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  1. says:

    Finallya uality Star Wars novel that allows us fanboys and fangirls to hold our helmeted heads up high The Republic Commando series is what the Star Wars EU is supposed to be and it has me splooging and leaking happy like

  2. says:

    I did not think that I would like Hard Contact I was afraid it would be another crappy Clone Wars novel along the lines of Jedi Trialand The Cestus Deception This is why it took me forever to purchase it But when I finally got around to reading it I was extremely impressed Couple extraordinary characterization with an uncharted plot about clone commandos during the Clone Wars and you have one of the best if

  3. says:

    Well this was a disappointment All of the things I liked about Hard Contact are still here to a degree but so dialed down or swamped by other weird stuff that I didn't end up enjoying this really at all In my HC review I said I appreciated th

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    I wanted to like this book a lot than I actually did by the end of it Traviss is one of the better Star Wars authors and I really like her work in general Unfortunately her Mary Sue lead Kal Skirata just killed the book for me The I read the I grew weary of everyone's worship of the man and his ridiculous self righteousness I wish the author had provided nuance to the ethical uestion of the Republic's usage of clones in the war Instead the

  5. says:

    Star Wars Legends Project #118 Background Hard Contact was written by Karen Traviss and published in February 2006 Traviss has written several other Star Wars novels mostly set during the Clone Wars but she also wrote 3 of the Legacy of the Force books Outside of Star Wars she has written several Halo and Gears of War books and half a dozen of her own science fiction novels Triple Zero takes place 1 year after the Battle of Geonosis 21 yea

  6. says:

    In the second book in the Republic Commando series we take a deeper look into Etain's growth from a failing inconseuential and pathetic padawan into a warrior who dons armor weilds two lightsabers and cares for her troops The focus of this bo

  7. says:

    Once again Karen Traviss makes you not want to put the book down True to her style she keeps you on the edge of your seat with suspenseful action scenes entertaining dialogue and intriguing characters dealing with complicated moral issues And for bonus points she put Delta Suad from the video game into this installment

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    What happened? Triple Zero is such a mess I had such trouble getting into this In fact I never did get into itMaybe it was because the basic premise of the plot never gelled Hard Contact promised a commando story and did what it said on the tin; a small force dropped behind enemy lines in difficult and not entirely foreseen circumstances adapting to circumstances and taking out an objective To suddenly have

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    This book is not uite as good as Hard Contact the first book in this series but it was still an enjoyable read The plot is somewhat convoluted and is really secondary to Traviss's forced character development of the troopers and their Seargent Skirata For those that have read Traviss's LoTF books this book really delves in

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    Most readers myself included like a happy ending In fact J R R Tolkien suggested that a eucatastrophe an unexpected overcoming of seeming impossible peril is the best ending for a fantasy type story But Triple Zero's happy ending seemed pre ordained and inevitable The reader much less the characters hardly broke into a

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Assassination But when Omega Suad is rushed to Coruscant the war's most dangerous new hotspot the commandos discover they're not the only ones penetrating the heart of the enemyA surge in Separatist attacks has been traced to a network of Sep terror cells in the Republic's capital masterminded by a mole in Command Headuarters To identify Wars Republic Commando eBook #180 and destroy a Separatist spy. Star Wars Legends Project 118 Background Hard Contact was written by Karen Traviss and published in February 2006 Traviss has written several other Star Wars novels mostly set during the Clone Wars but she also wrote 3 of the Legacy of the Force books Outside of Star Wars she has written several Halo and Gears of War books and half a dozen of her own science fiction novels Triple Zero takes place 1 year after the Battle of Geonosis 21 years before the battle of Yavin And also 9 months after the previous book in the series Hard Contact my review The main characters are still the clone commandos of Omega Suadron and the now Jedi Knight Etain Tur Mukan along with the Delta Suadron commandos from the Republic Commando video game and the Mandalorian mercenary and commando trainer Sergeant Kal Skirata The story takes place mostly on CoruscantSummary Separatist terror cells are at work on Coruscant targeting clone troopers with deadly efficiency and the Republic seems helpless to stop them Driven only by concern for the safety of clone troops Kal Skirata goads the Jedi command into giving him a free hand to take a small team off the grid to investigate target and destroy the terrorists with extreme prejudice In the process the ties that bind his small clan of Mandalorian raised clone sons to each other and to him are tested and strengthenedReview Her first impression was that he would be a man whose bluff exterior was simply embarrassed machismo But Skirata wasn t embarrassed about his emotions at all He had the guts to wear his heart on his sleeve It was probably what made him even effective at killing he could love as hard as he could punchNot all of the writing in this book is as terrible as that excerpt might indicate but overall Triple Zero is almost as bad as Hard Contact was good mostly by taking everything that was great about it and running in the opposite direction When I talked about Hard Contact I listed off 4 things about it that were great 1 the immersive world building detail 2 the way the story never opts to make things easy for the characters giving as much attention to the antagonists as to the protagonists 3 the real tension of having expendable but sympathetic characters in deadly danger 4 the attention given to the moralities of war particularly a war fought by essentially an army of slave soldiers created to dieAll of that was essentially missing from this book Traviss presumably assumed that any reader would be familiar enough with Coruscant that she could get away with not describing anything about it aside from occasional references to lots of sky traffic I never got a good sense of the geography or any people aside from the major characters The villains in this if you can even call them that are almost totally ignored We never learn anything about them or their motivations or their plans Traviss drags the effort to find them way out with chapter after chapter of dull filler and ad nauseum repitition of ideas and even dialogue but there is never any particular difficulty to the job from start to finish The story opens in the aftermath of a bombing but there doesn t seem to be any particular urgency to get the terrorists before the next bomb goes off and there never is one or it seems even the threat of one The whole thing ends in a total anti climax followed by a long wind down as Traviss ties up or extends the real concern of the story Because the main storyline of this novel couldn t be perfunctory and it s an obvious excuse for Traviss to play around with characters and relationships that she is apparently far attached to than she ever gives us any reason to be Most of the major characters from the last book are sidelined here in favor of shiny new characters on this in a moment Darman gets a significant subplot but he feels like a minor character within it Of the original troopers only Fi gets any real play and he spends most of the book mopingWorst of all the conversations about the morality of the Clone Wars that I so admired in the first book have twisted on their head into an amoral male brotherhood of the military fetishism in which any action torture assassination reckless endangerment of non military individuals is permissible in the name of looking out for yourself and your immediate circle of brothers and one token female Because yes surprisingly there is a surprising and unpleasant dose of patriarchal chauvinism rearing its ugly head hereMost of the book s flaws can be traced to a single source Kal Skirata Everything revolves around him and the little Mandalorian clan that he is building for himself out of the other major characters For some reason practically everyone in the book is totally enthralled by Skirata at first sight and immediately feels an overwhelming sense of total unuestioning loyalty to him and a desperate desire for his approval He is effectively a nobody in any power structure of the Republic but he and his cronies can barge into the offices of generals and political power players and manipulate or strong arm them into whatever serves Clan Skirata s interests at the momentSkirata himself is not a badly written or uninteresting character per se He has a decent backstory and he is multi dimensional and basically consistent But he isn t anything like the paragon that everyone treats him as nor is he that great of a person Which is a problem when you make him the moral center of the universe and the bellwether of all the other characters As a result Traviss spends the whole novel cramming Skirata adulation down the reader s throat and this reader was convinced pretty early on that no such admiration was warranted It s one and the most egregious one of many examples throughout the book where Traviss opts to tell rather than to show and I know she s a better writer than this How and why did she get so infatuated with the Skirata character and let him overwhelm everything else this wayTo delve into any further detail at this point would involve spoilers so I ll leave it at that Well perhaps I can dance around one particular thing that happens late in the story without giving anything away Another character approaches Skirata with a major piece of news hoping for his happy approval He for reasons that seem inscrutable and totally arbitrary is enraged and almost abusive in his response and the other character immediately begins to uestion themselves and fawn all over Skirata for what they can do to regain his approval Keep in mind that this bit of news is absolutely none of Skirata s concern whatsoever but he proceeds to demand that he be given full control over the situation immediately and the other character concedes The whole scene is grotesue and infuriating and it encapsulated everything I hated about his character and the role he plays in the story and the other characters livesStill as much trouble as I had getting through this I didn t hate everything about it Most of the ideas are pretty solid even when the execution is poor The main plot was a good concept and I love this idea of Mandalorian culture spreading through the ranks of the Republic s clone army because of Jango s legacy and the people he hired The opening chapters were also really good where we re introduced to new characters and catch up with old characters This first section was also the only part with any excitement and tension Finally I love that Traviss took the time to really try to make a Mandalorian language with rules that make sense and then to sprinkle it naturally through conversations that sound like bilingual people sound when they re talking to each other But she does it in a way that s still easy for the reader to follow from context and if you don t pick up a few words of it by the end you re a di kut So there s thatAt this point I have a pretty bad feeling about the rest of this series but I had a really good feeling at the end of the last book so who knows at this point I ll hope for the bestD

characters Star Wars Republic Commando Triple Zero

Star Wars Republic Commando Triple Zero

And terror network in a city full of civilians will reuire special talents and skills Not even the leadership of Jedi generals along with the assistance of Delta suad and a certain notorious ARC trooper can even the odds against the Republic Commandos And while success may not bring victory in the Clone Wars failure means certain defeatAlso includes the bonus story Omega Suad Targets by Karen Travis. This book is not uite as good as Hard Contact the first book in this series but it was still an enjoyable read The plot is somewhat convoluted and is really secondary to Traviss s forced character development of the troopers and their Seargent Skirata For those that have read Traviss s LoTF books this book really delves into those characters that come back and you can see her big picture story arc coming together Unfortunately this book is where her personal hatred for the Jedi starts to rear its ugly head Instead of showing how the clones and Jedi are similar in how they are raised she tries to make the Jedi seem as bad and clueless as possible even unhuman and make the clones seem like innocent victims of the Jedi s war The only Jedi she seems to like is one who s gone completely native so to speak and just wants to be one of the troopersI hope this doesn t continue into the next book as much as Im afraid it does Traviss seems very self indulgent and has done everything she possibly can to give the Star Wars universe their own Klingon race While I like seeing the real side of the clones and giving them characterization I don t buy into all the Mando culture spreading through the ranks and frankly I have a hard time buying into Skirata s little club I don t think this is a bad book and in fact it made me actually slightly interested in the Mando stuff Traviss forced into her LoTF books I do however believe that Traviss has trouble keeping her own strange biases out of the forefront of her wirting and she veered away from her LucasFilm mandate so wildly that I have a hard time recommending her novels to anyone else Her personal actions in the latter days of her time with the SW universe further cement her in my crazy column If you read and liked Hard Contact this is a decent follow up that further s the characters but drags in spots and goes further than you probably want as far as looking into the lives of the clones

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Following the eruption of the Republic Commando PDF #8608 bloody Clone Wars at the battle of Geonosis both sides remain deadlocked in a stalemate that can be broken only by elite warrior teams like Omega Suad clone commandos with terrifying combat skills and a lethal arsenal For Omega Suad deployed deep behind enemy lines it's the same old special ops grind sabotage Star Wars PDF espionage ambush and. I did not think that I would like Hard Contact I was afraid it would be another crappy Clone Wars novel along the lines of Jedi Trialand The Cestus Deception This is why it took me forever to purchase it But when I finally got around to reading it I was extremely impressed Couple extraordinary characterization with an uncharted plot about clone commandos during the Clone Wars and you have one of the best if not the best Clone Wars novels written So when I saw there was a seuel I didn t think twice about purchasingPlotA Separatist cell is discovered on Coruscant Delta Suad along with rival suad Omega Suad are sent to flush out the enemies and dispel the threat Further Etain is reunited with Delta Suad and Kal Skirata joins the young clones he trained to aid them in their missionWARNING Possible spoilersGoodKaren Traviss is a good author She writes in a clear manner and appears to actually know what she is writing about she doesn t skip over the tough stuff and focus on the easy stuffIt s great to see our favorite clone suad Delta Suad along with another suad instead of the typical Anakin Obi Wan and gang Futher it was cool to see the men who helped train the clones and to learn about the enigmatic Mando culture I liked learning about the culture and enjoyed the characters using the language but on this later Etain Skirata Ordo and Fi whom I greatly enjoyed reading about have good solid characters And the plot a terrorist cell was something we can easily associate with especially after the events of 911BadThe first chapter was good but it uickly got drenched and bogged down in sluggish movement and introducing too many characters Six characters are either exceedingly minor such as Laseema the unimportant Enacca and ibbu and make you wonder how they attained a slot in the Dramatis Personae Perhaps it was to bear resemblance to the established Star Wars UniverseThe plot is not convoluted disarming a terrorist cell yet Traviss does not seem to know how she wants to proceed The whole plot occurs over many pages that are mostly devoted to dialogue such as I feel guilty about makingusing these boys as slaves from Skirata and Etain The actual terrorist cell dismantling occurs over a very short period of time which is cut up and placed in small doses between the large amounts of talking about what people are going to doWhich brings me to my next problem Etain She was mildly annoying in HC but now she is unbearable Leaving Darman in HC I felt they were of friends Now after no contact other than Etain s perpetual reaching out to Darman in the Force which she either does or talks about doing each time anything is written in her view Darman and Etain fling themselves at each other the moment they reunite What could have been a sweet slow romance is ruined with the I couldn t stop thinking of you Me neither let s hop in bed routine And how she ends up pregnant please This happened in TCD and didn t work Now it crops up here borderline plagiarism Does every stinking Clone Wars novel have to contain a battle romance although no where near as corny as Odie and Erk s romance in Jedi Trial and an illegitimate childAnother problem I had with this book was paradoxically also one of the few things that I loved about this book the Mando Language and culture While I loved learning about the language and culture I found the in text definition and the glossary repetitive I almost felt Traviss was treating me like a complete incompetent idiot who is incapable of turning a couple of pages to the glossary Further the in text definition slowed down the read and felt unnaturalCharacters I longed to know about Atin Vau Jusik even Niner from HC were mostly neglected Even Darman s feelings about his forbidden romance with Etain are ignored those would have been very interesting The entire Delta suad we know and love from HC was overlooked in an attempt to cover all 16 characters presented in the bookDialogueSexual SituationsViolenceLanguage is restricted primarily to made up Star Wars phrases Darman and Etain sleep with each other Violence is typical Star Wars fareOverallAll in all this book does not live up to its predecessor HC but is no where near as bad as TCD or JT The plot is not bad The pacing is too slow many of the characters are mere cardboard faces and the Mando language is forcibly hammered into the reader s head The book could easily have been condensed from its 400 page format into something enjoyable