could be an awesome scene.
     
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    Thrawn Ascendancy : Greater Good

    Suffered from being the middle part of a trilogy. Lots of table setting. Id probably wait until the 3rd book is out later this year to read them all. Theres a lot of characters and subtle stuff from the first book that I forgot about and had to go look up. However, it was still really good. Sets up a lot of cool themes and I think connects to the skywalker story that we know.

    Plot spoilers

    - I like the political infighting between the families. Very GOT vibes, but not in a blatant rip off kind of way
    - Is Jixtus Snoke, or a Palpatine clone creation like snoke? In the memories section where he wouldnt loan out his pathfinders to Haplif - they mentioned they had purple robes and goggles. Like those dudes in Snokes throne room in TLJ. He also seems really interested in how the Chiss navigate lightspeed, like he knows it takes the force for them to do w the skywalkers. This is probably a long shot but Im throwing it out there. There's also a planet whose name I cant remember specifical but it sounds like Exidal.

    - No one like Thrawn. Even the Mith are out to get him. I wonder if this is what leads him to hatch the plan to get discovered by the empire. He's causing too much trouble for the Chiss and falls on the sword in a sort of way

    Random thoughts on the Force -
    Seems like it operates in a lot of mysterious ways out in The Chaos.

    The Magys - They talk like they become one w the force after death to repair the planet they lived on.

    Haplif and he species have some kind of mind control force powers.

    The last book Thrawn runs into anakin and sees him use the force to move things. The way he reversed engineered/ explained to Che'ri how to do that was pretty cool. Also wonder if Che'ri s that mysterious older skywalker who still has her powers even though she's too old that was mentioned in the first new canon trilogy.

    Also - Book thrawn is much different than Rebels Thrawn. Book Thrawn cares about innocent life and doesnt kill them whenever possible. Rebels thrawn is cut throat and DGAF. What changes?
     
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    I just ordered the next two in what I assume is a different thrawn trilogy.
     
  8. Truman

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    There are 3 Thrawn trilogies.

    The original that was written in the 90s. They’re Legends material now and don’t ‘exist’ in the new canon. They’re really good though and still recommend reading them m

    The new canon trilogy that came out a few years ago.

    And now they Thrawn Ascendancy trilogy is the current one. First 2 books are out and is a prequel of the new canon trilogy.


    Hope that helps.
     
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