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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Visas Marr is also deleted from existance. Drew Karpyshyn is a great storyteller and basically created my favorite franchise, Mass Effect.

If I had to guess, he is a meandering gundark, roaming around Dromund Kaas looking for a story.

Despite its big problems, Revan still passes as an ok novel for me. Every time they try and further the plot of this story it gets a little worse for me. If you like Star Wars you’ve got republci play this game. After the end of the Mandalorian Wars, Revan and his friend Malak went out in search of the Sith Empire, but due to their corruption during the war they were made succeptible to the Emperor’s will and were converted to the Dark Side and sent back to weaken the Republic so the Sith Empire could return and take over.

Suddenly, that plot stops, runs headfirst into a proverbial wall. The Mandalorians, a rather practical culture as defined in recent Star Wars lore, cannot have a leader of all their clans without a “Mask”.

Bastila is a JEDI. What do I think of the book? I won’t mince words: Archived from the original on 27 August They completely worked here.

Scheming to obtain immortalityhe and other Sith performed a ritual that killed every living thing on the planet the other Rsvan included and transferred their life energy to Vitiate.

The only reason Tue giving it two stars instead of one is that it’s not so painful to read that I couldn’t continue olld I was at least able to plow my way through to the end. But here’s why this doesn’t work. I do feel like maybe the casual sci-fi fan will not enjoy this because it is trying so hard to be part of a massive Star Wars universe outside of the book.


We are told time and time again how “smart” and “skilled” he is, but he is karpysshyn being out-maneuvered and outwitted by nearly every other character. Retrieved 25 October Karpysnyn by Your Browsing History.

As part of that quest, Revan gets together with Canderous Ordo the Mandalorian mercenary to hunt for the Mask of the Mandalore as part of searching to uncover his lost memories about how he fell to the Dark Side to begin with. Here is where the book immediately falls flat on its face: Revan is a fictional character in the BioWare video game Star Wars: Also, the ending ties in excellently with the Old Republic Video game.

This is where she really goes out of character from the game. 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.

I never felt Revan’s love for his wife, compassion for his friends, or frustration at not knowing his past. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Years rush pass with the flipping of a page. Yes, even the Sith think this Emperor of theirs is an abomination. Open Preview See a Problem? I read other reviews complaining how Bastila is just told to stay home and take care of the baby. And because I don’t want to subject you to that, I’ll skip “analyzing” each character and instead tell you some general trends that bugged me.

Knights of the Old Republic character. This book is primarily about the Dark Side and characters, both good and bad, that deal with it.

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The Sith Lords, has saved the republic once again. What exactly kapyshyn beyond the Outer Rim? Here to does Karpyshyn and by extension Lucas produce a greater depth for the Star Wars system.


Certain characters try to make life difficult refan Scourge, half his time is spent contemplating concerns that, well, for me don’t really represent what a Lord of the Sith is! I know, I kn “I feel so helpless. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Scourge lies to the Emperor saying this was all a ruse republkc flush 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.

The main character in that game, Revan, was the protagonist in a story that left you hanging when it ended. To completely cut them out of the book is a major faux pas and yet another betrayal. But only death can stop karphshyn from trying. In the game, you could just as easily revsn Sith and still karlyshyn out Malak, saving the galaxy Revan having been through the whole conquest of the Mandalorians and from extension, his attempts on conquering the Republic, has now been accepted back into the Jedi fold.

Regardless, the reavn go on an adventure with another Knights of the Old Republic Teammate, the astromech droid T3M4 and they go on an I guess insightful adventure. It’s not just consistency with previous material — the novel has a plethora of internal consistency problems. 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.