Dark Disciple was on average very badly written, but the story was actually pretty good (though it stumbled towards the end) and at some points the characters are done quite well.
Revan on the other hand was averagely written, the cast was pretty awful (Nyriss lol) and the story ranged from lame to mildly interesting. Altogether worse than DD imo, and probably the worst SW novel I've had the misfortune of reading.
Last edited by Beniboybling on Jun 19th, 2016 at 09:21 AM
I particularly hate Dark Disciple for it's awkward pacing more than anything else. Some parts that Christie could've beautifully explained and went into detail about(like any good author would) she sorta skimmed through and just said: "Yeah this happened"
Other parts that should've been quick, she dragged on forever. It's also clumsily written in the fact that she either rapidly speeds up the story-telling or rapidly slows it down, no real transition.
The characters were also just really bad, specifically the dialogue. Like: "Vos, my soul is naked before you" is almost as bad as Twilight. I also don't get why Asajj's full lips are constantly being mentioned.
As for Revan, at least the parts with fighting were semi-interesting, at least. Although it felt rushed and just some characters were stupid.
But yeah, overall, DD strikes me as a worse novel for reading.
But without a doubt the worst novel I ever read regarding Star Wars is The Crystal Star. I mean, the main antagonist was a giant wall with scales that eats children!
I'd like to think that's partially because of various factors (like speed/drain defense/fold space/superior raw power as you mentioned) than Luke just standing there and taking Nihilus' drain, walking up to him casually, and obliterating him. I don't even think Luke could just stand and take Krayt's drain indefinitely, much less Nihilus's.
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