Star Wars: The Old Republic – Annihilation reviews

Not sure about getting the new Star Wars: The Old Republic book by Drew Karpyshyn yet? Well this might help you out.  We have collected all the book reviews we could find around the net, so you could make a decision.  Personally I found the book to be awesome, but don’t take my word for it. Check out the reviews below:

Eucantina: Overall, Annihilation is an extremely fun adventure filled with some humor (like a certain character’s landing on Coruscant) and nods to the films (“I owe you one.” “The Jedi don’t keep track of such things.”). I highly recommend checking it out, even if you’re not familiar with the era. Just watch out for those video game spoilers. and gives the book 4,5 out of 5.  Surprisingly I really liked this book.  I haven’t been following the Old Republic Era in the books and I have not gotten into the MMO so I didn’t really expect much.  The more I read though the more I enjoyed it and the book really delivered with a solid ending.  At less than 300 pages it is a quick read and I recommend it for anyone looking for a fun Star Wars adventure without all the extra fluff.  Annihilation is the book I wish Revan had been. I’ve read all of Drew Karpyshyn’s Star Wars novels and this is one, hands down, is the best. Unlike the Darth Bane novels and Revan, which dragged at times, I had a hard time putting my iPad down with Annihilation. The book has no wasted words and no dull moments. :  Without spoiling anything, Annihilation is a great story. Personally, I liked it better thanRevan. While Theron is no where near the same magnitude as Revan the character, the storytelling is superior. Again, this is helped by having a smaller time span to cover with no need for a time break in the middle. But another factor is the strength of the supporting cast and the directions Drew goes with them. Some of the intellectual and emotional explorations are as deep as those seen in books like Paul S. Kemp’s Riptide and Deceived. In a way, Drew is able to combine the best elements of a fast paced adventure story with a slower, more reflective character tale that ends with a pacing that’s just right. I give it a five out of five metal bikinis. Fans of The Old Republic online game characters Satele Shan and Jace Malcom will be happy to know that these two also make several appearances in Annihilation… I really enjoyed this book, and look forward to what Drew Karpyshyn will write next for the Star Warsuniverse. Here at Knights’ Archive, all opinions are welcome, so for a very different perspective ofAnnihilation, click on the link to Megan’s review below.