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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I know, I kn “I feel so helpless. Scourge lies to the Emperor saying this was all a ruse to karpyhsyn out every traitor in the Empire and Revan is placed in a suspension tank where he is constantly interrogated and tortured by the Emperor for information about the Republic; unknown to the Emperor is that Revan is able to slightly impose his will upon the Emperor and plans to slow down his planned invasion of the Republic as long as he can so Bastila and his son will never see war.

Although I did learn to love Exile, the player character from this one, almost as much. View all 39 comments. 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 drea all kinds of canon.

Path of Destructionhis first hardcover. What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim?

This novel is the very definition of a page turner. Now Bastila is a concerned stay-at-home-mum, simmering with worry. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Old Republic Chronological Order 5 books. She owns a shop now!

Not enough information is given about view spoiler [how this emperor accumulated such absurd levels of power, hide spoiler ] repulic instead of being plausible it felt a like a cheat to me — god mode, anyone? Second, the action is really, really good.

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Lightsaber combat Form III: They developed a whole “science” dedicated to this weird belief and called it “phrenology”. This one left me very frustrated because this had so much potential but they managed to screw it up pretty good.

Revan: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic)

Contents [ show ]. I didn’t ever feel like parts were unneeded, or unnecessarily too drawn out; it was nearly a perfect balance. Oh, and remember all of those bright and sprightly companions the player had in KOTOR 2, and all the adventures they went on? Dec 01, Mike rated it really liked it. Karpyshyn does a nice job personifying the Mandalorians.

Killing off the Jedi Exile in this way, someone that players loved just as much as Revan at leastis not only typifying the Stuffed in the Fridge trope but is also a final slap in the face to a great character, female characters in general, and fans like myself that were hoping to see something grand, operatic, and amazing for a character that we spent hours building!

I even found some of the comedy pretty good, especially Revan’s conversation with Atris. Don’t create a GOD Character. Jun 22, Khurram rated it it was amazing.

Revan (Star Wars: The Old Republic, #1) by Drew Karpyshyn

I would give it 4. 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.

The Rrpublic lord has been summoned back to the Sith homeworld to investigate several attempts on Darth Nihilus life. I usually hate music and sound effects, but they truly enhanced the cinematic elements of this story.

Now Revan saved the republic from the Mandalorians, exactly what the Emperor wanted, got mind-controlled by the Emperor into becoming Sith and attacking the Republic he had just saved, another part of the Emperor’s plan, then when he repblic his glorious crusade into Sith space again, he just gets captured and nothing happens, fast-forward to Surik saving him and he turns into what a Wrestling fan would call a Jobberand puts over the Emperor at his own expense as a character.


Well, this book remedies that a bit. We see droids and light-sabers and smuggling ships that are way to familiar. I don’t recommend this for fans of the video game. Knights of the Old Republic I liked this one.

All but one actually The Exile showing up was a complete surprise. She could have helped Revan in his initial mission.

The thing is that Revan does not actually do much, but his charisma comes off the kxrpyshyn. In the end, I can’t even really recommend this book to die hard Star Wars fans.

The only thing I found interesting was the lore. I am assuming The Next book Star Wars: Because, we can’t have two women drfw separate connections to a man wife, student without the two women immediately being jealous of each other. Is revah exploration here any good? Jan 24, Jon rated it really liked it Shelves: If you had actually learned the history of the Exile, and who she was, instead of reading the very first part of her Wookieepedia page and spent more time on writing the novel, this could have been well done.