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The second novel set in the Old Republic era and based on the massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic ramps up the action and brings listeners "face-to-face" for the first time with a Sith warrior to rival the most sinister of the Order’s Dark Lords: Darth Malgus, the mysterious, masked Sith of the wildly popular “Deceived” and “Hope” game trailers.

Malgus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace would transform him into something far more heinous - something Malgus would never want to be, but cannot stop, any more than he can stop the rogue Jedi fast approaching.

Her name is Aryn Leneer - and the lone Knight that Malgus cut down in the fierce battle for the Jedi Temple was her Master. And now she’s going to find out what happened to him - even if it means breaking every rule in the book.

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©2011 Paul S. Kemp (P)2011 Random House Audio

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Amazing

Marc Thompson is the GOAT. Amazing story, amazing characters, and would listen over and over.

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Good for learning more about a cool sith

Overall a good romp in the star wars universe, and showed some really cool scenes with Darth Malgus. unfortunately the other characters felt very two dimensional in comparison including the unnecessary love story. Malgus and Elina's dynamic was much more interesting, and the voice for the young girl I found.... uncomfortable.

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If you love the old republic era,

You will enjoy this story and it’s characters. Through this book, I got a better picture of the world of the old republic era

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Kemp is a SciFi writer

Kemp is an ok SciFi writer, not a good starwars writer. He uses sw terms and then real science to SciFi terms. With poor continue of the story.

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I want more old republic dang it.

They did not explore enough of The Old Republic before stopping the books. I also think that it should take place a thousand or so years before the prequels as it kind of makes more sense time wise if you've read alot of the books. still amazing presentation and performance. Only complaint was the kid voice almost killed me Everytime. but don't let that stop you. this is a great book that is definitely told right by Mark Thompson and Paul S. Kemp.

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Very good

Marc Thompson is such a good narrator. The voice acting is great. This story is also very good. I was hoping it would touch a little more on what was going on with the empire. I would like to see a book that follows scourge along his path. I feel like I'm missing info between books

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i was enraptured by this one.

This was a joy to read. I hope to read the rest of the old republic series rather soon now.
Another supperb performence by Marc Thompson. As always.
The character s were vivid and very well written. And the "villian" was rather unique in my opinion.
In conclusion a noteworthy novel.

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  • 09-01-17

It didn't go anywhere

Full of individual personal growth. This story follows the adventures of Erin (a young Jedi Knight) who has just lost her master during the sacking of the Jedi Temple. She goes rogue to hunt down his killer, Darth Malgus. She enlists the aid of Z-man, a down-on-his-luck pilot, who dropped out of the service, and together they make their way back to Imperial occupied Coruscant for their own purposes. All the while cheating death with near fatal encounters and thousand foot drops.
Only to have the story end with no additional storyline advancement except for these personal arcs.

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Meh

Kinda low quality writing and reading, not my favorite Star Wars book. But it's still Star Wars so I can't complain to much.

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Malgus is the Man!

if you love the Sith Empire then you should love thos book. In my opinion Malgus is the best Sith, just short of Bane and Revan!

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  • Daniel
  • 01-19-16

swtor done badly

not bad....could be longer

weaker then the other novels swtor. its got very little history and the plot is below what i was hoping for.2.5 stars

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  • GingerHindsight
  • 09-14-15

Great entertainment

Great trashy Star Wars listen. Enjoyed it. Loads of fighting and force usage. If you like SW buy it.

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  • Alexander
  • 09-09-15

Malgus' anger and passion captured wonderfully

Thought the narrator done very well with all the different voices that he put on, his Malgus impression was my favourite....I could feel his anger as I listened in

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  • Benjamin
  • 05-30-15

Truly excellent

A brilliant tale from the old Republic, excellently acted, with one of the best villains yet to be introduced by the Star Wars universe.

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  • RemusPrime
  • 05-21-15

Prequel

An excellent prequel to the SWTOR game, and some method behind the madness of Darth Malgus. The production values and the sound effects make it a true joy to listen to, and the writing immerses you in Star Wars beautifully.

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  • Bram
  • 01-26-15

A must have for the common Star Wars fan! loved it

Stunning, unexpected, and interesting. Loved it. a must read if you ask me ! !

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  • Jay
  • 09-20-13

Enjoyable!

It's great that I can take in these Star Wars books as audio... it saves a lot of time!! Don't you read then re-read chapters when it's in print? I liked this one by Paul S Kemp. It has scope, imagination and a couple of well drawn (if unoriginal) characters. Don't take that badly...he has done well here. I suspect strongly that he had to pass a committee and deal with a lot of flak to write this and it shows. It would have been a better book still if he'd been left to write what he wanted.

If you omitted the light sabre fights, a murderously angry Sith Lord but kept the revenge, morality and ethical wrestling. It almost felt like Star Trek of old. I don't mind the blending. This was a good story, watered down a bit (and a little predictable) but still enjoyable. I liked Fatal Alliance because those characters were a little closer to my idea of the Sith. The dedicated, devout, arrogant and damaged Dark Lord's who seek power at all costs and always exude the distinct impression that we light-siders don't understand the force. How could we?

Here... Paul drew the picture of a damaged and nuanced Sith who fought with his feelings relating to a love interest. Yes... you heard that right... a Sith Lord who was in a love relationship!! Okay... she WAS his slave, and he had murdered a similar Twi-Lek woman just like her as a teenager... but he actually loved her and she returned his feelings as best she could.

If that doesn't get you going; then there is the outrageous desecration of the Jedi Temple by fifty red sabre wielding Sith Warriors and a Mandalorian. I'd seen a short CGI video of it on Youtube and thrilled as I realised that this book is the counterpart of that story. Good ol' George Lucas must have been SO jealous when he saw THAT plot. I would have preferred more backstory to our Sith villain and more depth to the other characters but recognise that this is probably just my being spoiled by George RR Martin & Joe Abercrombie. It's exciting stuff, not as layered as some might like but still fun and still Star Wars.

The force is strong in this one.

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