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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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 between Light Side and Dark Side. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The gist of Revan’s story here is supposed to be about him “finding his past”.

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If you asked me te a single trait that defined Revan, I couldn’t give you one. I plan to continue with this series and my hope is that the disconnects from the graphic novels and video games will prove to be not that much of an issue in the future.

Praise the Force that Drew doesn’t work for BioWare anymore. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was the loss of his memories. I know he’s a droid but this left me emotionally devestated. This page was last recan on 23 Decemberat republi With a story that rivals most Star Wars movies. Jedi MasterDark Lord of the Sith formerly. The telling comes mainly from the third person views of three characters, each told so well, that you can almost feel how different each character is.

And, lastly, the second half of this book and its conclusion were huge letdowns. I enjoyed the book and a very interested to know the Jedi who would end this emperor. The author did a great job to blend good storytelling with some incredible action sequences. Drew Karpyshyn seemed to me to be an “unknown” author, as I had never before heard of him in the realm of Star Wars literature.


Relationships were also strong and detailed.

Revan: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic)

What I am karpysuyn about is the major shift away from the actual plot the author spent the first half of the book building up. Second, the book was so short.

There were even some well placed zingers. To view it, click here. Deceived The Old Republic: Revan is then nearly electrocuted to death by the Emperor, and is only stopped when T3 sets the Emperor on fire with his flamethrower. Knights of the Old Republic One thing I couldn’t stand was how whenever the authors or video games talk about the Sith or the Dark Side of the Force all we get are names and obscure legends, and Dark Side characters always seam more interesting than Light Side characters.

Now, I fully admit that Karypyshyn had a rough job here. Then, the referencing got even more difficult because it appears that in between Part 1 and Part 2 of this book another whole story took place and I only got a couple page description of that story plus a several year time jump!

Calling themselves the Sith, they declared war on the Republic. So it’s more of an anti-climax than anything else. When it got to the Darth Nyriss section of the book where they free Revan, I was very disappointed, Karpyshyn had clearly attempted to make a weak Revan more powerful than both Lord Scourge, a master of Lightsaber combat and clearly the best Sith Warrior the empire had at that time and Meetra Surik, who was meant to be a great hero of the Mandalorian Wars, the saviour of the Jedi and Republic and a Master Jedi, combined.

For a science fiction novel I was surprised by the amount of philosophical debates brought up along the way, but the never ending battle between Jedi and Sith was to be expected. But the problems here are so glaring, and the story so lackluster, that I can’t help but notice every little detail. Highly entertaining, this have been my favourite so far!

Later it turns out that Nyriss was testing scourge to see if he was a good candidate to help her in stopping the nefarious plans of the Sith Emperor himself. In the canon, Revan is male and went back to the Light side to defeat Darth Malak and save the galaxy. There are many different ways to play him, but the version canonized by this novel is that Revan is male, he defeated Malak, saved the republic, and married Bastilla not a spoiler for the book. The weird characterization doesn’t stop there.

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I even found some of the comedy pretty good, especially Revan’s conversation with Atris. This would have been a five star review if only for the fact that the ending left the whole story feeling unfinished and unresolved. I think this a few of the gamers were not happy with this book cos their version of Raven was not the same as the character in the story. Killing her off like this is just…argh! They came back as Sith Lords bent on destroying the Republic.

Ville Kokko This question is old, but for future readers: Yeah we saw him disapear in the foundry and what not.

Her ultimate fate depends on player choices. The book details the events of Revan’s life after the events of Star Wars: Honestly, I believed the answer is yes. But only death can stop him from trying.

It was amazing to see that players had been Revan all along and had all that history, in addition to all the things the player did in the game on the many different planets and best of all? I can count two significant actions Revan takes in this novel. I especially hated hated!!!!! The secret, rwvan we learn rephblic the first chapter and as anyone familiar with The Old Republic can guess, is that the Sith are out there, waiting, plotting their invasion, so a significant portion of the novel is seeing the view of the Sith Empire culture from the eyes of one of it’s citizens.

As ever, Revan walks that tight-rope, but so does Scourge more so in this novel.

The Sith Lords, and made the Exile into somebody called Meetra Surik, now the name I am fine with, what I am not okay with is how he dumbed down Meetra Surik to seem an insignificant character in the shadow of his personal creation and baby, Revan.