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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fatal Alliance, a Review

Fatal Alliance (Star Wars The Old Republic, #1)Fatal Alliance by Sean Williams

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Beware: possible MINOR SPOILERS.

I enjoyed reading Fatal Alliance. As has been said, it is a bit of a showcase for the world and classes of the upcoming BioWare MMO, Star Wars: the Old Republic. However, given what I know about the behavior and personalities of the in-game characters, I felt that FA was a good departure from that template. Ula Vii, the Imperial "Agent" in particular, was not the cool James-Bondish Agent we've seen in videos of the game. I saw someone else's review, critical of the smuggler's name, "Jet Nebula." That it was unrealistic. The person obviously did not pay attention, as it was clearly not his real name from the first mention of it. The book is what it is, a StarWars-based game tie-in. Anyone looking for more will be sorely disappointed.

I am generally fond of game tie-in novels, though I wouldn't consider any to be among my favorite books. This one satisfied my itch for a TOR era book and I look forward to reading Deceived and Revan.

I feel I should mention this is my first Kindle e-book, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it through the Kindle app on my new Android phone.

3 comments:

  1. I read it...a year ago next week I believe. I enjoyed it and thought it was pretty well put together. I'm saving Deceived as the turbo boost to get me through the last week or so of waiting. :-p

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  2. Like I said at dinner, if you liked Fatal Alliance I think you're going to love Deceived. I am eagerly awaiting the release of Revan. Drew Karpyshyn ftw.

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  3. I liked Fatal Alliance a bit, but it is a very flawed book.

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