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Star Wars Fiction - 15/11/2012 11:50:44 AM   
homersimpson_esq


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Where is a good place to start for my son? He's 9, 10 in March.

I'm trying to get him into reading more. He loves Star Wars, so I figured some EU fiction might hook him in. There is so much out there, so I figured I'd ask folk here what a good starting place is.



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RE: Star Wars Fiction - 15/11/2012 6:27:15 PM   
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Hey Homer, I would recommend The Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn. I was about 12 when I first read them. They may be 20 years old but they are a good place to start. Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry is also worth a look.

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RE: Star Wars Fiction - 15/11/2012 7:01:11 PM   
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Truce at Bakura is set directly after Return of the Jedi so I'd start there.





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RE: Star Wars Fiction - 7/12/2012 6:50:46 PM   
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I'd would say The Thrawn trilogy or Shadows of the Empire. Shadows is set between Empire and Jedi and links the films quite well and Thrawn were the books that started the current Expanded universe

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RE: Star Wars Fiction - 8/12/2012 6:19:14 AM   
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I'll second all those named so far. Shadow Of The Empre, Truce at Bakura and the Thrawn trilogy, in that order. The Han Solo Trilogy isn't that bad either, takes place about 4 years before the first film.

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RE: Star Wars Fiction - 17/12/2012 4:28:32 PM   
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I started with the Jedi Academy Trilogy, which i really enjoyed when i was about 14. Since i have read Shadows of the Empire, and the Thawn Trilogy. And i understand why people like them but for me both of these were hard going so i gave up reading Star Wars books. Until this year when Darth Plagueis came out. Its is a great book set just before and during Episode I (dont let that put you off), however i must admitt it does get into a bit of politics at times but its great to see the plotting that goes on in the background of the films.

I would start with the Jedi Academy Trilogy or the Thrawn Trilogy

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RE: Star Wars Fiction - 18/12/2012 11:39:01 AM   
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Id have thought some of those are a bit heavy/hard going for a 9/10 year old. Do they not do books for younger kids?

I remember reading the Thrawn trilogy and being quite bored.

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RE: Star Wars Fiction - 19/6/2013 12:08:14 PM   
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Has anyone been up to speed with more recent titles? The last thing I read was the Thrawn trilogy.

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RE: Star Wars Fiction - 20/6/2013 9:18:55 PM   
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I've read a couple of the stand alone novels from the past few years. (Darth Plaugas, sp??. Luke and the Shadows of Mindor) both decent. As for the the continuing saga. I stopped after the Dark Nest trilogy, mainly coz I didn't like it and the following things were all 9 part stories.

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