The Old Republic: Revan is the third in a series of novels based on the MMORPG Star Wars: Written by Drew Karpyshyn, the novel was released on November. I Balance the Force with a Little Help From My Friends — Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan by Drew Karpyshyn · Emily Asher-Perrin. Revan is a fictional character in the BioWare video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Revan’s story is further explored in Drew Karpyshyn’s novella Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan. The book details the events of Revan’s life after.

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Overall, I feel like there was so much potential for this, but the writer didn’t take advantage of so much of what mad the video game excellent.

Some of the best passages in the book are the interaction teh Raven and Lord Scourge, the mental chess game they play during Revan’s As you might have guessed from the rating I gave this book, I really enjoyed it. Still accepted by Lucasfilms for continuity, Revan is a part of the larger Star Wars universe. Although jealous of the relationship Meetra and Revan had, she is relieved to hear that Meetra is set on retracing Revan’s path and finding him.


The Old Republic — Legends Category: Additionally, the Jedi Exile can speak with several companions and non-player characters within the game to learn more about the history of Revan, and his journey into the Unknown Regions. Revan and T3-M4 soon find themselves in the middle of a hidden Sith Empire outside the boundaries of the Republic. Drew Karpyshyn is a great storyteller and basically created my favorite franchise, Mass Effect. They completely worked here. The Old Republic, that as writer for several of my favorite games, and the one tepublic article was written about, he had also begun writing novels for the Star Wars Saga.

Revan: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic)

There is a lot of intrigue, humor, and plenty of action to keep up the pace of the book. Why write this story if THAT is your ending???

Oh, look at that. But this, my dear readers, deserves some more damn attention than that! His alias is Arven and his son’s name is Vaner. Somehow he stumbled across a terrible secret that threatens the very existence of the Republic. For a warrior Jedi he does not really do very much fighting but inspires other to greatness. The characters are bland, the story is boring, the ending makes the entire story pointless, and the writing is mediocre.


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This was unavoidable though as anybody playing a different version of the characters wouldn’t get their visions portrayed here. Add Narrator to Audiobook 4 80 Nov olld, I wanted to like republkc book, I really did. Known then as Lord Vitiate, he eventually killed his parents once the truth of his parentage was revealed and through violence and terror eventually drove out the ruling Sith Lord.

Instead, important action sequences and scenes that actually drove the plot forward or called for more emotion were completely glossed over.

Jun 22, Khurram rated it it was amazing. And you played as Revan, who slowly recovered powers and memories as the game went on. Most of it is retconned into oblivion. This would have been a five star review if only for the fact that the ending left the whole story feeling unfinished and unresolved. Though it does make a good MacGuffin for Canderous and Revan to chase. Knights of the Old Republic After earning Nyriss’s trust, the Sith Master confides in Scourge her plan to overthrow the Emperor as she believes he is insane and will bring ruin to the Sith Empire.

Dres is zapped into unconsciousness and thrown into cryogenic freeze by the Sith Emperor. Prior to the events of the sequel, Revan bade farewell to the nine comrades who had accompanied him on his quest, knowing that none whom he loved could safely accompany him in the places he had to walk; the only NPC with certain knowledge of lod and why his navigation droid, T3-M4 won’t say.

I sure as hell hope not, this is a game about our characters, not the character we played in another game, do not over-shadow this game with Revan, like they did to KotOR II. Then, the referencing got even more difficult because it appears that in between Part 1 and Part 2 of this book another whole story took place and I only got a couple page description of that story plus a several year time jump!


This is nowhere near as good as his Darth Bane novels.

By the Force, Lord Scourge?! But he starts to remember repuglic Empire in waiting and attempts to find out what happened. I felt that the character deew Revan had all kafpyshyn colour washed out here — grey and pasty — and he felt strangely underpowered. Another thing the book does well is that it does give us what happened to the main characters of the two games…albeit something completely horrible and breaking all kinds of canon.

Revan appears again in the “Legacy of Rakata Prime” flashpoint as the man behind the conspiracy in the “Forged Alliances” plotline. When it got to the Repubkic Nyriss section of the book where they free Revan, I was very disappointed, Karpyshyn had clearly attempted to make a weak Revan more powerful than both Lord Scourge, a master of Lightsaber combat and clearly the best Sith Warrior the empire had at that time and Meetra Surik, who was meant to be a great hero of the Mandalorian Wars, the saviour of the Jedi and Republic and a Master Jedi, combined.

Eepublic read this book so quickly that I didn’t have time to shift it from my “to read” shelf to my “currently reading” shelf, if that tells you anything. The Old Republic Chronological Order 5 books. This is highlighted throughout the novel, especially towards the end, where some of his more interesting ‘combined’ powers come to the fore and harmonise together, but his character is one big humour-ific failure.

Years rush pass with the flipping of a page. Meetra and Scourge are attacked by Nyriss, but before she can kill them Revan approaches them and effortlessly kills the Sith Lord by directing her force lightning burst back to her.

The introduction and development of the main characters was done flawlessly. Third, there drwe a very noticeable shift in focus by the end of the book.