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  • Even now they are not officially at war , that does not mean they will not catch each other by the throat in the first convenient moment
  • The story is definitely interesting and absorbing
  • This problem exhibits itself most painfully in the Jedi and the Sith characters
  • But even in the form in which it is now , Fatal Alliance is definitely worth taking a look , especially if you're a fan of the saga who is looking for something that does not require hours of reports on the Internet to find out where the action takes place


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      Star Wars: The Old Republic - Fatal Alliance is among the first books based on the game, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Considering the huge, still unexplored depths of the Star Wars history before the film saga and also before and hundreds of books, comics and many games that develop between , after or during the storyline of the movies, the idea of ​​a new beginning is not only a breath of fresh air, but also incredibly practical. Opportunities for new characters and adventures without the shadow of already established events. So does the book Fatal Alliance benefit from this?

      The Republic and the Empire are enemies from time immemorial. Even now they are not officially at war , that does not mean they will not catch each other by the throat in the first convenient moment. A recent attack on Coruscant leaves a trail of destruction all the way to the


      Jedi Temple, which is left in ruins. The Order is forced to move to another world and it throws a not such small a stain on their reputation and the trust that the Republic and its citizens have in it.

      On the other hand , the Sith lords and the Empire were always at odds, although strictly speaking they are on the same side. This kind of stalemate situation can not last long, but something is needed to tip the scales in one direction or the other. When an auction is offered to the Hutts for the coordinates of a new, rich onn metals and minerals world, seized from a plundered ship the attention of both sides is immediately attracted. Both sides have something to gain from a new world. But maybe the other thing auctioned , will prove even more important. What does this mysterious artifact do and where it came from? The answer to this question puts the entire galaxy in great danger , which ultimately will force the Republic and the Empire to do the impossible - to unite against a new threat. But how successful will be the union between the irreconcilable enemies?

      The story is definitely interesting and absorbing. It is told through the perspective of eight characters corresponding to the eight classes in the game. Each character has his own reasons to go to the auction of the Hutts. A sense of duty, lack of direction in life, a desire for expression - these are just some of them. Here comes my serious criticism of the book - the lack of development in the characters. Eight different perspectives, though sometimes overlapping, are simply too much. The result is a book driven by action, leaving the characters in the background , and some of them are really ...


      • Star Wars: Fatal Alliance Book by Sean Williams
      interesting and even in my opinion easily deserve separate books.

      This problem exhibits itself most painfully in the Jedi and the Sith characters. The Sith Lord, Darth Chratis is tremendously clichéd and there is only one strong point for him in the book, and even it is just a version of the scene that has played out many times in hundreds of other stories from the world of Star Wars. The Jedi Master also is lost between the lines, appearing for a very short time and without bringing anything interesting to the story. Their students are very interesting characters , but quite underdeveloped as such. The characters for which I most wanted to find out, namely the witty pirate and the mysterious mandalorian remained in the background. Considering their roles, however, although small, they will probably play a bigger part later.

      The mess with the characters in no way makes the

      book bad. The style is comfortable and easy to read and quickly enchants. The story is engrossing and the action , though less than expected, is satisfactory. There are also two or three very strong philosophical moments. The final confrontation seemed to me a little rushed, which brings me to my biggest criticism of the book - it is too short to tell such a big story. But at the same time it is not small at all. Maybe if it wasn’t a separate book, but a whole series devoted to this story, it would be much more elaborate and abraded regarding the characters. But even in the form in which it is now , Fatal Alliance is definitely worth taking a look , especially if you’re a fan of the saga who is looking for something that does not require hours of reports on the Internet to find out where the action takes place.




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