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Star Wars: Red Harvest | [Joe Schreiber]

Star Wars: Red Harvest

The era of the Old Republic is a dark and dangerous time, as Jedi Knights valiantly battle the Sith Lords and their ruthless armies. But the Sith have disturbing plans - and none more so than the fulfillment of Darth Scabrous’s fanatical dream, which is about to become nightmarish reality. Unlike those other Jedi sidelined to the Agricultural Corps - young Jedi whose abilities have not proved up to snuff - Hestizo Trace possesses one extraordinary Force talent: a gift with plants....
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Publisher's Summary

The era of the Old Republic is a dark and dangerous time, as Jedi Knights valiantly battle the Sith Lords and their ruthless armies. But the Sith have disturbing plans - and none more so than the fulfillment of Darth Scabrous’s fanatical dream, which is about to become nightmarish reality.

Unlike those other Jedi sidelined to the Agricultural Corps - young Jedi whose abilities have not proved up to snuff - Hestizo Trace possesses one extraordinary Force talent: a gift with plants. Suddenly her quiet existence among greenhouse and garden specimens is violently destroyed by the arrival of an emissary from Darth Scabrous. For the rare black orchid that she has nurtured and bonded with is the final ingredient in an ancient Sith formula that promises to grant Darth Scabrous his greatest desire.

But at the heart of the formula is a never-before-seen virus that’s worse than fatal - it doesn’t just kill, it transforms. Now the rotting, ravenous dead are rising, driven by a bloodthirsty hunger for all things living - and commanded by a Sith Master with an insatiable lust for power and the ultimate prize: immortality... no matter the cost.

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What the Critics Say

Praise for Joe Schreiber’s Star Wars: Death Troopers: “This is the Star Wars of every horror fan’s dreams - gory, funny, and brimming with a blood-spattered cast of swashbucklers and space-zombies.” (Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)

“Brilliant . . . This book combines two of my favorite things on earth: the Star Wars universe and the undead.” (Tommy Wirkola, director of Dead Snow)

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    Thomas El Paso, TX, United States 01-18-11
    Thomas El Paso, TX, United States 01-18-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Below Average for a Star Wars book"

    If you liked "Death Troopers" you'll probably love this book, but below average compared most Star Wars books.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Douglasville, GA, United States 01-11-12
    Karen Douglasville, GA, United States 01-11-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Didn't even make half way through"
    What disappointed you about Star Wars: Red Harvest?

    It was just boring and gross. I've read every Star Wars book in the last 20 years. Always loved them, but this was the worst. This is just horrible.


    What could Joe Schreiber have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    His inflection was all wrong. Sounded mono-tone. Sounded like one of those automated answering service like the customer service lines use. There were too many times where there would be


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He didn't have a lot to work w/, so I don't think he detracted too much.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Star Wars: Red Harvest?

    I would cut the entire book, it just should never have been written as Star Wars book.


    Any additional comments?

    I made it to chapter 19 and just stopped, it was too bad to continue. Come on George, what were you thinking allowing them to publish this junk within your universe? I never thought it was necessary to read reviews on Star Wars novels, they’re just so fun and relaxing. Won’t make that mistake again. Can’t believe I spent this months credit on this horrible book.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    svan United States 07-30-13
    svan United States 07-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "GIVE IT A CHANCE!!! Horror meets Star Wars."
    Would you listen to Star Wars: Red Harvest again? Why?

    I would, and have listened to it a couple times over. Maybe you have to be a younger horror junkie/Star Wars/zombie nerd like myself to fully enjoy this story, but maybe not. Theres "The Sickness", the occult, squishes, squashes, gore, great sound effects, lightsaber battles, a pretty original story and even human sacrifices. Everything a young adult could want.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Wars: Red Harvest?

    When the librarian is talking to "The Sickness". My favorite quote from the book..."The flesh is our fuel.And the books are our fuel.And this planet is our fuel, all things are fuel.They exist only so that they can be consumed by us.They are meat for the beast.And that beast is you."


    Which character – as performed by John Glover – was your favorite?

    Darth Scabrous. He is such an evil son of a bitch, i love it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Thank your lucky stars these events take place long ago in a galaxy far far away.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Shane Ellis Alhambra, California 06-24-13
    Robert Shane Ellis Alhambra, California 06-24-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Star Wars: Zombies! The Prequel"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's exciting zombie fiction and it's Star Wars!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the plant and the main girl. I hadn't encountered a talking plant since Bushroot in "Darkwing Duck," although I guess he was a duck-plant hybrid. The plant was cute and refreshing, and so was his voice.


    What does John Glover bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The plant voice for one thing is something I think I couldn't have gotten from just reading it myself. Also John Glover's natural reading voice seems to have some kind of horror feeling to it, it just really fits with the subject matter. His voices and the sound effects really bring life to the terrifying daily happenings at the ancient Sith Academy as well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Sometimes, the dead come back...with light sabers.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was a great improvement over "Death Troopers" in terms of quality of writing, but I get the feeling that Joe Schreiber too often allows turns of the story to take place just because he's writing a horror story. I think he needs to learn to allow the story to take him where it wants to go. By the end of this book it is obvious that the girl and her once would-be killer have gotten on to the point where we want them to become lovers--and the characters seem to want it as well. Schreiber just kind of throws it all away to try and give you one last shock, but by this point another horrific moment doesn't really work anymore because the story was already over and it wasn't where the story was pulling naturally. It reminds me of a Bram Stoker book I read in high school called "The Jewel of Seven Stars." Bram threw in a horrific ending just because it was suppose to be a scary story, and then realized his mistake and later released an alternate happy ending.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Fort Morgan, CO, United States 12-26-11
    John Fort Morgan, CO, United States 12-26-11 Member Since 2014

    Great way to read great books on the go. Love Sci Fi especially Orson Scott Card and Star Wars.

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    "Creepy"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not really. This book was an ok follow up to death troopers, but lacked the oomph that the first one had.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was interesting to learn the origins of the plaugue and having several intelligent plants was very unique.


    What does John Glover bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent use of voices, especially the the Neti.


    Did Star Wars: Red Harvest inspire you to do anything?

    Not become a Sith acolyte.


    Any additional comments?

    Not my favorite bit of EU, but not bad overall.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Albuquerque, NM, United States 12-15-11
    James Albuquerque, NM, United States 12-15-11
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    "not worth the time"
    What would have made Star Wars: Red Harvest better?

    Staying true to star wars why is it about zombies i would not even let my worst enemy listen or read the book.


    Has Star Wars: Red Harvest turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Glover’s performances?

    yes it is not his fault the story was bad


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Do not read or listen to this book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joe 02-23-11
    Joe 02-23-11 Member Since 2014
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    "red harvest"

    this is the grossest book I've ever had read to me. I wish that i could just delete it from my memory as i have from my computer.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Alberto Monterrey, Mexico 02-15-12
    Alberto Monterrey, Mexico 02-15-12 Member Since 2010
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    "THE WORST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!"
    What would have made Star Wars: Red Harvest better?

    Title the book


    What was most disappointing about Joe Schreiber’s story?

    The all concept of mixing Zombies with an Star Wars world is just bad. I had to spend 15 minutes on a background story for a new character that will not be relevant or would die 1 minute after finishing his background story, what is the point?

    Also the all contamination system is just bad and is not consistent. In addition to first classic dump zombies, then smart lightsaber handler, and tactic group attackers, to get back to dump brute force zombies again. State the rules of your zombie world and stick to it, but BE CONSISTENT!!


    Which character – as performed by John Glover – was your favorite?

    The droid is the online from the Star Wars world


    What character would you cut from Star Wars: Red Harvest?

    All but the droid


    Any additional comments?

    This is by far the worst book I have ever read, it is sad to see how cheap the Star Wars brand has become!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cody Magnolia, TX, United States 01-16-12
    Cody Magnolia, TX, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2007
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    "The worst Star Wars book!"
    What disappointed you about Star Wars: Red Harvest?

    The Star Wars univers did not need a zombie book. The story was written badly. It seemed the story was just made up in a hurry to fill the zombie niche. I was very disappointed in this book and annoyed I wasted a credit on it.


    Has Star Wars: Red Harvest turned you off from other books in this genre?

    NO! I have read every Star Wars book and will continue to as long as they write them.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    He did a fine job reading the material given him.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara 01-12-12
    Tamara 01-12-12
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    "I thought the title started with Star Wars?????"
    What disappointed you about Star Wars: Red Harvest?

    Hey Joe, just because someone grabs a lightsaber, doesn't make it a Star Wars story. If you wanted to write a zombie novel, write a zombie novel. What a waste of a good credit. Thank goodness I didn't actually waste a couple dozen bucks on this fraud.


    Has Star Wars: Red Harvest turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not so much the genre, but I'll never waste another good credit on one of Joe Schreiber's books. Sorry dude, this was painful.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I've always loved John Glover's acting and think its so awful that some jerk conned him into narrating this story. His narrating didn't detract at all from the book, the writing detracted from this book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Amazement that anyone at Lucas' company would have ever agreed to allow this to be published, I want to know who got paid off...


    Any additional comments?

    Star Wars fans, there are so many wonderful writers out there who have penned wonderful stories but believe me when I tell you...this IS NOT one of those.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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