View Poll Results: What is your favorite NJO novel?

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  • Vector Prime

    1 2.17%
  • Dark Tide Duology

    4 8.70%
  • Agents of Chaos Duology

    2 4.35%
  • Balance Point

    2 4.35%
  • Edge of Victory Duology

    2 4.35%
  • Star by Star

    20 43.48%
  • Dark Journey

    1 2.17%
  • Enemy Lines Duology

    5 10.87%
  • Traitor (I hope that this poll will be around that long)

    9 19.57%
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Thread: The Best and Worst Books of the NJO

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    Default The Best and Worst Books of the NJO

    Vote for your favorite and post the title of the book you least enjoyed.

    I voted for Star by Star as my Favorite NJO book and have the Dark Tide books down for the worst of the series.
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    Having just finished the Edge of Victory duology , I can say that i have really enjoyed all of the NJO books so far , with id say Vector Prime as my least favorite ... I feel R.A Salvatore just had alot to cover in the book , and he did a really good job for what he had to do , but the book just lagged in spots.

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    I voted for Star by Star as my favorite book. By far, I won't say its the worst but it didn't quite hold my attention was the Agents of Chaos duology. Though I am impressed with James Luceno's most recent prequel book.
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    I voted for the Edge of Victory duology becuase it really got me interested in series after reading my least favorite book, Balance Point. That book just seemed like an unneccessary continuation of already used ideas. I really liked the Dark Tide duology, though.. I mean seeing Gavin as the leader of Rogue squadron was really cool, and i missed Corran.

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    I voted for Star by Star as my favorite and the Agents of Caos dualogy as my worst favorite. I didn't really like balance point as well
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    I voted Star by Star (hands down) as the best of the NJO! I've enjoyed every book immensely but if I had to choose a least favorite it would have to be Dark Journey. I am not a big fan of Elaine Cunningham's writing style for some reason.
    I thought Dark Tide was kicking mainly because of Corran and the Rogues and besides, its the only time the Imperials actually take action or for that part are even mentioned thus far!
    If I had to go for a close tie with SbS, it'd be Enemy Lines Duology. There was just something about Wedge being the one responsible for rekindling the Rebel Alliance flame that brought John Williams soundtrack into my mind. :p
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    I rather liked Balance Point. It was the first one I'd read (though I knew the general idea of NJO), and I thought it was a great summation of the atmosphere and situation of the NJO. Least favorite I have no idea...I haven't actually read any others .
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    I would have to say the Agents of Chaos are my least favorite, however they are still all pretty good.
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    Dark Tide rules! Vector prime is the worst cause of poor Chewie

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    Well, this may be due to teh fact that I have only read Vector Prime, or maybe because I am not a big fan of the force, or maybe both. I have not really enjoyed my NJO reading so far. Sure, I liked the parts where Han and Chewie were bumbuling their way around asterids and some of the fighting scenes but I am really turned of by the Vong in general.

    They just seem to over the top forwhat I would have thought to have seen in SW. In fact they sounded more like something out of ST. A combination of the Borg and species 8472.

    Maybe I have just not read enough, but did any of you ever get this feeling?
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    I had to go with Dark Tide, because Corran is the man!
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    I voted for Traitor as the best, although Star By Star is a close second. Traitor completely changed the way I looked at the Force, and that's why it's the top, but Star By Star had major ramifications throughout. My least favorites were the Agents of Chaos duology. I felt Han Solo was done an injustice and wouldn't have fallen so completely apart, or at least not in the way that he did. I also didn't appreciate Dark Journey very much, either. Some of it felt very rushed. Overall though, I think the New Jedi Order is awesome.
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    Balance Point, Hero's Trial and Vector Prime are my favs (in that order.)

    Rebel Dream (Lord Nyax ... Ugh!) Jedi Eclipse, Dark Journey and the Edge of Victory duology I really didn't like (In that order.)

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    Rebel Dream (Lord Nyax ... Ugh!) Jedi Eclipse, Dark Journey and the Edge of Victory duology I really didn't like (In that order.)
    I think Nyax was in Rebel Stand, not Rebel Dream. However, I did feel that Nyax was a short-lived threat whose purpose has yet to be revealed. I suppose its too early to say that Nyax was incomplete, but as of now, yeah I'd say he was hastily written. Maybe that will change with the upcoming novels?

    I've already stated that Star by Star was my favorite, but that was before Traitor came out. Now its a close tie between the two of them. Although personally, I found Rebel Dream and Rebel Stand to be at least bright spots in the generally dark NJO series, so those two are definitely up there.

    Who knows, by the time Destiny's Way comes out, I may have a new favorite NJO novel! :p
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    I cannot vote right now because every time I try, it says 'action can't be done because session is invalid.' So I will list here instead.

    My favorite was Dark Journey, especially when you include the Gamer 8 excerpt and read it with the rest of the book. I liked the book's tone, style, prose, and storyline. Characters like Sinsor Khal and Ta'a Chume provide a reminder that our galaxy has a lot of dark spots even without the Vong or the Sith. But that book wasn't hopeless, I rather liked Kyp's unlikely redemption of Jaina. Other favs of mine are Enemy Lines, Traitor, and Star by Star.

    I have no least favorite. The usual suspects for least favorite, Balance Point and Dark Journey, are in my eye exceptional. A book is only bad if you can't root for all the characters. Danni, Miko, the Ryn, the Bimmiel colonists, refugees, Jedi, I can root for them all and be thinking, 'Let these guys pull it off, let them escape! win! survive!' That's why I like the series so much. So, no downer books in my opinion.
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