by Drew Karpyshyn

Published by Del Ray, imprint of Random House

A review by John Irvin


“The Force can be bent to your will, but often there is a cost. The most powerful rituals of the dark side exact a toll few are willing to pay.”

            From the back cover,

            “Hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior—the man called Revan has been all of these. He left Coruscant a Jedi, on a mission to defeat the Mandalorians. He returned a Sith disciple, bent on destroying the Republic.

“The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was the loss of his memories. All that’s left are nightmares—and deep, abiding fear. What happened beyond the Outer Rim that Revan can’t quite remember or entirely forget? One thing he’s certain of: Something dark is plotting to destroy the very existence of the Republic.

“With no idea how to identify the threat, let alone stop it, Revan may be doomed to fail. For he’s never faced a more powerful and diabolic enemy. But only death can stop him from trying.”

Star Wars Old Republic Revan Drew Karpyshyn

Revan is a Jedi turned Sith, but he lost his memories. There is still something that he can't completely forget. In this space opera, the Star Wars story of an ancient Sith Lord draws the reader in.

            An Old Republic follower, I’ve slowly been collecting all the books dating a thousand years before A New Hope—okay, the stories date back then, not the actual books themselves.

            I had heard and read snippets about this Jedi-turned-Sith by the name of Revan, but didn’t know much. So when the book came out, I was intrigued to discover more about this mysterious character.

            I’ll tell you, the plot did not disappoint—yes, I already knew Revan’s dark past before he remembers it in the story. But, of course, I didn’t know the details so waiting for him to find out the secrets and put a stop to this threat to the Republic had me turning pages.

            If you enjoy science fiction, or space opera, or anything related to the Star Wars franchise, you’ll enjoy this installment. Not too long either—I read it in less than three days. Some could read in less time, it was just a balance of work and other things.

            So, take my recommendation and click this link to go buy it: REVAN.

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