Star Wars The Old Republic : Fatal Alliance – WTF is this crap? October 26, 2010Posted by showmescifi in ShowMeSciFi.com.
Tags: Fatal Alliance, science fiction, scifi, Sean Williams, Star Wars, The Old Republic
The early trailers have all been awesome –
So we picked up the first Old Republic book – Fatal Alliance – with likely unrealistic expectations.
This book has some good characters and is well written – but the story is lame and just doesn’t make sense in many areas.
The ‘Fatal Alliance’ is a an alliance of Jedi and Sith against a mutual third party enemy. What’s unclear is how both Jedi and Sith decided to act together..that’s the core of much of the book and it just didn’t make sense to us.
The whole Hex culture on Sebaddon didn’t make sense either and neither did the final resolution.
Though the conclusion was unsatisfying to us — the path to the final chapters was fun to read – a jaunt through Coruscant to Hutta to above the galaxy. Eldon Ax is one awesome Sith witch and we also like the character of Jet the bounty hunter type. The double agent Envoy Vii was also kinda neat too.
So yes, this book does have some redeeming qualities…but it just left us with a bad taste in our mouth.