There’s something out there: a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic - unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it.
Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians -and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was high. His memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares - and deep, abiding fear.
What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget. Somehow he stumbled across a terrible secret that threatens the very existence of the Republic. With no idea what it is, or how to stop it, Revan may very well fail, for he’s never faced a more powerful and diabolic enemy. But only death can stop him from trying.
©2011 Drew Karpyshyn (P)2011 Random House Audio
"To have fallen so far and learned nothing - that is your failing" -Darth Traya
The overall story was good. Not as great as the 1st two in the Darth Bane Trilogy, but good. My problem is inconsistencies in the story. Since this takes place in the new non-canon "Legends" universe, I guess I can take it for face value, but I thought this was supposed to be consistent with the events leading up to the revealing of the True Sith Empire to the Galaxy.
In other Old Republic Legends continuity, the galaxy doesn't become aware of the existence of Vitiate's empire until Malgus leads his assault to retake Korriban from the Republic. The retaking of Korriban was the first world taken in an effort to expand and reveal the Empire. In this story, however, the Empire is taking worlds left and right, and this is occurring hundreds of years before Malgus' invasion was even a glint in the Emperor's eye, and we're supposed to believe this is occurring right under the Republic's nose? Nuh-uh...
Also, loved loved LOVED the voice actor's portrayal of Lord Scourge and Canderous. I gave a 5/5 stars for Marc's performance.
My other issue is why is Lord Scourge pushing his limits fighting a bunch of factory security droids? Scourge is immortal, the Emperor's Wrath, and revered by all Sith, but gets winded when attacked by a standard factory assault droid. I felt this scene was a little too drawn out and dramatic considering Scourge's nearly unlimited potential to draw upon the dark side of the force.
I love KOTOR. I've played it dozens of times since it first came out and still do.
I wasn't expecting a lot from this book, and I was still disappointed in the story and the lack of intelligence the intelligent characters were supposed to exhibit.
However, the narrator is one of my favourites and he does not disappoint. You're never unsure whose speaking when he reads.
I give it three stars overall because of Marc Thompson and some moments of entertaining brilliance from the author.
I would definitely recommend this book if you are a fan of KOTOR or SWTOR games or related comic books. The only downside is that the story line jumps a bit back and forth in time lines and some of the minor character development is rushed.
It was good but I felt like it could've been a lot better and lot more in depth. I also know that this is based off of two other games while also being forced to be a prelude to a MMO which limits the directions this book could take. It sucks because I am a big fan of the old republic games and was expecting a plot just as good as the first Old Republic game to go with Revan the Prodigal Knight and that's probably what hurt the book the most. If you haven't at least looked up the over views of the last two games then you will be lost probably at the beginning but it would probably be more fun that a way.
Report Inappropriate Content