Revan - Drew Karpyshyn

Revan

By Drew Karpyshyn

  • Release Date: 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 556 Ratings

Description

There’s something out there:
a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic—
unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it.

Revan: hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior. A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians—and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic. The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was high. His memories have been erased. All that’s left are nightmares—and deep, abiding fear.

What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim? Revan can’t quite remember, yet can’t entirely forget. Somehow he stumbled across a terrible secret that threatens the very existence of the Republic. With no idea what it is, or how to stop it, Revan may very well fail, for he’s never faced a more powerful and diabolic enemy. But only death can stop him from trying.

Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

Reviews

  • The Force is with this one.

    5
    By Fun time clown. Com
    I know, I know..... Plenty of us Star Wars nerds/fans have probably said this about multiple Star Wars media. But here’s the point: If you were and are a fan of Kotor 1, Kotor 2, and Swtor (for those of you who don’t know what that means: Kotor= Knights of the Old Republic and Swtor= Star Wars the Old Republic). You will love this book especially if you played both Kotors with light Side cannon endings with cannon gender, yes I say genders because: if you chose the wrong gender and the dark side for each game you will be utterly confused by the sudden gender swap and moral compass flip. This book explains how the legendary character Revan came to appear 300 years later in Swtor. The ending is a gut punch of emotion and I would also recommend the audiobook because it has sound effects to increase immersion. If you have never played Kotor 1 or 2 I suggest you try them out; unlike the PS4, the Xbox brand allows backwards compatibility for old games. So you can play the original Xbox versions of Kotor 1 and 2 on a new gen console, that may even speed up the loading screens (I don’t know if the disks work from the old gen I bought them digitally). If you don’t think there worth the purchase: buddy boy you are wrong. The first Kotor has reveal as big as Empire Strikes Back; and while I was less interested in Kotor 2, due to the story not appealing to me, (maybe it will be the same for you or better) it does feature better graphics, gameplay, and is overall the superior version in all but story. After tagging both games on my Xbox hub I contemplated whether I should buy and play them because: while I heard good things (many good things), I was afraid that due to the sudden shift to such an old gen game in graphics I would not connect. But boy, once you shift your mindset back into old gen with a wayyyy better controller you can see why these games are considered the best Star Wars games of all time. I would say that if you prefer pc it’s not a good idea to play the first game because it is a port that cannot go to full screen, Kotor 2 doesn’t have this issue. I would suggest you play this on Xbox or Xbox One (Xbox one s and X are the same way), play the first game as a sarcastic light side Jedi guy with long brown hair; and play the second as a pure Jedi girl with brown hair. You can play both with Dark side powers and not get penalized so don’t worry. If you have a friend or family member that owns the games digitally have them do the game share feature for your Xbox. The PS4 has a similar feature but the profile that is sharing the game must not be online to play the games shared; while the Xbox One allows me to play a game like Black Ops 1 with him online without hindrance. And lastly this book explains what Revan did inbetween Kotor1 and Kotor2 and effectively gives you an ending to those games. You don’t need to play Swtor to see what happens next in Revan’s story, but if your a fan of the Old Republic time period and a fan of the Kotors: listen to the book and go play the Swtor game and its dlc titled: Shadow of Revan.
  • Good read!

    4
    By The Blue Cord
    I enjoyed the book. Really easy read you are definitely hook by the end of the first chapter I like the cliffhangers. I was however disappointed in the ending. What about you will you be disappointed about the ending?
  • Pretty good...

    4
    By #greg is awesome
    But minus one star because the ending is SO disappointing! Like seriously! You could’ve done better.
  • One of my favorite books

    5
    By VenomousAcorn
    I loved this book, he only downside was the ending, which I expected to be a little less devastating. Other than that this was a great book.
  • Terrible ending

    1
    By Bastiancant
    This book was a really exciting and entertaining read until the end. The ending seemed rushed and pointlessly trashed some of the SW universe's best characters. It did a disservice to fans. I'm pretending that I never read this.
  • Very good read

    4
    By en21b
    This book was very good. It will be a good read for any Star Wars fan regardless of their knowledge of the expanded universe. It is a must read for anyone that plays SWTOR.
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Hownot2 pl47
    I haven't played Kotor so I don't know the full back story of the characters, but I still think it's a phenomenal book.
  • A Personal Favorite

    5
    By kylehall129
    An amazing adventure for a complex and beloved character!
  • Doesn't do Justice

    1
    By ErelasInglor
    Sadly this story of Revan completely destroys his character and disregards the amazing story told to us through the games. In essence, it seeks to explain his destination better left untold and then kill off his character. It ruins Revan for the fan of the originals. So glad it can't be considered canon.
  • Loved it!

    5
    By 1stguy
    Loved the two original KOTOR games. *********SPOILER ALERT******** The ending is not your traditional fairy tale ending. You will be in your feelings! 😊

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