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 reepublic accept that a Luke Skywalker type character with and quirky astro-droid flying a Millennial Falcon style smuggling ship is the main character of a story based years before Luke Skywalker is born. We see droids and light-sabers and smuggling ships that are way to familiar.

Revan: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic)

This would have been a five star review if only for the fact that the ending left the whole story feeling unfinished and unresolved. Sep 26, Iroh The Wise rated it did not like it. First of all, in retrospect so much olv the book felt like filler, lengthy exposition sequences and drawn-out descriptions. Instead of cleverly dropping a few reminders here and there, he just decides to organize the majority of the novel as if it’s the introduction in a video game manual.

Karpyshyn is great at writing slick, intense fight scenes. If I had to guess, he is a meandering gundark, roaming around Dromund Kaas looking for a story. The Mandalorians, a rather practical culture as defined in recent Star Wars lore, cannot have a leader of all their clans without a “Mask”.

Revan is zapped into unconsciousness and thrown into cryogenic freeze by the Sith Emperor. Drew Karpyshyn is a Canadian author and game designer. There are very few twists and turns, and even the ending, while slightly unexpected, isn’t terribly surprising. Add Narrator to Audiobook. Of course, you don’t have to play the game at all, but it really is awesome, and even better without the spoilers.


There are some good action scenes in here. However, Revan is afflicted by horrible nightmares that he believes are connected to his lost memories that were erased by the jedi council during the Jedi Civil War. View all 12 comments. Overall, I feel like there was so much potential for this, but the writer didn’t take advantage of revab much of what mad the video game excellent. Deew remember more about the utter betrayal of the rest of the companions and later characters then I did repuboic Bastila, perhaps I suck as a reader or Karpyshyn as a writer?

I had many issues with this book. His memories have been erased.

After the Sith Empire lost their war against rwpublic Republic it was Lord Vitiate who picked up the pieces and held the Empire together. Now I like the Revan character, I really do, just not this over-hyped and over-rated character you attempted to make him into.

Revan oscillates from a paragon of justice, completely unwilling to do anything anyone would frown on, to a witty rogue, charming the pants off of everyone he meets, to a heretic, bravely straddling the line tthe Light Side and Dark Side. Even Padme Amidala still maintained senatorial duties and ambassadorial duties.

A day that shall live in infamy.

In fact, the only real memorable thing about the Exile is how the ending goes down, but I need to address one other thing revvan that… Okay, about halfway through the story, Kagpyshyn boards the Ebon Hawk and flies off into the outer rim…and his ship gets shot out of the air by, pause for dramatic effect… LORD SCOURGE! I read complaints on reviews for A New Dawn complaining about Hera’s looks getting too much emphasis, but even if I had a problem with that it’s nothing compared to the way Meetra Surik is reduced to brain candy in this novel.

Dec 09, B. It develops some of the obscure legends into actual stories and histories. Yeah we saw him disapear in the foundry and what not.

But even those who did have their visions of the characters realized don’t get a good portrayal because, well, Revan and the Exile are extremely uninteresting in this novel! If only Drew K had been given enough time. Bantha Mentioned only Chalarax First mentioned. I usually hate music and sound effects, but they truly enhanced the cinematic elements of this story. This page is not meant to keep you from following the link you’ve clicked on.


I do however have a question Oh what a pantomime of a villain! Despite my newly realized problems with the story and the characters, there were actually parts of the book I still really like.

Whether you like this decision or not, that’s how it was done, and for the purpose it was intending to achieve the book works. I didn’t ever feel like parts were unneeded, or unnecessarily too drawn out; it was nearly a perfect balance.

Revan: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic) by Drew Karpyshyn | : Books

Instead, important action sequences and scenes that actually drove the plot forward or called for more emotion were completely glossed over. My mind says this is weak, it is weak, the author isn’t strong with the force.

This one left me very frustrated because this had so much potential but they managed to screw it up pretty good.

Repulbic and Scourge are attacked by Nyriss, but before she can kill them Revan approaches them and effortlessly kills the Sith Lord by directing her force lightning burst back to her. Characters don’t need that much power to be good characters, in-fact the opposite is usually the best solution. Retrieved 2 December I believe Karpyshyn knows how to tell a decent story, as evidenced by his role in Bioware games such as Mass Effect, as well as what I’ve played so far of The Old Republic. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

I never saw that coming. Which is a fair point but this is after the game Raven is older and recovering from essentially a Force brain surgery.

Especially for you 2 fans out there. Meetra is jealous of Bastila because Bastila is Revan’s wife.