Star Wars: Republic Commando #4
the final Republic Commando novel, supposedly. We will see though, since she left several “openings” for later stories. Basically, everything comes to a head and the RC’s under Skirata disappear and go to Mandalore to start their new lives. Etain, the jedi who had a baby with a clone, is killed as they are trying to leave Coruscant. I really enjoyed this story, much more story than the previous. I really hope the bookclub carries this and the previous as a combo.
Star Wars: Republic Commando #3
follows the commandos as they find out more about the war and slowly realize that things are not as presented by Palpatine and the media. Skarata is hunting down the Kaminoan who engineered the clones so she can reverse the “fast aging” so they can live a normal length life. Traviss is really setting things up to tie in with the Legacy books. I didn’t enjoy this novel nearly as much as the first two. The military jargon, the Mando’ese, it was just over used, imo, this time. You have so many different identifications for the same people [usually group oriented] that I felt like I lost track of who was who. Nulls, Alpha’s, ARC’s, Republic Commandos, Delta, Omega, etc, etc. Keeping track of it all really bogged the story down.
Star Wars: Republic Commando
this was a fantastic book. Followed a group of specialized clone troopers [commandos]. Made them human, and revealed a lot of details about what a raw deal the clones got. Engineered to die within 20 years. Created, train, fight, die. Terrible. It was cool to read a StarWars book not centered on the Jedi, even tho Jedi were involved.