Popular Revan Author Drew Karpyshyn is Ebook Drew Karpyshyn is a Canadian author and game designer After working at a credit union for some time he eventually became a game deve
Popular Revan Author Drew Karpyshyn is Ebook Drew Karpyshyn is a Canadian author and game designer After working at a credit union for some time, he eventually became a game developer He joined BioWare towards the end of the Baldur s Gate series, and wrote the tie in novel for Baldur s Gate II Throne of Bhaal He stayed with BioWare, where he worked on Neverwinter Nights, and became the Senior Writer on the critically acclaimed Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic.This Star Wars connection gave him the opportunity to write Darth Bane Path of Destruction, his first hardcover Karpyshyn still works for BioWare where he is the lead writer for the Mass Effect series.. There s something out there a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic , unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it Revan hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the pricThere s something out there a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic ,unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it.Revan hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, savior A Jedi who left Coruscant to defeat Mandalorians and returned a disciple of the dark side, bent on destroying the Republic The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was high His memories have been erased All that s left are nightmares and deep, abiding fear.What exactly happened beyond the Outer Rim Revan can t quite remember, yet can t entirely forget Somehow he stumbled across a terrible secret that threatens the very existence of the Republic With no idea what it is, or how to stop it, Revan may very well fail, for he s never faced a powerful and diabolic enemy But only death can stop him from trying.. Popular Book Revan A longer time agobut in the same galaxy far, far away …Revan, Drew Karpyshyn’s 2011 addition to the Star Wars Legends series, takes place some three thousand years before the Battle of Yavin (BBY) and so provides a considerable backstory to the adventures most of us are used to from the canonical film series. Still accepted by Lucasfilms for continuity, Revan is a part of the larger Star Wars universe.The character Revan, complex and intricately drawn with similarities with Annakin Skywalker / Darth Vader, was first introduced to Star Wars fans in a video game format, Knights of the Old Republic. In that game, and alluded to here, he was a controversial figure, both an extremely powerful Jedi and also a follower of the dark side.In this setting, the Sith are actually an alien humanoid species with a competing galactic empire from that of the Republic. There are frequent references to the great Hyperspace War some years before the events in Karpyshyn’s novel where the Sith and the Republic battled to an almost genocide of the Sith. Karpyshyn describes Revan’s attempts to thwart another bid by the powerful Sith Emperor to make war on the Republic and the narration is segmented between scenes of Revan and Lord Scourge, a Sith warrior.As fun as this story is, the poignant element of this experience for me was the illumination of Lucas’ great vision. By opening up licenses for various writers to contribute time and imagination to his creation, he has facilitated a pluralistic fantasy, almost an interactive universal storyline whereby a history of tens of thousands of years, with continuity, can be achieved.Revan’s place in that universe, thousands of years before the familiar events and representing a historical, somewhat mythical place in that universe, also reminds me of Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. In that Old Testament of the Lord of the Rings, Tolkien had created a vast panorama of vision that enabled his more familiar narration to attain a greater depth than would otherwise have been possible. Here to does Karpyshyn (and by extension Lucas) produce a greater depth for the Star Wars system. And in a wider, and perhaps more obscure way, Lucas becomes this generation’s Tolkien, science fiction and technology replacing magic, but expressing the same form of good versus evil morality.