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The Squirrel 11-21-2012 09:30 PM

New to the books.
So I've never really read any of the Star Wars books, but I'm about to borrow the Thrawn Trilogy from my brother. I'm looking for some suggestions about where I should go from there. What are some good jumping on points for the newer books?

Gianakin_ 11-22-2012 02:39 AM

Re: New to the books.
You want post-RotJ or anything?

If so, I'd say go for the Jedi Academy Trilogy by Kevin J. Anderson, I Jedi by Michael A. Stackpole, The Hand of Thrawn Duology by Timothy Zahn and then the entire NJO series.

Prequel and other eras: Shatterpoint, Maze of Deception, Dark Rendezvous, Revan, Darth Plagueis and Labyrinth of Evil.

Should be a good start.

Bim 11-22-2012 09:29 AM

Re: New to the books.
They're oldies, but u could also check out the Han Solo trilogy by Ann C. Crispin if ur up for it: The Paradise Snare, The Hutt Gambit and Rebel Dawn.

Lobo 11-24-2012 07:23 PM

Re: New to the books.
Thanks for starting this thread! I'm only vaguely familiar with the EU. Are there any novels with Kyle Katarn as the lead or where he has a big part?

Gianakin_ 11-26-2012 02:22 AM

Re: New to the books.
Unfortunately, no. And that needs to be rectified, pronto.

Gunner 12-05-2012 12:20 AM

Re: New to the books.
If you check on Wookiepedia there's a full time-line of the books from as early in the SW history as possible all the way through to the end...

TheFantasticJoe 02-10-2013 01:12 PM

Re: New to the books.
I just read Death Troopers yesterday, it was my first Star Wars novel and foray into the Expanded Universe, and I enjoyed it. It's essentially a zombie story set about a year before A New Hope. A quick and easy read, worth checking out, but keep in mind that it gets rather grim and graphically violent, so it might not be your thing if you prefer the more fantastical nature of the movies.

Lobo 02-10-2013 03:36 PM

Re: New to the books.
I've been researching and The Dark Nest trilogy seems up my alley. How would those of you who've read it, rate it?

Gianakin_ 02-11-2013 01:41 AM

Re: New to the books.

Some interesting elements that follow up the Vong war, but the characters and their motivations are starting to go south, leading to the awful Legacy of the Force ennealogy.

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