Poll: What did you think of Fate of the Jedi: Allies?

Last Tuesday brought us the fifth Fate of the Jedi novel, Christie Golden’s Allies, which no doubt means this is a bit late for the early adopters. But one thing is for sure: There’s a lot going on in this book, and the reaction is sure to be… Interesting. Head under the cut to vote, and watch for (possible) spoilers in the comments.

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13 thoughts on “Poll: What did you think of Fate of the Jedi: Allies?

  1. Dajuan

    I liked it. But the Jaina scenes seemed to be a bit off character. Her normal spunk was missing.

  2. Lana

    I agree, Dajuan. Something about her seemed wrong.

    Ben and Vestara, on the other hand… I love their interaction. I can’t help rooting for them, but then again, I’m a sucker for stuff like that.

  3. Dawfydd

    I enjoyed Allies, and found it progressed the overall story-arc along nicely, but I agree some of the characterisation seemed… off.

    It probably didn’t help that I finaly got a copy of Backlash through just a few days prior to getting my copy of Allies. I think Sue & Co. need to rethink having multiple writers writing series like this and LOTF as they are sharing a lot of the same problems (inconsistant characterisation/ continuity, jerky pacing that sends cahracters in circles…)

  4. Jaclyn

    I agree that Jaina seemed a little off. I was disappointed to see the author get a basic detail wrong….Han Solo has BLUE eyes, not brown!

  5. Eric

    Jaina goes to such drastic lengths to go run off. . . and she does. . . nothing. I do have a question for the ladies of Club Jade – why is it that it seems Jaina becomes least effective and decisive in books by the female authors? First it was Traviss and Mando worship (I’m just a lowly Jedi, I can’t do ANYTHING, but you mandos are big and strong. . .) and now it’s. . . I don’t even know how to describe this. Thankfully, it wasn’t much of the story.

  6. The Exalted

    I haven’t quite finished it yet, but I’m thinking the inconsistency of Daala and the Jedi is a bit of a shame. Towards the end of Backlash the Solo’s were on for helping relations get better. Now there’s a siege and they are in hiding. Ok the Moff Lecerson thing kinda explains that but its a bit too up and down from book to book. Also where is Lecerson? The secondary stories are entirely dependant on which author writes them.

  7. The Exalted

    Finished it this morning, I agree with the comments on Jaina, though maybe her situation explains her being a bit less fiery? I do think Christie should have made more of her being there, maybe have ship attack her and Lando, so she wants to go help luke but can’t and drives off ship…?

    The big finale fight of this book was also a little… short, or weak? We are talking about someone who is described multiple times as very powerful. Doesn’t seem to put up much of a fight really! Considering some mysterious race built a cluster of black holes to contain it.

  8. Thom

    How old is Daala supposed to be at this point? Just a little curious. I really don’t like the Lost Tribe of the Sith. I’m a huge fan of the Sith in general, but these characters are weak. But I’m really interested in where the series is going to go now that Abeloth has been taken out of the picture.

  9. Doyle

    I’ve not finished with the book yet (sitting at about halfway done), but so far I have to wonder: Where is this whole slavery thing going? If Golden keeps going at it like she has it’s going to take up about a third of the book talking about something that has had no bearing whatsoever on the series thus far. The work itself isn’t bad, but the whole topic is so far out of left field that I get knocked out of the story whenever it crops up.

  10. Shirabrie

    It’s obvious that the Lost Tribe is a completely different flavor of Sith since over 5000 years they have managed to grow a society rather than completely destroy each other as the old Sith would have done. And they definitely nothing like Bane’s order. Or Krayt’s (which we must remember is already in existence at this point). The Lost Tribe is not really so Dark. Considering how many of them exist. (likely WAAAYY more than Luke’s Jedi Order) I find it hard to believe that even with GA military help the Jedi will be able to destroy them. (Short of coming up with a Death Star and blowing up Kesh). I think some will scatter(and maybe link up with Krayt’s order) a good size chunk will come to the light(or at least Gray, hmmmm sounds like candidates for the Imperial Knights) and those who are the core die-hards will be “dealt with”. Just a guess, but I think Ben will turn Vestara to the light.

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