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Re: Recent Purchases
« Reply #45 on: November 8, 2014, 03:46 PM »
And Palpatine has a first name finally. Not a good one but still........
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« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2014, 08:55 AM »
Picked up "Tarkin" this morning. So excited!

2 out of 5.
Tarkin's early history was some what interesting, but the plot of the book was boring. I liked the interaction between Vader and Tarkin. But remove Tarkin and make it just a generic Imperial big shot and the book would have been a joke.
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« Reply #47 on: January 9, 2015, 04:41 PM »
Just finished "Kenobi".

Excellent! I think even if you don't like EU that this one will be enjoyable.
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« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2015, 10:09 AM »
Just finished "Kenobi".

Excellent! I think even if you don't like EU that this one will be enjoyable.

Good to know - I will have to check that one out.  Does it cover his pre-Qui Gon years?
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« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2015, 10:39 AM »
Just finished "Kenobi".

Excellent! I think even if you don't like EU that this one will be enjoyable.

Good to know - I will have to check that one out.  Does it cover his pre-Qui Gon years?

No. It's kind of a western feel with tuskens as the "indians" set on tatooine shortly after he leaves luke with the lars
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« Reply #50 on: January 23, 2016, 08:47 AM »
I grabbed three TFA books at Five Below yesterday...  All of them kids books, one was a look and find with BB-8 on the cover, there was a cardboard cut-out assembly book, and the Ships of the Galaxy book. All, of course, $5 or less.

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« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2017, 02:39 PM »
FYI. Target is selling the "Thrawn" book in stores. They don't typically get Star Wars books anymore. Nice not to get gouged at B&N
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« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2017, 04:39 PM »
FYI. Target is selling the "Thrawn" book in stores. They don't typically get Star Wars books anymore. Nice not to get gouged at B&N

If anyone reads this, please post your thoughts.  My kids really like the Thrawn character in Rebels and I'm considering getting this for my 9-year old.

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« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2017, 04:43 PM »
I haven't heard anything about this.  Is it a new story tying him into the Rebels version?  Or some kind of tie back to the Legends stories that introduced him?
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« Reply #54 on: April 20, 2017, 04:54 PM »
It starts with the Imperials finding him after being banished by the Chiss and then works through his ascension through the ranks. I'm 100 pages in. Finding time to read is hard with a kid and getting old
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« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2017, 05:50 PM »
I'm a couple of chapters in and Thrawn mentions meeting Anakin Skywalker while he was still with the Chiss.  Looks like Outbound Flight is no longer part of legends!
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« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2017, 10:06 PM »
I meant to mention this last Thursday Dave, but I'm not sure a 9 year old will love this book. I enjoyed it but mostly as the Thrawn lover that I am. Fun to read about his meteoric rise through the Imperial ranks but maybe not enough to hold a kid's attention
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« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2017, 05:14 PM »
My nine year old read it and loved it.

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« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2017, 06:24 PM »
My nine year old read it and loved it.

Cool and smart kid
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