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[This story occurs during The Old Republic era]
Events occurring between 5,000 and 67 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[The Old Republic: Deceived]

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Deceived
BOOK STORY
Paul S. Kemp
Del Rey
Story published as:
Hardback Novel (2011)
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1 review [Review score: 4 / 5]

Synopsis:
Darth M
algus brought down the Jedi Temple on Coruscant in a brutal assault that shocked the galaxy. But if war crowned him the darkest of Sith heroes, peace would transform him into something far more heinous: something Malgus would never want to be, but cannot stop, any more than he can stop the rogue Jedi fast approaching.
Her name is Aryn Leneer and the lone Knight that Malgus cut down in the fierce battle for the Jedi Temple was her Master. And now she’s going to find out what happened to him, even if it means breaking every rule in the book.


Chronology:
This story occurs approximately 3,653 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Reviews:
Review by Darth Kondorr, Poland, 2017:

It is by no means a perfect Star Wars book and maybe it never would have had the chance to be one, but it is one hell of a exciting book. Like the later Lords of the Sith, Kemp surely knows how to write captivating, but what seems to be his "thing" is continuous writing. He almost never uses time jumps. He is so deeply rooted in the now, the present of a situation, that you yourself - while reading it - feel almost present. He only jumps between characters, but the fact that he has a fair grasp on them is another feat, that makes his work truly engaging.
Beeing so deeply in the "now" means the sacrifice of the bigger picture in favor of the present moment. Maybe, if you pull yourself out of the book, and look at it from a distance, it might seem maybe small, not very epic, definetly not like Zahn or Luceno, but this is in my opinion a pro, as Kemp writes vastly diffrently from those guys, and the effect is a vastly diffrent read. I also love his action scenes. With other authors I get fastly bored with extended action scenes, but here I really love how visually and almost rythmic he writes... as if his words where edited like a proper movie action scene.
Why no full 5 stars? Well, having a separate Star Wars era, having a bunch of new characters and having a rather dark moment in the history of the Old Republic as the backdrop, I think in one case the author should have gone boldly into the darker side. Although I would never wish death upon anyone, I think the end was a bit to clean, and while one character could not die, another should not die, there was one, whoes tragic demise would make this a better formed read. The way it is now, it seemed the author had hopes for a sequel... but then came Disney and canon it was no more.
This is a very good read, especially for those who like this period, but even more so for those who like the MMO. After two books I think I will watch out for stuff written by Paul S. Kemp.

Rating: 4 / 5

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