Not bad but let down that Malgus wasn't the focus. I'd like more history on the Sith and Jedi maybe some internal conflicts. Story didn't seem to keep my attention
The book is a bit confusing, Due to it pre-dating fatal alliance. The story is a bit weak without a full direction or a very broad storyline. What I have to say it is written very narrow, and if you were to listen to this book I would listen to it before fatal alliance.
Great pacing overall, engaging story and characters.
The ending was superb and well deserved.
Narration, music, SFX 10/10
You do not have to listen to any other Old Republic books so listen to this now!
I had high hopes for this book, it had an interesting premise in Darth Malgus. While I don't play the game, I do read the books. Deceived started out well, Darth Malgus destroys the Jedi Temple, kills most of the Jedi and is unable to completely destroy Coruscant, having been denied this by the Sith Emperor. We also meet up with the usual smuggler with a heart of gold and a young Jedi wanting revenge on the Sith who killed her master. While there are a few twists and turns and some battles, this book dragged for me. Author Kemp spends far too much time describing feelings with flowery language. Marc Thompson does an outstanding job with characterizations and the music and sound effects are great. This book just kind of stops for Darth Malgus, but smuggler Zeerid & Jedi Aryn do get a happy ending. James Luceno remains the master for writing Sith.
Intense, emotional, confrontation
The dichotomy of emotions that conflict within each character
Z-Man is very relatable for me
The conflict between light and dark is within
The only hitch is Marc's voice for Z-Mans daughter; but because he's not a little girl, he can't be faulted
The second book in this "series" was worse than the first, which I hated. From what I can tell, they are not at all related and the second appears to have taken place long before the first but does nothing to add to the experience of the first installment. If you are looking for books that will give you some backstory and immersion into the world of KOTOR, skip the first too. I am still holding out hope for "Revan" though.
I have been wanting to read this book since encountering Darth Malgus in the swtor game. there were times of literal jaw dropping, stop you in your tracks events. so many star wars goodies that I recognized from the game, brought to life. AMAZING BOOK!