Out today, Star Wars: The Old Republic: Annihilation is another stand alone Star Wars action novel like Scourge or Mercy Kill. The central character is Theron Shan, the non-Force-sensitive secret son of the head of the Jedi Council, Satele Shan, a descendant of Revan.
The story picks up a few years after the events of the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO, when the Republic has essentially, though not completely, won the war with the Sith Empire. Dark Horse’s tie-in comic The Lost Suns, written by Alex Freed, Drew Karpyshyn’s successor as lead writer of Bioware’s MMO, is an enjoyable read and rounds out the characters. Watching Bioware’s trailers for SWTOR “Return” and “Hope” – in that order – might increase your enjoyment of Annihilation, as well. But none of them are necessary to Annihilation, and the books stands successfully on its own.
If you like James Bond, Annihilation is for you.
If you like fast, action oriented novels, Annihilation is for you.
If you like The Old Republic era, Annihilation is for you.
If you play SWTOR, Annihilation is for you.
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