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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #15 on: August 6, 2009, 09:58 PM »
I have really enjoyed this series so far, especially the story with Luke and Ben. I have read the Lost Tribe of the Sith e-books too and it helped me enjoy Omen more.  I do think that this being a harcover series is a bummer because I collect all the books in paperback. I have to check the books out of the library and then wait for them to come out in paperback later.  Which I obviously have to do every once in a while with other SW books but a whole series. . .come on that just sucks.

I did meet Aaron Allston at SDCC just barely and he was really cool and nice. Can't wait to read Abyss here soon.

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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2009, 05:38 PM »
Another FYI. I don't know about the rest of you but I almost always have to buy my SW books (if I want them the day they come out) at Barnes & Noble or Borders and they are like $25 for a hardcover. But thankfully this time it looks like "Abyss" will be available at Target for just $18.70 even though they didn't have the first two books in the series. So it's like getting a free paper back or a 1/4 of the 12th season of "The Simpsons" for free tomorrow.
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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2009, 08:31 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Nick!  Target's on my way home...the Barnes and Noble is a bit of a drive.
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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2009, 01:42 PM »
I'm a little over half way done with "Abyss" and in my opinion it is ten times better than "Omen" was already. I was a little worried so I'm glad to feel that way.
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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2009, 02:40 PM »
See, I am the exact opposite.  I always wait for the paperbacks, so I'm a good 6-12 months behind on most novels.   :-\  Without giving anything away from the plot, how would you compare this to the New Jedi Order or Legacy of the Force books?
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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2009, 02:54 PM »
See, I am the exact opposite.  I always wait for the paperbacks, so I'm a good 6-12 months behind on most novels.   :-\  Without giving anything away from the plot, how would you compare this to the New Jedi Order or Legacy of the Force books?

To me this "Fate" series doesn't hold a candle to the other two, especially NJO.
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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2009, 09:17 PM »
Finished Abyss today and it was pretty good.  I didn't realize there is going to be a 4th book, but it doesn't come out until March!
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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2009, 04:09 PM »
Finished "Abyss". Good, not great, but I'm actually looking forward to the fourth book which I couldn't say after the first two.
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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #23 on: September 3, 2009, 11:14 AM »
Finished Abyss today and it was pretty good.  I didn't realize there is going to be a 4th book, but it doesn't come out until March!

That really sucks that it is such a long wait. Especially considering how little time there was between the other three books.
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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2010, 12:13 AM »
Finished Abyss today and it was pretty good.  I didn't realize there is going to be a 4th book, but it doesn't come out until March!

That really sucks that it is such a long wait. Especially considering how little time there was between the other three books.

It turns out the reason for the break was because the author, Aaron Alston, had a heart attack and quadruple bypass surgery!

Backlash came out yesterday for anyone who forgot.  I picked it up and I'm about 3 chapters in.  Not bad so far.
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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2010, 01:06 PM »
Sounds like a good reason for there to be a delay.

I picked the book up yesterday. Now I just need to find the opportunity to acually read it. I've got Darth Bane 3 waiting too.
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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #26 on: December 9, 2010, 07:47 PM »
Just finished reading Vortex and I am enjoying this series so far (which isn't too hard for me since I enjoy most everything SW that I read).  I do think LOTF and the NJO were better series and I am re-reading LOTF now since there is so much time between these FOTJ books

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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #27 on: December 9, 2010, 11:41 PM »
I finished Vortex earlier in the week.  I like where the story is going but not too happy how they portrayed Kenth Hamner.
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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2011, 03:15 PM »
How many folks have been reading this series?  I've read all of the series so far and can hardly wait for the conclusion this March.
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Re: Fate of the Jedi
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2011, 08:09 AM »
I was and actually have all the books, but have fallen behind. I think I have read the first 4. I plan to get going again soon.
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